The Block for Preteens

ImaginOn has launched a new space for preteens, so if you are between the ages of 7 and 11, this is the space for you! The Block, located in the back area of Spangler library, is a special space reserved just for tweens (no younger siblings allowed!), with LEGO tables, self-directed activities, and regularly scheduled programming.
 
All activities in the Block are completely free and open to children ages 7-11. Complete the weekly LEGO challenge on our flip-top tables and get your picture featured in our LEGO Legends reel. Join us for Learn, Connect, Play: WiiU Gaming at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the school year and Mondays through Fridays during the summer, and compete with your buddies on games like Just Dance 4 and MarioKart. Join our regularly scheduled pop-up programming at 2pm to participate in anything from Play-Doh challenges and origami programs to learning how to use our Ready Animator and MakerSchool kits (which include activities like fiber arts, marble run challenges, erector sets, etc.).

On Fridays at 3pm during the school year, join us for Kickback in the Block to watch movies and eat popcorn or compete to win a prize in our Championship Challenge series. Or, any time of the year, just grab one of our bean bag chairs and a good book or graphic novel and relax and enjoy your special preteen space!

Preteen Programs in the Block

  • Weekly LEGO® challenges
  • Learn, Connect, Play: Wii U Gaming
  • Pop-Up Programming
  • Kickback in the Block: Films
  • Kickback in the Block: Championship Challenges
  • Board Games
  • Crafts and Activity Sheets

Calendar

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04/21
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Celebrate Shakespeare Saturday at ImaginOn on April 21st!

Celebrate the Bard's Birthday with activities for all ages this weekend!

Drop in anytime on Saturday, April 21, 2018, between 10:00am and 4:00pm to celebrate Shakepeare’s birthday with activities for all ages in honor of the Bard. Take part in a Shakespeare-themed storytime at 10:30am, sign a giant birthday card, attend a free “Shakespeare’s Heartbeat” workshop, take a stage combat lesson, learn about life for children in Elizabethan England, play a game of giant chess, make a fairy wand or Montague and Capulet shield, and much more! 

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New Adult 101: FAST TRACK TRADE SCHOOL & JOB FAIR

Are you considering alternatives to a four-year college degree or looking for employment? 

Join us in the Teen Loft, April 7th, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm as we host several employers and trade school organizations such as Empire Beauty School, NASCAR Technical Institute, Art Institute of Charlotte, JobCorps, Carolinas Electrical Training Institute, Aldo Shoes, Cantina1511, Carowinds, HMS Host, Paradies Lagardere, Road to Hire & Top Golf.

This fair is ONLY for ages 16-24.

 

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