The Antidote to Valentine's Day
For those teens tired of the consumerism and saccharine romance of Feb. 14, there is a refreshing alternative on Monday, Feb. 19.
The Southern Pines Public Library is throwing an Anti-Valentine's Day Party!
"Teens in grades 9-12 are welcome to come to the party as a fun alternative for those uncomfortable with Valentine's Day or who want to reject the holiday al-together," says assistant director Amanda Snyder.
Anti-Valentine's Day Parties started years ago, mainly by people who wanted to have fun on that date even if they were not in a relationship, or for those with strong anti-consumerist feelings.
"Many feel Valentine's Day itself applies an enormous cultural pressure on couples to spend money on products as a way of expressing love," says Snyder.
At the party - along with meeting new people, listening to music and munching on refreshments - teens can work on making their own brand with cards, bags and pins designed by them to express their own unique style and unromantic twist on the holiday.
Additionally, library staff will provide book recommendations for great stories without the romance.
Those who participate in TAB (Teen Advisory Board) for the library can also discuss their next service project.
For information, contact the library at (910) 692-8235.
The Southern Pines Public Library is located at 170 W. Connecticut Ave.
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