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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
Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Tue, Sep 16, 6:00 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.)

Preregister.
Teen Movie Night
Wed, Sep 17, 5:30 pm

©Summit Entertainment. When you discover your faction will you accept your place or challenge it? Honor your chosen faction by decorating cookies then enjoy this apocalyptic adventure with popcorn and soda. Ages 12-17. (140 min.) PG-13

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Gamerz Nite
Tue, Sep 23, 5:30 pm

Join a game of Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or other Wii games, or try a new board game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Pizza Chat
Wed, Sep 24, 6:00 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, Sep 25, 5:30 pm

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

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Belle Glade Branch
Pizza and Pages
Sat, Sep 13, 2:30 pm

We'll be discussing "The Book Thief," by Markud Zusak, while snacking on pizza. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.)

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Gardens Branch
Teen Matinee
Sun, Sep 14, 2:00 pm

©Summit Entertainment. Popcorn and other snacks provided. Limit 25. (140 min.) PG-13

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Frosted Notes
Wed, Sep 17, 6:00 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
Madden 15 Showdown!
Tue, Sep 02, 6:00 pm

Madden 15 was just released for PS3, and we’ve got it! Don’t miss the debut of this hot new game at the library! Grades 6 & up. (90 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 10, 5:00 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Pick up your application at the youth services desk. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Chocolate Milkshake Day!
Tue, Sep 16, 6:00 pm

Learn how to make chocolate milkshakes as we celebrate this special day. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 17, 5:00 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Pick up your application at the youth services desk. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Get Shrinky With It
Tue, Sep 23, 6:00 pm

Take your big ideas and make them mini with shrink art plastic. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 24, 5:00 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Pick up your application at the youth services desk. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Fusion Fun
Tue, Sep 30, 6:00 pm

Combine fuse beads to create fun characters and designs. They’re perfect for key chains, zipper pulls and magnets. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Teens Only Movie Matinee
Sat, Sep 06, 2:00 pm

©Summit Entertainment. Refreshments provided. (140 min.) PG-13

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PowerPoint & Popcorn
Sat, Sep 13, 11:00 am

Bring your friends, have some popcorn, and get some great tips on using PowerPoint for your school projects. The program will focus on how to edit and format pictures. Bring your questions! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
The Art of Scrapbooking
Thu, Sep 04, 4:00 pm

Session 1.

Each week we will learn how to make beautiful albums and memory books out of a variety of materials. Make your book and then return in two weeks to decorate the pages. We will provide craft supplies, just bring your pictures and memorabilia. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregistration for this two session program starts on Aug 25.

The Art of Scrapbooking
Thu, Sep 18, 4:00 pm

Session 2

Each week we will learn how to make beautiful albums and memory books out of a variety of materials. Make your book and then return in two weeks to decorate the pages. We will provide craft supplies, just bring your pictures and memorabilia. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregistration for this two session program starts on Aug 25.

Teens - Banned Book Week
Tue, Sep 23, 6:30 pm

Did you know that many of your favorite books from "Harry Potter" to "The Hunger Games" and even "The Great Gatsby" have been banned by libraries and schools? Come and learn why and celebrate your freedom to read as you get caught reading banned books in our photo booth. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Banned Books Teen Bingo
Tue, Sep 23, 5:30 pm

Celebrate your freedom to read freely with a fun and informative bingo game using the covers of banned books! Free snacks and prizes for every bingo game! Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Reading Buddies
Sat, Sep 06, 10:30 am

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

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Nail Art
Sun, Sep 07, 2:30 pm

It's back! Paint wild and crazy designs on your nails. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Mon, Sep 08, 4:00 pm

Love to draw and create? Come and hang with us! We might even have a special art project this month. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Sep 13, 10:30 am

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

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Anime/Manga Club
Sat, Sep 13, 2:00 pm

Let's make fun anime and manga-related crafts, watch anime episodes and lots more! Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Sep 20, 10:30 am

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

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Sep 27, 10:30 am

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

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Nerd Girl (or Boy) Party!
Sun, Sep 28, 2:30 pm

Pixel art, fun games and dancing! Come share your fandoms and have some fun! Ages 12-17. (75 min.)

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Main Library
Video Game Day
Fri, Sep 12, 3:30 pm

Join us for some big-screen video games at the library! A fun afternoon just for teens! Ages 12-17. (50 min.)

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CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Sep 16, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the Creation Station allows teens 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 Creation Station can help with that! A Creation Station mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Sep 30, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the Creation Station allows teens 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 Creation Station can help with that! A Creation Station mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Anime Club
Sat, Sep 13, 3:00 pm

New school year, new anime! 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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RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Sep 27, 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. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Teen Soda Tab Art
Sat, Sep 27, 3:00 pm

What can you make out of ordinary soda can tabs? Stop in and find out! All materials will be provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Teen Takeover
Wed, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh, anime, Wii games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (90 min.) First-come, first-served.

West Boca Branch
Become a Reading Buddy
Tue, Sep 02, 10:00 am

Apply at the children’s information desk to be a reading buddy to read and play literacy games with elementary school children. Applications need to be returned and approved prior to starting the program. Meets Mondays at 5:30 pm starting Sep 08. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

Teen Tapers
Sat, Sep 20, 3:00 pm

Make a pencil case for the new school year using colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Teen Games and S'Mores
Wed, Sep 10, 5:00 pm

Play a variety of games from "Apples to Apples" to Wii games. Bring your friends! Enjoy making and eating s'mores. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
Thu, Sep 11, 6:30 pm

Find-tune your writing skills (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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Do the Write Thing: a Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Sep 11, 6:30 pm

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

Popcorn and a Movie
Wed, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

©Summit Entertainment. Ages 12-17. (140 min.) PG-13

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
Thu, Oct 09, 6:30 pm

Find-tune your writing skills (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.)

Preregister.
Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
Thu, Nov 13, 6:30 pm

Find-tune your writing skills (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.)

Preregister.
Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Find-tune your writing skills (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.)

Preregister.