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Posted by Melissa Orth on April 12th, 2017

Build a Roller Coaster

Using mad engineering skills, card stock paper, templates, and LOTS of cellophane tape, we will build a very tall roller coaster for marbles, not humans (but wouldn’t that be awesome?!).

Your roller coaster will have nearly everything the sickest, fastest, highest, and wildest ones in the real world have: loops, spirals, high drops and tight turns and you will build it out of paper.

Registration is required. call 725-5242 x225.

For youth in grades 6 – 12. For images of paper roller coasters, take a look at: http://paperrollercoasters.com/gallery.htm

This program is sponsored by Cornerstones of Science.

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Day & Time: Tuesday, April 18, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225 morth@curtislibrary.com

Teen Vacation Event: Mystery Bag Challenge


There will be bags. Inside of the bags are items you will use to make something. Some of these challenges will be building things; others will be puzzles, others will be edible challenges (note any food allergies upon registration). Above all, it will be fun.

Registration is required. Call 725-5242 x225.

For youth in grades 6 – 12.

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Day & Time: Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225 morth@curtislibrary.com

Top Gaming Afternoon


Try a table top game new to you, an old favorite, or bring your own. This afternoon of gaming is a drop in program for teens and families with teens.

Games to play:

  • Splendor
  • Ticket to Ride – ALL versions
  • Pandemic
  • Village
  • Shadow over Camelot
  • Zombicide and Zombicide Rue Morgue
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Takenoko
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Fluxx
  • Tokaido
  • and many more…..

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Day & Time: Thursday, April 20, 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: TeenZone

Contact: Melissa Orth 725-5242 x225 morth@curtislibrary.com

And the winner is…..

Posted by Melissa Orth on April 7th, 2017

…. there was no winner in our March Madness 2017 Book Championship. It was a dead heat, even split tie between two fantastic books. Borrow these from TEEN FIC or request them today!

One is the exploration of the near future, where world problems have been solved save one: population control. Thus rose the Scythedom, a group of people who are in charge of deciding who, when, where, and how individuals in their region will die. This dystopian novel explores the ethics of that responsibility and the abuse of power through the eyes of two Scythe apprentices, Citra and Rowan, who must make a horrifying choice in Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

Tied with Scythe is Inquisition by Taran Matahru. This is the sequel to the highly popular fantasy novel, Novice, in which a young man named Fletcher, orphaned at a young age, questions his origins and destiny knowing he is meant for something greater than being a blacksmith’s apprentice. In this second book in the series, Fletcher, discovers his background, and is sent to battle orcs with his newfound magical powers.

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