Banned Books Week falls at the end of September, but we're celebrating our right to read all month long! From displays, to movies, to triva contests, join us to learn more about Banend Books Week, our first amendment rights, censorship, and keeping the light on.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are designed for patrons in grades 6-12.
For more information, feel free to email, message, stop by,
or call (325-655-7321, ext 1128) the Teen Republic!
As the Teen Republic is designed for teens, we may show PG-13 films. Since that designation is so broad it’s up to guardians and kiddos to decide if any given film is appropriate.
Movies are shown Wednesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 1pm.
September 4 & 7: Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13)
September 11 & 14: Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
September 18 & 21: To Kill a Mockingbird
September 25 & 28: The Hate U Give (PG 13)
Explore new Minecraft worlds. Delve into the deepest dungeons. Travel to the darkest parts of the Nether. Work together to build amazing constructions!
Participation does not require a Minecraft account! This program has limited seating; walk-ins are welcome, but sign-ups are recommended. Sign-up here!
Mondays at 5pm (grades 6-12) in the Computer Lab
No meetings on 10/14, 11/11, 12/23
Join us as we turn the Teen Republic into a mini-makerspace! What’s a makerspace? It’s a space where you make! Each month we’ll do something a little different, from coding to crafting, building to bots, we’ll try it all!
For more details on makerspaces, check out the library’s very own makerspace, STEAM Central! They’re located on the lower level of the Stephens Central Library.
This program has limited seating; walk-ins are welcome, but sign-ups are recommended. Sign-up here!
August 22, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 5 at 5pm in the Teen Republic.
Want to play D&D, Starfinder, and other awesome tabletop roleplaying games? We’ll show you the basics, and set you up on your very first quest!
This program is intended for newer players, and revolving players. Instead of running extended campaigns, our goal is to share the fun with as many people as possible and set you up for your own adventures!
This program has limited seating; walk-ins are welcome, but sign-ups are recommended.Sign-up here!
September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12 at 5pm in the Teen Republic.
This isn’t your average book club: there’s no required reading or discussion questions! Instead, each month we’ll give you the inside scoop on the latest books and provide you with personalized recommendations! We may even have special crafts and games (all book-themed, of course!) planned for the evening! Be sure to join us and your fellow book-lovers for an awesome time!
September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19 at 5pm in the Teen Republic.
This club is devoted to all things art and animation! Whether you love traditional Japanese animation or doodling 4-panel comics, this is the place for you! We’re all about celebrating art in all of its many forms. Sometimes we’ll watch an awesome show, other times we’ll host an art contest, or maybe we’ll chat fandoms; it all depends on what you want to do!
September 26, and October 24 at 5pm in the Teen Republic.