Youth Services Fall Programs

Questions about Youth programs? Reach out to us!
Lauren Redfield, Head of Youth Services, lredfield@durhamlibrary.org
Kristen Carpentier, Youth Services Librarian, kcarpentier@durhamlibrary.org

Nailed It: The Holidays!

For elementary and up, or all ages with the help of an adult!

Join us this Fall for more baking challenges! Check here, Facebook, and Social Media for the challenges on the dates listed below!

Send a pic of what you make and you’ll be entered to win a gift card! Challenges will be posted on the Tuesday dates below on Facebook, Instagram, and this page of the website. Send pics to Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org or post them in the comments on Facebook!

9/15: Fair-Themed Challenge!
10/13: Halloween-Themed Challenge!
11/10: Thanksgiving-Themed Challenge!
12/1: Hanukkah-Themed Challenge!
12/15: Christmas-Themed Challenge!

Handwriting Fun for Tweens & Teens

Wednesday September 30, 6-7:30pm via Zoom.

For Tweens and Teens age 11 & up!

A playful approach to lettering that is perfect for cards, journals and drawings. Participants are taken through a series of steps to encourage experimentation with letters and colors.

Registrants will receive a digital hand out and link to the private Zoom meeting the week prior to the event. At minimum participants will need a pencil, but some optional materials to make the lettering more fun include: highlighters, gel pens, colored pencils and markers.

An email address is REQUIRED for registration. Register HERE!

Questions? Email Kristen at kcarpentier@durhamlibrary.org

Backyard Adventurers

Pick up, Take home, Explore! At the beginning of each month, we will provide a package of tools, materials, and fun science activities, for children ages 4-7. Each package is designed to encourage each child to explore their environment in different ways, while also keeping it fun.

October Pick Up Dates: October 1 – October 9

Registration required. Register HERE!

Questions? Email Kristen at kcarpentier@durhamlibrary.org

Pumpkin Decorating Pick Up

Pick up a pumpkin and some supplies to bring home! Be creative and show us what you make! Post pics to our Facebook or email Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

Pick Up Dates: October 19 – October 24

Registration required for each child. Register HERE!

Cider & Crafts

It’s back! Stop by the library and pick up a new craft each month — along with some cider to enjoy at home! Geared towards kids ages 8 -12.

October Pick Up Dates: October 13 – 17

Registration required. Register HERE!

LEGO Challenge

Join us each Friday in October for a new challenge, posted to social media! Have fun building and show us what you make!

No registration required.

Mother Goose: From Our Nest to Yours

Watch Miss Diana in three seasonal Mother Goose storytimes on our YouTube channel! Check back each month for the new link! Storytimes are geared towards babies and toddlers.

Coming soon! No registration required.

Teen Self Care Series

The world is a stressful place, take some time for yourself with our Teen Self Care Series! Our website will be updated with calming videos, meditation techniques, and more! There is also a take home D.I.Y. kit available, with registration, that includes some relaxing Do-It-Yourself sugar scrubs, face masks, and soaks. Questions? Email Kristen at kcarpentier@durhamlibrary.org.

October Pick Up Dates: October 26 – October 31

Registration required. Register HERE!

Zoom Dungeons & Dragons

Zoom D&D is back for the Fall! Love to play but unable to get together with your friends? Our Zoom meting is the perfect place for you! Play Dungeons & Dragons with other local teens from the comfort of your own home. This program is available for teens in grades 7 & up.

Wednesdays, October 7 – December 16.

Registration required. Register HERE!

Teen Paint Night with Pam’s Picassos

Get ready for a fun night of painting and friends from the comfort of home! Join Pam from Pam’s Picassos over Zoom for step-by-step instructions on how to paint a Halloween picture! Materials provided! For ages 11+.

Zoom Paint Night: Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 PM

Material Pick Up: October 22- October 29

Registration Required. Register HERE!

Winter Movie Election

It’s election season! We had so much fun voting on children’s books this summer, we though we’d keep the party going! This time we’re going to decide which family movie best encompasses the winter spirit. From Rudolph to Frozen II, each week will have a different battle of family favorites leading up to the first day of winter (December 21) when we will announce the winner! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for details!

November 2- December 21

No registration required.

Thanksgiving Craft Pick Up

Pick up a Thanksgiving-themed craft to do at home! Craft is geared towards younger children.

Pick Up Dates: November 23 – November 25

Registration required. Register HERE!

Origami Challenge

Join us each Friday in November for a new challenge posted to social media! Drop by the library and pick up some origami paper – or use whatever paper you have at home! Share with us what you make by posting to Facebook or emailing Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org

No registration required.

Candy Cane Craft Pick Up

Pick up a candy cane craft to do at home! Craft is geared towards younger children.

Pick Up Dates: December 21 -23

Registration required. Register HERE!

Zoom Santa

Ho Ho Ho- hold up! Santa…over Zoom? That’s right! Talk to ol’ Kris Kringle from the comfort of home.

Saturday, December 12 from 1 – 3 PM.

Registration required. Email Miss Lauren at lredfield@durhamlibrary.org for a timeslot and Zoom login information!