Teen Programs

Travel Tuesdays: KwanzaaTravel Tuesdays: Kwanzaa

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join Krystal from the African American Museum of Iowa in learning about Kwanzaa traditions and see objects from their collection! She'll be here from 3-4 p.m.; drop in any time.

Tween Giftmaking WorkshopTween Giftmaking Workshop

Friday, December 15, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tweens in 3rd-8th grade are invited to a giftmaking workshop just in time for the holidays! Make a few super fun gifts for friends, family, or even a little something for yourself. All supplies will be provided. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Stress Less: Study Space for High SchoolersStress Less: Study Space for High Schoolers

December 18 - 20, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

On December 18th, 19th, and 20th, high schoolers can drop in any time between 5-7pm for a quiet study space, snacks, and activities! Free coffee and hot drinks provided. Need a break from studying? Make your own stress ball, do some coloring, or join a free yoga session provided by the YMCA on the 19th and 20th from 6:30-7pm (bring your own mat or towel).

Teen Snowflake DayTeen Snowflake Day

Friday, December 22, 2017, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

There snow place like the library! Come play minute-to-win-it games, make snowflake crafts and gifts, hang out with surprise guests, and watch the movie Elf starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel.

Teen Read & FeedTeen Read & Feed

Friday, December 29, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

We feed you pizza and snacks, you read in the library after it closes! Bring your own book or get a personal recommendation from a librarian. Pajamas encouraged. Registration and permission form required.

Teen Pathfinder ClubTeen RPG Clubs
Whether you've never played before or have conquered many campaigns, roleplay games are fun, immersive experiences that explore narratives, build teamwork, and shape stories with dice.
  • Come to the library Mondays to see what Pathfinder's all about. We meet in Meeting Room B at 3:30 p.m.!
  • Our Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club has a limited number of spots. Please fill out this online form and Rachel will send you more information.
(We need DMs! Want to DM a teen Dungeons & Dragons (5e) group? Fill out the online form and Rachel will contact you!)
Teen Travel TuesdaysTravel Tuesdays

every Tuesday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday we’ll be traveling the world through the Marion Public Library. Come to Anime Club on the first Tuesday of every month! Join us on the remaining Tuesdays for crafts, food, and special guests.

Teen Game Day WednesdaysGame Day Wednesdays

every Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Gear up for some friendly competition every Wednesday at the Marion Public Library! We've got Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Minecraft, as well as some awesome board games like SuperFight, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more. Come ready to play!

Teen STEAM FridaysSTEAM Fridays

every Friday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Every Friday, we’ve got a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math-related activity just for teens.

Teen Anime ClubAnime Club

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us the first Tuesday of every month in Meeting Room A to hang out with other people who love anime as we watch shows and eat Japanese snacks.


Programs listed on this page are for middle schoolers and/or high schoolers. We know you're busy, so with the exception of any programs that require registration, all are drop-in programs: come when you can and leave when you want!

Upcoming Teen Events

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Cedar Rapids
Adults Children General Teens
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Meeting Room A
Children General Teens
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adults General Teens

Teen Reading Programs

Book a Trip: Teen Edition

Book a Trip: This year-round, all-ages reading program couldn't be easier: all you have to do is read books! Pick up a map from the Information Desk or download one here, and check off each state as you read a book that either takes place in that state, is about that state, or is by an author who is from that state. Read your way across the USA!

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