Programs for Teens

Wii Olympics
Southern Boone County Public Library

Compete in a variety of Wii sports for a chance to win a gold medal and strut your stuff. We'll have treats and other goodies. Grades 6-8.

Project Teen: Memories
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Craft a personalized memory jar as a gift or in preparation for the New Year and enjoy free pizza. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Tuesday, December 2.

March Madness Teen Book Tournament
Regional

At the library, March Madness begins in January when you start voting for this year's teen book champion. Starting January 5, check out our list of 32 most popular teen books of the year at teens.dbrl.org. You'll vote for your favorites each round to narrow the list to one Mid-Missouri teen book champion. Each time you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like free book sets or a Barnes & Noble gift card. You have until February 20 to vote for the Sweet Sixteen at your library or at teens.dbrl.org. Starting in March, you can vote each week to pick the Elite Eight, the Final Four, the Top Two and the champion! Ages 12-18.

Dance-Off
Southern Boone County Public Library

Think you have the best dance moves? Prove it! Bring your moves and your friends to this fun dance competition, using "Just Dance" on the Wii U. We'll have treats and other goodies. Grades 6-8.

Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Starting a summer job search now can help you find work that will contribute to a fun and profitable summer vacation. We'll look at local resources for teen job-seekers, help you identify jobs you may be interested in and employers who may be interested in you. You will leave with resources in hand, including a personalized form which will make it easier to complete applications. Snacks provided. Ages 15-18. Registration begins Tuesday, January 13.

Finding Summer Jobs for Teens
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Starting a summer job search now can help you find work that will contribute to a fun and profitable summer vacation. We'll look at local resources for teen job-seekers, help you identify jobs you may be interested in and employers who may be interested in you. You will leave with resources in hand, including a personalized form which will make it easier to complete applications. Snacks provided. Ages 15-18. Registration begins Tuesday, January 13.

Wii Olympics
Southern Boone County Public Library

Compete in a variety of Wii sports for a chance to win a gold medal and strut your stuff. We'll have treats and other goodies. Grades 6-8.

Poetry Out Loud Competition
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Local high school students will be competing for a spot on the Missouri state championship team at this recitation competition. Missouri's winner progresses to the national Poetry Out Loud championship held in Washington, D.C. Come observe and encourage the students as they perform their poems. This program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation is coordinated locally by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Missouri Arts Council. For more information, go to www.poetryoutloud.org. (Alternate weather date: February 25.)

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