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Art and Essay Contest! "Every Hero Has a Story"

Thank you to all the participants who entered! All contestants and their families are invited to a reception on April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Call 750-5944 for more information.  Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Waco-McLennan County LIbrary.

Teen Chess Lessons -

 Chess Lessons every Saturday, in the Teen Room at Central Library from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Chess lessons are aimed at beginning and intermediate level teen players (ages 10-17). Volunteer Jeff Spyrison is the Chess Tutor. Check our calendar for dates.

Note: Saturday April 11th Class is cancelled due to a Chess Tournament in Austin. Regular Schedule resumes in May.

Sign up to attend the monthly Minecraft Club!

For Ages 11 - 17

We have a Realms Account – so we will be building our own virtual world! We’ll plan projects, get started mining for resources and building structures, farms, and more! Play minigames, create challenges to overcome, and have loads of fun fighting off zombies, creepers, spiders, and more! Light Snacks Provided.

Our Next Meeting: Saturday, May 24th  Central Library (lower level) 2-4 pm

We encourage you to bring your own laptop or device and login with your own account if you have one – the Library will have a limited number of computers for participants to use. 

Please Register with the Online Calendar. Registration Required.

Teen Anime Club

The Teen Anime Club meets the second Thursday of each month - September thru May, at the West Waco Library from 7:00 - 8:30.

Next Meetings:

Thursday, April 9 in the Meeting Room:

Ages 12-17 are welcome. Call 750-5944 for more information.

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 Award lists for Teens in 2015

Tayshas - pleasure reading for those between 9th and 12th grade.

Lonestar - recreational reading for 6-8th graders.

Maverick - graphic novels for readers between 6th grade and adult.

Printz Award - a book selected for excellence in teen literature.

Teen Top Ten 2014  - the ten best novels of 2014, as voted for by Teens. The 2015 list to be voted on will be coming in the summer!

Booklists created by the Teen Librarians

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