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Teen Book Chat

Saturday, September 26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hooked on books? Mad for movies? Whatever your passion is, let's talk! Teen Book Chat meets monthly to discuss books (obvs!), but also to talk about other fun topics from music to movies to gaming. We also offer new ideas and provide much-welcomed teen feedback for the library staff. And, we're just getting started! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Grab a friend (virtually) and show up ready to chat with us on Zoom. Registration with an email address is required to receive a meeting invitation.

Virtual Event: Register Online


Intergenerational Pen Pals Sign Up Ends

Wednesday, September 30
9:00 AM - 9:15 PM
Poudre River Public Library District,

We are bringing back the old school way of socializing from a distance: pen pals!  Teens (12 to 18) and adults (65 and older) are invited to sign-up to become pen pals.  Just fill out the questionnaire and we'll match you up with a pen pal that's an adult if you're a teen, or a teen if you're an adult.  You'll get stamps for three letters, suggestions for writing prompts, and hopefully a new friend. 


The application will be available from September 15 to 30 at https://read.poudrelibraries.org/contact/penpals/


Adolescentes, comida, cultura e identidad: prepara polvorones tricolor / Teens, food, culture, and identity: bake tri-colored polvorones

Saturday, October 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Únete a la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y Latinx en esta conversación bilingüe sobre comida, cultura e identidad mientras aprendes a preparar estas icónicas galletas mexicanas: polvorones tricolor. El reconocido panadero Eliceo Lara, facilitará esta conversación mientras te dará la clase desde su cocina en la Ciudad de México.

Los participantes deberán proporcionar sus propios ingredientes y herramientas, y tener acceso a un horno.

Para adolescentes de 13 a 19 años. Cupo limitado. Regístrate para recibir la lista de ingredientes y el enlace de zoom.

Sábado 3 de octubre     

Saturday October 3rd                  

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM          Zoom 


Join Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month celebration in this conversation on food, culture and identity while you learn how to prepare this traditional Mexican cookies: polvorones tricolor. Renowned baker, Eliceo Lara, will lead this bilingual conversation while teaching from his kitchen in Mexico City.

Participants must provide their own ingredients and tools, and have access to an oven.

For teens 13-19 years old. Space is limited. Sign up to receive the list of ingredients and the zoom link.


Rinde 16 piezas

HERRAMIENTAS:

·         1 charola para hornear

·         Papel encerado para hornear

·         Raspa (si no tienes esta herramienta para cortar masa, puedes usar un cuchillo afilado grande)

·         Batidora de mano o pedestal

·         Un tazón grande

 

INGREDIENTES:

·         140 g (10 cucharadas) mantequilla a temperatura ambiente

·         140 g (10 cucharadas) manteca vegetal (Crisco) a temperatura ambiente

·         280 g (2 + 1/4 tazas) azúcar glass

·         4 g (1 cucharadita) extracto de vainilla

·         330 g (2 + 2/3 tazas) harina de todo uso (all purpose flour)

·         Colorante alimentario amarillo y rosa (de preferencia en gel)

 

Yield 16 pieces

TOOLS:

·         1 baking sheet

·         Parchment paper

·         Bench scraper (if not available, a big sharp knife can be used)

·         Hand mixer or stand mixer

·         Mixing bowl

INGREDIENTS:

·         140 g (10 tablespoons) butter, room temperature

·         140 g (10 tablespoons) vegetable shortening (Crisco), room temperature

·         280 g (2 + 1/4 cups) powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)

·         4 g (1 teaspoons) vanilla extract

·         330 g (2 + 2/3 cups) all-purpose flour

·         Yellow and pink food coloring (preferably gel)

      


Virtual Event: Register Online


Teen Council

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Calling all teens in grades 6-12! Are you interested in making a difference in your library and community? If so, the Teen Council is the place for you! We'll meet once a month to plan fun programs, help shape the teen collection, discover exciting volunteer opportunities and more. Join us at our monthly Zoom meeting to share your great ideas! Registration is required with an email address to receive a meeting invitation.

Virtual Event: Register Online


Study Break: Design a Mask

Friday, October 9
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Twin Silo Park

Create a design for your mask using (special) markers and colored paper, and watch as the Teen Librarian irons your design right onto your mask.  Each tween will get at least one finished mask to take home.  The masks are polyester on one side, cotton on the other, and washable and reusable.

This event will take place at the shelter at Twin Silos Park.

For tweens and teens in grades 4 through 12.  Registration is required.

Access to the event space will be limited. All participants must wear masks for the duration of the program. Disposable masks will be provided, if needed.

Register Online


Study Break: Design a Mask

Friday, October 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Twin Silo Park

Create a design for your mask using (special) markers and colored paper, and watch as the Teen Librarian irons your design right onto your mask.  Each tween will get at least one finished mask to take home.  The masks are polyester on one side, cotton on the other, and washable and reusable.

This event will take place at the shelter at Twin Silos Park.

For tweens in grades 4 through 8.  Registration is required.

Access to the event space will be limited. All participants must wear masks for the duration of the program. Disposable masks will be provided, if needed.

Register Online


Self Care Workshop

Thursday, October 15
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Self-care is a vital aspect of caring for our mental health. Join us for this interactive workshop to learn why self-care matters, and how to create your own self-care plan and stick to it!

Presented by the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County. For teens and young adults ages 16-25. Registration is required to receive a Zoom meeting invitation.

This is the first program in a new series aimed at older teens and young adults. Check back each month for a new topic!

Virtual Event: Register Online


FoCo Book Fest Writing Workshop: Beyond Grammar - Finding your Unique Writing Voice

Friday, October 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Registration required. Please register with Northern Colorado Writers for this Fort Collins Book Fest virtual workshop.

Often a writing style is confused with a writing voice. A writer's voice is as distinctive as their written signature. It's the writing ideas that come organically, it's their word choice, sentence structure and their personal worldview. In summary, it's how their personality shines through their writing. This craft seminar will help you discover and define your individual writing voice.

Presenter: Traci L. Jones.  This FoCo Book Fest workshop is presented in partnership with Northern Colorado Writers.


FoCo Book Fest Writing Workshop: Writing to Heal

Saturday, October 17
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Registration required. Please register with Northern Colorado Writers for this Fort Collins Book Fest virtual workshop.

As human beings we have undergone much historical, ancestral, and personal trauma. At times it can be difficult to process these traumas or soul wounds, but one way to cope and help make sense of these events is through art, writing, and words. Learning how to render your heart on the page is one of the most helpful skills one can possess because you'll always have that as a means of processing joys, hurts, or all that comes in between.This workshop will offer writing prompts to help you open up, but also teach some writing techniques to find light and a sense of belonging and acceptance in ourselves and communities in hopes of coming out with a better understanding of the human condition in regards to loving others and self-love.

Presenter: Tanaya Winder. This FoCo Book Fest workshop is presented in partnership with Northern Colorado Writers.


Teen Book Chat

Saturday, October 17
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hooked on books? Mad for movies? Whatever your passion is, let's talk! Teen Book Chat meets monthly to discuss books (obvs!), but also to talk about other fun topics from music to movies to gaming. We also offer new ideas and provide much-welcomed teen feedback for the library staff. And, we're just getting started! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Grab a friend (virtually) and show up ready to chat with us on Zoom. Registration with an email address is required to receive a meeting invitation.

Virtual Event: Register Online


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