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Teen Poetry Contest
Students in grades 6-12 can submit one poem of up to 12 (short) or up to 25 (long) lines in our annual Teen Poetry Contest. Entries are due April 13. Winners in each category will receive gift certificates for $25, $15, or $10. The Library will host a Poetry Café on Monday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. for all poets to read their work. Snacks will be provided and prizes will be awarded.

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Monday, March 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
During the second session of LEGO Robotics, students will use what they learned to compete against their friends. This event is part of the Project Next Generation grant. Space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes are available upon request.

Tuesday, March 14 @ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Anime Club is open to teens and tweens in grades 6 through 12 who love anime, manga, and all things Japanese. Drop by to watch anime, enjoy snacks, and make new friends.

Wednesday, March 15 @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Students in grades 6 through 12 can play a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner on Game Days. Drop in any time.

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-12 are needed for Illinois Veteran’s History Project Training. Learn interview techniques, how to use recording equipment, and the project’s guidelines. Interviews with veterans will be scheduled in April and May. This workshop is part of the Project Next Generation grant. No registration required and bus passes are available to participants.

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Monday, March 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4 through 8 can learn about LEGO Robotics. Learn how to program the robots, then come back next week to compete against your friends. This event is part of the Project Next Generation grant. Space is limited and registration is required. Bus passes are available upon request.

Tuesday, March 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Teens who entered a video in the YouTube Contest, along with their family and friends, are invited to the Putnam Museum for the Premiere Party. View the entries on the giant screen and vote for your favorite. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Around Town

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Thursday, February 23 @ 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Chocolate Month at our Chocolate Festival. Sample various kinds of chocolates, build your own sundae, and make a mug cake. (Please bring a coffee mug to participate.) Grades 6-12. Registration is requested.

YouTube Contest for Teens
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload your movie to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries are due March 1st. A Premiere Party will be held March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam. See your local library for more information and an entry form.

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Monday, February 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to make Iron-On T-shirts. Create an image and print it out on a Cricut machine, then transfer it for a one-of-a-kind t-shirt. This event is part of the Project Next Generation grant. Registration is requested so t-shirts can be provided. Bus passes are available upon request.

Tuesday, February 14 @ 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Anime Club is open to teens and tweens in grades 6 through 12 who love anime, manga, and all things Japanese. Drop by to watch anime, enjoy snacks, and make new friends.

Wednesday, February 15 @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Students in grades 6 through 12 can play a variety of video games, board games, and computer games in the Teen Corner on Game Days. Drop in any time.

Thursday, February 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
Students in grades 4-8 can try out 3D Doodlers. Make 3D sculptures using a handheld pen. This workshop is part of the Project Next Generation grant. No registration required and bus passes are available to participants.

YouTube Contest for Teens 
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload your movie to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries are due March 1st. A Premiere Party will be held March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam. See your local library for more information and an entry form.

Next Week

YouTube Contest for Teens
Quad City teens in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, make a video based on one of this year’s themes. Upload your movie to YouTube, submit a hard copy to your library, and turn in the entry form. Entries are due March 1st. A Premiere Party will be held March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam. See your local library for more information and an entry form.