Winter/Spring Teen Programs

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Beat the cold with our wonderful season of programming for our patrons in grades 6-12! Stop in for our new CSI Club, join us on your early dismissal days for some teen yoga and meditation, throw down during our first Super Smash Bros. Tournament, and participate in our array of monthly clubs.

Visit our online calendar for more information and to register for these events.

Special Programming for Our Young Adults

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate TournamentSmash Bros. Tournament 2.14

Friday, February 14, 1:30 pm

Compete in HVL’s first Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament! Bring your controllers if you have your own and get ready to throw down for the title. Participants will show their skills in this single elimination round tournament until there is one player left standing. We will play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch and project the tournament on the big screen for all to watch.

Registration will open at 1 pm the day of the tournament. The first 16 students in grades 6-12 to sign up in person may compete. All other students in grades 6-12 are welcome to spectate, play side games (bring your Switches if you have them), and hang out with snacks. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 players.

Self Care Series

Use your early dismissal days to do something for you! These workshops are designed to reduce stress and anxiety related to testing and college applications.

Register for one or both. For students in grades 6-12.

Monday, March 23, 1 pm – Meditation, Mindfulness, and MovementRegister

Tuesday, March 24, 1 pm – Yoga for teensRegister

CSI Club

Join us for this collaboration between HVL and the local police department as we study multiple CSI topics. Participants will work with professionals in each field and real equipment. This program will culminate in two opportunities to investigate a staged crime scene, build a case file, and present to the HV police commissioner!

Students may register for any combination of sessions. Please note some meetings will take place outside or at the police precinct.

For students in grades 6-12.

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 

March 19 – Fingerprints & DNA

April 2 – Blood & Trace Evidence

April 16 – Arson & Prints (foot and tire)

April 23 – Toxicology & Explosions; Crime Scene Investigation 1

April 30 – Crime Scene Investigation 2

Techno Challenge Open House

Join us for an array of coding and robotics challenges at this tech open house. We’re bringing out the full collection of HVL’s robots for races, obstacle courses, and coding challenges.

Friday, March 27, 3:30 pm.

For students in grades 6-8.

Registration is required.

YA Book Club 1.10.20Monthly Club Meetings 

Young Adult Book Club

A book club for students in grades 7-12. Fridays at 3:30 pm.

All book club meetings include discussion, a book-related activity, and snacks.

  • January 10 – Best of 2019 Book Chat – Register
  • February 7 – Mystery/Suspense
  • March 6 – Fantasy
  • April 24 – Humor

DIY TeensDIY Teens Candles

A new S.T.E.A.M. club focusing on creativity and problem solving for students in grades 6-12. Fridays at 3:30 pm.

  • January 17 – Candle Making – Register
  • February 21 – Terrariums
  • May 1 – Book Lamps

Open to Teens in grades 9-12.
Brainstorm ideas and help prepare for upcoming Teen events, create displays and help staff with ongoing library improvement projects. All time spent on TAB business counts as volunteer hours.

Teen Advisory Board

Fridays from 3-4 pm

Upcoming Meetings

  • January 24
  • February 28
  • March 20
  • April 17

To join or for more information on TAB, Contact Beth, Youth Services Associate, at hvlysa@mclinc.org or 215-947-5138.