Tuesdays, 09/05-12/19, 4:30pm-5:30pm, 6th-12th grade, Teen Zone:
Join us every Tuesday afternoon in the teen zone as we work on something artistic together. Potential crafts include button making, painting, origami, coloring, and much more.
Saturdays, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/16, 3-4:30pm, Auditorium, Grades 6-12: Middle and high school students can compete in a nerf gun war at the Pontiac Public Library. You will be divided into two teams and given time to build up your bases before the war begins for the best defense. Each team will have 1 medic who can revive fallen team members, so do your best to protect your medic. Spaces are limited. Register in advance to guarantee a spot.
My College Planning Workshop-
Paying for College without Going Broke
Thursday, 10/12, 7pm-8pm, For Parents Preparing to send their Kids to College, Michigan Room: Attend a free virtual college planning workshop from home or watch live from the library. Explore the complex world of need-based and merit based financial aid. Parents and students will learn strategies for lowering their EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the new FAFSA rules, and tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships.
Escape the Library
Saturday 10/21, 6th-12th grade, 2-5pm, Auditorium: Middle and high school students, we challenge you to see if you can escape from our free escape room experience at the Pontiac Public Library! We will have 4 escape room time slots you can join. Maximum group size allowed is 6.
International Games Month: A Weekly Celebration
Thursdays, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 5-7pm, Youth and Teen Areas: Come celebrate international games month with your family every Thursday evening in November. We will have a lot of different tabletop games for you to experience, as well as some classic games like checkers, chess, Uno, and Go Fish!
Video Game Tournament-Fortnite
Saturday 11/18, 2-4pm, 6th-12th grade, Auditorium: Show off your skills in our Fortnite tournament. Winners will move on to the next bracket and if you beat everyone else you’ll get to take home a prize. There will be snacks and drinks, and other games to play in your downtime.
Middle and high school students are welcome to ask the staff member on duty in the Teen Zone to get them set up on our video game systems. You can also ask for a deck of UNO cards or playing cards to play at the tables with your friends.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Saturday, 08/26, 09/09, 10/07, 11/04, 12/16, 1-2pm, for Grades 6-12, Teen Zone: Sign up to join our Teen Advisory Board and let your voice be heard. You could influence future library programs. Talk directly with the Teen Services Librarian and other teenagers to make a difference in your community.
Pontiac Middle School Book Club
Tuesdays, Lunch time (11:30am-12:30pm) for 6-8 grades, Pontiac Middle School Library: On Tuesdays, during lunch hours, 6-8 grade classes are able to join the Pontiac Middle School Book Club. Free books are provided by the Pontiac Public Library. Participants are expected to read and participate in discussions.
Pontiac Chess Club
Saturdays, 2-4pm, Michigan Room, Ages 8-17: The Pontiac Chess Club is meeting at the Pontiac Public Library every Saturday. All experience levels are welcome. Meetings are dependent on weather conditions, but members will be contacted in advance if there is a cancellation.