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June 2016

Stay informed! Follow the Franklin Public Teens on Facebook.

Email the Teen Department directly at yalib@franklinlibrary.org.

All teens are welcome to participate in our programs, regardless of residence.

Teen Anime Club

anime club BlannaTeen Anime Club is a celebration of the cartoons from the amazing culture of Japan! We watch an Anime (Japanese animated cartoon), hold 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 (June 14 & 28) 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.

Teen Short Story & Art Contest

Attention, local teen writers and artists! You are invited to write or draw a Science Fiction or Fantasy story for our Teen Summer Short Story & Art Contest. Whether it’s a romp to the past, dealing with fire-breathing lizards, or to a far away galaxy, let your imagination set a course with Sci-fi and Fantasy!

  • We have three groups for entries: ages 11 – 13; ages 14 – 16; and ages 17 – 19.
  • Stories must be no more than 4 pages, and art work must be printer page size (8 1/2″ x 11″).
  • The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 11, 2016.
  • Winners will be announced during our 3rd Comic Con on July 16th (details below).
  • Entrants must include name, phone number, address, school, and grade from the 2015-2016 school year with their submission.
  • You can submit your story or art by dropping it off at the library during normal business hours, or by email at franklinstorycontest@gmail.com.

The contest is co-sponsored by Seneca Printing, Victorian City Art & Frame, and Neverending Stories. If you have any questions, please call Miss Kathleen at the library (814-432-5062), email franklinstorycontest@gmail.com or call Neverending Stories at (814) 516-5075.

Creative Writing

Cheyenne Shields will lead a class in Creative Writing at the library on Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM, for kids in grades 6 to 12. There is a $5.00 registration fee, which will go to the Kirtland Cancer Foundation.

Coming Up: 3rd Annual Comic Con

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Comic Con, coming up at the library on Saturday, July 16 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. The theme is Video Games. There will be a costume and video game trivia contest. The winners of the Short Story Summer Writing & Art Contest will also be announced. There will be snacks and various booths and games. A Minecraft style background booth will be featured for taking photos. The event is free and open to Teens and their families. Come for some modern and vintage video game fun!

Coming Up: Harry Potter’s Birthday Party

Celebrate the birthday of the Boy Who Lived with us! Harry Potter’s Birthday Party is on Saturday, July 30 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for all ages. No registration required.

Thunder: Teen Dinner & Gaming

Thunder is on summer break. Have a great summer and we’ll see you in the fall!