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For the latest teen news, visit the ICPL Teens blog. ICPL staff and Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members frequently post information about important local events or whatever they find interesting in their lives (new music, books, Web sites, local events, etc.). ICPL encourages dialogue with other local teens via the blog's commenting feature.

From the Library's Staff Blog

Let’s Make Something Teen Series at ICPL
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in News, Teens, Koza Family Teen Center, teen event, teen events
The Iowa City Public Library will host a series of Let’s Make Something events for teens in grades 7 through 12. All programs will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Koza Family Teen Center on the Library’s second floor. September 26: Chopsticks Catapult We’re ...

Upcoming Events

Teen Dungeons and Dragons:

Calling all teenage adventurers! We're starting a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and we want you to join. Never played Dungeons and Dragons? No problem! Allie will instruct you in the dark arts.

Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Teen Center
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UAY Job Shop:

Job Shop is a program where teens ages 12-17 years can receive free help from UAY staff to search for jobs. At Job Shop we aim to help you gain the skills you need to succeed in the workforce. We can help you search for available jobs, complete job applications, create a resume, and prepare for job interviews. We will be available at the Iowa City Public Library the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30pm-5:30pm. You can also receive Job Shop assistance during our drop-in hours every Thursday from 2pm-4pm at our 355 Iowa Avenue Youth Center location where we will be available to help!

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons:

Calling all teenage adventurers! We're starting a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and we want you to join. Never played Dungeons and Dragons? No problem! Allie will instruct you in the dark arts.

Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Teen Center
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ICPL Teen Activity Group:

Calling all people in grades 7-12! TAG is looking for new members! The Iowa City Public Library Teen Activity Group (TAG) is designed to energize teen programming and services as well as allow teens a greater voice at the Library. We meet monthly to discuss books, plan upcoming events, and talk about what's going on also we eat snacks. Want to make a difference in your Library? Maybe you just love reading and making new friends? We'd love to hear from you! TAG meets each month during the school year. If you are interested in joining TAG, please drop by and find out what we're about!

Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Way Cool Chemistry:

Experience the excitement of chemistry with science experiments and demonstrations. For grades 5-8.

Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons:

Calling all teenage adventurers! We're starting a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and we want you to join. Never played Dungeons and Dragons? No problem! Allie will instruct you in the dark arts.

Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Teen Center
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#Readathon2016 @ICPL:

Grab a book and head to the Library to celebrate the joy of reading during #readathon2016 @ ICPL. We'll provide a comfy chair and some book ideas but we need YOU to fill the chair! Our goal is to have someone reading every hour the Library is open today.

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: 1st Floor Gallery
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons:

Calling all teenage adventurers! We're starting a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and we want you to join. Never played Dungeons and Dragons? No problem! Allie will instruct you in the dark arts.

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Games on the Green - Capture the Flag

Want to be part of an epic game of Capture the Flag? Meet us in the Teen Center at 2 p.m., then we'll go the College Green Park together. Beverages will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: TITLE Boxing Club

Trainers from TITLE Boxing Club are going to join us for a boxing workout! Get your blood pumping and learn some moves.

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Yoga for Beginners with Hothouse Yoga

Join us for a yoga session for beginners. An instructor from Hothouse Yoga will teach some basic Yoga moves and breathing techniques. Get moving and learn some yoga!

Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Teen Summer Reading Program: NBA 2K16 Tournament

Do you have NBA 2K16 skills? Bring your game face, because we're throwing down with NBA 2K16 for bragging rights and a glorious prize.

Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Way Cool Chemistry:

Experience the excitement of chemistry with science experiments and demonstrations. For grades 5-8.

Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Bike Ride with Bicyclists of Iowa City

We’re going for a bike ride around Iowa City. Meet us in the Teen Center and we’ll ride at a pace that’s great for beginners and for experienced bicyclists. Helmets required and beverages provided.

Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Movie Club--The 5th Wave

Get outta the heat, watch a movie and eat popcorn.

Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Summer Book Club: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Join us for our Teen Summer Book Club meeting! Our first book is New York Times Bestseller An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution. A limited number of copies of the book are available for check out from Info Desk staff on the 2nd floor at ICPL.

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Games on the Green - Ultimate Frisbee

Want to be part of an epic game of Ultimate Frisbee? Meet us in the Teen Center at 2 p.m., then we’ll go to College Green Park together. Beverages provided.

Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Healthy Cooking and Snacking

Hy-Vee dietitian, Cathy, will show us how to make health food for meals and snacks. Food will be provided.

Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Kinect Workshop with Laura Ernst

Award-winning entertainer Laura Ernst will teach teens how to juggle and do acrobatic hula hoops.

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Movie Club--Mudbloods

Get outta the heat, watch a movie and eat popcorn.

Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Bike Ride with Bicyclists of Iowa City

We’re going for a bike ride around Iowa City. Meet us in the Teen Center and we’ll ride at a pace that’s great for beginners and for experienced bicyclists. Helmets required and beverages provided.

Date: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Games on the Green - Outdoor Dodgeball

Want to be part of an epic game of Outdoor Dodgeball? Meet us in the Teen Center at 2 p.m., then we’ll go to College Green Park together. Beverages provided.

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Other, Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Summer Book Club: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Join us for our Teen Summer Book Club meeting! Our second book is National Book Award Finalist Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. A limited number of copies of the book are available for check out from Info Desk staff on the 2nd floor at ICPL.

Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Video Game Tournament--Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U

Bring your game face, because we're throwing down with Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U.

Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Teen Center
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