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Teen Food Fight part of summer library program
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The “Spark a Reaction” teen summer program at the Great Bend Public Library continues this month. The following “teen” events are intended for students in grades 7-12.
Teens can make rock candy at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.
The fourth and final program in the STEM series will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10. According to Young Adult Librarian Jennifer King, STEM (science, technology, electronics and mathematics) is sponsored by the Girl Scouts and open to boys and girls. In the final program, “Imagine Saving the Planet,” teens will learn about careers in environmental science and green-minded architecture. They’ll also experiment with cleaning up oil spills and making a fountain.

Nail Art
The Teen Spot at the Great Bend Public Library is all about looking good at the nail art program at 1:11 p.m. on Friday, July 11. “It’s the perfect way to earn points towards prizes and try something fun,” King said. “For any boy who wants to earn points but doesn’t want to walk around with gorgeous nails, don’t worry; nail polish remover will be available.”

Glowing events
The Teen Spot will have its second T-shirt event of the summer at on Tuesday, July 15. Teens in grades 7-12 can bring a black, cotton shirt to the library and make glow-in-the-dark Galaxy Shirts.
Teen Game Days will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 29, in the Teen Spot. Game Day features a variety of games from Super Smash Brothers to board games.
The annual summer lockdown, a glow-in-the-dark party after hours, will be held on Friday, July 18. Teens who wish to participate must submit a signed consent form by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, and must fulfill the minimum point requirement for the Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Library Program to participate.
The Teen Spot will have a Building Contest at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, and students will make Comic Book Coasters  at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24.

Food fight
This summer’s most highly anticipated teen event is the Food Fight at 4:13 p.m. on Friday, July 25. King said there are participation requirements. Teens should check in at the library to see if they meet them.

Teens will have the opportunity to play mad scientist and make their own monstrous creations at the library’s first Franken-Toys party, at 1:07 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1.

Weekly events
Writing Club: Every Wednesday in July teens are invited to stop by the Teen Spot at 2 p.m. to join in on Writing Club. Some sessions will be guest-led by local author Cathy Stang.

 Teen Movie Mondays: The Teen Spot will have movies at 2 p.m. every Monday in July. Teens participating in the summer program will pick up an easy point toward end-of-summer prizes by stopping by, watching a movie and eating some popcorn.

Final Party: The end of the Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Library Program will feature a party at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. This year’s event will be outside on the library lawn, weather permitting.
 For more information visit the library website at or call 792-2409.