Celebrate teen programming, services and books (duh) all October long!
FCPL is celebrating TeenTober 2020 with monthlong activities and book recommendations for teens. We'll showcase Fairfax County's young artists, filmmakers, writers, and poets by showcasing their submission to Teen Cover Art Contest, Teen Film Festival and the For Love of Country Essay and Poetry Contest. We'll play book bingo, work together to write bad fanfiction, show you how to get involved with the upcoming election and get in the spirit of spooky season with a creepy book club. Scroll down for more details!
Read for bingo and you'll be entered into a prize drawing sponsored generously by the Friends of Reston Regional Library. This contest will have a single winner. Here's how to play:
Join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote! Read one or two essays or the whole book of Women Making History: the 19th amendment created by the United States National Park Service. Reserve your copy by placing a hold online or call your local library branch to have them help you! Please read at least one of the essays in the book so you can share and discuss the journey women took to get the right to vote and how important voting is today. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registrants one day before the event.
A two part Zoom program in which teens are invited to write a really bad fanfic as a group. At the first meeting we will get to know each other and discuss the expectations before we set you loose to wreak havoc upon the fanfic world. Three weeks later at the second meeting, on October 27th, the group will read and discuss the best and worst highlights of our creation. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registrants one day before the event.
Even if you're not old enough to cast a ballot just yet, there are so many ways you can make an impact and learn about this upcoming election. Follow us on Instagram as we'll take you through some of our favorite resources to make the most of these final 20 days before Election Day.
Keep your eyes on this site for even more resources!
You've lived through lockdown--now see if from the perspective of Fairfax County's emerging filmmakers as we showcase their documentaries for our 3rd annual Teen Film Festival. We'll screen the films live on Zoom and share our thoughts with each other. Afterwards, you'll get to vote on your favorite films and help us choose this year's winners.
Be afraid, be very afraid. Join us for a virtual discussion of classic horror books, featuring Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Designed for grades 7-12.