Are your teens in need of an escape for Spring Break? Look no further than Richland Library. Staff in the newly-renovated Teen Center at the main location (1431 Assembly Street) are offering a safe space for local teens to connect and plenty of ideas to keep them entertained from April 2-7.
The best part, these programs are free and available to teens, ages 12 to 18, across the Midlands. So, visit the library throughout the week to tap into different areas of interest.
The Teen Center has the following programs planned:
2:30 – 4 p.m., April 2
Book Cover Design Workshop
Using a variety of traditional media, participants will conceptualize, visualize and complete a book cover design. Teens will enjoy exploring their creativity while learning basic design skills, drawing, typography and conceptual thinking to create their novel masterpiece – with help from Richland Library Artist-in-Residence Maria Fabrizio.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., April 2
T.O.A.S.T. (Team of Anime-Seeking Teens)
Learn about Japanese culture and language. We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen, talk about our favorite reads and play large group games together.
3 – 4:30 p.m., April 3
Ping Pong Tournament
Are you ready for some friendly competition in the form of table tennis. We’re spending the afternoon testing our ping pong skills in this special-edition gaming tournament.
3 – 4:30 p.m., April 5
Perler Pixel Art
Create a unique design to take home. We’re making pixel art with perler beads – anything from key chains to magnets.
3 – 4:30 p.m., April 6
Put away the tech and kick it old school. Spend an afternoon playing foosball, Monopoly, Scrabble and more.
3 – 4:30 p.m., April 7
Injustice 2 Tournament
Take part in this gaming tournament where the gods and devils of the DC Comics Universe are waging the ultimate smackdown. It’s sure to rock Gotham and Metropolis to their cores.
To explore recent renovations to the Teen Center, which reopened in February 2018, click here.