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Events & Programs for Teens

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.

E.g., 2015-03-31
E.g., 2015-03-31
Acreage Branch
Pizza Chat
Tue, Apr 07, 6:30 pm

Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (60-90 min.)

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Gamerz Nite
Wed, Apr 08, 6:30 pm

Join a game of mafia, Uno or Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart, or try a new board game or card game. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Anime Otaku Club
Tue, Apr 14, 7:00 pm

Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Acting Up
Thu, Apr 23, 6:30 pm

Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play some cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Ages 10-17. (90 min.)

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Can You Survive the Robot Apocalypse?
Wed, Apr 29, 7:00 pm

Discover some of the latest advances in communications tech and robotics then see if you have what it takes to survive the threats of tomorrow and today in our interactive game full of rogue AIs and malicious bots. Will you be l33t or defeated? Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. (60-90 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Let's Nail It
Sat, Apr 11, 3:00 pm

Paint and decorate your nails with designs, polish and more. Learn a few tips to take your manicure to the next level. Limited supplies provided.

Gardens Branch
Gingerbread Peeps® Birdhouses
Sat, Apr 04, 1:30 pm

Decorate a gingerbread birdhouse for your Peeps® friends! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (45 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Anime, Manga and More
Tue, Apr 07, 6:00 pm

Got chopstick skills? Come show off at the noodle tasting and chopstick challenge at anime club. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Eco Crafting
Tue, Apr 14, 6:00 pm

Earth Day is approaching. We will be doing our part by repurposing and reusing materials in this DIY program. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Games Galore
Tue, Apr 07, 6:30 pm

Bring a friend and challenge each other to brawl with Super Smash Brothers or join the Party with Mario. Plenty of board games and card games available. Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Pizza and Pages
Tue, Apr 07, 6:00 pm

Come hungry and ready to make new friends as we enjoy delicious pizza and talk about our favorite books, comics or whatever else you are reading. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
International Tabletop Day
Sat, Apr 11, 10:30 am

Spend the day playing your cares away! Try some Will Wheaton-approved games ranging from trivia to strategy featured on the hit web series Tabletop. Titles include Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Wits and Wagers, and more. Pizza provided. The final round of games will begin at 1:30 pm and all games will end at 4:30 pm. Ages 13 & up.

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Pow! Zap! Read! Teen Comic Art Workshop
Wed, Apr 15, 4:00 pm

Are you interested in visual storytelling and graphic novels? Learn how to draw your own comic book art while discussing your favorite comic books and graphic novels. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Happy Birthday Hubble!
Fri, Apr 24, 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space telescope. Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope and the spectacular discoveries made by astronomers since its launch. Then join us for a galaxy of out-of-this-world activities such as Oreo Moon Phases and Dodge the Asteroids. Ages 12-18. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop for Teens
Mon, Apr 27, 6:00 pm

Join award-winning local poet Stacie Kiner in an exploration of poetry. Bring your own poems to share and come to get inspired. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Teen Hangout
Fri, Apr 03, 4:00 pm

Come hang out and play video games, board games, view new Young Adult novels and Manga, or just chat with friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Gamers and Cosplayers Unite!
Sat, Apr 11, 2:30 pm

Join us for video gaming, crafting and artwork, and all kinds of anime-inspired fun. We now have Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, so bring your deck and prepare to play! Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Teen Chess Club
Fri, Apr 17, 4:00 pm

Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends with a game or two? Learn to play the game from other teens. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Open Mic Poetry Night
Sat, Apr 18, 3:00 pm

April is National Poetry Month; we will be hosting an open mic night for teens to share their poetry. Instruments accompanying the rhymes are welcome. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Salsa Time
Sun, Apr 19, 2:00 pm

To celebrate International Tomato Month, we will be making salsa and listening to Salsa too! Ages 13 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Hangout
Fri, Apr 24, 4:00 pm

Come hang out and play video games, board games, view new Young Adult novels and Manga, or just chat with friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Mon, Apr 27, 4:00 pm

Come join us as we draw, work on our art, and try new ways of making art. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Main Library
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Apr 07, 5:00 pm

Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Apr 14, 5:00 pm

Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Teens Only: Life-Sized Chutes and Ladders Game
Wed, Apr 15, 6:00 pm

The library will become the game board and you will be the moving pieces in this life-sized version of the classic board game. Don’t miss this board game come to life! Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Apr 28, 5:00 pm

Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Apr 11, 2:00 pm

Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? A fashionista? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Anime Club
Sat, Apr 11, 3:00 pm

Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Show off your own manga drawings, too! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen DIY Tote Bags
Sat, Apr 25, 3:00 pm

Design your very own tote bag using fabric markers and other craft materials from our Craft Closet. Bring favorite book quotes or song lyrics to decorate your tote with. Materials provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Tequesta Branch
Candy Jewelry Class
Tue, Apr 14, 6:00 pm

Friendship bracelets made from licorice, who would have thought? Craft your own bracelet, necklace or ring with a sweet twist. Hard candy, gum and licorice will be used. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Teen Poetry Slam
Tue, Apr 07, 7:00 pm

Write your poetry and share with the group. Also enjoy readings of poetry from famous poets. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Zombie Apocalypse
Wed, Apr 15, 6:00 pm

Could you survive an attack by zombies? Prove it with trivia and games. Ages 12-17. Limit 50. (90 min.)

Teen Takeover
Wed, Apr 29, 6:00 pm

A night for Teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games, and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

West Boca Branch
Crisscross Paint & Pen
Sat, Apr 04, 2:30 pm

We’ll create works of art using basic shapes and crisscross lines. Add paint, markers and your own creativity and go home with a piece you’ll want to display. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Decorative Doodling for Paper Crafters
Thu, Apr 09, 5:00 pm

Explore paper crafting techniques to design your own stationery, personalize a scrapbook, decorate a journal, and more. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Apr 09, 6:30 pm

Fine-tune your writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose. Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers' Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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In Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day: Book Discussion: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," by John Boyne
Mon, Apr 13, 2:00 pm

Reread this award-winning story and share your thoughts in a staff-led book discussion. Copies of the book are available at the information desk. (60 min.)

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Paper Beading
Thu, Apr 16, 4:30 pm

Roll your own beads to create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry to share with family and friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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In Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day: Movie Special
Tue, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."

©Miramax. (93 min.) PG-13

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Teen Flick
Thu, Apr 30, 4:30 pm
"The Last Starfighter."

©Universal Pictures. (101 min.) Popcorn and a movie. Ages 12-17. PG

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