All teens are welcome to participate in our programs, regardless of residence.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Are you a teen with a story that you haven’t gotten around to finishing or are you a past participant in Franklin Library’s Inklings Writing workshop? You may want to try your hand at NaNoWriMo!
What is NaNoWriMo?
It is a fun, seat-of-your pants writing event with the challenge to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by Midnight on November 30. The word count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program allows 17 and under participants to “set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals”. Miss Kathleen will be even be working on her own goal at the same time!
Miss Kathleen has created a virtual classroom for all local teen writers to join and discuss their writing, as well as receive updates and tips from her. Look for the classroom named FranklinPublicLibrary_Inklings. There are also logs available at the library so that you can keep track of your progress. Miss Kathleen will also be posting tips and ideas on the Franklin Public Library Teens Facebook page to help keep your creative process going.
Anyone who completes his/her goal and is a member of the Library’s Classroom, FranklinPublicLibrary_Inklings, is eligible for a small prize from Miss Kathleen!
For more information on how to sign up, call or email Miss Kathleen at email@example.com or call 814- 432-5062.
Be sure to get parental permission before creating any online accounts.
Teen Anime Club
Teen Anime Club is a celebration of the cartoons from the amazing culture of Japan! We watch an Anime (Japanese animated cartoon), do round table discussions, play Japanese games, and learn a Japanese word of the day.
The club meets biweekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (November 10 & 24) from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The Teen Anime Club is open to ages 13 to 18. Pre-registration is required and a parent must be present to sign the registration form.
Thunder: Teen Dinner & Gaming
Thunder meets on Thursdays (November 5, 12, & 19) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please note, Thunder will not meet on Thanksgiving, November 26.
Thunder is a weekly dinner and gaming group for teens in 6th through 12th grade. Join Miss Kathleen for Wii games, board games, and dinner. Registration is not required, but Thunder is limited to the first 15 kids who sign in each week.
2015 Spooky Story & Art Contest Update
To check out the 2015 winners, please click here: 2015 Spooky Story & Art Contest Winners (PDF).
We hope you are all having a safe and happy school year. Remember, we are all here to help you with your school projects. Don’t be shy! Ask for help. It’s what we are here for. :)