• By Mia Jordan
  • Posted Monday, July 11, 2022

Upcoming Library Programs for Teens

Come join us for these free programs for teens from June through August at the Forsyth County Public Library:

Game Night for Teens: Board, Card, and Video Games
Central Library-Teen Central
The second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Drop-in to play board, card, and video games together in Teen Central. You may use the games provided or bring your own (rated for teens or younger) to share. For ages 12-18. Program waiver is required to enjoy refreshments.

To-Go Craft Kits
Central Library-Teen Central
Teens can pick up a DIY to-go craft kit at during select weeks every month (while supplies last). For ages 12 -18. For more information, call 336-703-3035.

Tiny Art Show
June 1 – July 31
Reynolda Manor Branch
Create your own tiny masterpiece with a tiny art kit. Pick up kits between June 1 and June 25, while supplies last. Any family-friendly theme or subject can be explored. Your completed art will be on display during the month of July, so return your art by June 30. Open to all ages. For questions call 336-703-2960.

STEAM for Teens
July 6 from 3-4 p.m.
Central Library-Makerspace
Teens can come check out our Makerspace and build their own creations to take home out of various materials. For ages 12 -18. For more information, email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

STEAM for Teens
July 11 and Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.
Paddison Memorial Branch
On June 13 we welcome Tina Smith from the Lam Museum of Anthropology for an African tie dye program. On July 11 learn how to program Ozobots. On Aug. 8 teens make creatures with our Squishy Circuits. For ages 12 to 18. To register, email Stefanie at kellumsm@forsyth.cc.

Career Spotlight: Working in a Museum
Monday, July 11 from 6-7 p.m.
Central Library-Teen Central
Julia Hood, Reynolda House Museum of American Art's manager of school and family learning, will talk about her job and careers in the museum field. She’ll also offer ways for teens to be involved with museums. For ages 12-18. Registration recommended, but not required. To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc). Program waiver is required to enjoy refreshments.

WFU Lam Museum of Anthropology: African Tie-Dye
July 12 at 2 p.m.
Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
Teens will learn about the techniques used by the Yoruba of West African to create beautiful tie dyed adire?cloth from an educator at the Museum of Anthropology. They’ll also create their own tie dye project. Call to register at 336-703-2950. Sponsored by the Friends of Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center.

Healthy Eating and Kitchen Skills for Teens: Fruits
July 12, 19, and 26 from 10 a.m. - noon
Healthy Eating and Kitchen Skills for Teens: Vegetables
Aug. 2, 9, and 16 from 10 a.m. -noon
Central Library
Learn about kitchen safety and healthy recipes from a professional chef, Floyd Davis. You will prepare a different dish together each class. No experience in the kitchen required. A program waiver is required. If you have allergies or food restrictions, please let us know when you register so we will be able to accommodate them. To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

Teen Video Game Nights
July 13, Aug. 17 at 4 to 6 p.m.
Carver Branch
Our monthly Teen Video Game Night allows you to play against others in the genre of your choice. There will even be tournaments to determine the winner. Teens only, please. For more information, call 336-703-2913 or email leonarzl@forsyth.cc.

Author Talk with Amber Smith and Frank Morelli
Award-winning young adult authors, Frank Morelli and Amber Smith will share their writing processes, inspirations, and latest works. Books and book signing will be available at the close of the event. Ages 12 and up.
Paddison Memorial Branch:
July 15 at 10 a.m.
Walkertown Branch:
August 12 at noon

Teen Pinterest Club
July 18 at 4 p.m.
Aug. 15 at 4 p.m.
Rural Hall Branch
Have a ball creating the cool crafts you’ve seen on Pinterest with your friends. Ages 12 to 17. Spaces and supplies limited, registration required. Call 336-703-2970 or email schermmg@forsyth.cc to register.

Local Heroes: Junior Firefighters
July 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Lewisville Branch Auditorium
The youth volunteer firefighter program provides teens with the chance to learn about local fire, rescue, and emergency medical services in safe, controlled, educational and fun ways. Lt. William McBride of the Clemmons Fire Department and his junior cadets will discuss the program. For more information, contact wfmcbride@clemmonsfd.com.

WFU Lam Museum of Anthropology: Kachina Dolls
July 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Clemmons Branch
Tina Smith, from the Lam Museum of Anthropology, will discuss the Hopi people and the significance of their kachina dolls using stories and museum artifacts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Clemmons Branch Library.

STEAM in Art
July 20 from 3-4 p.m.
Aug. 17 from 3-4 p.m.
Central Library- Makerspace
The languages of science, technology, engineering and math converge in art. In a hands-on workshop we’ll create works that delve into STEAM and send you home with artwork that will allow you to continue the conversation with others. Presented by Jeffrey Cates of the NC Cooperative Extension. For ages 12 -18. To register, email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

Friday Family Films
Friday, July 22 at 3 p.m.
Lewisville Branch Auditorium
Join us for our monthly family film. Snacks are welcome.
Featuring: “Spider-man: No Way Home” (PG-13) Produced by Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Innovate Your Future: Vision Boards
July 26 at 4 p.m.
Reynolda Manor Branch
Using your creative genius, and a few other supplies, create a vision board for your future. Ages 12 – 18. Email spencepr@forsyth.cc or call 336-703-2960 with any questions.

WFU Lam Museum of Anthropology: African Tie-Dye
July 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Clemmons Branch
Tina Smith will discuss the Yoruba people of West Africa and the techniques they use to create beautiful tie-dyed adire cloth and then guide participants in making their own cloth. Sponsored by the Friends of the Clemmons Branch Library.

Shadow Puppet Workshop for Teens
July 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Paddison Memorial Branch
Matt Sandbank of Matt Sandbank's Shadow Factory will teach teens how to make their own shadow puppets. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants. For ages 12 to 18. To register, email kellumsm@forsyth.cc

STEM Concepts in Art: Color and Light
Aug. 2, 3, and 4 from 3-4 p.m.
Central Library- Auditorium
Color and light. Explore these foundational elements of art based on the research-based curriculum developed by Clifton Talor of UNCSA. Classes facilitated by Jeffrey Cates of the NC Cooperative Extension in partnership with UNCSA. Ages 12-18. To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

WFU Lam Museum of Anthropology: Being Royal
Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Clemmons Branch
Tina Smith discusses the culture and traditions of the Yoruba of West Africa through stories and artifacts. Participants will be able to create your own crown. Sponsored by the Friends of the Clemmons Branch Library.

Movie Showings for Teens
Central Library-Teen Central
Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m. “Black Panther” (2018) (PG-13) (Marvel)
(A different movie first Saturday of every month)
Enjoy a movie in Teen Central. For ages 12-18. Program waiver is required to enjoy refreshments.

Wise Guys Workshop Series
Aug. 8, 9, 10, and 11 from 2-3:15 p.m. each day.
Central Library- Makerspace
Wise Guys is a program of the Children's Home Society of NC, that helps young men examine their values and goals so that they can make healthy choices in their relationships. Recommended for male-identifying participants ages 12-18. To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc). Program waiver is required to enjoy refreshments.

WFU Lam Museum of Anthropology: Hopi Spirits
Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Clemmons Branch
Tina Smith discusses traditions of the Native American Hopi people through stories, artifacts and kachina dolls. Participants will make their own kachina dolls. For youth and teens of all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Clemmons Branch Library.

Intro to Improv
Aug. 15 from 4-5 p.m.
Central Library-Teen Central
Enjoy an hour of beginner improv through The Little Theatre's education program. In this workshop, you’ll will learn the foundations of improv and scene building with fun games and group theatre exercises that will help with on-the-spot thinking and more. For ages 12-18. Registration recommended, but not required. To register, To register, click here or email Mia Jordan (jordanmc@forsyth.cc).

Teen Gaming
Aug. 17 at 4 p.m.
Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
Join us at Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center for a teen gaming program. Have fun playing on the Nintendo Switch during this free program. Please call 336-703-2950 to register.

Friday Family Films
Friday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m.
Lewisville Branch's Auditorium
Join us for our monthly family film. Snacks are welcome.
Featuring: “The American Underdog: the Kurt Warner Story” (PG) - In honor of football season. Produced by Lions Gate Films, Inc.

Indian Dance Demonstration
Saturday, Aug. 27 from 2-4 pm.
Forsyth County Public Library
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Recommended for all ages.
The Indo-US Cultural Association will share exciting performance art pieces and information about India. You may come enjoy the performance and learn something new about India, meet and make friends, and clarify any questions you have about India. Please join us for a fun two hours journey.

All Forsyth County Public Library programs are free and open to the public.

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