Library Programs for Teens

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Qi-Gong Workshop - Breathing: Secret of Life

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Western Window Bay

Qi-Gong Workshop (Move, Breathe, Relax)- Learn about the health and relaxation benefits of Qi-Gong in this monthly workshop. Half an hour for education, half an hour for qi-gong practice. Class meets for 1 hour on the last Wednesday of the month.

June: Taoism: Following Nature
July: Breathing: Secret of Life
August: Concept of Qi: Energy Everywhere
September: Meditation and the Mind
October: Muscles, Bones, etc.: The Body in Qi Gong
November: Path to Peace: Developing a Daily Practice
December: Beyond the Known: Qi Gong as a Spiritual Practice

COSPLAY Meeting 7/28/16 Dart Warz

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street

Learn how to do costumes with little or no money! Our goal is to create a group to exchange ideas, art, and experiences with everybody that loves cosplay, comic-con, etc. We will also learn how to create masks, pins, and small items with 3-D printing.

Healthy Eating Cooking Adventures: Mexican Pinwheels

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Join us as we make a new healthy snack each week! For ages 9-18.

Gaming Tournament - Grades 6-12

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Pine Room

Come show off your skills at our video game tournament. Snacks provided. Grades 6 to 12 only!

Paws to Read

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Children's Corner

Let your child practice reading and build fluency by reading to a Paws to Read dog.

Teen Writing Group

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive

Can't wait to put your hands on a keyboard and write your story? Now the next step is sharing it with some other teens. Come join us for some exceptional writing, sharing, and discussions.
Check at the Teen Desk for Location!!

Big Games! Water Quidditch

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lawn

Join us on the lawn for a rousing game of Quidditch, played with water balloons and wet sponges! No experience necessary, we will train all potential team members. This is messy, so dress to get wet.

Teen/Tweens MAKE @ East: Dragon Eggs

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, we will MAKE something in the East Makerspace.

This week, we'll be crafting decorative dragon eggs.

Ages 9 - 18 only. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a parent. Both parties must register.

Teen Summer Movie Nights

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Watch some new release and classic favorites at the Old Colorado City Library this summer! Popcorn and drinks are provided to participating teens. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets and get comfortable.

Thursday, June 16 - The 5th Wave

Thursday, June 30 - Teen Choice! A selection of DVDs will be provided for teens to vote on.


Thursday, July 14 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thursday, July 28 - TBA

Manitou Springs Library Teen Advisory

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Have a great idea for a club? Want to help plan awesome programs and events? Come join the Manitou Teen Advisory Council and earn volunteer hours, meet other teens, gain leadership qualities and maybe even build your skills for applying for jobs, college applications and scholarships one day! All this, and snacks too!

Fantastic Fridays: Chocolate Olympics (Ages 9 & Up)

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Relay races, chocolate art, and other chocolatey events await you during the chocolate olympics!

Weekly Chess 2-5

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

We'll have the chess boards set up, waiting for you and your friends to enjoy a casual game of chess. All ages welcome.

Slither.io Competition

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Tweens and teens will compete for the highest single score in Slither.io. The winner will receive a prize. Snacks and drink will be available to participants.

Friday Gaming

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Teens are you ready to show off your mad gaming skills? Wanna learn how to game? Join us for a friendly competition on the Wii U, XBOX 360 (Kinect), or PlayStation 3. You all will help us decide the game!

For grades 6-12 only.
Snacks and drinks provided!

Teen Volunteer Party

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

Teen Volunteer PArty

Summer Friday Fun

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

Summer Friday Fun

Teen After Hours Movie: CANCELLED

When: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELLED!!!

Get in the Game: Play

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Lobby

Individuals may play board games on Saturdays to celebrate our Summer Reading theme: Get in the Game

Westside Summer Reading Party

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Westside Community Center (1628 W. Bijou St 80904 )

Come and celebrate a summer of reading at our free "ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ!" Westside Summer Reading Party! taking place at the Westside Community Center in Old Colorado City, 1628 w. Bijou St. There will be face painting, games, super heroes, crafts and much, much more!

SRP: Pizza Party

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

How much have you read this summer? Extra reading above and beyond the Summer Reading Game could earn OL teens a pizza party! Our goal is 200 extra books. Check in the Teen Section to see where we stand.

Teen Summer Reading Photo Contest Reception

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

This reception is for the Teen Summer Reading Photography Contest. Participants and guests are welcome to attend. Winners will be announced!

Teen Staff Office Hours

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Have a question? Or maybe an idea?

Come to the Penrose Teen Space every Monday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 to meet the awesome Teen staff. We will be available to be give book recommendations, answers, or just to listen.

If you ask a question, you may even get a snack for your troubles!

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Join us as we read the Harry Potter book series! We will meet monthly to discuss the book and do a fun activity along with it. For ages 9+. Registration is required.

Art afternoons

When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy at Ute Pass Community Events

Every other week we will be exploring a different aspect of the art journaling experience. We will look at simple drawing techniques, pen and ink, water color and more. We may even throw in some simple sculpture!