AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library has announced activities for teens that will take place in February. 

Tweens in the Teen Space: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8 and 15, in the Teen Space. Tweens who are in sixth grade are invited to the Teen Space on the second floor on half-day Wednesdays. Crafts and board games will be available or tweens can stop by to simply hang out or get a head start on homework.

Teen Anime Club: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Teens ages 12 to 18 may drop in to talk about their favorite — or least favorite — manga, watch this week’s selection of anime and try their hand at drawing their own characters. This program was made possible by a gift of the P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and will include a snack.

Teen Life Skills — Healthy Relationships: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, in the Teen Space. In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, schools and teen centers all over the country are participating in special activities. Whitney Parrish, the Androscoggin County Community educator for Safe Voices, will be at the library on these dates for a game or activity centered around dating and healthy relationships. There will be snacks, candy and prizes. This program is just for teens ages 12 to 18.

“Wrecked” Author Visit with Maria Padian: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Maine author Maria Padian will continue the conversation on healthy relationships by reading an excerpt from her newest book, “Wrecked,” and leading a discussion about issues of consent in relationships. Also joining this discussion will be community educators Whitney Parrish from Safe Voices and Hannah Johnson from Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services.

Friday Movie — “Pretty in Pink”: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Androscoggin Community Room. On the first Friday of each month, a movie will be shown in the Androscoggin Community Room. Since February brings us Valentine’s Day, teens have requested “Pretty in Pink,” a 1986 comedy drama starring Molly Ringwald as Andie Walsh, a teenager who lives on the “dingy” side of town. When she falls for rich boy, Blaine (Andrew McCarthy), she realizes her best friend, Duckie (Jon Cryer), is madly in love with her. Whom will she choose? This program is just for teens, ages 12 to 18, and will include a snack.

Gaming Hour: 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, Androscoggin Community Room. Teens ages 12 to 18 may take a break from studying and stop by the Androscoggin Room on lower level for video games and snacks. The library has XBox, Wii and a small collection of games. Teens are welcome to bring their favorites, but only those rated T and E. This program was made possible by donations from the P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Snack Chat!: 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 13 and 27, in the Teen Space. Teens may come to the Teen Space twice a month to enjoy a healthy after-school snack and engage in some enlightening conversation about current events. This program is just for teens ages 12 to 18.

Maine Job Corps: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the conference room. Hanya Phillips of the Maine Job Corps will visit the library to explain how the program works and who is eligible. Attendees will learn the skills they need to help them succeed in today’s job market. The program is for teens and new adults. Preregistration is required.

DIY Takeover — Mug Cakes: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Teen Space. On the third Wednesday of each month, teens may come to the Teen Space to learn a do-it-yourself craft. Some of the crafts teens have taken part in include duct tape crafts, zen gardens and sugar scrubs. This month, teens will make mug cakes. Registration is requested to ensure adequate supplies for all attendees. Those who have preregistered will get priority.

Discoveries in STEM: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Teen Space. Maisy Cyr of 4-H will help teens discover how science, technology and math can be used outside of the classroom. Some of the topics covered include food science, animal science, simple machinery and technology. All teens need to bring are some big ideas and an open mind. This program is just for teens ages 12 to 18.

DIY Teens Media Club: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the CREATE! Media Lab. Movies, music, graphic arts — whatever teens can imagine, they can create in the library’s media lab. This month, participants will put to use things they learned in in the Green Screen workshop in January. Teens ages 12 to 18 can join the Media Club. 

Teen Life Skills 2017 — 10 Tips for Teens by Healthy Androscoggin: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 28, Mar. 28 and April 25, in the Androscoggin Community Room. The first in a series of three classes, 10 Tips for Teens is where participants will learn how to add more fruits and veggies to their diets while learning basic cooking skills. Participants will make and eat a recipe each class and play games with prizes. Missy from Healthy Androscoggin will lead this series, which is just for teens, ages 12 to 18. Preregistration is requested for planning purposes. 

FMI, register: 207-450-0216, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.


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