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TEEN PROGRAMS @ THE LOFT   
Listed below are the Teen programs taking place in the next 60 days at ImaginOn. In some cases pre-registration is required in order to attend. Information about Children's Theatre Programs for Teens is available on the Children's Theatre website.


Throwback Thursday Movie: "The Karate Kid (2010)"
12-year-old Dre and his mother moves to China. Though he knows a little karate, his fighting skills are no match for the school bully. Dre finds a friend in Mr. Han, who teaches him all about kung fu in the hope that Dre will be able to face Cheng.
Learn Quest Play:Pick Your Own Game
Enjoy a board game or card game in the Loft teen area with friends and staff
Community Service Project: Crocheting
Join staff and learn the skill of crocheting to be completed as a community service project
Ransom Note Poetry
Cut out words, letters, and phrases from books and magazines to create unique poetry.
Learn, Quest, Play: Giant Tumble Tower
Come play this giant, Jenga-like game of tumbling blocks that will test your mental skill and your manual dexterity.
#TBT Charlotte in the 1970's
Take a trip back to the 70’s to see what The Queen City looked like!
Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Connect Four
Challenge your friends in this life size game of Connect Four!
Superhero Crossword
Test your superhero knowledge by completing this mind-boggling crossword. Turn your worksheet in for a sweet treat!
Make It Monday: Art Club
Join us in an activity that will inspire you to think and use your imagination while creating a project you can take home.
Teen Loft Scavenger Hunt
Test your skills with your friends to see if you can find all the clues hidden in the Teen Loft.
Healthy Relationships! Healthy You!
Are you in a healthy relationship?  Join Time Out Youth to learn some signs to help you determine the health of your relationship.  This workshop will also introduce teens to the programs available from Time Out Youth.
Lucrative Pop Culture
Teens meet and discuss career ideas that can be Lucrative from what's relevant in Pop culture relating to current trends.
Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Scrabble
Engage in friendly competition with Giant Scrabble.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Superhero Love
Match the superhero with his/her love interest. Turn your worksheet in for a sweet treat!
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The third film in the series IT'S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN is the 1959 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Holmes, played by Peter Cushing, must rid Baskerville Hall of the curse of the hound, which preys upon its owners
Teen Summer Reading 2015: Be a Local Teen Hero
Be a local teen hero by participating in one of our exciting summer service projects! Earn service hours with other teens as you give back and make a difference in your community. Contact your branch for project activity details.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Teen Summer Reading 2015: Heroes Versus Villains Kickoff Party
Celebrate Summer Reading like a superhero or supervillain! Challenge other teens in exciting games and activities to find out who rules in the library - heroes or villains. Costumes welcome!
Meet the Authors: Brendan Reichs, Carrie Ryan, Renee Ahdieh
Meet YA authors Brendan Reichs, Carrie Ryan, and Renee Ahdieh! Hear them talk about their writing processes and publishing journeys, and collect their autographs.
Cypher Circle
Enhance your writing and performance skills incorporating grammar and language *Dance Edition*
Teen Summer Reading 2015: Silver Screen Superheroes
Join us this summer for movies featuring some of your favorite heroes from literature, comic books, and cinema. Come watch Blankman. This movie is rated PG-13.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Checkers
Engage in friendly competition with Giant Checkers.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The fourth film in the series IT'S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN is the 1939 mystery The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This one stars the most famous Holmes and Watson of them all: Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. With Ida Lupino.
Make It Monday: 8 Bit Art
Come in and make your own original artwork using plastic beads and templates provided by Staff.
iSpeak Youth Open Mic Night
Youth-focused and youth-led, iSPEAK is an open mic platform that features student poets and lyricists. This event will provide an opportunity for young writers and performers to flex their skills on the mic in a supportive atmosphere.
Kitchen Chemistry
Teens will explore chemistry as seen in cooking, one of the oldest and most widespread uses of applied chemistry.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Thowback Thursday Movie
Watch a movie from the past with your friends!
Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Chess
Engage in friendly competition with this life size game of Giant Chess!
CTC Teen Summer Production: Macbeth
Considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works, Macbeth, his shortest tragedy, tells the story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Teen Summer Reading 2015: Superhero Stenciled Shirts
Bring your own t-shirt to stencil on logos from some of your favorite superheroes. Or decorate your shirt freestyle with fabric markers.
Teen Summer Reading 2015: Gaming Tournament
Test your might in an all-out branch tournament against other gamers in DC vs Mortal Combat.
Teen Summer Reading 2015: Unmask! Interactive Art Workshop
Join local artist Cathay Dawkins for an exciting art workshop. Learn the ins and outs of drawing some of your favorite heroes and villains. Unmask your artistic skills and create your own unique character to take home. Just bring your imagination.
Throwback Thursday Movie Beat Street
An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture. (www.imdb.com) Rated PG
Google Maker Camp
Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects while learning STEM skills.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Throwback Thursday Movie Breakin'
A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. (www.imdb.com). Rated PG
Sherlock Jr.
The fifth film in the series IT'S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN is the delightful 1924 silent comedy Sherlock Jr., starring the legendary Buster Keaton. Local maestro Ethan Uslan will provide live piano accompaniment!
Throwback Thursday Movie Breakin' II
A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it. (www.imdb.com) Rated PG.
Learn, Connect, Play: Catch Phrase
Participate in this board game which will encourage cooperation, problem solving, letter and word recognition, and critical thinking skills.
Sherlock: A Study in Pink
The sixth film in the series IT'S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN is the opening episode of the fantastically popular British television series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson.
Cooking on a Budget
Learn how to prepare tasty meals with an extremely low budget. Review coupons and ingredient measurements and enjoy your dish!
Throwback Thursday Movie Class Act
Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. (www.imdb.com) Rated PG-13
Mortal Kombat V DC Universe Tournament
Put your teamwork and competition skills to practice by participating in our videogame tournament.

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