Teen Services

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The Rochester Public Library has a variety of activities and clubs for teens. Click here to see what’s new, or scroll below!

Special Events

Game Day| Monday, December 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Looking for something fun to do over winter break? Come to the library for Game Day! We will have traditional board games and Wii games available for play, as well as Winter Bingo. Hot chocolate and snacks provided. Ages 10-18. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome!

The Art of ZenTangle | Monday, January 25th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Looking for a way to elevate your doodles? ZenTangle is an abstract drawing method that uses repetitive patterns that make the act of drawing meditative, fun, and available to all. Ages 10-18. Drop-ins welcome! No Registration Required.

Gyotaku (Japanese Fish Rubbing) | Monday, February 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The word Gyotaku comes from the Japanese words for “fish” and “rubbing”. We will roll a realistic fish replica made of rubber into different colors of tempera to create a print. We will explore various types of nature printing, practice Japanese characters, and create a Hanko seal from an eraser. Ages 10-18. Registration Required.

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The Note and Pen Society| First Saturday of the Month from 11:00 – 12:00p.m.
September 5th | October 3rd | November 7th

Ages 12-18. Do you love to write? Are you looking for a group to share your writing with and bounce ideas back and forth?  The “brainchild” of a local teen, this new group will focus on key elements of creative writing. We will share and edit our writing projects together, as well as Round-Robin Writing and Painting Inspired Poetry.  All genres of writing styles welcome!

Teen Volunteers

The Rochester Public Library District would love to have teen volunteers to help with various programs! Please contact Rachel Kocis, Youth Services Director, at youth.services@rochesterlibrary.org or call (217) 498-8454 to get started!


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