Teen Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Madison Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
Limit by location:
Limit by audience: 
Teen Crafternoon: Zo
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:00 pm

Inspired by the Walking Dead, join in and create  the perfect zombie for your Halloween decorations. Barbies and creative materials will be provided

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Babysitting Class *R
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This program informs on the essential skills and the business side of babysitting.  Each attendee will earn American Red Cross Babysitting Certification and develop take-along tools for babysitting. This program requires a $20.00 (check or cash) refundable deposit due one week after registration to guarantee materials.  Deposit will be refunded after attendance of all four sessions. Registration is for all four sessions.

Session 1: Babysitting Certification with the American Red Cross
Session 2: Doing Storytimes, Fingerplays and Games while Babysitting

Session 3: Get Organized
Session 4: The Business of Babysitting (making resumes and flyers)

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Girl Scouts - Book A
39 Keep Street
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to earn your Girl Scouts Book Arts Badge? Create a simple journal, an accordion book and learn how to mend a book.  ALL requirements for this badge will be covered.

 

Sponsored by Madison.
How to Green Your Cl
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2p.m.

Megan Meiklejohn, EILEEN FISHER’s Transparency Manager, will dig into clothing’s unseen impacts—from the farm to the dyehouse to your closet. And Claire Whitcomb, Madison Environmental Commission chair and a longtime writer at EILEEN FISHER, will share the basics of building a mindful wardrobe.

 

Learn how to:

  •      identify which fibers are most sustainable.
  •      shop for simple, quality clothes.
  •      make sustainable choices about washing, repairing and caring for your clothes.
  •      find resources for recycling textiles at the end of their life.

 

The least sustainable item in our closet is the one you don’t wear.

Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
PoGo *Drop-in (All t
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:00 pm
Gaming on the go is a great way to share your game experience.  Bring or borrow a portable game device (Switch or PSP) to play and talk about games. Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Finding the Right Co
39 Keep Street
Monday, Nov. 11, 7:00 pm

There are over 2,000 colleges from which to choose. But how can high school students know exactly what they’re looking for in a college? How can students identify those schools at which they will be happiest and most successful? Be a savvy college shopper. Discover ways to recognize what types of colleges might be good fits, discuss how to evaluate the many factors that need to be considered like size, location, and majors. Students who attend this seminar are usually able to better identify and describe what they’re looking for in colleges, which helps your counselor make the most appropriate college suggestions.

 

Sponsored by Madison.
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Sunday, Nov. 17
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Monday, Nov. 18
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
Gap Year for Student
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:00pm
More and more, U.S. teens are considering their options before jumping right from high school to college.  Rather than simply choosing among colleges, many of today’s high school seniors are also beginning to defer the college experience – usually for a year.  This “Gap Year” – which has been a standard practice in the U.K. for years – is growing rapidly in popularity here in the U.S.  Experience has shown that 90% of students taking a gap year will enroll in a four year college, and be more focused, mature and ready to embrace college learning. There are many types of gap year experiences. Some teens stay close to home.  Some travel the world.  Some combine work, service and travel.  There is no formula for a “perfect” gap year.  However, it is important for students to make thoughtful choices, so their experience helps them grow as citizens, develop their passions, and become better thinkers.

Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year Advisor and Founder of Gap Year Solutions  will explain why gap years are growing in popularity and how any student can benefit from a gap year. She will explain different gap year options and the gap year planning process, including how it relates to college planning.  This program is especially geared to high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Sponsored by Madison.
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
Teen Crafternoon: In
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4:00 pm

Pick 9 of your favorite Instagram photos to  create a  piece of personalized wall art.  Great as a gift or a keepsake to take to college.

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Learning New Jersey.
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:00pm
Sometimes when we “see” something all the time, we don’t really see it. What have you noticed about the built environment around you lately? In the Garden State, ranging across 21 counties and five centuries, from pre-European settlement to post-industrial reinvention, from log cabins and lighthouses, to highways, diners, and tract houses, we are literally surrounded by a unique and historically significant landscapes. In this session, while examining images of NJ buildings, participants will consider different aspects – aesthetics, cultural and economic perspectives, and values and meaning – to develop skills for reading everyday landscapes in order to better understand community and place and why they matter. 

Please join Gabrielle Esperdy, PH.D for the fascinating discussion on New Jersey History. 

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this  do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Nov. 21
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Friday, Nov. 22
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
Goosechase! A Scaven
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Nov. 23
Load the FREE Goosechase app from your app provider and join in the fun!  Game Code:2QJR1D  The game will be open on November 17 8:00am through November 25th 12:00 pm.  Prizes for completion will be awarded at the Madison Public Library on November 23rd.  Happy hunting!
PoGo *Drop-in Grades
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gaming on the go is a great way to share your game experience.  Bring or borrow a portable game device (Switch or PSP) to play and talk about games. Please note that this activity will be on Wednesdays in December and on Tuesdays in January and February. Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Jackbox Games (Grade
39 Keep Street
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
It's a video game party! We will play a number of hilarious trivia and party games and all you need to join is your phone. Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
PoGo *Drop-in Grades
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gaming on the go is a great way to share your game experience.  Bring or borrow a portable game device (Switch or PSP) to play and talk about games. Please note that this activity will be on Wednesdays in December and on Tuesdays in January and February. Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Build a Gingerbread
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:00 PM
Enoy this holiday tradition of confection construction! All building materials will be provided. No baking required!

Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Library.
Powered by engagedpatrons.org