Teens love to read, teens love books, and they love their libraries! This month, in particular, is all about showing love to the library. Henrico County Public Library offers so much more than just books: there are meeting spaces, quiet study areas, Digital Media Labs, and programs. The best way to show your library love is to visit us!
Come see what there is to love about the library by attending programs just for teens like:
The Maker's Lab: Building Catapults, Angry Birds Style!
February 6, 6:30 pm
Those pesky pigs have gone and stolen our eggs! It’s up to you to build catapults to knock down their structures and take your eggs back! Unleash your creative rage as we build feathery friends, peeving pigs, formidable fortresses, and killer catapults. We will battle each other and you will be able to take home your own angry birds! This program will be held in the Teen Department. Registration required.
Teen Poetry Slam Workshop
February 7 6:00pm
Join us for a teen poetry slam workshop! This will be a two-part program. The first part will be February 7th starting at 6 PM, and will feature presenters from the Writers Den RVA, who will give an overview of the history of slam poetry, as well as the techniques that go into it! Join us again on February 21st at 6 PM to try your hand at slam poetry, and participate in the East End Teen Poetry Slam Competition!
Healthy Relationships & Dating
North Park Library
February 11, 6:30 pm
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner and eighty-one percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue. Elena Brooks-Perkins from Safe Harbor Henrico will discuss healthy relationships and teen dating. Parents and teens will learn about teen dating violence, encourage conversations about healthy relationships and how to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.
Crafts for Charity
February 13, 6:00 pm
Show RVA some love this Valentine's Day. We'll have hands-on projects that combine creativity and good works to help local organizations in need. Please bring any community service forms needed by your school.
February 16, 6:00 pm at Twin Hickory Library
February 20, 6:30 pm at Varina Library
February 27, 6:00 pm at Sandston Library
February 27, 7:00 pm at Libbie Mill Library
Do you love Anime? Haven't seen any but have been curious? Come enjoy popular Japanese animation with us. We will watch and discuss new and classic Anime each time we meet!
Teen Art Studio
Libbie Mill Library
February 26, 7:00 pm
Drop by Teen Art Studio for some fun, hands-on creativity! We’ll discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All artistic skill levels are welcome!
If programs aren’t your thing, consider volunteering at the library or joining one of the Teen Advisory Boards. Don’t have a library card? Get one by visiting one of our locations. Share what you love about the library using #HenricoLibraryLove.