Here at the Bowman Library, we are excited to be expanding our programs for teens this fall. In addition to bringing back your favorites, such as Anime & Pocky, Manga Art, and Game Night, thanks to the suggestions from our Teen Advisers, we have added the following:
Teen Art Nights
1st Thursdays @ 5 pm
Join other teen art enthusiasts in the exploration of different art styles, techniques, and mediums, and display your creations in the Bowman Teen area. Make it your own! Personalize the Teen area at Bowman Library.
Bowman Teen Writer’s Guild
3rd Thursdays @ 5 pm
Participate in the creation of a Bowman Teen newsletter with creative writing, book reviews, poetry, and event promotion.
NANOWRIMO Young Writer’s Program
Tuesdays in November @ 6 pm
Join other teens participating in National Novel Writing Month.
Begins Tuesday, October 31—Launch your novel-writing project with a party!
Ends Tuesday, December 5—Celebrate finishing your novel!
Dungeons and Dragons
Saturdays @ 1pm (beginning Sept 9) Teen groups get together for this traditional role playing game. Registration is required.
Looking for something to do during your day off from school? Friday, September 1st is a staff development day, so we’re going to take advantage of your free day to kick of Library Card Sign-up Month! This year’s theme is DC Comics and the Teen Titans so we will be playing a double feature, Battle of the Billionaires!
You may also wish to take note of a few small changes in our regular programs. For example, after our showing of Voltron on Monday, August 28, instead of sampling a new anime each month, beginning September 25th our Anime & Pocky nights will host a season of Death Note, playing 2-3 episodes each month. This gives everyone an opportunity to get into the series, providing a more complete understanding of the plot.
Anime & Pocky
4th Mondays @ 6 pm
Eat some pocky and snacks and check out our manga and anime titles.
August 28: Voltron
Join us Sept 25, Oct 23, & Nov 27 for 2-3 episodes of Death Note per month.
Manga Art is back with a new time.
1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6 pm
Join us as you color enchanting designs or bring a sketch book & create manga art. Materials provided.
Game Night is a definite highlight to the activities offered at the Bowman Library and will be back with monthly themes!
Check out this video we took from our July event.
Play close attention to October’s Game Night because we plan to include an Escape Room and will need your help.
3rd Fridays @ 5:30 pm—8 pm
Middle & high school students stop by to play electronic, card, & computer games. Enjoy snacks!
September 15, Superheroes
October 20: Escape Room
November 17: Fantasy
December 15: Ugly Festive Party
Have more ideas or wish to be involved in future planning? Participate in our Teen Advisory Board.
Teen Advisory Board
2nd Mondays @ 6 pm
A planning group open to middle & high school students for library programs & events. To join call Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000 x215
There is always more to do and see at the library. Our teen writers will soon have their first newsletter out and it’ll keep you up to date, as well as give you more great YA book suggestions. Here is a sneak preview of our first draft: September 2017 Teen Newsletter
Here’s to a great fall season!