Tweens/Teens (12-17)

Check out our event calendar for more details and to see our special events for all ages.

Morbid Curiosities: An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Iowa storyteller Darrin Crow will bring Gothic horror master Edgar Allan Poe back to life in this first person performance. The master of Gothic horror comes from beyond the veil to talk with audiences about his life and share his best stories and poetry. Poe’s powerful writing and Crow’s masterful storytelling combine to create a memorable evening that is sure to stay with you long after the tale ends. Light refreshments will be provided for attendees & we request a registration so we can plan for an approximate number. This event is ideal for ages 12 and older.
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Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

Saturday, October 22nd, 3:00-6:00 pm

The competition is fierce and the stakes are high in this family-friendly event! We will host 2 rounds with different 500-piece jigsaw puzzles, competing to be the first team to finish in the allotted time. Each team gets to take home their puzzle. We will have light refreshments on hand for participants and spectators to enjoy but you are welcome to bring your own! Each round will feature a door prize and a first place prize. We request a registration so we can plan for an approximate number.

Teen Takeover

Most Thursdays, 3:45 – 5:45 pm

Anime Club: Each month, kick off our Teen Takeover series with a special anime club edition. We’ll explore all things anime with screenings, crafts, and snacks. At each session, teen members are invited to pitch program ideas for meet-ups to come!

Hangout: We’ll bring out the Nintendo Switch, provide an assortment of crafts, and offer a rotating selection of board games to play, in addition to our standard snack fare just for teens.

Special Edition: 

In these Teen Takeover sessions, we will have a guided group activity. Activities will include a board game tutorial for budding hobbyists, a caramel apple decorating contest, a mad-scientist create-your-own-Frankenstuffie, and more! As always, snacks will be provided.