If you popped into Airdrie Public Library (APL) this week, you will have noticed that our spring programming has begun.
You may have also noticed we have something new on Fridays, just for that remarkable age between childhood and adulthood. That profoundly parent-mystifying time when, as American author Amity Shlaes said, “children set off on their own for the passage through adolescence.”
We call it Fri-YAYS!, and it really is just for teens.
All spring long, Friday evening is for teens only – ages 13-17 – and will feature crafts, gaming, Makerspace and more.
We start off with this Friday’s meeting of the Teen Advisory Council, better known as The Library Whispers. This amazing group of young advisors meets once a month to hang out and help with decisions directly affecting teen programs and services at the library.
The next Fri-YAY! is Teen Craft Night May 10, then we skip to May 24 for DIY Video Gaming, a Makerspace devoted to coding and programming for video games.
Hopscotching the other Fridays, Teen Gaming continues to find a Fri-YAY! home May 17 and 31.
Tucked in between all these marvelous Fri-YAYS! is Teen Write Night May 21, a chance to explore writing and to meet other writers.
Finally, for those further along in their “passage through adolescence,” we are offering a quiet space and some much-needed study help just in time for exam season.
Our Exam Leadup Series runs from June 4 to 6, and will feature a TED Talk screening along with discussions on mindfulness for exam anxiety and how music can improve studying.
Then, from June 10 to 14, APL will transform its program room into a study hall, which will provide a dedicated, quiet space – with snacks, of course.
For more information on these or any of our programs and services, visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca, call 403-948-0600 or stop by and get your free library card.