McDowell County Public Library

Teen Programs & Events

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 Polymer  Clay Creations

Tuesday, November 14 @ 4: 00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday , November 16 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort

Teens will get to use their imagination as they design their own fictional creatures using polymer clay.


Woven Turkeys

Tuesday,  November 21 @ 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Closed Thursday Old Fort @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort

Miss Megan will teach the teens how to create a yarn weaving that resembles a turkey.


Mythical Beast Paper

November 28 @ 4:00 p.m.  Marion

November 30 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort

Teens will be learning how to make pulp paper which they will be able to turn into a mythical beast.


Subway Art

December 5 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion

December 7 @ 4:oo p.m. Old Fort

Teens will be making word collages in subway art fashion.



December 12 @ 4:00 p.m.  Marion

December 14 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort

Teens will be learning about and creating their own mandalas by upcyling  old Cd’s.



Self Portraits Collage

December 19 @ 4:00 p.m.  Marion

December 21 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort

Teens will turn a picture of themselves into a collaged creation. This would make a perfect holiday gift.


A Drones View

Tuesday, January 02 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, January 04 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn a whole new perspective on the landscape as the create map like art using readily available satellite imagery.


Boxes like Bontecou’s

Tuesday, January 09 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Using a cardboard box as a starting point, teens will create a multi-media sculpture.


Paste Paper

Tuesday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, January 18 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will use the paint brushes that they made in an previous program and they will learn what paste paper is, how to make it, and what to do with it.


Reed Sculptures

Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, January 25th at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

This process demonstrates how reeds can be inserted into corrugated channels that will hold them in place and easily release them as well.


Painted Glass

Tuesday January 30@ 4:00 p.m.   Marion Branch

Thursday February 1 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Stained glass artists of the Middle Ages developed vitreous paint that could be applied to glass in much the same way as a canvas. Merging glass art and painting allowed artists to achieve beautiful, back lit scenes. This process uses acrylic paint and medium to create translucent artwork within a ring.





  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013

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  • Find us

    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762