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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.

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Acreage Branch
Gamerz Nite: App Attack!
Wed, Mar 11, 6:30 pm

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with a night of video games. Play Smash Bros on the library's Wii or try out funny and free smart phone and tablet games perfect for group play. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Beginner's Graphic Design
Thu, Mar 12, 6:00 pm

Teen Tech Week continues as we learn the basics of graphic design by using Microsoft Publisher to design, print and laminate bookmarks from scratch. Ages 10-17. (90 min.)

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Acreage Anime Club Presents Haru Masturi!
Tue, Mar 17, 6:30 pm

Spring is in the air and Anime Club is celebrating Haru Matsuri, the spring festival. Enjoy refreshing snacks and watch relaxing springtime anime. Wear a kimono or learn to make one with origami. Create a simple painting inspired by the sakura, or cherry tree, and don't forget to make your own cherry blossom wish. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Spring Break Movie Night
Thu, Mar 19, 6:30 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Spend tonight doing something awesome with the coolest crew of galactic freaks this side of Orion's Belt. Snacks provided. PG-13

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Pizza Chat
Tue, Mar 24, 7:00 pm

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

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Acting Up
Thu, Mar 26, 6:30 pm

Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Gardens Branch
Teen LEGO® Block Party
Tue, Mar 17, 3:00 pm

Are you the master builder of castles, fortresses and towers? Challenge your fellow LEGO®-maniacs, build what you want with friends, or complete a challenge! Grades 6-12. Limit 30. (90 min.)

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Recycled Crafts: Terrariums
Wed, Mar 18, 3:00 pm

Learn to make your own unique mini-world terrarium! Whether it's filled with mossy rocks and ferns, or sand and a cactus, a terrarium is a great way to learn about nature. With a terrarium, the outdoors can join the indoors. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Frosted Notes
Thu, Mar 19, 3:00 pm

Rave or trash the current book, graphic novel or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Teen Tech Week: Tech Covers
Tue, Mar 10, 6:00 pm

Make a personalized pouch to hold your portable device. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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YA Spotlight: Fan Fiction
Tue, Mar 24, 6:00 pm

Take a glimpse into the world of fan fiction. Discover what it is or share ideas about your favorite fandoms. Grades 8 & up. (60 min.)

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Jewelry Basics
Tue, Mar 31, 6:00 pm

Learn about the basic tools and findings used to make jewelry and make a custom piece of your own. Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Teen Tech Week: Get in the Game
Tue, Mar 10, 6:30 pm

Get connected! Share your ideas for future teen programs and make some new friends playing Nintendo. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Pillow Party
Sat, Mar 21, 11:00 am

Make a cozy fleece pillow for yourself or as a gift. We'll show you how using fleece, fiberfill and knots. No sewing required. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teen Tech Week: Designing Your Own Website
Tue, Mar 10, 6:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Make it at Your Library.” Learn how to easily design your own website. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Zumba Class
Sat, Mar 14, 2:00 pm

Come ready to dance, stretch and move as a Zumba instructor guides us through this popular exercise program. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Jam
Tue, Mar 17, 6:00 pm

Teens are invited to experience a collection of local talent, or bring their acoustic instruments and jam out. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Teen Craft: Candy Sushi
Tue, Mar 24, 6:00 pm

Join us as we wrap and roll to make a colorful and edible craft. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Japanese Movie and Tea Party
Wed, Mar 18, 3:30 pm

Ready to get your otaku on? Spend a spring break afternoon snacking on Japanese treats and tea, trying your hand at origami, and watching an anime movie. Feel free to dress up in your otaku finest, whether that's a kimono or your favorite cat ears and anime T-shirt. Bring your friends! Ages 13-18. (90 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Mar 07, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Chess Club
Sat, Mar 07, 2:30 pm

Come have some snacks and play a few games of chess. If you're new to the game, join us for a friendly tutorial. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Old School Gaming for Teens
Sun, Mar 08, 2:30 pm

Learn how to code for Teen Tech Week. Come make video games. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Hangout
Fri, Mar 13, 4:00 pm

Join us and do ... whatever: video games, board games, crafts, or just hang out with your friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Mar 14, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Anime Club
Sat, Mar 21, 2:30 pm

Join other teens who enjoy anime and manga. Watch anime and create anime-inspired art and crafts. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Teen Hangout
Fri, Mar 27, 4:00 pm

Join us and do ... whatever: video games, board games, crafts, or just hang out with your friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Mar 28, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Sun, Mar 29, 2:30 pm

Love manga, comic books or art? Come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Main Library
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Mar 03, 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, Mar 10, 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, Mar 24, 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, Mar 14, 2:00 pm

Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? 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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Teen Wii U Gaming
Sat, Mar 14, 3:00 pm

Meet your friends for an afternoon of Wii gaming fun on our new Wii U. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Tech Week: What’s the Cloud?
Tue, Mar 17, 2:30 pm

Don't you hate it when you've worked really hard on a project only to lose it when the computer shuts down before you could save it? Cloud computing might be the answer. Learn how to avoid the hassle of hitting the save button every two minutes, have access to your work wherever and whenever you need it, and keep everyone on the same page. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Tech Week: Breaking the Code!
Thu, Mar 19, 2:30 pm

Are you interested in learning how to create websites or apps? Join us as we explore some popular websites to help get you started in the world of coding. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Anime Club
Sat, Mar 28, 3:00 pm

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

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Tequesta Branch
Paper Curling Fun
Tue, Mar 24, 6:00 pm

Learn paper curling and create your own work of art. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Card Sharks
Thu, Mar 12, 6:00 pm

Play against others, trade cards, or make new friends in games of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, or just a regular card game. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

Fabulous Fabric Flowers
Thu, Mar 19, 6:30 pm

Come celebrate spring as we create some fabulous flowers from recycled fabric scraps. Design a flower for your hair, your purse, a present or anywhere you want a touch of spring. Bring your glue gun, or use ours. Materials provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 20. (60 min.)

Watch Party
Sat, Mar 21, 2:00 pm
"Divergent."

©Summit Entertainment. (140 min.) Watch the first movie in the series before seeing the second film now in theaters. Ages 13-17. PG-13

Teen Takeover
Wed, Mar 25, 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
Babysitting 101: Hazards in the Home
Sat, Mar 07, 9:00 am

The focus of this class will be on dangers in the home and safe alternatives. Presented by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Ages 10 & up. (3 hr.)

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Teen Movie
Sat, Mar 14, 2:30 pm
"Maleficent."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (97 min.) Bring a friend and come watch the live action adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story. Have your picture taken with the featured character’s black horns and red lips. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. PG

Teen Tapers
Mon, Mar 30, 6:30 pm

Make a small decorative picture frame using our collection of colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Teen Nail Art
Tue, Mar 10, 4:00 pm

It's back! Paint wild and crazy designs on your nails. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (90 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Mar 12, 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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Teen Green Flubber
Tue, Mar 17, 4:00 pm

Get green and gooey with us and discover very unusual properties of some very common ingredients. Messy clothes recommended. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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