Stuff For Teens!
The West Bend Library offers a wide variety of books, media, and programming geared toward teens and preteens. Click here for a flier of upcoming young adult events, or scroll down for more information.
NAMI: In Our Own Voice - Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30 p.m.
NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. This free 60-minute presentation provides a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition.
This presentation provides:
- An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic
- A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions
- The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals
- Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community
Monthly Teen Events
The library has several events that recur each month all year long! Scroll down to learn more.
Anime Manga Club meets on the second Tuesday the library is open each month, at 4:30 p.m. We screen two episodes of a different anime each month, so we're usually done around 5:30. Cosplay is always welcome! Club attendees pick next month's anime at the current month's meeting. No RSVP or signup is necessary, and you are allowed to bring snacks and beverages. The library subscribes to Japan Crate to get cool snacks to try each month. Check the library's calendar or the Facebook event for more info.
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019
West Bend's hottest book club is by teens, for teens. Club members pick books that have been banned or challenged to read independently, then we get together to discuss the book. Sometimes we watch a movie based on the book, or sometimes we do a craft or other activity related to the book. A lot of our selections come from college book lists, so this is a great way to get some college prep in without the pressure! These books aren’t for the faint of heart, so you may want to do a little research on the book before reading it. First timers are always welcome – stop by and see what we’re all about! It's Lit meets once a month, at 4:30 on Thursday the same week as Anime Manga Club. Check out what we're reading next!
November 14: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
December 12: Bring your own book (and snacks to share if you want to), and we'll pick books for 2020!
The Page is Loading... is a bring-your-own-book club. We don't assign a book, just come ready to talk about something you've read lately, or your favorite book ever, or just books in general. If you're stuck in a rut, come by to get suggestions for new books. Just finished something great? Come tell us all about it! Geared toward preteens (grades 4-6), but older teens are also welcome. The Page is Loading meets once a month, typically the third Tuesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
October 15 | November 19 | December 17
Want to get involved? Have ideas for library improvement? Want to add some pizzazz to your resume or college application? The Super Awesome Library Teens - SALT for short - meet once a month to discuss how to make the library a better place for teens and preteens. We also play games, do crafts, and eat snacks. SALT meets on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., typically the same week as The Page Is Loading. SALT is members only. To learn more and apply, contact Hannah at the library.