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Join us on the 1st Thursday, December 5 @ 6:30pm

VOLUNTEERING and Service Projects!

On the agenda!

  • MTAC is collecting Hats, Socks & Gloves that will be donated to the needy in San Juan County. There is a collection box in the Teen Zone.
  • In December, MTAC will be hosting a Senior Tree for Guardian Angel Home Health and Hospice. Donations will go to seniors that are homebound or in nursing homes.
    • Special guest, Jesus Jr, from BREAKING BAD!
  • MTAC is also encouraging teens to donate to the Blue Star Mothers. Donations can be taken to the Gateway Museum on Fridays or brought the Teen Zone and we will deliver it for you. In addition, the Blue Star Mothers will be having an event on Monday, December 2 to put together care packages for the troops. It will be at 7:00pm at the Farmington Civic Center. Volunteers are needed! A supply list is posted in the Teen Zone.

Volunteer Log

San Juan County teens, youth mentors, etc. record volunteer and service learning hours online.

The online record can be printed for documentation when filling out job applications, college applications, etc. Discuss teen issues and find solutions to reach out, speak out and help out your community. Not limited to Farmington youth… Aztec, Bloomfield, Kirtland and Shiprock, too!

Winter Solstice on December 21

Make noise shakers from 11am to 11:45am to join the drummers at the Winter Solstice celebration at noon!

GUYS READ from 11am to noon
(Girls are welcome, only this day)
ages 9-12
"DIY and Winter Solstice"

Na'atl'o' String Stories
1pm followed by movie

If you can't make it to the live presentation, the movie with the Coyote presenting the string stories will be shown. String will be provided at the session.



Letters About Literature
Click to learn more about the writing contest!
Deadline is December 10, 2013

Teen Movie Matinee

Bring this card when visiting the library. With each visit get up to four (4) punches to earn
FREE Snacks for MOVIE DAY.

No School Days -- Movie Marathon
Bring your Movie Day punch card for snacks!

Monday, December 23 & 30
Make your suggestions at MTAC December meeting!

No School Days -- Teen Gaming Tournaments
Tuesday, December 31
Friday, December 20 & 27

Make your suggestions at MTAC December meeting!

Teen Gaming

Teens 13-19 with a valid library card in good standing and meet the qualifications listed in the Gaming Policy can enjoy video games and weekly tournaments at 3pm. Check the website for a list of games and tournaments.


Youth ages 8 to 19

Register Online
(Deadline - December 20th or at Winter Solstice event)

Application is available on the website
Youth organizations are encouraged to participate.

If you are not presenting… then join us!
December 28th, 2-4pm

If you have registered your event, you will be notified by Monday, December 23.

  1. Youth makers are expected to supply finished projects.
  2. Youth makers must also demonstrate their projects during the event.
  3. Youth makers are responsible for setting up and taking down their projects.

Youth presenters bring together science, art, craft, engineering, and music in an exciting event! Making an appearance at the YOUTH Make.Do is the Bristlebot!

What is a Bristlebot?

Working with basic electronics, the BrushBot uses the head of a toothbrush as its body and the bristles as its legs. The hundreds of nylon hairs twitch and vibrate to make the "bot" bounce along like a nervous little insect. A tiny pager motor and coin cell battery provide the get up and go. If you are attending the event, have fun and learn! Participate in the SPRING BREAK YOUTH Make.Do to celebrate Teen Tech Week!



Read through the holidays. No awards, just leisure reading!

Log books beginning on the Thanksgiving week holiday, November 22 through January 6, 2014.


The Shiprock Branch Library is open to the public. We are located on Hwy. 491 North across from the Northern Navajo Medical Center. Our door is on the east side of the Shiprock Boys & Girls Club building. All programs offered by the Shiprock Branch Library are FREE. Get a library card! Use the computers at the library. Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar. Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday Through Friday and we are closed Saturday and Sunday.


Monday and Wednesday
You MUST have a library card in good standing.