Learn to play popular songs on the ukulele with music extraordinaire, Emerald Hart! Teens 11-17 will meet May 25th, 4pm – 5:30pm in the Billings Public Library Community Room. Teens and family members will also have a chance to take a look at our new Community Crates, including Music, Visual Arts, and Health Science. This program and our new Community Crates are supported by a grant from the Billings Community Foundation, an innovative Community Foundation helping individual donors and charitable organizations meet the needs of the Greater Yellowstone Region of Montana.
Emerald is a student at MSU Billings pursuing a degree in Music Education as well as a degree in Music Performance with a focus in Vocals. She will be graduating this May to take a job in Belgrade, Montana as the Middle School Choir Teacher!
A big thank you to Billings Public Schools, Scott Corey and Ellie Ellis for providing the ukuleles used in this workshop. This event will be recorded.
This is a collaborative effort where teenagers will work alongside a professional artist to explore the subject of "belonging" through the creation of a public mural. Join us for our first meeting on June 4th at 1pm in the TECH Lab. Snacks will be provided! This will be a multi-week project and all meetings and painting will occur on Saturdays. Email Vanessa with questions or to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens 13-17 meet Wednesdays at 5pm in Billings Public Library’s TECH Lab in order to have fun, share experiences, and show their support for one another in a safe space. Activities will be provided, such as arts & crafts or gaming. All teens who join this social group will be accepted, respected, and welcomed.
Make friends, learn something new, and be who you are! No registration required.
Teen Book Club
Thanks to Humanities Montana and the Big Sky Reads grant, our Teen Book Club continues! Teens who sign up will receive a copy of the book, free to keep.
All of our books have been claimed for this month.
We will meet May 31 at 6pm to discuss our next book, Lore by Alexandra Bracken.
June 1 – DIY Hummingbird Feeder Take-Away Kit ready
June 7 – Boat Building Take-Away Kit ready
June 10 at 2-3pm – Message in a Bottle Workshop
June 17 at 2-3pm – Crochet Workshop
June 24 at 12pm – Rubber Ducky Boat Race
June 24 at 2-3pm – Teen Pollinator Workshop
June 29 at 2-3pm – Outdoor Book Club at Pioneer Park
BOAT BUILDING & RUBBER DUCKY RACE
Teens and tweens in grades 6 through 12 can participate in a STEM competition by building a sea-worthy craft that will carry their rubber ducky to the finish line! Participants must register ahead of time and will receive a take-away kit filled with supplies for making a working boat. Participants will earn points toward their Summer Reading account and prizes for attending the event. Kits will be available starting June 7, 2022 and must be picked up from Billings Public Library TECH Lab. The Rubber Ducky Race will occur on June 24, 2022 at 12pm in the Billings Public Library reflecting pool, located on the first floor in front of the children’s area. Sign up early!
Teen Techies Coding Club
Learn HTML and earn summer reading points for each session you attend. Meetings will be held Tuesdays in June, 2pm - 3pm in the Computer Classroom located on the 2nd floor of the library. Open to 6th - 12th graders. No experience necessary! Sign up early!
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE WORKSHOP
Start Summer Reading off “write” by attending our Message in a Bottle workshop on June 10, 2pm-3pm in the TECH Lab. Learn to tea dye fabric and practice your hand-lettering / calligraphy. Write a message and decorate your bottle to make a special gift for someone! Earn Summer Reading points for attending. Sign up early!
Teen Book Boxes
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Teen Book Boxes program! Teens will receive free books, educational materials, and surprise items when they sign up each month. Limited supplies available. Open to 11- 19 year olds.
We are taking a short break from the Teen Book Boxes Program.
There will be no registration for June or July.
Keep an eye out for future announcements! If you have received a Teen Book Box in the past, please consider filling out this feedback form
View the books we sent out in previous months and download the educational materials from our READING page!
Instructions and supply lists for our previous Teen Take Away Kits. Get crafty with things you find around the house!
Create a design and pick a filament color. Email your 3D design as an STL file, your color choice from the list below, and your name. Note that 3D models will be limited to one color and sizes may need to be adjusted. Our printers can only print objects that fit within a 10"x6"x6" space. Paint is available upon request. Email Vanessa in the TECH Lab at email@example.com with any questions.
Current color options:
PLA Filament: best used to reliably create high detail parts. It is best for cosmetic prints used in low-stress applications. It is perfect for beginners due to ease of printing. Dremel PLA is a high-quality PLA designed for reliability and ease of printing. It has a high softening temperature to minimize risk of nozzle jams while maintaining print quality.
PLA FILAMENT WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Kenzi Stephens' winning submission for the World Building Contest!
Read Megan Bingham's poem, "Hope," winner of the Billings Public Library's Creative Writing Competition!
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