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Learning to Swear in America

It Looks Like This

Into the Abyss

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Teen Space at the Willmar Public Library
Teen Space at the Willmar Public Library

Teen Advisory Board

Next Meeting: Friday, October 7, 3:30-5:30pm
The Willmar Public Library is looking for 10 dedicated teens, age 13+, who want to help:

Teen Advisory Board

Apply here. Return completed forms to the Willmar Public Library Circulation or Reference Desk. Only 2 positions left!


Teen Read Week

Read for the fun of it: Teen Read Week www.ala.org/teenread

October 9-15
Complete the scavenger hunt for a prize! More info at the Information Desk.



Book Cupcake Wars

Monday, October 10, 5-8pm
Turn your favorite book/character into edible art. A prize will be given to the winning cupcake design!


Teen Book & Media Chat


Tuesday, October 11, 4-5pm

Have a book, movie, video game, etc. that you’re dying to talk about? Come chat about it!


Teen Hangout

Teen hangout girl

Friday, October 14, 3:30-5:30pm

Come to the library for a place to just hangout and do whatever. We've got Super Smash Bros. on the Wii, a mobile computer lab, a variety of tabletop games, and plenty of spots to sit and read.


Book Jeopardy

Jeopardy board

October 15, 12-2pm
Come test your YA book knowledge.



The Perks of Being a Wallflower

October 15, 2-4pm
Charlie is starting high school, a momentous and fairly joyous occasion ... if not for the fact that his best friend killed himself months before, and Charlie himself is recovering from a breakdown of sorts. It's a scary situation, until he befriends Patrick, a charismatic, openly gay senior with a closeted boyfried, and Patrick's step-sister, Sam, a sweet girl saddled with an unfair reputation. Then Charlie is forced to face his past again.

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 1hr 45min. Movie snacks provided!


The Limitless Inspiration Writing Club

Fountain pen

Monday, October 17, 5-8pm

Come share your poems, short stories, etc. with other teens and get help with school writing assignments.


Teen Book Club

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.

Tuesday, October 18, 4-5pm

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

Come join us as we enjoy pizza and discuss this month's current book. Beware! There will be spoilers. Register for book club here. Teens 13+.


Teen TV Marathon

The Flash

Saturday, October 22; 9am-4pm
Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.

Rated TV-PG. Snacks provided!


Teen Movie Night

Midnight Special

Monday, October 24, 5:30-8pm
Roy rescues his son Alton from a religious cult in Texas, whose members worship the boy for his supernatural powers. Along with a state trooper, the pair go on a cross-country journey as they are hunted by federal agents, who believe Alton might be a threat to national security.

Rated PG-13. Runtime: 111 min. Movie snacks provided!


Art Atrium

Color pencils

Wednesday, October 26, 5-8pm
Bring your art to share or create art with us! Art supplies provided.


Halloween Party

Halloween scene

Monday, October 31, 5-8pm
Make sure to wear your costume! There will be food, games, and a costume contest.


Teens’ Top Ten

Teen Top Ten

Help decide which books make it into this year’s Teens’ Top Ten! Vote for your top 3 picks online beginning August 15! Check out the display in the Teen Area to see this year’s nominees.


Teen Librarian:
Emily Sovell


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Helpful Links

Common Sense Media


IMDb: Everything about movies and TV shows

TasteKid: Music, movies, shows, books, authors and games recommendations

Teens Health

Homework Help

Electronic Library for Minnesota

Electronic Library for Minnesota

LearningExpress: School Center Elementary, Middle, and High School level lessons

LearningExpress: Recursos para Hispanohablantes

Willmar High School's Instructional Media Center (IMC)

K-12 Resources

OnlineSchools.org Online Homeschooling/K-12 alternatives

College &
College Prep

College Prep Checklist

Federal Student Aid

LearningExpress: College Prep Center Includes ACT and SAT practice tests

LearningExpress: College Center College placement exams & various subject reviews

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

University of Minnesota

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