Teen Zine is the Huntley Area Public Library’s writers’ club for grades 6 – 12. Teen Zine is also the name of our group’s quarterly publication. If you like writing, photography, art, graphic design, and/or publishing, we would love your creative input! Take me to the current issue! Meetings: Teen Zine meets monthly in the library’s program room. No need to register, just drop in. Upcoming dates: Friday, October 25,…
Sarah Natale (Mondello), book publishing professional and author of the award-winning historical fiction book, The Kiss of Death, which received a publishing contract when she was a teenager, spoke about the publication process – including inspiration, research, the importance of editing, publication routes, and promotion – to an enthusiastic audience of adult and teen writers this past September. Please enjoy some photos from the event below:
Tweens turned black and white photos into amazing pop art portraits, making a set of 4 mini paintings (which can be sealed and used as coasters).
Tweens met a live Blanding’s turtle and learned about this species as they sketched their subject. Check out their sketches and how much the turtle liked hanging at the library! For more details, dates and times for upcoming Project Tween programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website, the print or online copy of the library’s newsletter The Whole Story.
Teens took on the roles of treasure-hunting adventurers and puzzle-solvers as they attempted to escape from our Indiana Jones-themed room! See photos below:
Art instructor, Christine Thornton, returned this month to guide adults and teens through the process of creating beautiful watercolor butterfly paintings. See their work below!
The Huntley Library partnered with Morkes Chocolates to offer candy-making classes to teens this summer (based on the summer reading theme “Dig Into Summer”). Teens created candy terrariums filled with candy mud, dirt, rocks, worms, plants, and imaginative creatures that they sculpted themselves and dipped in chocolate! Creative and delicious. Check out their creations below:
Teens dropped in to challenge one another to games of ping pong in the library’s program room. Our tables were a bit undersized, but we made it work with adjustable nets and bodies!
Teens created a free-standing dinosaur out of cardboard and other materials. Templates were provided or they could create their own. Enjoy the photos!
Our popular henna event/artist is back! Rebecca Huston from Heathen Ink Tattoo returned to decorate area teens with temporary, henna tattoos. Participants also learned how to use the henna applicators to create their own designs. Photos are from two sessions, one in June and one in July.