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If you are a teen looking to get involved in your community while becoming more informed about the world around you, the library may have the answer.

TeenWork Tuesdays are monthly programs where participants can discuss topics or work on projects related to community change and social justice issues.

There is so much happening out in the world, and it’s hard to know where to start when seeking information or trying to make an impact. The internet and social media can be helpful outlets, but sometimes the overwhelming nature can prevent you from feeling productive. Ms. Rosy wants to bring you a program where you can ask questions, learn efficient information-seeking methods, propose action for impactful change and more.

This month, Mr. Dennis will be on hand to lead a conversation about having productive discussions on difficult topics. We can’t always be expected to agree with everyone we talk to, but there are ways to disagree with someone and avoid hurt feelings or damaged relationships. In many cases, two people with opposing points of view can even learn from each other. It is important to be able to honor someone’s values without feeling like you are compromising your own, and it is equally important to know how to express your feelings so as not to come off as aggressive or condescending- these skills will help in many situations later in life.

All teens who attend these sessions will be offered community service hours for their time. We look forward to your perspectives and efforts!