No. Natomas Library Hosts Teen Programs

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The North Natomas Library is reaching out to the community’s youth by expanding its programs for children and teens.

Several events at the branch this spring feature fun and safe activities for youngsters to enjoy.

For example, the library branch hosted a Duct Tape Art workshop on Feb. 9. Children of all ages were encouraged to join in the fun by creating their own masterpieces entirely out of duct tape.

The result: everything from wallets and purses to picture frames to roses.

The Duct Tape workshop was coordinated by the youth services librarian, Heather Bratt, who said she is committed to increasing teen involvement at the library branch.

“It’s a fun and creative activity to do after school,” said Branch, who would like to offer the Duct Tape program again. “It truly showcases more of what the library has to offer.”

Those who participated in the duct tape program agreed.

“It was great to see how such a unique art form has become a fad for all age groups,” said Kristen Jackson, a senior at Inderkum High.

The art event offered “something new and different with non-traditional materials,” added Deja Manriquez, a junior at Natomas Pacific Pathways.

The library branch also hosted a Teen Tech Week in early March during which a teen-created video titled “How to be a Ninja at Your Library” was produced and several lively gaming sessions were held on the Nintendo Wii. (Similar teen gaming activities are held at the branch every Tuesday.) 

A Job Searching for Teens workshop was held held yesterday, March 20 to help high schoolers with resumes, interviews, and dressing for success tips.

Next month, on April 26, teens can showcase their creativity by participating in the Haiku Collage program and turn their original poems into literary pieces of art.

Tuesdays at 3 p.m. April 3, 17, 24
Join your friends in the teen room for popular games. Note: There will be no gaming event on April 10. 

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