Teen Mario Kart Tournament
Wednesday, January 22 @ 4:30 PM
Whether you think you are unbeatable at Mario Kart or just love playing the game, join us in finding out who the best racer is at the Mario Kart Tournament. This event is for teens in grades 6 through 12. Sign up to participate in the tournament begins 30 minutes before the event and must be done in person to ensure your spot.
MLK Day of Service – Plarn Making Drop-in Community Service
Monday, January 20 From 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Each year, on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
The library will host a day of community service to benefit the local organization, “Macomb Feeding the Need.” Drop in anytime between 10am and 7pm for as little or as long as you can to help make “plarn” (plastic yarn) from grocery bags that the organizations uses to make sleeping mats for the homeless. This event is for adults, teens, and tweens and no experience is necessary. Community service credit is available for students, just bring your forms. No registration required. Bring your own grocery bags or use those we have collected.
Stem Saturday: Year of the Rat, Rodents
Saturday, January 25 @ 2:00 PM
The Chinese New Year begins on January 25, 2020, so why not discover new ideas in the new year? The Rat is the first sign of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, making 2020 the Year of the Rat. Rats and other rodents are active and adaptable, and come in all shapes and sizes—mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, and ground hogs to name a few…
Come celebrate the habitats and habits of these indispensable creatures!
Teen Community Service Opportunity
Wednesday, January 29 from 3:30-5:30 PM
Saturday, February 8 from 12:00-2:00PM
Wednesday, February 26 from 5:00-7:00 PM
For teens in grades 6-12
Call the library at 586-445-5407 to register
High School and Middle School Students! Need service hours? On the Wednesdays listed above you can make cat and dog blankets and toys for two local animal rescue groups – the Macomb County Animal Shelter and the Michigan Humane Society – at the library and get credit for volunteering for those organizations. On the Saturdays listed above you can make plarn (plastic yarn) for the Macomb Feeding the Need at the library and get credit for volunteering for that organization. Registration and volunteer application is required to participate.
Valentine STEM Makerspace
Saturday, February 1 @ 4:00 PM
Join us for some Valentine engineering challenges and science fun! Children will build a candy tower, experiment with candy chromatography, and design and make a candy catapult. Join us for friendship and fun! This event is being opened up to all ages. Children under grade 3 should be accompanied by an adult helper. Registration is required.
Teen Chess Club
Monday, February 3 @ 4:00 PM
Whether you love and have mastered the strategic game of chess or are just beginning to learning the rules of the game, join us the first Monday of each month for some fun casual chess matches. This event is for teens in grades 6 to 12 and no registration is required.