Cy-Fair College Branch Library is the place to be for teens with book clubs, movie night, writing contests, drama productions, musical performances and more.
This summer alone, some 1, 339 teens participated in 53 Summer Reading Programs. Earlier this year, Seunghyun Angela Yeo was named a Texas state finalist for her entry (from among 2,500) in the Letters About Literature essay contest sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Texas Association of School Librarians, and the Texas Center for the Book.
“New this fall, teens not only have many opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, but they also get to recommend titles for all our book clubs and movie nights,” said Elise Sheppard, teen librarian.
The first 15 teens to sign up for each of the monthly Teen Book Discussions will receive the book for free.
The Sunday Book Club is open to all teens and meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the library, room 215. The fall schedule for this club includes Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” Oct. 14, Scott Westerfeld’s “Pretties” Nov. 11 and Gary Soto’s “Mercy on These teenage Chimps” Dec. 9.
The Friday Book Club for home schooled teens meets from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library, room 215. The fall schedule for this club includes William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Oct. 19, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” Nov. 2 and John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” Dec. 7.
Anime Movie Night will be held once a month Monday Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the library, room 131. Teens can submit titles from the Netflix site to Sheppard.
Other fall activities for teens include a free drama production and free family fun day.
The Main Street Youth Theater performance of “Zero Tolerance” - a dramatic experience about the consequences of bullying – is set 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts building. Cy-Fair College's annual Cy-Fest, a community day of free food, festivities and family fun, is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Barker Cypress campus.
“Don’t forget to also check out the new books, magazines and displays in the Teen Room, located on the first floor of the library,” said Sheppard. “The teen section on the library web site also has information on a variety of writing contests, getting into college and much more.”