Teen Writers Lock-In

Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Welcoming all teen writers and literature enthusiasts! Join us for an evening of pizza, authors of young adult fiction, writing and fun. Plan to arrive at the library at 6 pm, and settle in for a conversation with authors including Hannah Moskowitz (Stonewall Honor winning author of Gone, Gone, Gone and A History of Glitter and Blood among others), Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) and Gloria Chao (author of American Panda​) at 6:30.

Teen Writers Lock-In

Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Welcoming all teen writers and literature enthusiasts! Join us for an evening of pizza, authors of young adult fiction, writing and fun. Plan to arrive at the library at 6 pm, and settle in for a conversation with authors including Hannah Moskowitz (Stonewall Honor winning author of Gone, Gone, Gone and A History of Glitter and Blood among others), Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) and Gloria Chao (author of American Panda​) at 6:30.

Cosplay Dance Party & Fandom Trivia Night

Thursday, August 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Whether or not you made a costume this summer, join us for a celebration of cool cosplay and fandom trivia! We will have music, a trivia contest, snacks, and a cosplay showcase. Hang out and nerd out with us for our final lock-in of the summer!

Funding for this lock-in generously provided by the Port Orchard Friends of the Library.

Teen Writers Camp- Port Orchard

Repeats every day 4 times.
Monday, July 9, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Master the literary arts at this thrilling and creative summer camp at the Port Orchard location. Work with professional writer Cathy Warner to hone your literary skills over the course of a four-day camp! Write using literary prompts or continue to develop your own original writing. Learn from one-on-one consultations with the writing teacher and share your work in the writer's circle.

Camp Create Port Orchard

Repeats every day 4 times.
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Take part in hands-on engineering and robotics projects and multiple science experiments with our partners from the USS Turner Joy, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, US Naval Undersea Museum, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, Puget Sound Navy Museum and the SEA Discovery Center. Registration required. 

Camp Create Poulsbo

Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jul 13 2018.
Monday, July 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Take part in hands-on engineering and robotics projects, multiple science experiments, a field trip, and various other STEM activities with our partners from the USS Turner Joy, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, US Naval Undersea Museum, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, Puget Sound Navy Museum, and the SEA Discovery Center. Permission forms will be provided on the first day of camp. Grades 5-8. Registration required.* 

*Registration opens May 15.

Cosplay Design & Sewing Lab

Repeats every day 4 times.
Monday, August 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Love cosplay? Want to learn how to sew? Need a space to work on a costume without the distractions of home? Stop by the Port Orchard location for four days of cosplay design and sewing lab. We will provide the sewing machines, some limited materials and patterns. Bring your ideas and images to brainstorm your costume design or figure it out when you get here. Get inspired! 

This program generously funded in part by the Port Orchard Friends of the Library.

Teen Mystery Night: Port Orchard by Gaslight

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Step back in time for a mystery night set in the late 19th century and the time of Sherlock Holmes. Join us for an evening of intrigue, pizza, accusations and fun costumes as we kick off our Summer of Learning with a study in murder mystery. 

Costumes strongly encouraged. 

Funding generously provided by the Friends of the Port Orchard Library. 

Babysitter Boot Camp

Repeats every day 4 times.
Monday, July 16, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Think you're ready to start babysitting? Check out this great camp where we will cover personal safety and food safety basics, child development, develop a supply list for your babysitting bag and you will get certified in first aid and CPR through a partnership with South Kitsap Fire and Rescue! 

Snacks and funding for this program generously provided by the Port Orchard Friends of the Library.

Teen Advisory Board

Repeats every month on July, August on the first Monday 3 times.
Monday, June 4, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, August 6, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join TAB, a leadership group for teens to help shape the Library. Express your interests, develop leadership skills, help plan and implement special events and earn volunteer credit for school. Plus, there will be snacks.

Snacks generously provided by the Friends of the Port Orchard Library.

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