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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.

Make It Monday: MaKey MaKey
Anyone can be an inventor with this circuit board!
Poetry in Motion
Animate words with stop motion into some catchy lyrics or poetry!
Guy's Talk: Jazz Appreciation
Join us for a guys only discussion group. We'll chat about issues facing male teens today as we listen to some thought provoking and soothing Jazz music
Throwback Thursday Movie - "Akeelah and the Bee"
The story of Akeelah Anderson a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother, Akeelah enters various spelling contests at a chance to go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Robotics Club
Work alongside The YETI Robotics Team as they assist you each week with a different activity dealing with robots and robotics.
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Learn Quest Play:Pick Your Own Game
Enjoy a board game or card game in the Loft teen area with friends and staff
Interrupting Vanessa
Ten-year old Vanessa, a collector of stuff - keys, string, broken flashlights, wires - forms an unlikely friendship with Timmy Fibbins, & gradually, these classmates discover that courage, self-reliance & a generous dose of humor can create a bond.
Community Service Program: Crocheting
Join staff and learn the skill of crocheting to be completed as a community service project.
Cypher Circle
Join us for a cypher circle to examine lyricism. Improve lyrical skills through literacy for various forms of musical and poetic art.
Workforce Development: I Can Learn a Career
Interested in a career? Join us to learn about a career and how you can get into the field from local business men and women.
Throwback Thursday Movie: "Sister Act 2"
A Las Vegas singer is persuaded to return to the convent by Mother Superior because her help is needed in teaching their choral students at St. Francis and to keep it from closing by entering this group of students in a choir contest in LA.
Learn Quest Play:Street Fighter 4 Tournament
Come test your gaming skills against other teens in the Loft's Gaming Corner.
Prom Project
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Cooking on a Budget
Learn how to prepare tasty means with an extremely low budget. Review coupons and ingredient measurements and enjoy your dish!
Poetry & Pancakes
Recite an original or read written poems with other teens. Get a pancake and syrup for participating. Yum!
NC Science Festival STEM 101: BeatLab
Participate in hands-on science experimente, engineering projects, or math puzzles. This week, explore BeatLab, an online music maker where you can remix and listen to other's songs. Put together a compilation that can be played at the library!
Professional Development: Decision Making
This session will focus on the importance of your decision, how they positively and negatively impact your life, and how they can effect you landing that tentative new job. Facilitated by the Teen Loft's own AJ!
Throwback Thursday Movie:"Princess & The Frog"
Hardworking and ambitious, Tiana dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen, who has been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier
Learn Quest Play:UNO
Compete against each other in this extremely fun and competitive card game.
Science Geek Out: Animate, Investigate, Create
NC Science Festival: Teens and preteens can explore numerous STEAM stations, including stop-motion animation, blue screen filming, comic creation, and creating their own lip balm.
They Might Be Giants
The new film series IT'S ELEMENTARY: SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN opens with They Might Be Giants starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward. Released in 1971, this unique and unpredictable comedy is set in contemporary New York City.
Credit Card Jewelry
Come and create your very own one of a kind jewelry by upcycling old credit cards!
Lucrative Pop Culture
Meet entrepreneurs and discuss lucrative pop culture career ideas.
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Kitchen Chemistry: Smoothies
Learn what it takes to make a delicious smoothie during this hands on experiment.
Throwback Thursday Movie: "Selena"
Selena is born into a musical Mexican-American. Her father realizes that his daughter is talented & helps her rise to fame. After much success Selena starts on an English-language album which her life was tragically cut short before its released
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: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!
Shakespearean Insults
Combine words from Shakespeare plays to make funny put-downs.
Abstract Art
Create your own abstract art using wood and paint!
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.
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.
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
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.

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