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Programs for Middle and High Schoolers

Winter / Spring 2015 Programs

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Middle School Specific Programs

  • Homework Club – Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Columbia Pike Branch Library – Middle school students use study spaces reserved just for them. Basic school and project supplies provided.


High School Specific Programs

  • High School TAB –  1st Tuesday of the Month, 5:00 p.m., Central Library – Join us to talk about whatever you’re reading, eat pizza, and chat about books!
  • Teen Study Night – Sunday, May 3, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.,  Central Library – Catch up on their studying for finals, IB and AP exams at this special study night for teens after the library closes. Teachers welcome – bring your study group or review sheets. Pizza, snacks, coffee and hot chocolate provided by your PTA


Middle and High School Programs

  • Teen Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month, 4:00 p.m., Shirlington Branch Library - Different fun activities at each session.
  • International Harry Potter Night Party – Thursday, Feb. 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Central Library – Join us for a night of wizarding fun, with trivia, house sorting, a showing of ‘The Sorcerer’s Stone’, wizard snacks and more!
  • NerdFighters <3 YA (Nerdfighter Valentine Party) – Saturday, Feb. 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Central Library – Spend the afternoon making buttons, giant poetry and decorating cookies at our Valentine’s day shindig.
  • Hot Chocolate Lab – Tuesday, Feb. 24, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Central Library – Do you like your chocolate spicy or sweet? Bring your friends and find out at our Hot Chocolate Lab. Different add-ons will be available for your hot chocolate experiments!
  • Nova Teen Book Festival – Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Washington& Lee High School – 22 authors, including key note speaker, Matt de la Peña, will be part of this free festival of young adult literature.
  • Shut Up and Write: Diversity in YA – Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m., Central Library – A panel of YA authors who discuss writing YA. This month the panel, moderated by Jon Skovron, revisits the topic of diversity in YA.
  • Gotta Gadget? Get Tech Help – Thursday, March 12, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Central Library – If you’re a teen tech expert, come to the library and lend your expertise to older people who need help setting up their technology.
  • Sharpie Tie-Dye Afternoon – Wednesday, March 18, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Westover Branch Library - Use Sharpie Markers to make tie-dye art. Library will provide materials to tie-dye or bring your own blank white t-shirt to make a piece of wearable art.
  • Black Out Poetry – Wednesday, April 15, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Westover Branch Library – April is National Poetry Month! Use book pages to create “found poetry” with sharpies.
  • Shut Up and Write: Authors and Age – Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 p.m., Central Library - A panel of YA authors who discuss writing YA. This month the panel, moderated by Jon Skovron, will look at what it’s like to be both an author and an agent.
  • Summer Volunteer Information Session -Wednesday, May 20, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Westover Branch Library – For teens in 7th-12th grade. Drop in anytime during this two hour block find out more about our teen volunteer program and to apply for a summer volunteer position.





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