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Date Day Time Branch Description
Feb. 19 Thurs. 6 pm Ollie Burns Celebrating a century of black life, history, and culture. Guest speaker: Dr. Kevin Johnson, African American Studies historian at Grambling State University.
Feb. 24 Tues. 3:30 pm JR Searcy Movie: MegaMind. Rated PG. 1 hr., 36 min.
Feb. 24 Tues. 4 pm Main Karaoke Party. A nonjudgemental afternoon of bad singing and even worse dance moves!
Feb. 26 Thurs. 4 pm Main Sharpie Mugs Craft. Decorate mugs with color Sharpie Markers. This could make a great gift or just a cool mug for yourself.
Feb. 26 Thurs. 4 pm Ouachita Valley National Fairy Tale Day! Make fairy tale crafts and talk about the Grimm brothers fairy tales.
Feb. 28 Sat. 1 pm Louise Williams Movie. Showing: The Fault in Our Stars. Bring tissues and enjoy this wonderful movied based on the novel by John Green.
Mar. 2 Mon. 3:30 pm West Monroe Popcorn & a movie: You will pick the movie.
Mar. 3 Tues. 3:30 pm JR Searcy Craft: Luck Sign
Mar. 3 Tues. 4 pm Main Louisiana String Art. In the Louis Lock Room
Mar. 3 Tues. 4 pm West Ouachita Minute To Win It Game Night!
Mar. 4 Wed. 4 pm West Monroe Readers' Theatre. Read a technology related book and share your thoughts on it.
Mar. 5 Thurs. 4 pm Main Cofetti Bowl. In the Louis Lock Room
Mar. 5 Thurs. 4 pm Ouachita Valley Drop In & Draw. Sketch or doodle, the choice is yours. Let your creativity flow! Materials will be provided.
Mar. 6 Fri. 4 pm Ouachita Valley Safe Place Seminar. Mr. Rodney Alex will be talking with teens about the Safe Place program and the Ou House organization. Refreshments will be provided.
Mar. 7 Sat. 2 pm Ollie Burns Weekend Movie
Mar. 10 Tues. 3:30 pm JR Searcy Game: Jenga
Mar. 10 Tues. 4 pm Main TTW: Made with Code. In the training lab on the second floor.
Mar. 10 Tues. 4 pm West Ouachita Make up-cycled cassette tape journals.
Mar. 11 Wed. 4 pm West Monroe Magic the Gathering card game. We will teach you and play with old school rules.
Mar. 11 Wed. 4 pm West Ouachita Retro Gaming Day
Mar. 12 Thurs. 4 pm Main TTW: Movie Trailer. In the Louis Lock Room
Mar. 12 Thurs. 4 pm Ouachita Valley Throwies for Teen Tech Week. Find out what they are and make some! Registration is required as supplies are limited. Reg@327-1470.
Mar. 12 Thurs. 4:30 pm Ollie Burns Teen Tech Week: QR Scavenger Hunt
Mar. 14 Sat. 2 pm Main Afternoon Art: Feather Painting. In the Teen area.
Mar. 14 Sat. 2 pm JR Searcy Saturday Matinee Movie: The Giver. Rated PG-13, 97 mins.
Mar. 16 Mon. 3:30 pm West Monroe Craft: Decorate an ID pouch to take home or give as a gift.
Mar. 17 Tues. 3:30 pm JR Searcy Book Club: Bring a book to discuss.
Mar. 18 Wed. 4 pm West Monroe Teen Tech Week: Bingo and make your own duct tape magic wallets.
Mar. 19 Thurs. 3:30 pm Ouachita Valley Start off the Insurgent Premier night the right way. Join us and watch Divergent. Popcorn and drinks provided. 2 hrs., 20 mins.
Mar. 24 Tues. 3:30 pm JR Searcy Movie: If I Stay. Rated PG-13, 107 mins.
Mar. 24 Tues. 4 pm Main Pudding Pictionary. In the Louis Lock Room
Mar. 24 Tues. 4 pm West Ouachita DIY popsicle stick bracelets.
Mar. 25 Wed. 4 pm West Monroe Anime RPG golden sky stories.
Mar. 26 Thurs. 4 pm Ouachita Valley Summer Reading Prep. Join Victoria in creating the unique props that will be used for summer 2015. Part 1 of a 2 part program. Help make the Summer Reading Program happen this year!
Mar. 26 Thurs. 4:30 pm Ollie Burns Wii Game Night
Mar. 30 Mon. 3:30 pm West Monroe Popcorn & a movie: Edge of Tomorrow.
Mar. 31 Tues. 3:30 pm JR Searcy Game: Card Game - Spoons
Mar. 31 Tues. 4 pm Main Feather Painting. In the Louis Lock Room.
Mar. 31 Tues. 4 pm West Ouachita DIY painted rock magnets.
         

 

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Please call the Ouachita Parish Public Library Young Adult Department if you have any questions concerning the schedule of events. Clair Calhoun, YA Coordinator, can be reached at 327-1490 ext 3024 or emailed at ccalhoun@oplib.org

 

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