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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.


Shakespearean Insults
Combine words from Shakespeare plays to make funny put-downs.
Abstract Art
Create your own abstract art using wood and paint!
Cypher Circle
Enhance your writing and performing skills incorporating grammar and language.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Poetry Program
Celebrate National Poetry Month with staff during this interactive program.
Throwback Thursday Movie: "Dreamgirls"
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Robotics Club
Work alongside The YETI Robotics Team as they assist you each week with a different activity dealing with robots and robotics.
Learn Quest Play: Project Gotham Racing
Come test your gaming skills against other teens in the Loft's Gaming Corner.
Splash
The final film in the series MADE IN 1984: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES FROM 30 YEARS AGO is the charming romantic comedy Splash, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. It's about a young man who falls in love with a mermaid.
Community Service Project
Crochet a blanket for Project Linus to be completed as a community service project.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Celebrate and enjoy Mexican Heritage with food and music
Internatonal Festival
Learn about other cultures through music, food, clothing, and history
Throwback Thursday Movie:"The Pursuit of Happyness"
Struggling salesman, Chris Gardner and his son are evicted from their home, during this time, he lands an unpaid internship with a firm. Day by day he is pushed to the limits to provide for him and his son, eventually making himself a millionaire.
Young Engineers of Today
Teen girls interested in computer programming and engineering. A different activity will be held each time.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Learn Quest Play:Pick Your Own Game
Enjoy a board game or card game in the Loft teen area with friends and staff
*** This program has multiple listings ***
College Day 2015
Join us for a full day of free workshops that will prepare you for college. This workshop is presented by Endless Dreams Foundation in partnership with ImaginOn. Registration required. Please register at collegeday2015.eventbrite.com
Maker Faire with UNC Charlotte Writing Project
Check out the Maker Faire with the UNC Charlotte Writing Project. Stop by student-led stations to drop in and make a product! Come out and get your "maker" on with us.
ImaginOn Art Club: Silhouette Art
Exercise your creativity and learn new skills in a group setting. Join our young artists' club as we explore different media and techniques to make art to enhance the library.
Poetry & Pancakes
Recite an original or read written poems with other teens. Get a pancake and syrup for participating. Yum!
Career Exploration
Join us to hear from Kenneth Cummings, AP award winning Photographer from the Tennessee newspaper The Jackson Sun, to learn about the types of education and experience that will prepare you to be a Photographer. Explore a typical work day, as well.
Throwback Thursday Movie:"Cool Runnings"
4 Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection, and go all out for glory
Learn Quest Play:UNO
Compete against each other in this extremely fun and competitive card game.
Cooking on a Budget
Learn how to prepare tasty means with an extremely low budget. Review coupons and ingredient measurements and enjoy your dish!
Lucrative Pop Culture
Meet entrepreneurs and discuss lucrative pop culture career ideas
Professional Development: Stick-to-itiveness and Resilience
You practiced what to say, dressed the part, interviewed well, and still did not get the job. Now what? Learn important concepts about resilience, stick-to-itiveness, and not giving up in this months workshop. Facilitated by The Teen Loft’s own AJ!
Throwback Thursday Movie "The Soloist"
A Los Angeles journalist (played by Robert Downey Jr) befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician (Jamie Foxx), while looking for a new article for the paper.
Learn Quest Play:Scattergories
Win points by writing down words that start with random letters chosen from a roll of dice. Play against staff and try to beat them!
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
The second film in the series IT'S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN is the stylish 1976 thriller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, with Nicol Williamson as Holmes and Robert Duvall as Dr. Watson. Also with Alan Arkin and Laurence Olivier.
Kitchen Chemistry
Learn what it takes to make something delicious during this hands on experiment. What will it be this month? Come and join us for a tasty surprise!
*** This program has multiple listings ***
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.
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.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
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.
Throwback Thursday Movie: Crooklyn
From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.(www.imdb.com) Rated PG-13
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!
Silver Screen Superheroes: Divergent
Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. (www.imdb.com) Rated PG-13
Throwback Thursday Movie: Sandlot
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. (www.imbd.com) Rated PG.
Learn, Connect, Play: Giant Scrabble
Engage in friendly competition with Giant Scrabble.
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.
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.
Throwback Thursday Movie: Heavy Weights
Selected kids are lured into joining a camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is not what it seems. Rated PG.
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 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 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.
Thowback Thursday Movie
Watch a movie from the past with your friends!

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