Teen Programs in March

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Join us for a yoga session taught by Denise Johnson from Always Time for Yoga LLC.  Remember to bring a towel or yoga mat, and water.  For ages 9-14. Register beginning February 18.

Great writers are made, not born. The Brighton District Library’s Teen Writers’ Workshop helps tomorrow’s John Green or J.K. Rowling plot a course in the literary world. Facilitated by Erma Bombeck Award-winning humorist Mike Ball, this workshop is fun and rewarding. Young writers enjoy a free-wheeling camaraderie with other aspiring writers, and receive positive reinforcement as they progress. For teens grades 7-12. Registration begins two weeks prior to each workshop.

Create awesome geometric art using tape. No artistic skill is required.  Register beginning February 23. For teens 7-12th grade.

Join us for crafting and snacks.  We’ll have a new craft every month lead by our Teen Advisory Board members.  Each month will feature a different craft chosen and run by other teens. Drop In, no registration necessary.

March is reading month, so let’s sink our teeth into some new books! Our teen librarian will tell you about some of the hottest new teen books out this month while you snack away.  Teens who attend will get first dibs to check out the most popular teen titles this month. Register starting March 9. For teens 7-12th grade

 

January Teen Programs

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Teen Writer’s Workshop
Tuesday, January 3 6:30-8:30 pm
Great writers are made, not born. The Brighton District Library’s Teen Writers’ Workshop helps tomorrow’s John Green or J.K. Rowling plot a course in the literary world. Facilitated by Erma Bombeck Award-winning humorist Mike Ball, this workshop is fun and rewarding. Young writers enjoy a free-wheeling camaraderie with other aspiring writers, and receive positive reinforcement as they progress. For teens grades 7-12. Register now!

DIY Winter Lanterns
Thursday, January 19, 4:30-5:30pm
Come in and create your own tissue paper lantern to brighten up those winter nights. For teens grades 7-12.
Register beginning Thursday, January 5.

Teen Song Writing Workshop
Tuesday, January 31 6:30-8:30pm
Award winning author, Mike Ball, will be here to guide you in putting your feelings into words – in the form of a song! For teens grades 7-12. Register beginning Tuesday, January 17.

Harry Potter Lock In

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Last Friday Night we had out Harry Potter After Hours Lock In for Teens and Tweens.  We had a blast making wands, quills, and hunting Horcruxes.

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Our young Wizards also had the chance to become Azkaban escapees…

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Teen Writer’s Workshops

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Great writers are made, not born. The Brighton District Library’s Teen Writers’ Workshop helps tomorrow’s John Greens or J.K. Rowling plot a course the literary world. It’s also a great place to hand out for kids who just like to write. Facilitated by Erma Bombeck Award-winning humorist Mike Ball, this workshop is fun and rewarding. Young writers enjoy a free-wheeling camaraderie with other aspiring writers, and receive positive reinforcement as they progress.  The Teen Writer’s Workshop is a ongoing program at the Brighton District Library typically held on the first and last Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm.

One of our regular attendees and talented teen writer, Brighton Pauli, had this to say about the Teen Writer’s Workshops.

I’ve been going to the Brighton District Library’s “Teen Writers’ Workshop” almost as long as I’ve lived in Brighton.  That’s about four straight years of opportunity, growth, and laughter.  I’ve transformed from a “cliché-manipulator” to an original author.

The Teen Writers’ Workshop is a really relaxed club with no grades and no peer pressure.  Whatever is read in that room (usually the Brighton Room) stays in there, unless the writer wants to share it with the world.  The guy in charge, Mike Ball, doesn’t simply give a lesson and have us practice it; we all write what we want and learn from each other.  The lesson of the day is whatever comes up in the conversation, from tragedy to character dialogue to the Oxford comma.  Every once in awhile, the subject is “comedy” and you watch Monty Python, analyzing each joke and laughing your butt off.

The club really isn’t about a set calendar of “we learn this at this time and that at that time.”  Instead, we all evolve our skills over time and let ourselves grow naturally.

The next Teen Writer’s Workshops are tonight and  November 29th at 6:30pm

 

Hula Hoop Workshop!

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On Monday June 27 at 6:30 pm Monarch Hoops and Dance will be at the library doing a hula hooping workshop. In the workshop you can learn 10 impressive gravity defying hula hoop tricks, with Tylor of Monarch Hoops And Dance. Hula hooping a creative way to get some enjoyable aerobic exercise. Hula Hooping develops balance, strength, coordination, confidence, focus and health. Hula hooping for one hour can burn up to 300 calories! Wow! Come and see how fun it is getting fit in the hoop. This programs is for teens(6-12th grade)  and adults. Registration is open now.  You can register by calling the library at 810.229.6571 ext. 227, email us at britref@brightonlibrary.info, or stop by in person.

Teens remember that you earn extra raffle tickets for the Teen Summer Reading Program prizes when you attend library programs.

#ArtInThePark #WeaponOfChoice

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