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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, Feb 15, for Presidents' Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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.

Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Acreage Branch
Gamerz Nite
Wed, Feb 17, 6:30 pm
Join a game of Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart, or try a new board game or card game. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Anime Otaku Club
Tue, Feb 23, 6:30 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.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Pizza Chat
Tue, Jan 12, 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.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Gamerz Nite
Wed, Jan 06, 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.) Preregister.
Anime Otaku Club
Wed, Jan 20, 6:30 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.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
Pizza & Pages
Sat, Feb 13, 3:00 pm
Let's talk about your favorite books while snacking on pizza. Ages 12 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Pizza & Movie
Sat, Feb 27, 11:00 am
"The Perfect Guy ." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. . (100 min.)
PG-13
Gardens Branch
Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Feb 17, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids? Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Jan 06 - Feb 24. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Feb 24, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids? Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Jan 06 - Feb 24. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
"Supernatural" Superfans
Tue, Feb 16, 5:30 pm
Are you a "Supernatural" superfan? Come watch "Supernatural," discuss the show, and test your knowledge with some trivia. Snacks served. Ages 14 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Bookend Bonanza
Tue, Feb 23, 6:00 pm
Take your art skills to the next level by painting a bookend for our teen room! Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Teen Gaming
Sat, Feb 27, 2:30 pm
Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo and a pom-pom bookmark craft to keep or give to another book loving friend. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch
The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes and Dudettes)
Wed, Feb 24, 6:00 pm
Join our advisory group and share your great ideas for programs YOU want to see happen at the library, plus play games and enjoy snacks! Bring a friend or make new ones! Ages 10-16.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
Is It True Love?
Sat, Feb 27, 2:30 pm
Teens who went on a "blind date with a book" reveal how well their date went. How would they rate their book? Join us for this fun book discussion! Refreshments will be served. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library
AniMAINia
Tue, Feb 23, 5:00 pm
Today is a game day so don’t forget to bring your Nintendo DS/3DS, any board games you’d like to play, or WiiU games. Personal games need to be checked in and approved before meeting.
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Ages 11-17.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jan 05, 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, Jan 12, 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, Jan 19, 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, Jan 26, 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, Feb 13, 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.) Preregister.
Anime Club
Sat, Feb 13, 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.) Preregister.
Teen Wii U Gaming & More
Sat, Feb 27, 2:00 pm
Meet your friends at the library for some Wii gaming and classic board game fun. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Teen Karaoke Café
Sat, Feb 27, 3:00 pm
Belt out some of your favorite tunes with friends at our Teen Karaoke Café. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Anime Nation
Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Teen Takeover
Wed, Feb 24, 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
Zentangle®
Sat, Feb 13, 3:00 pm
Explore this stress-relieving doodle based art and create a special card or work of art to display. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Fancy Fingers: Nail Art
Sat, Feb 20, 2:30 pm
Learn how to add fun and creative details to your manicure using toothpicks, brushes and more. Come with nails prepped with a base coat of polish and ready to decorate. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Bath Fizzies
Sat, Feb 27, 2:30 pm
Create luxurious, scented bath fizzies for yourself or as a gift. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Teen Flick
Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 pm
"Pitch Perfect 2." ©Universal Pictures. (114 min.) Ages 12-17.
Preregister.
PG-13