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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.

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ICPL to Host Teen Summer Book Club
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in Teens, Teen Book Club, teen event, teen events
Attention teens, the Iowa City Public Library has a book club just for you as part of the On Your Mark, Get Set … Read Summer Reading Program. Our first book, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, appeared on the New York Times best-seller list. It tells the story of ...

Upcoming Events

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 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: Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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: Kinetic 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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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, July 12th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Teen Center
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Summer Reading Program Event for All Ages: Acrobat/Juggler Laura Ernst

ICPL is excited to welcome International award-winning entertainer, juggler and acrobat Laura Ernst to Iowa City for a special event for all ages. Her performance will include her award-winning juggling, acrobatic hula hoops and her human-sized hamster ball! There is no registration for this free program, but seating will be first come-first serve. Doors will open at 6:30. This event is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D (ICN)
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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: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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 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: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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 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: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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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Way Cool Chemistry:

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

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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