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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
Teen Gamerz Day
Tue, Aug 04, 3:30 pm
Join a game of mafia, Uno or Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart or Just Dance, or try a new board game or card game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Anime Otaku Club
Wed, Aug 05, 7:00 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Pizza Chat
Thu, Aug 06, 7:00 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.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Acting Up
Tue, Aug 11, 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.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Nail Art Fun
Sat, Aug 15, 11:00 am
Paint and decorate your nails with designs, polish and more. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
Volunteer Orientation
Sat, Aug 15, 3:00 pm
Do you need volunteer hours for school or scholarships? Attend this orientation and learn what it takes to be a volunteer at the library. Bring a completed application with you. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Glades Road Branch
Shark Week Party!
Tue, Aug 04, 6:00 pm
Celebrate Shark Week with jawsome games, crafts and food. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Candy Sushi
Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm
Join us to make yummy sushi look-a-likes with rice cereal treats and candy. We’ll also learn to use chopsticks and watch an anime short. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Snacktastic Treats
Tue, Aug 18, 6:00 pm
Come learn tips and tricks for quick cooking in the microwave. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Chocolate Covered Anything!
Tue, Aug 25, 6:00 pm
Learn the art of “dipping” and “dripping” with chocolate. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Teen Movie Matinee
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.) Watch this new hot release while enjoying ice cream with all the toppings. Ages 13-17.
Preregister.
PG-13
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Pizza & Movie
Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm
"The DUFF." (101 min.) Join us for pizza and a laugh. Ages 12-17.
Preregister.
PG-13
Jupiter Branch
Babysitting 101
Tue, Aug 04, 2:00 pm
Part 2: Learn the basics of CPR and first aid.
Join firefighter and paramedic Bob Smallacombe of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to learn babysitting tips and skills. Two part program. Certificate of completion will be given upon finishing both parts.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
End-of-Summer Mini Lock-In
Fri, Aug 07, 6:00 pm
Free pizza, a photo scavenger hunt, Minute-To-Win-It games, tower building with marshmallows and spaghetti, and a library obstacle course! Prizes and fun! Space is limited. Must complete the Summer Reading Program to register. Grades 6-12.
(2.5 hr.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Wasteland Workshop
Sun, Aug 09, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.) Preregister.
Teen Chess
Mon, Aug 10, 3:00 pm
Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends to a game or two? Learn the game from other teens. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Wasteland Workshop
Sun, Aug 16, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.) Preregister.
Teen Gaming
Fri, Aug 21, 4:00 pm
Enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your cards and play with others. Bring along your favorite E or T rated game to play. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Sat, Aug 22, 10:30 am
Earn volunteer hours for school and help children in K-5th grade with their reading skills. A completed application and 3.0 GPA are required to join this fantastic program. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Wasteland Workshop
Sun, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.) Preregister.
Teen Gaming
Fri, Aug 28, 4:00 pm
Enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your cards and play with others. Bring along your favorite E or T rated game to play. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Sat, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Earn volunteer hours for school and help children in K-5th grade with their reading skills. A completed application and 3.0 GPA are required to join this fantastic program. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Anime/Manga Club
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
Join us for anime-related gaming, crafting and artwork. Watch anime episodes and discuss your favorite manga titles. Ages 12 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Teen Art Club
Sun, Aug 30, 2:30 pm
Love manga, comic books or art? Then come draw and craft with us! Age 11 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library
The Tonight Show Games: Teens vs. Librarians Edition
Tue, Aug 04, 3:00 pm
Pictionary: Quick sketches, hilarious guesses! The game is simple, but it's not as easy as it sounds.
Come play your favorite The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon games against the librarians! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Aug 04, 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.)
Teen Superhero Movie Matinee
Wed, Aug 05, 5:00 pm
"Captain America the Winter Soldier."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(136 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Grades 6-12.
Preregister.
PG-13
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Aug 11, 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.)
Teen Superhero Movie Matinee
Wed, Aug 12, 5:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(121 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Grades 6-12.
Preregister.
PG-13
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Aug 18, 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, Aug 25, 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
Teen Wii U Gaming & More
Mon, Aug 10, 2:30 pm
Do you game? Wii game! Meet your friends for an afternoon of Wii gaming and classic board game fun. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Teen AnimeFest
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
Do you love anime, manga and cosplay? Dress up as your fave character, watch awesome shows, challenge your friends to trivia, and enjoy yummy snacks. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Aug 29, 3:00 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.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch
Galaxy Blast
Tue, Aug 25, 6:00 pm
Hubble telescope games and activities provided by the Space Telescope Science Institute in association with NASA. Create your own tie-dye galaxy T-shirt. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Minecraft Coding Mini-Camp
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
Learn how to use ComputerCraft to code with Minecraft. This instructional program will teach you the basics of coding with Minecraft. Laptops and software provided. Priority given to those who can attend both sessions. Ages 11-15. Limit 10. (90 min.)
Preregister, beginning Sat, Aug 01.
Minecraft Coding Mini-Camp
Mon, Aug 17, 6:00 pm
Learn how to use ComputerCraft to code with Minecraft. This instructional program will teach you the basics of coding with Minecraft. Laptops and software provided. Priority given to those who can attend both sessions. Ages 11-15. Limit 10. (90 min.)
Preregister, beginning Sat, Aug 01.
Pizza Chat
Tue, Aug 18, 6:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short-story, magazine, fanfiction or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. Limit 24.
(60 min.)
Teen Takeover
Tue, Aug 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. Ages 12-17. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)
West Boca Branch
Tissue Paper Stained Glass
Sat, Aug 08, 2:30 pm
Decorate glass milk bottle vases and votives with tissue paper, Mod Podge and inspiration! All materials are provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own mason jars, bottles, etc. to decorate. Grades 6-12. Limit 10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Acrylic Painting
Sat, Aug 15, 2:30 pm
Explore your creative side using acrylics on canvas boards. Take home your masterpiece for your family to admire. Grades 6-12.
(75 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Aug 10, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Space is limited. Ages 8-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Summer Movies for Teens
Thu, Aug 13, 4:00 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Pen, Paper, Pizza
Thu, Aug 13, 6:30 pm
Energize yourself with pepperoni (or cheese) pizza while you share what you have penned to paper (fiction, prose, poetry, etc.) in a friendly group setting. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Teen Reading Buddies Orientation
Wed, Aug 26, 4:45 pm
Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddies application at the children's desk. For students in grades 6 & up, with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and provide two personal references. Orientation is mandatory for all participants. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Splice, Patch & Seam
Thu, Aug 27, 4:00 pm
Create duct tape designs for fun or fancy - cell phone holder, purse or whatever you invent. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.