Teens and Young Adults

Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults


An Ocean of Possibilities Teen Art Contest                          

Create an ocean-inspired piece of art to be displayed at the Library this summer. Whether it’s from your favorite ocean-themed book or movie, we want to see how you interpret all things water. We have a limited amount of paint and canvas sets available at the library. Stop by or call to put one on hold. Contest runs June 1 - June 30, Ages 13 and up

Do Rad Things Skateboard ClassDo Rad Things, a Skateboard Art Experience                          

Teens ages 13 and up are invited to create their very own original work of art on a skateboard with professional artist Mark Rivard.  Hear Rivard's personal story of building a career as an artist through skateboarding while designing and creating your very own skateboard deck!  All materials are provided and Rivard will be teaching his techniques for creating a RAD skateboard art piece!  Students will receive a skate deck (board only, trucks and wheels sold separately.) Sharpies, and Rivard's custom Skateboard Drawing Templates. This program is made possible by grants provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Mon., June 27, 1 p.m., Library Meeting Rm., Registration required, Max 10 participants, FREE 

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VolunTeen Council 

Teens Ages 13 and up

Are you interested in volunteering at the library this summer? We are looking for Teens to help with storytime prep and events in the library, re-shelve books, decorate and maintain the teen space in the library, write book and media reviews, create cool posts for our social media accounts, and help create projects and tasks to make the library yours! You’ll build job and communication skills, meet new people, serve as a community role model, and earn volunteer hours that look great on college applications! We will also have guest presentations and other activities during our meeting times to engage teens on a variety of social issues from the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, OutFront Minnesota, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota. Teens will volunteer for 1-2, two-hour shifts per week and attend weekly meetings in June and July. Meetings starting Tue., Jun. 7, 3 p.m., Library Meeting Rm., Registration required, max 20 participants, FREE

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Ages 12 & up 

The library will offer regular playing time and space to meet other teens who have a love of role-playing games. All playing abilities are welcome, whether you’re an avid fan of D&D or want to see what the game is all about. Meets weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3 p.m. 

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