Teen Services Featured Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
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!
Sport Port Soccer Event with YMCA & Kleats United Giveaway!
Saturday, 04/25, 3pm, Outdoors (weather permitting): Come to the library for a great active event featuring Soccer! Sign up for Sport Port, Check out a soccer ball, get a free pair of cleats to keep and learn about the sport from YMCA staff when the Y on the Fly Van visits the library! Cleats giveaway sponsored by KleatsUnited.com
Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday, 01/18, 3:30-5pm, Michigan Room: Our creative writing workshop is for kids from ages 7-18. If you enjoy writing and want to have fun with others who enjoy it too, you will not want to miss this workshop. We will play some writing games to help get our creative ideas flowing, learn about common tropes and how we can apply them to our writing, and do some writing prompts together. Snacks will be provided.
Friday, 01/24, 6-9pm, Auditorium: Teens, come to the Library’s annual Snowflake Ball. Come with a date or just bring your friends and join us for food, music, dancing, and fun. There will be a prize awarded for best dressed, so be sure to wear something nice if you want to compete. Chaperones are needed! Please contact Josh Campeau, our Teen Services Librarian, by email ator by phone at 248-630-3142.
Valentine's Day Showdown
Saturday, 02/15, 3-4pm, Recreation Room: Middle and high school students, do you know with certainty who the best fictional couple is? Well, come ready to debate that fact. We will provide chocolate, pop, and pizza, and you will provide the argument. However, be ready to give reasons to back up why your couple is the best, if you expect to win.
Black History Essay Contest
Saturday, 02/29, 2-3pm, Auditorium: The Pontiac Public Library has partnered with the Oakland County Democratic Black Caucus and 4 Helping Other People Enhance for a black history essay contest. Submissions are now open! Submissions are due by Saturday, February 22st. Prizes and a ceremony will be given out on Saturday, February 29th at 2pm. Prizes will be given for two different age groups. Requirements: Submit a 400-500-word essay (ages 7-12) or an 800-1,000-word essay (ages 13-17) on an important historical African American figure, of your choice, explaining how their story is heroic.
Great Oreo Taste Off
Saturday, 03/14, 3-4pm, Auditorium: Have you ever wondered what Oreos were the best? Have you ever tried Red Velvet or Peanut Butter Oreos? Well, today, middle and high school students are welcome to come taste test a variety of flavors and rank them. We are going to determine which Oreo flavor is the best, for science!
Saturday, 03/28, 3-4:30pm, Auditorium: Ages 11-17 are welcome to participate in a Nerf War at the Pontiac Public Library. Participants will be split into two groups with the last team standing the victor. This Nerf War will have one player on each team who gets to be a medic, who can bring dead players back to life. The first 50 minutes of the program will be devoted to trying to build the best shelter you can to protect your medic with the materials provided. Protecting your medic will be the key to winning this war.
Peeps on Display
Tuesday, 04/14, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: Middle and high school students, come show off your creativity and make a diorama of Peeps based on your favorite book, TV show or movie. All materials will be provided by the Library. Afterwards, we will put your creation on display and have a vote for the winning creation. Voting will wrap up on Tuesday, April 28th and the winner will be contacted to pick up their prize after all votes are counted.
Poetry Slam Contest
Saturday, 04/25, 3-4:30pm, Auditorium: To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Library and Oakland University are partnering together again for our annual poetry slam contest at the Library. This event is open to all ages.
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