By Anna Jackson
Young Adult Coordinator
The Warsaw Community Public Library has something for people of all ages. From baby story time to adult computer classes, WCPL strives to provide entertaining and educational programming for every age demographic.
This fall, WCPL is excited to begin offering several new programs for teens. Starting in September, the library will be hosting two new monthly clubs — Fandom Fridays and Nailed It-Teen Crafts.
Fandom Fridays will be a club to celebrate fun fandoms from Harry Potter to Star Wars to The Avengers. Each month will highlight a different fandom and include crafts, snacks, games and discussion about favorite characters, movies and books. September’s highlighted fandom will be Harry Potter. Come to the library at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, to make a magic wand, drink some butterbeer soda and play Harry Potter games. Mark your calendars for October when the highlighted fandom will be Batman.
Nailed It-Teen Crafts will be a monthly craft program for teens. September’s craft will be a perler bead bonanza. Plenty of fun designs will be provided but creativity and new designs are always encouraged. This event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Suggestions for future crafts are welcome. All craft supplies are free and the class is open to anyone in grades 6 through 12.
Besides new programming, the library will still continue to offer current programming for teens. Drop-In Zone is the library’s monthly video game club. Drop in to eat snacks and play video games on the library’s many gaming systems including the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. Experience virtual reality at Drop-In Zone as well on the Oculus Rift. Drop-In Zone takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.
If virtual reality is your thing, the library hosts a virtual reality club every month as well. Immerse yourself in a virtual world using the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive gaming systems. New games are added monthly, so there is always something exciting. Dates and times vary, so be sure to check out the library’s monthly event calendar in-house or online.
Minecraft Club is another popular group for teens who enjoy the virtual world-building of the Minecraft Education Edition. This club takes place at 4 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. Play with others or separately.