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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, Jul 11, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Pizza Chat
Tue, Jul 21, 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 provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Gamerz Nite
Wed, Jul 22, 7:00 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. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Natsu Matsuri: Summer Anime Fest
Sat, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Natusu Matsuri is the Japanese summer festival and we're bringing it to you! Wear your Yukata (summer kimono) or your favorite cosplay and get ready to enjoy cooling summer treats, traditional games, crafts and more, including our popular annual costume contest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Liar Liar
Tue, Jul 28, 7:00 pm
Can you lie to your best friend about something completely ridiculous without laughing out loud? Try out your game face with this ultimate challenge of truth or lies. Will you punk your friends or just look like a punk yourself? Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
Teen Poetry Workshop
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
Hear great tips on writing poetry and share poems that you've written. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 13-18.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Pouches and Purses
Mon, Jul 13, 5:30 pm
Make your own mini pouch or purse using felt, cords and beads. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Paint and Take
Fri, Jul 17, 10:30 am
Paint and decorate your own mini garden pot. Use ideas from craft books to make it unique.
(60 min.)
Gardens Branch
Harry Potter Trivia
Wed, Jul 15, 3:00 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Babysitting 101
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Part 1: Learn home safety tips and when to call 911.
Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and get answers to your babysitting questions. Ages 12 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Babysitting 101
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Part 2: Learn the basics of CPR and First Aid. A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion.
Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and get answers to your babysitting questions. Ages 12 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
Drama Club
Mon, Jul 06, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Everyone gets a part in this four-week course full of drama activities and games. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
'90s Movie Night
Tue, Jul 07, 5:30 pm
"10 Things I Hate About You." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (98 min.) Listen to '90s jams, eat some popcorn, wear your jellies, and watch a movie! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 13-17.
Preregister.
PG-13
Hip Hop! Dance Classes
Wed, Jul 08, 6:00 pm
Hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Suzanne “Dr. Sooz” Weinstein, in this eight-week course. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Drama Club
Mon, Jul 13, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Everyone gets a part in this four-week course full of drama activities and games. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Squid Dissection!
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Explore marine life in this hands-on session of discovery with local professor Thomas Monroe. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hip Hop! Dance Classes
Wed, Jul 15, 6:00 pm
Hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Suzanne “Dr. Sooz” Weinstein, in this eight-week course. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Drama Club
Mon, Jul 20, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Everyone gets a part in this four-week course full of drama activities and games. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Chocolate Tasting Party
Tue, Jul 21, 6:00 pm
Explore chocolate through tastings, trivia, games and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hip Hop! Dance Classes
Wed, Jul 22, 6:00 pm
Hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Suzanne “Dr. Sooz” Weinstein, in this eight-week course. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Lip Sync Night
Wed, Jul 22, 7:00 pm
Pick a song, dress like a rock star, and take the stage! Want to battle a friend? They can try their own spin on the same song, at the same time as you. The audience will decide the winner! Ages 11-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Drama Club
Mon, Jul 27, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Everyone gets a part in this four-week course full of drama activities and games. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Beaded Jewelry Basics: Fancy Feet
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Make anklets and barefoot sandals to show off at the beach or pool. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hip Hop! Dance Classes
Wed, Jul 29, 6:00 pm
Hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Suzanne “Dr. Sooz” Weinstein, in this eight-week course. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Pizza & Pages
Wed, Jul 29, 7:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of the spy thriller "The Recruit," by Robert Muchamore. Pick up your copy at the youth services desk. Please see Ms. Karyn for dietary considerations. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Puppet Show Practice
Sat, Jul 18, 10:00 am
Have you always wanted to be in a puppet show? Here is your chance to get a behind the scenes look and have fun. We need volunteers to practice and present the Animal Jamboree Puppet Show on Jul 25, 11:00 am. Invite your friends and family to attend your big opening day! Please bring a gently-used clean black sock. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Get Your Game On
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of Wii gaming and card games with your friends. Feeling a little crafty? We will have plenty of craft materials to make something to wear or share. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Beach Blanket Bingo
Sat, Jul 25, 3:00 pm
Grab a beach blanket, bring your friends, and chill out as we celebrate summer with music, bingo and prizes. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teen Time
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Bring your painting skills; we will be painting bookends to use in the Teen Room. You can decorate them like your favorite book or fandom, and they will be used every day. Help us make your space, more enjoyable for you! Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Time
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
"10 Things I Hate About You."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(98 min.)
Throwback Tuesday: Join us for pizza and a throwback movie.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister.
PG-13
Jupiter Branch
Teen Coding Workshop
Thu, Jul 23, 5:30 pm
Do you want to learn how to code a webpage in HTML5? In our digital world, this is a basic skill everyone should learn that can lay the foundation for building coding and programming skills. Pick up an information packet at the children's desk and bring your own flash drive. Ages 12-18. Limit 10.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Teen Dance Club
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Start a dance revolution! Enjoy competing against other teens in dance video games or just have a fun time doing the Cupid Shuffle and other group dances. Ages 14 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Teen Chess Club
Tue, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
Challenge other teens to chess! Test your skills in the game kings have played for centuries. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Anime Awesomeness and Manga Madness!
Sat, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Love anime and manga? Join us for fun activities including watching anime episodes and making cool stuff. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Main Library
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jul 07, 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, Jul 08, 5:00 pm
"Captain America the First Avenger."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(124 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
Preregister.
PG-13
Frosted Notes
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Rave or trash the current book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Join you friends or make new ones! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jul 14, 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, Jul 15, 5:00 pm
"The Avengers."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(142 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
Preregister.
PG-13
Now You're Cooking (in a Cup)
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Let's make a lunch/dinner entree.
Find out what it takes to produce an easy, relatively healthy snack using just a few ingredients, a ceramic cup or mug, and a microwave. The best part? Getting to eat what you make! Bring your own cup or mug. All other supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jul 21, 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, Jul 22, 5:00 pm
"Iron Man 3."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(131 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
Preregister.
PG-13
The Tonight Show Games: Teens vs. Librarians Edition
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Play your favorite "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" games against the librarians. This month its Lip Sync Battle. Lip sync your heart out! Bring your own music or use a library tablet to find your jam when it's time to perform. You can kick it up a notch by accessorizing with choreography and props. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jul 28, 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, Jul 29, 5:00 pm
"Thor the Dark World."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(112 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
Preregister.
PG-13
Now You're Cooking (in a Cup)
Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
It's time for dessert!
Find out what it takes to produce an easy, relatively healthy snack using just a few ingredients, a ceramic cup or mug, and a microwave. The best part? Getting to eat what you make! Bring your own cup or mug. All other supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Google Drive: Learn about cloud computing so that you have access to your documents no matter where you are.
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Teen T-Shirt Creations
Thu, Jul 16, 2:30 pm
Cut, rip, braid, knot and fringe your way to a unique-looking fashion addition to your summer wardrobe. All you need to bring is your own T-shirt that you want to reinvent into a cool summer style. All other materials provided. Ages 12-17.
(75 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Teen Wii U Gaming & Then Some...
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 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. Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Anime Club
Sat, Jul 18, 3:00 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Book Art for Teens
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Create three-dimensional art pieces from recycled books. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Have you missed any of our earlier sessions? Have any lingering questions about social media networks?
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Tequesta Branch
Tie-Dye Fun
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Bring a T-shirt, pillow-case or other cotton white or light item for tie-dye fun. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Pizza & Pages
Wed, Jul 15, 6:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, magazine, fanfic, or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Anime All-Stars
Thu, Jul 23, 6:00 pm
Show off your knowledge of Naruto, Luffy, Ichigo, Natsu, Soul and many other of your favorite anime characters. Ages 12-17. Limit 50.
(90 min.)
Teen Takeover
Tue, Jul 28, 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.)
Writing Fanfiction
Thu, Jul 30, 6:00 pm
Write and read fanfiction about your favorite fandom: book, movie, TV show, etc. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(2 hr.)
West Boca Branch
Discover Watercolors
Sat, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
Let your creative talents shine as we experiment with watercolor paints using different papers, salt, crayons and other fun techniques to create cool effects and beautiful art. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Duct Tape Pillows
Sat, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Make a small decorative pillow in the shape of a heart or other simple shape to decorate your room or to give as a gift. Grades 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Age 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Creative Manga Drawing
Thu, Jul 09, 4:00 pm
Surprise your friends with your own creative art form of manga drawing! Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Pen, Paper, Pizza
Thu, Jul 09, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Age 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Babysitting 101
Sat, Jul 18, 9:00 am
PBC Fire Safety Specialist Elyse Weintraub Brown demonstrates proper child care practices with a focus on household hazards like poisons, plants, burns, airway entry and 911. Certificates of Completion awarded. Ages 10 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Age 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Age 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Teen Flick
Thu, Jul 30, 4:00 pm
"Jack the Giant Slayer." ©New Line Cinema. (115 min.) Popcorn and a movie.
Preregister.
PG-13
Done with Bullying
Fri, Jul 31, 3:30 pm
Black-belt Master Instructor Gary Horner, of Martial Artists Against Bullying, teaches practical strategies for identifying and dealing with bullying behavior and how to “buddy” rather than “bully” others. Sneakers recommended.
(45 min.) Preregister.