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Teen Programs

Teen Programs

Teen Programs

All programs held at Caroline Kennedy Library, unless noted otherwise.

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Ongoing Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Teen Craft Night
Teen Movie Night

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board (TAB ) Meeting
Caroline Kennedy Library on Thursdays
July 27, 2017

5:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets each month, one hour before Teen Movie Night to discuss anything and everything pertaining to the library. Come tell Ms. Jennifer what books, CDs, DVDs, and video games that you want the library to buy. Help plan programs and choose movies for upcoming movie nights. Prospective TAB members, ages 11 - 17 are welcome to attend. 

Special Teen Programs

Build a Better World SRP

Teen Volunteers Needed!
Build a Better World
Dearborn Heights Libraries
Summer Reading Program

June 16 - August 12

Volunteer for our Summer Reading Program and help Build a Better World! Volunteering is fun, plus you'll gain new skills. Here are just a few of the cool things you could do: 

  • Assist with special programs and events.

  • Take registrations and check reading logs for participants.

  • Help us prepare behind the scenes.

  • Earn points for the teen summer reading programs: Build a Better World!

  • Gain community service experience.

Open to kids age 11 and up and those who will be in 6th grade in fall 2017. 

Talk to our teen librarian, Ms. Jennifer or email her at

You can also use Google Forms to register online here.

Build a Better World SRP

Summer Reading Start-Up Parties

Join us for our Summer Reading Program kick-off parties for all ages. Enjoy games, treats and crafts! Children, teens, and adults can register during the parties or any time after to learn about summer reading activities and how to earn rewards. The program continues through August 12.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, July 1, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monumental Trivia Challenge
June 29 - August 23

Go to John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library's Facebook page every Thursday to see the weekly trivia question. The first contestant to get the correct answer will be that week's prize winner. For ages 13 - 18.

Teen Food Craft
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Teens ages 11 - 17 are invited to create edible "cereal killer" bars with halal ingredients.

Cupcake Wars

Cupcake Wars are back!

John F. Kennedy Jr. Library - July 12th at 5 pm

Caroline Kennedy Library - July 15th at 2:30 pm

Cupcakes and decorations are provided, so just bring your creativity! All ages welcome. Winners will be awarded prizes for the best cupcake design.

Register here or call John F. Kennedy Jr. Library at (313) 791-6050 or Caroline Kennedy Library at (313) 791-3800.

Relaxation Craft
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Is the summer heat stressing you out? Join us in our air conditioned program room for a relaxing craft. We will listen to soothing music and color relaxing mandalas to help us beat the heat and calm summertime stress.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
July 19 & 26 August 2 & 9
Performance on August 9 at 7:00 p.m.

If you're interested in acting and improv, join us for Whose Line Is It Anyway! This program will meet once a week, and is intended for middle and high school students to participate in improvisational comedy. Led by Bethany Calderona, these events are packed with activities for everyone, so whether you're bold or shy you're sure to have fun.

Participants produce a show for family and friends on the final day. Registration is required by calling 313-791-3800 or in person by visiting our Circulation Desk.

Caroline Kennedy Library
April 10, 2017 - July 10, 2017


Join us for hands-on microcomputer workshops designed for middle and high school students. These workshops will build on knowledge gained in previous Fundamentals of Electricity and Electonics workshops. Students will explore programming and expanding the capability of small Arduino microcomputers. Parents should accompany students to the introductory session on
April 10.