Hickory Public Library Hosts Teen Summer Learning Programs This June
Celebrate Summer Learning with Hickory Public Library! Throughout the month of June, both branches of Hickory Public Library will host a variety of opportunities for teens to craft, dance, and play through its Summer Learning program.
Dance Camp: Contemporary
Thursday | June 8, 15, 22 | 5:45-6:30 p.m. | Ridgeview Branch Library
Through fun, modern music and dance exercises, students in this mini-series will learn about the language of dance and how to express different emotions and ideas with movement. Join us for one or all classes! A dance experience is welcome, but not necessary. Registration is required and will open three weeks in advance.
Summer Learning Kickoff & Sign-Up: DIY Book Bags
Saturday | June 10 | 2 p.m. | Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
All Together Now we can have a tote-ally awesome summer. Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. to sign up for our Summer Learning Program and decorate your canvas bag to take home books all summer long! No registration is required for this event.
Point of View: Teen Writing Club
Monday | June 12 | 5 p.m. | Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
Teen writers of all levels from experienced to brand new are invited to our teen writing club! Come do writing challenges, share writing tips, play storytelling games, and more! (Sharing your work is optional but welcome). Join us this summer as we start creating our very first zine full of writing and art from people in the community ages 13-19. The club meets the second Monday of each month. No registration is required.
Retro Radio: Upcycled Boombox Pouch
Monday | June 12 | 6 p.m. | Ridgeview Branch Library
Hand stitch and paint a custom zippered pouch with recycled Tyvek mailing envelopes. We’ll decorate them as boomboxes or cassettes in honor of Black Music Month. Registration is required and will open three weeks before the event.
Music Engineering: Sounds of My Community
Wednesday | June 14 | 2-4 p.m. | Ridgeview Branch Library
Music is all around us! Together let’s pick out the sounds of our community and remix them to create our very own sound bites, ringtones, and more in honor of Black Music Month. Registration is required and will open three weeks in advance.
Juneteenth Rhythm & Paint
Friday | June 16 | 3-4 p.m. | Ridgeview Branch Library
In 1890, the U.S. heard its first Black commercial recording artist. Learn and enjoy the journey through the Black music of the decades while painting in honor of Black Music Month. No registration is required for this event.
All Together Create: Clay Workshop – Pinch Pots
Monday | June 26 | 6 p.m. | Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
Create your own pinch pot with Mud Mamas Studio in this hands-on program. Be ready to be messy. Participants will be asked to return to the library to pick up creations later in the week. Registration is required and will open three weeks in advance.
Wednesday | June 28 | 2 p.m. | Ridgeview Branch Library
Make your own felt animal pocket pals! Pick from a few provided patterns or create your own mini-creature. You’ll also learn a few decorative embroidery stitches to give your pal some personality. Registration is required and will open three weeks in advance.
All library programs are free and open to the public. For a full list of programs, you can visit https://www.hickorync.gov/library-news-and-events or our online calendar at https://www.hickorync.gov/calendar/events/category/library. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd St NE on the SALT Block. Ridgeview Branch Library is located at 706 1st St SW, Hickory, NC 28602.