Every Thursday from 7:00-8:00, except the first Thursday of the month, is a different teen program at Mary Riley Styles Library with our Young Adult Librarian, Jessica Borchetta. Sign-up for one of our ongoing programs like Middle School Book Club or drop in for a fun cookie decorating program! Check the calendar for our upcoming events or call the Youth Services Desk at 703-248-5034 for more information.
Regular Teen Events at the Library
Teen Poetry Contest
Every March the library hosts a Poetry Contest for area teens. There are two age groups for entry: Middle School and High School. The contest is judged by community members and prizes are generously provided by the Library Foundation. Click on the link above for a complete list of rules and submission guidelines.
Middle School Book Club
The book club for students in Grades 6-8 meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday during the school year. Registration is required for the full year and students are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible. Copies of the book will be made available to those students who register. Click on the link above for upcoming meetings.
High School Book Club
This book club for teens in Grades 9-12 meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month during the school year. Limited copies of the book are available at the Youth Services Desk, registration required. Click on the link above for upcoming meetings.
Teen Knitting Club
Not just for knitters! Teens in Grades 5-12 are welcome to bring their knitting, crochet, cross stitch, or other needle art to this crafting circle. Though these are not classes, basic instruction and troubleshooting will be available as needed. Registration is required, click on the link above for information about the next meeting.