Hang out with us on discord! The TDL Teens Discord is the virtual version of the library Teen Space. It has chat boards where you can talk about the books you've been reading or anything else that's on your mind, and it has voice chat rooms where the virtual teen programs will be held. It is open to teens in grades 7-12 and is monitored by the Teen Services Librarian, Miss Amanda.
Teen Virtual Study Hall
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Start off the school week on the right foot with an online study hall.
The Teen Services Librarian, Miss Amanda, will be on the TDL Teens Discord server to help you with homework questions, research projects, or general study strategies. (No, I will not do your homework for you.) We'll listen to music, hang out, and get some stuff done. Stay as long as you like and use the time for whatever you need.
Limited to teens in grades 7-12. This is a virtual program. A camera is not necessary, but you will need the microphone on your computer or phone for the voice chat.
Teen Grab & Go Art Project: Halloween Scratch Art
Wednesday October 28, 3:00 pm
Make art with friends! Join the TDL Teens Discord to voice chat with other teens while making your art project.
Before this program, pick up the Teen Grab & Go Art Project kit from the library (while supplies last).
Limited to teens entering grades 7-12. This is a virtual program. A camera is not necessary, but you will need the microphone on your computer or phone for the voice chat.
Teen Game Night
Wednesday, October 21, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Let's play a game! We'll meet on the TDL Teens Discord Server and play some online party games. This month we'll play Jackbox Party Pack
This is a virtual event. A camera is not necessary, but you will need the microphone on your computer or phone to chat.
Limited to teens in grades 7-12.
Teen Graphic Novel Book Club
Wednesday, November 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Who's up for a virtual book club to talk about graphic novels?
This is a virtual event. We'll meet on the TDL Teens Discord Server to talk about the graphic novel. A camera is not necessary, but you will need the microphone on your computer or phone to chat. Register now and find more teen eveents on the library Event Calendar.
Teen RPG Club
Wednesday, November 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We're starting up a new RPG group for teens in grades 7-12. We'll play using Roll20 and will start out with a few one shot games to get everyone used to the mechanics and new group.
This is a virtual event. Roll20 does not have a mobile app at this time, but you might be able to use the site on your phone's web browser. A microphone will let you chat with the other players, but it is not required.
Things to do online while staying safe at home
Break out of some virtual Escape Rooms
Share your story with the Library of Michigan's COVID-19: Save Your Story project
Take #ShelterInPoems by following this hashtag or by writing your own poetry
Or try writing a Haiku one line at a time
Learn how to speak the language of computers with Code.org
Hangout with some awesome YA authors
Take ALL the quizzes!
Become one with nature
Start planning your writing project for NaNoWriMo and try writing a novel in a month
Explore the Harry Potter museum
Take a virtual tour of the National Parks with Google Earth
Find even more things to do under our Teen Resources tab
Follow TDL Teens on Instagram or Facebook and share what you're up to :)
Things to do around the house
Build the most epic blanket fort ever and spend the afternoon reading inside
Make socks into puppets, write a short skit, and put on a puppet show (this is a great way to entertain any little kids in your house)
Narrate your pet - or an animal you see out the window - like you are the host of a nature documentary
Use cardboard from the recycling bin to build a cardboard castle, or a box city, or an abstract alien-blob looking thing
Turn chores into a competition by setting a timer and racing against the clock, or by competing with someone else in the house to see who can clean the most in ten minutes
Get a new perspective - lie on the floor, sit upside down in a chair, stare up at the ceiling - and draw what you see (terrible artwork is encouraged, no actual drawing skills required)
Struggling with feeling stuck at home? Find someone to talk to.
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