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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
Lip Sync Battles!
Sat, Sep 05, 2:30 pm
Get ready for musical chaos as we show off our showmanship and pretend to sing along to your favorite song while enjoying some sweet snacks. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Anime Otaku Club
Thu, Sep 10, 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.) Preregister.
Pizza Chat
Tue, Sep 15, 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, Sep 23, 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.
Acting Up
Tue, Sep 29, 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.
Belle Glade Branch
Suncatcher Art
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Make a cool suncatcher using special paint. Dress to get messy. Ages 10 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch
Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 09, 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, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Movie Mayhem
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
We’re calling all movie fanatics - YUP! That’s you! - to test their knowledge on some of their favorite movies. Challenge yourself and your friends in this trivia game. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 16, 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, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 23, 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, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Washi Tape Creations
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Create using our collection of colorful washi tape. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Harry Potter Trivia
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry presents a very Harry Potter Trivia competition. Show off your Harry Potter knowledge and have fun making a craft. Enjoy homemade butterbeer and a special treat. Muggles are welcome. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Sep 30, 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, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
Madden 16 Showdown!
Tue, Sep 01, 6:30 pm
Madden 16 was just released for PS3, and we’ve got it! Don’t miss the debut of this hot new game. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Teen Movie Night
Tue, Sep 08, 5:45 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.) Popcorn and drinks provided. Grades 6 & up.
Preregister.
PG-13
Reading Buddies Training
Wed, Sep 09, 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 children's desk. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Bookend Bonanza
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Decorate bookend covers to display in the teen room. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Polymer Clay Day
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Mold and bake clay creations of your own. Grades 6 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
PowerPoint & Popcorn
Tue, Sep 08, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends, have some popcorn and get some great tips on using PowerPoint for your school projects. Learn how to edit and format pictures along with animating slides. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Pizza and Banned Books Week
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Did you know that many of your favorite books from, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to "The Hunger Games" and even, "The Great Gatsby" have been banned by libraries and schools? Snack on pizza and celebrate your freedom to read as you get caught reading banned books in our photo booth. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch
Pencils, Paper and Pizza
Thu, Sep 17, 4:30 pm
Coloring, doodling and eating pizza. What could be better? We will provide coloring book pages, colored pencils, crayons and pizza! Ages 10-14.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Become a Reading Buddy!
Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am
Need volunteer hours for school? Like working with kids? Join us to help children in grades K-5 with their reading skills and earn volunteer hours! A completed application, two recommendation letters and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Teen Bingo!
Mon, Sep 14, 4:00 pm
Come play themed bingo for fun little prizes! Ages 12 & up.
Preregister.
Become a Reading Buddy!
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Need volunteer hours for school? Like working with kids? Join us to help children in grades K-5 with their reading skills and earn volunteer hours! A completed application, two recommendation letters and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shirt Recycling
Sun, Sep 20, 3:00 pm
Bring old shirts to cut up into new shirts and bags! Please provide your own shirts. Ages 14 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Become a Reading Buddy!
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Need volunteer hours for school? Like working with kids? Join us to help children in grades K-5 with their reading skills and earn volunteer hours! A completed application, two recommendation letters and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Otaku Club
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
Reading Buddies Workshop
Thu, Sep 10, 4:00 pm
Become a Reading Buddy! Teens are invited to participate in this fun workshop, which is a prerequisite for becoming a "Reading Buddy" to children in grades K-5. Join us for this review of our best reading mentors' tips. Grades 7-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Sep 01, 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, Sep 08, 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.)
Dr. Who Premiere Celebration
Mon, Sep 14, 3:00 pm
WHOvians: Unite for the Season 9 Doctor Who Celebration! We'll make crafts and try our hand at some trivia. Cosplay encouraged, but not required. Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Sep 15, 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, Sep 22, 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 Reading Cafe
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Bring friends or make new ones. Grades 6-12. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Sep 29, 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, 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.
Teen Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Celebrate National Video Game Day with a Smash Bros. tournament. Eat snacks with your friends and win some cool prizes! Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
What Can the Library Do for You? Teen Database Help!
Tue, Sep 15, 5:30 pm
Need help with your homework? Stuck on a math problem? Need resources for a paper? Come find out how the library can help you with everything you need! Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Breaking the Code!
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Are you interested in learning how to create websites or apps? Explore some popular websites to help get you started in the world of coding. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Sep 26, 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
Duct Tape Mania
Tue, Sep 15, 6:00 pm
Are you crazy about all the cool colors and prints available in duct tape? Create wallets, bags, jewelry gifts and more. Snacks and drinks provided. Grades 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Pizza Chat
Wed, Sep 09, 6:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, magazine, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. Limit 24.
(60 min.)
Card Sharks
Tue, Sep 15, 6:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering or just a regular card game. Play against others, trade, or just make new friends. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Teen Takeover
Wed, Sep 30, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Ages 12-17. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)
West Boca Branch
Become a Reading Buddy
Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am
Apply at the children’s 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 21. Grades 6-12.
(45 min.)
Mandala Art
Sat, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
Explore this intricate form of line art and discover how relaxing it can be coloring your own beautiful detailed design. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Mosaic Tile Art
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Create beautiful tile coasters with air dry clay and small colorful ceramic tiles. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Sep 10, 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.) Preregister.
Teen Sand Box: Tutor.com Workshop
Thu, Sep 17, 4:00 pm
Stuck with homework? Tutor.com is available at www.pbclibrary.org for free tutorial assistance. Learn all the tips and tricks to get your questions answered from this workshop. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Thu, Sep 24, 4:00 pm
Taste a variety of Chinese teas accompanied by calming Chinese music. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.