3. Beneath the Surface (Teens)

Beneath the Surface (Teens 7th - 12th Grade)

For grades 7 and up, our teens deserve their own programs and activities!

Regular Meetings for Teens - Tuesdays at 4:00PM

  • Sushi Charms - June 1
  • Spelunking We Will Go - June 11
  • Hieroglyphic T-shirts - June 18
  • Solar Car / MS&T Robotics Team - June 25
  • Nursing Home Visit - July 2
  • Zombie Bash - July 9
  • Author Ann Ingalls presents Audience? What Audience? - July 16
  • Time Capsules - July 23

Book Reviews

Beginning Saturday, June 1, write book reviews for each book you read. (Use this form to submit your reviews) These reviews will be posted on our teen blog at http://rplsummer2013.blogspot.com. For each book reviews you submit, you'll be eligible for a chance to enter the special prize drawings.

Every special program, regular meeting, or family event you attend will earn you another entry into the drawings, but you must be registered to win and all tickets must be entered by Wednesday, July 31 at 9:00PM. Drawings will take place on August 1st and will be announced at the Shark Swim Party at the Splash Zone.

Special Programming for Teens

Digging Into Fossils - Monday, June 10, 2:15PM (**Pre-registration required**)
Become a paleontologist as you discover the amazing world of fossils, including how to find them, where to look, and what we can learn about ancient plant and animal life.
(Presented by the Discovery Center)
Please note: Pre-registration is required for this event.

Bee Keeping - Thursday, June 20, 7:00PM
Learn about the fascinating world of bee keeping in this presentation by Mid-MO Bee Keepers
(Presented by
Jerry Hendershot and Charlotte Wiggins

Solar Miner - Monday, June 24, 1:00PM
Come join us as we welcome a team from Missouri S&T's Student Design and Experiential Learning Center to show off their Solar Car.

Hyatt Regency Collapse - Thursday, June 27, 7:00PM
On the evening of July 17, 1981, what was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. history struck Kansas City's year-old Hyatt Regency Hotel when two suspended walkways collapsed, killing 114 people and injuring 216 more. Paul R. Munger, Ph.D., P.E. F.ASCE, helped investigate the responsibility for the structural failure over 30 years ago and now he will walk us through the tragedy and share some important lessons for the engineers of today and tomorrow.

Genealogy Night - Thursday, July 25 at 7:00PM
Learn how to trace your genealogy and family tree with tips from the Phelps County Genealogy Society.