Teen Scene is hosting four free Arts Workshops in 2018. With the help of a grant from the Marion Cultural Development Corporation, teens will work for three hours with a professional performer, and then share what they learned. The performance is free and open to the public.
Bucket of Words
New members are always welcome to Bucket of Words on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 4–5:30 p.m. The group offers writing support for aspiring authors of middle and high school age. Each meeting begins with a group writing exercise to get imaginations flowing. Snacks and silliness are provided.
Speak Up! Book Club
Share your thoughts about some great books on the third Tuesday of each month from 4–5 p.m. Everyone reads the books in advance, then gets together to eat snacks and enjoy a casual, fun, eye-opening discussion. At the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk, you can sign up for an email reminder, learn about upcoming books and get more information.
Teens’ Top Ten
The Speak Up! Book Club is reading and reviewing Advanced Reader Copies
of books as part of the national Teens’ Top Ten panel for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). If you
are in Middle or high school and interested in upcoming books, find out more at
the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Challenge yourself to write the first draft of a novel in November during National Novel Writing Month. Set your own word count goal and the Young Writers Program will help you meet your goal with activities, support, and encouragement.
Teen Summer Reading Club
Beginning in June, middle and high school-aged youth can join the annual Summer Reading Club by signing up online or at the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk. The Teen Summer Reading Club program is for recent 5th grade finishers to current year high school graduates.