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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Library Rolls Out July Programs for Teens

“The first month of summer is a refreshing break from the daily grind of school, but come July, teens may find themselves asking, ‘What now?’,” said Youth Services Librarian Courtney Meissner.

“For starters, how about a Stranger Things Season 3 release party, using indigo dye to create beautiful patterns on cotton cloth with your friends or joining a club for aspiring authors or avid readers?”

The Stranger Things Party for Teens will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the New Braunfels Public Library, 700 E. Common Street.

“Teens will be able to craft their own ‘Castle Byers’ sign, build a mini fort and make some Stranger Things buttons to take home with them,” Meissner said. “We’ll also have a waffle bar, where you can add a variety of fun toppings to your creation while we watch some fun videos before the season premiere, which will air on the fourth.”

Teen Writing Club will be on Friday, July 12th, at 1:00 p.m. This club is for young writers between the ages of 13 and 17 interested in learning techniques for developing characters and world building.

“Teens will have the opportunity to share their writing if they want, but there’s absolutely no pressure to, said Meissner. “If you’re not into sharing what you write, that's okay. You can still come for the writing exercises and to hang out with other writers.”

Teens looking for an artistic outlet can attend the previously mentioned indigo dying program on Thursday, July 18th, at 5:00 p.m. Meissner will guide teens through the process of indigo dying and demonstrate some fabric-dying techniques.

Teen Book Club closes out July’s teen programming on Saturday, July 27th, at 4:00 p.m. The theme is books about siblings, and participants can read any book that fits the theme or contact the library for suggestions.

Many library programs, including teen programming at the library, are made possible with the support of the Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library.

More information about these programs, as well as other programs for teens including Coding Club, Teen Advisory Board and Drop-in Volunteering, can be found online by visiting

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