Teen Services Featured Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Imagine That Art
Tuesdays, 06/18 - 08/27, 3-5pm, Lower Level Youth Room: Youth and Teens, come learn from the talented local Author Clark Milton. This series will include hands on experience creating art using different mediums.
Teen 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!
Music And Beatmaking Workshop
Saturday, 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.
KidzBiz: Where Knowledge is Power with Makaila
Friday, 10/04, 4-5pm, Auditorium: Come support local host teen Makaila, as she produces an episode of her TV showhere in the library!
Thrteen year old Makaila Thomas started her TV show at the age of seven. She is the host of KidzBiz: Where knowledhe is power What do you want to be when you grow up? Also, she is the host of KidzBiz Live Radio, MNOW, bringing current events to our communities. Makaila interviews many profesionals in studio or on location. The knowledge and skills of the professionals play a major part in the minds of kids that want something more in life. KidzBiz production boot camp and podcast will inspire the youth to search for their inner talent and go beyond it with a step-by-step program from writing, production, editing, and interviewing guests. TeeBiz: Where knowledge is power is a TV show that introduces DIY projects for teens. Our goal is to engage as many young people as possible to do positive things in their society and with their lives, starting yesterday. All of the shows are aired on YouTube, Media Network, Waterford, and Independent Network, Clarkston Channel 10 public access, and AT&T Uverse 99. KidzBiz encourages the youth to have a better understanding of what they can be when they grow up.
Escape the Library
Saturday, 10/19, 2-4pm, Auditorium: Let’s kick off the Halloween season with an escape room at the Library for ages 11-17. Can you escape from the haunted library in time or will you join the dead to be one of the spirits haunting the place? We will have a 30 minute time limit for a team of 5-8. There will be three sessions, at 2pm, 2:45pm, and 3:30pm. Be sure you all sign up for the same time if you want to be in a group together.
Teen Halloween Dance
Friday, 10/25, 5:30-8pm, Auditorium: Teens, do you want to come to a Halloween party just for you? Then, join us at the Library for our Halloween dance. We’ll have music, dancing, food, and fun. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in costume, though it is not required. We will have a costume contest you may enter and the top three contestants will win a prize.
Halloween at the Library
Thursday, 10/31, 3:30-7:30pm, Multiple Library Locations:
Teens: Dress up and Trick or Treat at the Library! Then, visit our haunted house and have a frighteningly good time!
Youth: Dress up and Trick or Treat at the library, hear a spooky story, and go through our haunted house! The youth room will have special Halloween activities: a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, a mystery box (you have to guess what is inside), and a mummy wrap!
Writers’ Workshop: The Hero’s Journey
Saturday, 11/09, 3:30-4:30pm, Michigan Room: This program is for all aspiring writers from ages 7-18. Do you enjoy writing and reading stories? Well, come flex those creative muscles by participating in our writing workshop focused on one of the classic story formulas, The Hero’s Journey.
Deck the Library
Saturday, 11/16, 1-5pm, Multiple Library Locations: Use your creativity to help us decorate for the Holidays! You’ll be helping to set a magical and festive mood, while having fun with staff and other people.
38th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday, 12/07, 8:30-3:30pm, Multiple Locations: The Pontiac Public Library partners with the Holiday Extravaganza to bring the community fun holiday events:
8:30-10:30am: WinterFUN Festival Fun! Free activities on Saginaw Street-see us there!
11am: Parade-The Library will be there too! Caroling in the Youth Room following the parade while you wait!
Caroling in the Youth Room following the parade.
1-2pm: Lunches at the Library
1-3pm: Decorate holiday cookies at the library
1:30-3:30pm: See Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Library. Get a candy cane and a jolly welcome from Santa!
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