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Game On! Teen Tabletop Games
For Teens in grades 6-12
1st Monday of the month, drop in from 4-7 p.m.
January 8*, February 5, March 5, April 2
Teen Point
Play a favorite classic game like Uno or Scattergories, or try something newer, like Ticket to Ride, Timeline, Dominion, Love Letter, or Fluxx. Bring friends and play together, or come alone meet other teen gamers. Come and go as you please from 4-7 p.m. No registration required. *January date postponed by one week to January 8 due to library closure on New Year’s Day.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group
For Teens ages 13-18 years
3rd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
January 18, February 15, March 22*, April 19, May 17
Teen Point
Make a difference at your library and in the community—join the Teen Advisory Group! This active, dedicated group meets monthly and works together with Library staff to create and implement youth programs, promote library events and resources, and volunteer in the community. Interested teens Must apply for membership; applications are available at the Youth Services Desk. For more information, call 972-219-3577. * March date postponed by one week to March 22 due to Spring Break.

Tales for Teens
or Teens in grades 6-12
1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4
Bennett Program Room
Everyone loves a good story. Come listen as we read some of our favorite short stories to you! We will explore various authors and genres—and you might even discover a new favorite. After the story, get cozy and discuss! No registration required.

January: “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson & “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut are two classic short stories that pack a punch. The less you know going in, the better!

February: “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu was he first work of fiction to win the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Though magical realism, Liu weaves a tale of cultural assimilation, Asian-American identity, and magic origami.

March: “The Faery Handbag” by Kelly Link is a celebrated short story about a teenage girl, her eccentric, possibly 200-year-old grandmother, and a magic handbag said to house an entire civilization. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for short fiction.

April: “El Destinos” by Leslye Walton recasts the Fates of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology as young Mexican-American girls living in Southwest Texas in 1848.

Teen Writer’s Group
For Teens in grades 6-12
3rd Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18
Crawford Meeting Room
Calling all teen writers! Whether you write regularly or you never pick up a pen, we have activities and exercises to get your creativity working overtime! Join us and meet other teen writers, share your work, and learn helpful writing techniques. No registration required.

Free Math Tutoring
For students in grades 1-12
Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.
January 13-May 12*
Bennett Program Room
Do you need help getting your math skills in shape? Register for free math tutoring provided by Intellichoice! Ask your parent to visit for more information and to register. All spots filled passed on scores form a diagnostic test administered by Intellichoice. *There will be no session on March 17.

Teen Volunteer Program Orientation
For Teens ages 14-18 years
2nd Wednesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.
January 10, February 14, March 21*, April 11, May 9
Crawford Meeting Room
Interested in earning volunteer hours for school or for extra-curricular activities? Join our Teen Volunteer Program! Learn about the inner workings of the Youth Services Department from program preparation to collection maintenance as you work alongside library staff. Teen volunteers must attend a teen volunteer orientation before being eligible to volunteer. Registration is required to attend. To register or for more information about volunteer opportunities for teens, visit or call the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577. * March date postponed by one week to March 21 due to Spring Break.

Paint a Kindness Rock
For Teens in grades 6-12
Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m.
Teen Point
Painting rocks is creative, relaxing, and fun! Come paint a rock for yourself or to give as a gift, or to hide in the Library for someone else to find. Note: Creativity can be messy—dress accordingly! No registration required.

Practice SAT Test
For Teens in grades 6-12
Saturday, March 31, 12-4:30 p.m.
Glenmore Savage Community Room
Getting ready to take the SAT test? Take a FREE practice exam with The Princeton Review that simulates the experience of the real exam so you'll know what to expect on your actual test day. You'll receive a detailed score report via email, complete with study recommendations to help you imporove for the actual exam. Registration is required and opens March 17. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call 972-219-3577 to register.

Tips for Teen Job-Seekers
For Teens in grades 6-12
Thursday, April 5, 6-7 p.m.
Teen Point
Clueless about writing a résumé? Terrified of your first job interview? Let our librarians—who are experienced interviewers and résumé writers—help you prepare for your first job search. We’ll show you how to build a résumé (even if you don’t have work experience) and help you feel more prepared and confident when going into an interview. No registration required.

From Cover to Cover: Book Artist Workshop
For ages 11-14
Thursday, April 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bennett Program Room
Explore what going into making a book from cover to cover! The Book Artist Workhop will cover bookbinding and its history, different book creation techniques, and the function and style of books. Registration is required and opens March 29. Participants must register individually. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call 972-219-3577 to register.

Finals Week
For Teens in grades 6-12
June 4-6, drop in from 4-8:30 p.m.
Bennett Program Room
Take a break from studying for Finals! Join us for FREE relaxation, de-stressing, and energizing activities open to all teens, to help you power through your study sessions so you can ace your exams. No registration required.