Teen Anime and Manga Meet-Up

Students in fifth through 12 grades are invited to hang out in the Willard Library Teen Room and discuss their current favorite anime, manga, or graphic novel series with other teens while crafting and snacking on the first Thursday of the month. Check out the popular manga collection while you're here.

First Thursdays,

Sept. 7, Oct. 5, and Nov. 2,

5-7 p.m.,

Willard Library Teen Room

Be a Better You

The Calhoun County 4-H Program will present activities to help young adults learn life skills in a fun and interactive way. The programs, which is geared for for fifth- to 12th-graders, will cover goal setting, career building, nutrition, and making healthy snacks.


Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, and Nov. 1 and 8,

3-4:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Teen Room

Tween Maker Nights

On the third Thursday of each month, tweens, ages 9-14, are invited to explore different ways of "making." Check back here or Willard's Facebook page for the upcoming month's project featuring a variety of different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities.

Third Thursdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, and Nov. 16,

6:30-7:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

Tween Book Chat

Tweens, age 9-14, are invited to hang out, have a snack, and talk about great books on the fourth Thursday of each month! The first Book Chat pick is Jason Reynolds' "As Brave As You." Check out a copy to read in advance from the Willard Children's Desk or at the Helen Warner Branch. 

Fourth Thursdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26,

6:30-7:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

Teen Read Week: ‘Unleash Your Story’

Celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 9-12, with special events and programs spotlighting library resources and activities.

Monday, Oct. 9: Jason Reynolds Visit
Willard Library will kick off Teen Read Week with a visit from award-winning author Jason Reynolds. He is the author of several young adult novels including "As Brave As You," which won the 2016 Kirkus Prize. Teens are invited to have pizza and conversation with Jason.
3-5 p.m.
Willard Library Teen Room

Tuesday, Oct. 10: "Unleash Your Story
Teens are invited to unleash their stories and creativity with Post-it notes and magnetic and book page poetry. 
3-5 p.m.,
Willard Library Teen Room and the Helen Warner Branch

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Coffee and Open Mic
Teens are invited to express themselves through poetry and enjoy a cup of joe.
3-5 p.m.
Willard Library Teen Room

Thursday, Oct. 12: Unleash Your Story Through Art
Stop by the Teen Room or the Helen Warner Branch to create a piece of original art. The art created will be on display in the Teen Room.
3-5 p.m.,
Willard Library Teen Room and the Helen Warner Branch

Teen Gaming Night Lock-In

Teens in grades five through 12 are invited to hang out at an after-hours event at the Helen Warner Branch. They will be able to play various tabletop and PlayStation 4 games. BC Comix will facilitate the gaming. Participants also will be able to make gamer-related crafts and enjoy snacks. Bring your friends or make some new ones!

Friday, Nov. 10,

6:30-9 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Daily Teen Afterschool Program

Stop in after school every day for activities.

School Days

2:30-5 p.m.

Willard Library Teen Room

Students may use the Teen Room entrance on the north end of the library.