teens

Zentangles Tails for Teens (ages 12-18) session 2 (pregistration)

Teens are invited to sign up for a 2 day virtual series over to learn how to draw Zentangles., with a tails theme.

  • What is a Zentangle drawing?  It is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create amazing images by drawing structured patterns. 
  • What will teens be doing?  You will be working with artist Elizabeth (Liz) Gross to learn methods to create Zentangles drawings. 
  • What supplies will teens need?  Pencil,  black pen, a black marker if you have one, and plain paper.
  • Do you need to be good at art? NO!  This is beginner friendly, and does not require specific art skills.
  • Will the class be fun? – 100% YES!

 Join us for:

  • Session 1, Wednesday July 14,  4-5:00 PM
  • Session 2, Friday July 16, 4-5:00 PM

When you register, you are registered for BOTH sessions.

Space is limited to 25 teens, and registration opens June 30..  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. Instructions for using Microsoft Teams will be emailed to those who register.

For more information contact Jane Dance, 512-218-7012.

 

Learn Python Computer Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (preregistration) (ages 8-12)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host a virtual Python computer programming class for kids ages 8-12. We’ll be working with Python and introducing text-based programming to tweens.  Students will write Python code and use graphics to create shapes and explore other possibilities.

Please Note: 

Preregistration is required. The class is limited to 10 students. Students should use a laptop/desktop computer (not a mobile device) and feel comfortable using the keyboard and mouse/touchpad. To be able to fully participate, students should have access to Python.

You may already have Python installed on your computer, but if you do not, you have two FREE options:

Zentangles Tails for Teens (ages 12-18) session 1 (preregistration)

Teens are invited to sign up for a 2 day virtual series over to learn how to draw Zentangles., with a tails theme.

  • What is a Zentangle drawing?  It is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create amazing images by drawing structured patterns. 
  • What will teens be doing?  You will be working with artist Elizabeth (Liz) Gross to learn methods to create Zentangles drawings. 
  • What supplies will teens need?  Pencil,  black pen, a black marker if you have one, and plain paper.
  • Do you need to be good at art? NO!  This is beginner friendly, and does not require specific art skills.
  • Will the class be fun? – 100% YES!

 Join us for:

  • Session 1, Wednesday July 14,  4-5:00 PM
  • Session 2, Friday July 16, 4-5:00 PM

When you register, you are registered for both sessions.

Space is limited to 25 teens, and registration opens June 30..  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. Instructions for using Microsoft Teams will be emailed to those who register.

For more information contact Jane Dance, 512-218-7012.

 

Virtual Top Chef Competition (ages 13-18) (preregistration)

Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Library Top Chef? Show off your culinary skills at the Round Rock Public Library’s Virtual Top Chef Competition!

Young chefs will create, and cook, a fairytale-themed recipe at home using the secret ingredient. Participants will then meet online to showcase their culinary creations to our panel of judges from the Teen Advisory Board.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs may enter one original recipe. Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a fairy tale.
  • The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  • Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board during a virtual meeting.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Book Buck to spend in our summer reading Book Buck Store.
  • The Top Chef, voted on by the Teen Advisory Board, will receive a $10 gift card to Half Price Books, a Book Buck, and a winner’s certificate.

There will be three virtual top chef competitions.  Please sign up for one virtual event.

Questions?

Please contact the Library Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Virtual Top Chef Competition (ages 10-12) (preregistration)

Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Library Top Chef? Show off your culinary skills at the Round Rock Public Library’s Virtual Top Chef Competition!

Young chefs will create, and cook, a fairytale-themed recipe at home using the secret ingredient. Participants will then meet online to showcase their culinary creations to our panel of judges from the Teen Advisory Board.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs may enter one original recipe. Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a fairy tale.
  • The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  • Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board during a virtual meeting.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Book Buck to spend in our summer reading Book Buck Store.
  • The Top Chef, voted on by the Teen Advisory Board, will receive a $10 gift card to Half Price Books, a Book Buck, and a winner’s certificate.

There will be three virtual top chef competitions.  Please sign up for one virtual event.

Questions?

Please contact the Library Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Virtual Top Chef Competition (ages 7-9) (preregistration)

Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Library Top Chef? Show off your culinary skills at the Round Rock Public Library’s Virtual Top Chef Competition!

Young chefs will create, and cook, a fairytale-themed recipe at home using the secret ingredient. Participants will then meet online to showcase their culinary creations to our panel of judges from the Teen Advisory Board.

Contest guidelines:

  • Chefs may enter one original recipe. Previously published recipes will not be accepted.
  • The recipe must be related to, or based on, a fairy tale.
  • The recipe must include the secret ingredient.
  • Recipes will be judged by the library’s Teen Advisory Board during a virtual meeting.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Book Buck to spend in our summer reading Book Buck Store.
  • The Top Chef, voted on by the Teen Advisory Board, will receive a $10 gift card to Half Price Books, a Book Buck, and a winner’s certificate.

There will be three virtual top chef competitions.  Please sign up for one virtual event.

Questions?

Please contact the Library Children’s Desk at 512-218-3275.

Learn Python Computer Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (preregistration) (ages 8-12)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host a virtual Python computer programming class for kids ages 8-12. We’ll be working with Python and introducing text-based programming to tweens.  Students will write Python code and use graphics to create shapes and explore other possibilities.

Please Note: 

Preregistration is required. The class is limited to 10 students. Students should use a laptop/desktop computer (not a mobile device) and feel comfortable using the keyboard and mouse/touchpad. To be able to fully participate, students should have access to Python.

You may already have Python installed on your computer, but if you do not, you have two FREE options:

 

Joe McDermott Concert in Prete Plaza (all ages) (preregistration)

Kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program with a free outdoor concert!

Summer Reading at Round Rock Public Library is back, and Joe McDermott is helping us celebrate. All ages are welcome to register for a free outdoor concert on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 10:30 AM in Prete Plaza

Please Note:

Online preregistration is required.  All attending individuals need to preregister. For more information, please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

We thank the Friends of the Rock Public Library for making this program possible. The Friends of the Round Rock Public Library provides funding and manpower to enhance Round Rock Public Library services to library users. 

Summer Reading Challenge (all ages)

 

Make plans to join in the fun during the 2021 Summer Reading Program. We’re hosting reading challenges for babies, kids, teens, and adults, plus a smattering of activities presented as safely as possible. 

Read. Read. Read. 

There’s a Summer Reading Challenge for every age. Earn prizes with our mobile-friendly software–it’s easier than ever to register families together and to update several individual reading logs at the same time. 

Register and track your reading from June 7 to August 2. 

Try something new 

Reading is one of many ways we learn. Engage with special programs and performers to meet new people, think new thoughts, and sample new skills. 

Get curious 

Summer is a unique season when many people, particularly those in school, have extra unstructured time to explore their own interests. The Library applauds self-directed discovery and has a wealth of materials and friendly helpers to support explorers on their journeys. 

Give back

It’s been a hard year for so many of us. Maybe you’d love to offer a helping hand to your neighbors.

We’re offering a repeat of last summer’s successful #CommunityReads program. The Friends of Round Rock Public Library will make a $300 donation to the Round Rock Area Serving Center once we log 1 million points together.

It matters 

Summertime learning, particularly through self-directed reading, is an important way to combat the summer slide. Help your kids maintain–or even improve–their hard-won reading skills with regular visits to the library this summer.

And model reading by reading to them, and letting them see you read, too. Our adult program rewards adults for reading.

Feedback or Suggestions? 

We love your suggestions, comments, and offers to help. Please keep in touch! 

Finances for YOUth (ages 12-18) – How To Invest In The Stock Market

Welcome to our financial series designed to help teens learn some basic financial skills to prepare for adulthood.

This virtual  presentation which will cover reasons to invest in the stock market, what is the stock market, mutual funds vs individual stocks, index funds vs. actively managed funds, mutual fund vs. ETF, investing expenses, IRA’s, 401(k), and how money invested in the stock market grows over time. The last part will show the students how they can start investing in the stock market today.

Our presenter is Dean Allen who was able to retire eight years ago at the age of 51, due to wise financial decisions. He enjoys sharing with young people how it was he was able to accomplish that during presentations, so they can do well with money and retire someday. He speaks at local high schools, colleges, and libraries. He is the author of the book: Make Me Rich: The Path to Financial Freedom for Your High School / College Student which is available to be checked out from the local author collection at The Round Rock Public Library.  

More information on his presentations can be found at his website.

Teens will register, but parents are welcome to sit in alongside their teen/teens for the presentation.   If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512.218.3275. 

For more information contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012.