Programs and Events for Teens
There is always something fun happening at the library!
Can’t get enough young adult fiction? Looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously? Join YA Ever After, ADL’s brand new book club for those who are young or young at heart. This month we are reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Open to teens and adults ages 15 and up. Want to start reading now? Put ADL’s copy on hold, request a copy through MeL, or download an copy via Overdrive. Now meeting at Biggby Coffee at 217 E. Michigan Avenue in Albion!
Join us on Goodreads!
Want to be involved but can’t make the meetings?
Would you prefer discuss the books as you read?
By G. Willow Wilson
Monday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Biggby Coffee in Albion
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!
By Laini Taylor
Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
Some Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
Henna Club is open to teens and adults. Join us for fun, refreshments, and to learn the basics of henna designs (mehndi) from around the world. Not artistically inclined? That’s okay! We need both “artists” and “canvases.” Permission slips required for those under 18 (available at the Library’s Adult Room Front Desk). For more information, call or visit Miss Cindy.
Third Monday of Each Month at 5:30 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room
Do you knit, crochet, or loom? Want to learn? From arm knitting to Amigurumi, you can do it all here! Bring your own project or start one with us. We have yarn and patterns, but only a limited supply of hooks, needles, and looms, so please bring your own, if you have them. Open to adults and teens.
Book Lists and Online Resources
Anything you can’t find? Contact the library!
ADL Book Lists for Teens (PDF Format)
Online Resources for Teens
MeL houses tons of information to assist teens! Homework help, research assistance, career training, college information, physical and emotional health resources and more! You can find just about anything you could need through the updated MeL Teens page. Don’t forget that you can use MeL to request materials from other libraries.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we’d love it if you participated! Voting occurs each year during Teen Read Week™. The winners are announced the week following Teen Read Week™. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!
Need volunteer hours for school? Want to gain some great work experience before college? There are tons of ways to help out. Assist with programs, create displays, or help with some behind-the-scenes activities. Application is for ages 13-17 only.
Library visits are available, free of charge to schools, homeschool groups, and other community groups in the area. Program types vary by age but include database and research instruction, book talks, crafts, and more! Please contact Mrs. Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a visit. Bringing a group to the library? If you are coming to research or just want a tour, we can generally accommodate same-day requests.