Young Adult

Creative Ink

Creative ink. Explore art. Find your style. Part of Library Academy.

Are you craving an outlet for your creativity? We’ll get inspired by books, famous artists or movements, experiment with new creative techniques, play games, and use a variety of materials to express ourselves. Our new teen art program is meeting in person every other week at 4 p.m. at various library locations. Registration is required.

Youth Leaders and Change Makers

International Youth Day is an annual reminder and the perfect opportunity to uplift and center the voices of young people, encourage them to take action, and to champion their efforts to engage in local, national, or global affairs. Check out this booklist for some great examples of youth leaders and change makers doing good around the world!

The Power of Youth

International Youth Day

International Youth Day is an annual reminder and the perfect opportunity to uplift and center the voices of young people, encourage them to take action, and to champion their efforts to engage in local, national, or global affairs. For some great examples of youth leaders and change makers doing good around the world, check out this blog and booklist!

Teens, Coming-of-Age, and Arab-American Heritage

Arab American Heritage Month

Arab-American Heritage Month honors the rich culture and contributions of those Americans who trace their lineage to one or more of the 22 Arabic-speaking countries found throughout North Africa and Southwest Asia. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Mosaic.” Like all of us, each and every piece of a mosaic is unique. The books in this list are about finding your place in the larger world - as a young adult and Arab-American. Will you find a piece of yourself in their stories?

Arab-American Heritage, Teens, and Visibility

Arab-American Heritage Month honors the rich culture and contributions of those Americans who trace their lineage to one or more of the 22 Arabic-speaking countries found throughout North Africa and Southwest Asia. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Mosaic.” Like all of us, each and every piece of a mosaic is unique. The books in this list are about finding your place in the larger world - as a young adult and Arab-American. Will you find a piece of yourself in their stories?

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