Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Flipster

Did you know that with Flipster you can access hundreds of magazines right from home? There's plenty for everyone, from fashion to sports. Why not impress your family this week by whipping up a delicious dish? Unsure what to cook? No problem, there's plenty of recipes to discover! Who knows, you may uncover a new talent! Move over, Rachel Ray! Look out, Chef Ramsay! A new Chef is here!


#READ: Cooking Light Magazine on Flipster

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Live life deliciously with Cooking Light magazine-vibrantly designed as a digital edition, with all of the recipes and gorgeous photos of the magazine. Each issue is packed with seasonal, delicious and nutritious recipes, quick ways to plan everyday menus and helpful tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle.



#WATCH: Tell Me How Career Series: Chef

In this program, Chef Valerie Rovira shows host Jeff Gardner the teamwork and creativity required to be a chef and discusses the safety issues in the kitchen. Subjects Covered Include: How does one become a chef? What is a sous-chef? Do chefs need to know about math? Why do chefs use computers? Do you have to go to college to be a chef? Do you need to know French to be a chef? What does an executive chef do? Why is safety important to a chef? What are food stations? What are exotic meals? What makes food taste good? Why do chefs cook with hats on?


#EXPLORE: Create your own Family Favorites Cookbook

Family Cookbook

This great idea provided by thirtyhandmadedays.com

Supplies Needed:

  • Binder
  • Page protectors
  • Recipes
  • Optional: Tabs/Dividers


#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens

Do you love language? Know what it feels like to breathe life into a character by putting pen to paper? Be empowered through storytelling, all while building writing skills. Explore your imagination through creative, hands-on writing activities and games. (For ages 12 – 17)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 4:45 pm


#KEEP READING: Add a little spice to your life with more delicious reads.


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Teen Think Tank: Programs & Events

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Find a wide range of in-branch and online programs to stay engaged while learning.