rockislandlibraryTeens can experience the art of anime, play video and board games with other teens, and explore various paths to take after high school with August events for ages 12 to 18 at the Rock Island Public Library.

On Tuesday, August 16, the library hosts an anime night for teens from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Rock Island Main Library location, 401 19th Street. The monthly events allow teens to watch anime from Crunchyroll, try Japanese snacks, and write Japanese hiragana characters.

A teen gaming night on Thursday, August 25 will allow teens to play Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and board games and to learn how to make their video games with Scratch programming. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Main Library.
Finally, teens can explore what life after high school could hold for them, with a Teen College & Careers Night on Tuesday,

August 30. The event is from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Main Library. The event includes tips for teens and their families on planning a path after high school, whether it’s finding a job, learning a trade or heading off to college. Learn tips on finding a career, finding success in college life, and handing money, from navigating financial aid to budgeting and saving.
Events are free and do not require registration.

To find more events for teens, visit, follow the library’s social media sites, or sign up for the library’s email newsletter. For other questions about library services and programs, call (309) 732-READ.


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