AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

Thor: Ragnarok!

Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters today, making now the perfect time to revisit your favorite Thor materials! The movie is already generating quite a buzz and has received rave reviews (with a 93% rating, it's currently Rotten Tomatoes' best reviewed comic book film ever!).

A great place to start are the previous Thor movies, including Thor and Thor: The Dark World, as well as his appearances in The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. For younger kids who aren't quite ready for the Marvel movies, Thor is featured in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (there are multiple volumes of this series, including Vol. 5 and Vol. 6).

For adult readers, some of the original Thor comics are included in the anthology series The Essential Thor Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 and Vol. 4. Many of these original stories also appear in The Mighty Thor: Omnibus collection. More recent additions to the Thor universe include God of Thunder Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 are also available), Lord of Asgard, Bringers of the Storm, Godstorm, and Thor Vol. 1 (Vol. 3 is also available). Currently, a woman has taken on the title of Thor in The Mighty Thor: Thunder in her Veins.

There are awesome Thor graphic novels in the Teen section, including Wolves of the North and The Lost Gods. A mysterious female Thor has also taken the lead in The Goddess of Thunder and Who Holds the Hammer?.

Kids have a variety of Thor books to choose from as well. Younger children will like gentler Readers such as The Trouble with Thor and These are the Avengers. Older kids can enjoy comic books like Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and Mini Marvels: The Complete Collection. Books for kids about the Avengers include The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide and The Avengers: The Movie Storybook. We also have several comic books based on Norse mythology, such as Thor and the Giants and Thor and Loki (also available in Spanish).

Chesstastic

Sunday February 18, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Chesstastic

Sunday January 21, 2018: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets!

Friday November 3, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Local crafter Beth Battey returns for this unique hands-on workshop.

Using very small crochet hooks, make your own beaded bracelet. Be warned, once you make one you'll be hooked and want to keep making them!

All supplies are provided. Previous experience with crochet is required.

This is a detailed, time consuming project that will take the entire time to complete.

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration.

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Sunday December 3, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 - Adult

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it.

Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

Decoupage Boxes & Vases Workshop

Thursday November 2, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Using the classic decoupage process, crafter Dawn Henry will show you how to make a special box or vase using old maps, magazine pictures, or other items.

You can also bring any paper items (cards, pictures, newspaper, etc.) you would like to use to the workshop!

DIY Bath Bombs

Saturday December 16, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Come make some relaxing bath bombs as a gift for others or a gift to yourself!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

Saturday November 11, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Not enough Pumpkin Spice in your life?

Come to the Library to make some Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub that is perfect for fall!

No-Sew Fleece Pillows

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grades 3 - adult

Make a cozy fleece pillow, for yourself or as a gift, without any sewing!

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