Libraries Host Online Activities For Young Adults, Teens In March

This spring, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12.

The programs will be either livestreamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the livestreamed programs only. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar.

To register for a livestreamed program or to view the how-to videos, go to the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – click on the “Classes and Events” tab, select “Virtual Programs,” and find the virtual program on the dates listed.

Young Adult Advisory Councils

  • YA Advisory Council” – Tuesday, March 9, 4:00-4:40 pm; Wednesday, March 17, 4:00-5:00 pm; or Wednesday, March 24, 4:00-5:00 pm.

This event will be livestreamed via Webex at the designated time. Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by expressing ideas, organizing upcoming activities, and suggesting new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Registration is required.

Young Adult Book Clubs

  • YA Book Club – Wednesday, March 10, 4:00-5:00 pm

This event will be livestreamed via Webex at the designated time. This month, readers will discuss Schizo, written by Nic Sheff. This book selection is available on OverDrive and in print. Registration is required.

  • YA Book Talk” – Thursday, March 18 (pre-recorded video)

FBCL library staff share news & views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens. In this episode, hear about A Week of Mondays, written by Jessica Brody. This book is available on OverDrive and in print.

  • YA Book Corner” – Thursday, March 18 (pre-recorded video)

FBCL library staff share news & views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens.

  • YA Book Club – Wednesday, March 24, 4:00-5:00 pm

This event will be livestreamed via Webex at the designated time. This month, readers will discuss Replica, written by Lauren Oliver. This book selection is available on OverDrive and in print. Registration is required.

  • YA Book Talk” – Thursday, March 25 (pre-recorded video)
The Monstrumologist

FBCL library staff share news & views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens. In this episode, hear about The Monstrumologist, written by Rick Yancey. This book is available in print.

Young Adult Online Gaming & Teen Tech Week Events

·       “YA Teen Tech Week: Mapping Life Using Notion” — Tuesday, March 16 (pre-recorded video)

Get to know Notion, an online and mobile app that helps with organization, keeping schedules, task lists, journals, and notes all in one place.

·       “YA Teen Tech Week: Mythical Mayhem” — Thursday, March 18 (all day)

In this virtual escape room, players have fallen into a void and must find their way back to reality by solving riddles. This is an individual activity; there is no interaction between players. Suitable for students in grades 9 through 12, this online activity can be accessed through FBCL’s website on the day of the event; registration is not required.

  • YA Teen Tech Live Chat – “Videos” – Monday, March 29, 3:00 pm.

This event will be livestreamed via Webex at the designated time. Learn about videoconferencing and creating videos; share tips and tricks for making great videos.

Young Adult — Adulting 101

·       “YA: Bullet Journaling: Organizing Your Life” – Wednesday, March 17 (pre-recorded video).

In this video tutorial, discover how bullet journaling can be used to organize one’s life and increase productivity. Learn about different bullet-journaling layouts, such as a daily to-do list or a month-at-a-glance option. Discover fun, original spreads and layouts!

  • YA: Dressing Up: Tying a Tie & Shining Shoes” – Friday, March 26 (pre-recorded video)

Look your best for an interview or formal event! Learn how to tie a necktie with a single or double knot, and get tips for polishing shoes for a flawless shine.

Young Adult Crafts and Activities

  • YA: Mad-Hatter Hat” – Friday, March 5 (pre-recorded video)

Celebrate the 11th anniversary of the movie release of Alice in Wonderland 3D by making your own Mad-Hatter hat!

  • YA: Making Magnetic Slime – Monday, March 8 (pre-recorded video).

Learn how to use iron filings, magnets, and common household ingredients to make slime that seems alive!

·       “YA Craft: DIY Wire Rings” – Monday, March 15 (pre-recorded video)

Learn how to create custom, handmade jewelry in this online tutorial. Library staff will demonstrate how to make a simple ring out of wire and beads.

  • YA Abstract Quote Art” – Thursday, March 18 (pre-recorded video)

Learn how to make an abstract painting featuring a favorite quote.

The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the live Webex sessions only; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office (281-633-4734).