Every Thursday from 7:00-8:00, except the first Thursday of the month, is a different teen program at Mary Riley Styles Library with our Young Adult Librarian, Laura Miller. Sign-up for one of our ongoing programs like Middle School Book Club or drop in for a fun craft program! Check the calendar for our upcoming events or call the Youth Services Desk at 703-248-5034 for more information.
Regular Teen Events at the Library
Teen Poetry Contest
Every March the library hosts a Poetry Contest for area teens. There are two age groups for entry: Middle School and High School. The contest is judged by community members and prizes are generously provided by the Library Foundation. Click on the link above for a complete list of rules and submission guidelines.
Middle School Book Club
The book club for students in Grades 6-8 meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday during the school year. Registration is required for the full year and students are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible. Copies of the book will be made available to those students who register. Click on the link above for upcoming meetings.
High School Book Club
This book club for teens in Grades 9-12 meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month during the school year. Limited copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk, registration required. Click on the link above for upcoming meetings.
Make it @ the Library
Calling all crafters! Teens in Grades 6-12 are welcome to bring any craft from home or experiment with the library's supplies in this crafting group. Each month will have a theme for inspiration but all crafts are welcome! Though these are not classes, basic instruction and troubleshooting will be available as needed. Registration is required, click on the link above for information about the next meeting.