Teen Services Featured Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Saturday, 04/27, 3-5pm, Auditorium: Teens, come to the Library for a party celebrating the popular video game, Fotnite. You’ll be able to play the game with friends on Library computers, take photos with props from the game, and we will have an emote dance party. Food and refreshments will be available as well!
Will it Waffle?
Saturday, 05/11, 3-4pm, Auditorium: Let’s make waffles at the Library! We will use waffle batter along with some unexpected ingredients to our mix and cook our creation in the waffle maker to determine, will it waffle? You will be encouraged to taste our waffle creations, so please be aware of any allergies prior to tasting.
Teen Summer Reading 2019
Saturday, 06/15 - 08/10, Teen Area: Sign-up for our Teen Summer Reading Program to receive prizes for reading, attending programs, and writing book reviews or recommendations during the summer. We will provide a reading log which you can show us to receive a variety of prizes. Turn in your completed log by Saturday, August 10th, to be invited to our summer reading completion party on August 24th. Everyone who completes their log will be entered into a drawing for our grand prize.
The Saucer Life: America’s Profound, Strange, and Amusing Relationship with UFOs
Saturday, 06/15, 3-4pm, Auditorium: From Roswell to the Upper Peninsula and from Project Blue Book to encounters with peace-loving folks from Venus, the American public and the American media have been fascinated with the possibility that beings from other planets have been in contact with us, especially here in Michigan. This presentation explores the history of American hopes and fears about alien visitation and how these reflect the ways in which American culture and society have changed over the last seventy years.
Aaron Gulyas is a historian and writer from Flint, Michigan, whose books include Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist, The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television, and Conspiracy Theories. He hosts The Saucer Life, a podcast of flying saucer history and lore and can be found on twitter at @saucerlife, and on the web at saucerlife.com.
Music And Beatmaking Workshop
Saturday, 06/22, 07/20, 08/31, 1-4pm, Auditorium: Yaktown Sounds is back this summer at the Pontiac Public Library to present a DJ, beatmaking, and music production workshop. Come learn how to use a variety of beatmaking equipment from experienced artists. This program is open to all ages and no prior experience is necessary for participation.
What do you Meme?
Friday, 06/28, 4-5pm, Teen Area: If you ever wanted to create your own meme, now is your chance. We’ll provide pictures from popular memes, and your job is to give a new caption to create a new meme. We will vote on who we think came up with the most creative meme and give out a prize to the winner. Snacks will be provided.
Metro Youth Day
Wednesday, 07/10, 8-3pm, Outdoors: Join Pontiac Public library for our annual trip to Metro Youth Day in Belle Isle Park. A bus will be provided to take participants from the Library to Belle Isle. Free snacks and lunch will be provided. The bus will depart from the Library at 8am and will depart from Belle Isle at 2:30pm.
NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8 ARE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE! Chaperons are needed. Please, contact our Teen Services Librarian, Josh Campeau, by phone at (248) 630-3142 or by e-mail at email@example.com
IMPORTANT: You must fill out a registration form, signed and completed by your parent(s) or legal guardian and return it to the Pontiac Public Library or you will not be able to participate.
PHOTO/VIDEO USE - The Pontiac Public Library reserves the right, under federal, state and local law, to use photographs and video taken at library events for reproduction on the library's website or in other official library publications and displays, including but not limited to print or online, without consideration or compensation. The Library reserves the right to crop or treat the photographs/video at its discretion. Full names will not be used unless participants express their desire to be identified.
Teen Game Day
Friday, 08/09, 5:30-8pm, Auditorium: Teens, join us for an evening of fun, food, and games. Play your favorite games on Xbox, Play station, Wii, board games, cards, and much more. Registration is required!
Summer Reading Completion Party
Saturday, 08/24, 1-3pm, Auditorium: If you complete the Youth or Teen summer Reading Program you are invited to join us for a celebration! We will have food, music, prizes, and our award ceremony for everyone who completed their summer reading. A few lucky participants will win the grand prize drawing for the Youth and Teen Summer Reading Programs.
By Invitation Only!