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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
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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Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Wed, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

Celebrate the ancestor festival of Obon with anime and snacks! Chat with friends and fans about cool holiday traditions from Japan. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Ridiculously Rotten Movie Nite
Tue, Oct 21, 6:00 pm

©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. What's more terrifying than a clown? Hang out and LOL at this hilariously terrible movie to find out. Snacks and drinks provided. Ages 12-17. (88 min.) PG-13

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Gamerz Nite
Wed, Oct 22, 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: Fic Swap!
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

Get ready to share what scares you! This month we're going to share a part of our favorite scary book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga while enjoying pizza, candy and drinks. Ages 12-17. (60-90 min.)

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Acting Up!
Thu, Oct 30, 5:30 pm

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

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Gardens Branch
Frosted Notes
Wed, Oct 08, 6:00 pm

Bring 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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Teen Pumpkin Decorating
Mon, Oct 20, 2:00 pm

You are invited to join us for some Halloween pumpkin decorating fun. We supply the pumpkins and decorations, you supply the creativity! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Teen Caramel Apple Dipping Party
Sun, Oct 26, 2:00 pm

Apples + caramel + candy = a perfect fall afternoon! All supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
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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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Oct 01, 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. A complete application packet and a 1-hour training session must be completed. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Artful Nails
Tue, Oct 07, 6:00 pm

Learn some basic tips and tricks for creating nail art. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Oct 08, 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. A complete application packet and a 1-hour training session must be completed. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Oct 15, 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. A complete application packet and a 1-hour training session must be completed. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Haunted House Rehearsal
Tue, Oct 21, 6:00 pm

Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our annual Haunted House to be held Oct 29. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Oct 22, 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. A complete application packet and a 1-hour training session must be completed. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Word for Teens
Sat, Oct 11, 3:00 pm

Are you working on your report, but not sure how to import pictures? Is the print too small and you want the title centered? Bring your questions and get some great tips on using Microsoft Word. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Teen Movie Matinee
Sat, Oct 25, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Ages 13-17. (136 min.) PG-13

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Spooky Teen Scene II
Mon, Oct 27, 6:30 pm

Wear a costume, bring a friend, and join us for what is sure to be a scary good time. Games, crafts, pumpkins and deliciously creepy food. Ages 13-17. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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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The Art of Scrapbooking: Mini Memory Book
Thu, Oct 02, 4:00 pm

Make Your Book.

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. Preregistration for this two session program starts on Sep 25. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Teens - Blind Date with a Book - Book Pickup
Tue, Oct 14, 9:00 am

To kick off Teen Read Week why not have a blind date at the library? ... with a book, that is. Starting Oct 14 through Oct 31, come in any time during the library's open hours and pick up your “date” at the Youth Services’ desk, then join us Nov 22 as we discuss our books. Ages 12-17.

Teen Movie Night
Tue, Oct 14, 6:00 pm

©Summit Entertainment. Are you Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite or Dauntless? Decide after enjoying a movie and snacks. Ages 12-17. (140 min.) PG-13

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The Art of Scrapbooking: Mini Memory Book
Thu, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Decorate Your Book.

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. Preregistration for this two session program starts on Sep 25. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Teens - Pumpkin Painting
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

We’ll provide the pumpkins, paints and other fun decorations for this spooky Halloween craft. Make your pumpkin into a witch, vampire, zombie or any other creepy creature you can think of. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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The Art of Scrapbooking: Binder Album
Thu, Oct 30, 4:00 pm

Make Your Book

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 Oct 23.

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Teens - Blind Date with a Book - Book Pickup
Fri, Oct 31, 9:00 am

To kick off Teen Read Week why not have a blind date at the library? ... with a book, that is. October 31st is your last chance to come in (any time during library's open hours) and pick up your “date” at the Youth Services’ desk, then join us on November 22nd as we discuss our books. Ages 12-17.

The Art of Scrapbooking: Binder Album
Thu, Nov 06, 4:00 pm

Decorate Your Book.

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 Oct 23.

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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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Keeping a Dream Journal
Tue, Oct 14, 5:30 pm

Help us celebrate "Teen Read Week 2014: Turn Dreams into Reality" by creating and decorating your own dream journal. Learn how to remember, collect and analyze your dreams. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Halloween Hulabaloo
Wed, Oct 29, 5:30 pm

Play silly games, make haunted crafts, and eat creepy snacks. Come dressed in your Halloween best if you wish to participate in the costume contest. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
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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Reading Buddies
Sat, Oct 04, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5th with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school! Pick up an application packet at the Youth Services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Anime/Manga Club
Sat, Oct 04, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy reading manga and watching anime? If so, join us as we watch anime episodes and do a variety of crafts and activities. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Oct 11, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5th with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school! Pick up an application packet at the Youth Services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Oct 18, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5th with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school! Pick up an application packet at the Youth Services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Celebrate Teen Read Week!
Sat, Oct 18, 2:30 pm

Join us for a bunch of fun Teen Read Week activities, such as the famous "googly eye book cover" caper. We will be creating Found Poetry from old book pages. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Sun, Oct 19, 2:30 pm

Love manga, comic books or art? Come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Oct 25, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5th with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school! Pick up an application packet at the Youth Services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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A Sundae on Sunday ... with Books!
Sun, Oct 26, 2:30 pm

Enjoy making and eating ice cream sundaes whilst talking about whatever you are reading or have enjoyed reading in the past, including manga and graphic novels. In honor of Halloween, we will be reading some scary stories, so join us if you dare! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Main Library
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.)

Tween Creations: Duct Tape Crafts
Mon, Oct 06, 4:30 pm

No matter if you are new to creating with duct tape or if you are a duct tape master, this special craft time is for you! Ages 8-15. (45 min.)

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CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Oct 07, 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.)

Jewelry Making For Teens
Tue, Oct 14, 5:00 pm

Learn how to create some gorgeous jewelry. You will be proud to say “I made it myself!” Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Oct 28, 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
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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Teen Read Week Kick-Off Event
Sat, Oct 11, 1:30 pm

©Summit Entertainment. Gather some of your closest friends and have them meet you at the Royal Palm Beach Branch Library to kick-off Teen Read Week 2014! Watch another one of our favorite teen reads that was turned into a blockbuster movie while enjoying delicious snacks and good conversation. Ages 12-17. (140 min.) PG-13

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Teen Wii Gaming
Tue, Oct 14, 4:30 pm

Do you game? Wii game! Meet your friends at the library for an afternoon of Wii gaming fun. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Read Week: “Intro to Improv” Class
Wed, Oct 15, 5:00 pm

Learn how to come up with funny, on-the-spot improvisational skits that will help you build your creativity, your confidence, and your language skills with Mr. Josh Flanders, improv extraordinaire. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Read Week Wrap-Up: Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library
Sat, Oct 18, 2:00 pm

Create your own vision board to make your dreams become your reality. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Teen Takeover
Wed, Oct 22, 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.)

West Boca Branch
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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Teen Origami
Sat, Oct 18, 3:00 pm

Create colorful objects and animals using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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Teen Movie
Sat, Oct 25, 2:30 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Join us in the story time room for this animated comedy featuring Dracula and a cast of other famous monsters. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (91 min.) PG

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West Boynton Branch
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.)

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Do the Write Thing: a Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Oct 09, 6:30 pm

Fine-tune your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose writing. 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.)

Haunted House Workshop
Thu, Oct 23, 6:00 pm

Construct a haunted house out of graham crackers and candy. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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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.)

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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.)

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