McDowell County Public Library

Teen Programs & Events

Van Gogh Plaques

Tuesday, May 22 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, May 24 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will sculpt a slab of clay into a landscape. They will then paint it using colors inspired by Van Gogh.

 

Bracelet Weaving

Tuesday, May 29 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, May 31 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to make different bracelets using embroidery thread. These make great gifts to exchange with friends.

 

Making Decorations

Tuesday, June 5 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, June 7 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will be making musical garland to decorate the teen area. The Summer Reading Programs theme this year is, “Libraries Rock”. We will be creating musically themed crafts this summer.

 

Sign ups for Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Marion Branch

Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Old Fort Branch

Sign up is easy. Everything is Free. We will have great prizes this year. The more you read, the more chances you will have to win prizes.

 

Mosaic Tiles

Tuesday, June 12 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, June 14 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

The teens will start off the summer by learning how to turn old cd’s into beautiful mosaic tiles. These tiles can be used to embellish other projects, or turned into jewelry. Please sign up for this program at the children’s desk in Marion or the circulation desk in Old Fort.

 

Painting Punk Rocks

Tuesday, June 19 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, June 21 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will use their creativity and turn rocks into musical band members.

 

Rainsticks

Tuesday, June 26 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, June 28 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

In this hands on session, teens will learn how make a musical instrument that will produce the sound of rain.

 

Breakout Box

Tuesday, July 3 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, July 5 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will be challenged while they try to figure out all of the clues to unlock the box and win the prizes within.

 

Macramé Earbuds

Tuesday, July 10 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, July 12 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to turn ordinary earbuds into extraordinary earbuds.  Free earbuds included.

 

Polymer Clay

Tuesday, July 17 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, July 19 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will create musical instrument miniatures using polymer clay.

 

Make Poprocks

Tuesday, July 24 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, July 26 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Learn how to make a candy that creates a fun popping sound when dissolved in one’s mouth.

 

Pizza Party and Portrait

Tuesday, July 31 @ 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, August 02 @ 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will celebrate completing the summer reading program with a pizza party. They will also be doing a portrait using liquid latex.

  • 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
    Directions

    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
    Directions