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Classes & Events for Teens

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Acreage Branch

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Feb 24, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Mar 03, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Pizza Chat

Tue, Mar 06, 6:30 pm
Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.)

Teen Trivia

Wed, Mar 07, 6:30 pm
We'll cover topics from cartoons to Cleopatra and fandom to physics! Team up with friends and battle to be the best! Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Mar 10, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Anime Otaku Club

Tue, Mar 13, 6:30 pm
Hang out, watch anime, eat snacks, and talk with friends and fellows fans about all the coolest shows from Japan. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Mar 17, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Let's Play: Gaming

Wed, Mar 21, 6:00 pm
It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Mar 24, 12:30 pm
D&D Mini-Marathon.
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (4 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Mar 31, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)
Belle Glade Branch

Black History Month Celebration: Teen Movie & Pizza

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30 pm
"Marshall." ©Open Road Films. (118 min.) Grades 5-12. Preregister.
PG-13

Black History Month Teen Book Chat: "The Crossover," by Kwame Alexander

Sat, Feb 24, 3:30 pm
Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 5 & up. (60 min.)

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30 am
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Materials provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Creating!

Mon, Mar 05, 3:30 pm
Drop by our MakerSpace any day during Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) to create video games, movie trailers, music, learn about electricity, and more. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Creating!

Tue, Mar 06, 3:30 pm
Drop by our MakerSpace any day during Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) to create video games, movie trailers, music, learn about electricity, and more. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Creating!

Wed, Mar 07, 3:30 pm
Drop by our MakerSpace any day during Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) to create video games, movie trailers, music, learn about electricity, and more. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Creating!

Thu, Mar 08, 3:30 pm
Drop by our MakerSpace any day during Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) to create video games, movie trailers, music, learn about electricity, and more. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Creating!

Fri, Mar 09, 3:30 pm
Drop by our MakerSpace any day during Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) to create video games, movie trailers, music, learn about electricity, and more. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Week: Libraries Are for Creating!

Sat, Mar 10, 3:30 pm
Drop by our MakerSpace any day during Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) to create video games, movie trailers, music, learn about electricity, and more. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Spring Break Video Game Bonzana!

Mon, Mar 19, 2:00 pm
Bring a friend and challenge each other to brawl with Super Smash Bros., Wii Sports, or other games. Participants can bring in their own Wii controller. Grades 5-12. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Movie & Ice Cream

Wed, Mar 21, 3:00 pm
"Home Again." ©Open Road Films. (97 min.) Preregister.
PG-13

Make & Take: Mug Cakes

Mon, Mar 26, 2:30 pm
Learn how to make a single-serve cake in the microwave. Will be trying different recipes, dress to get messy. Grades 5-12. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book Chat: "Goodbye Days," by Jeff Zentner

Mon, Mar 26, 4:00 pm
Copies are available in the teen section. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Computer & Research Help

Tue, Feb 27, 3:30 pm
Are you a high school student in need of assistance researching a topic for a school paper? Do you need help finding and applying for college scholarships? Ages 13-17. (60 min.) Call to schedule a one-on-one session.
Gardens Branch

Get Giphy With It

Thu, Mar 22, 5:00 pm
Create your very own GIF, and settle the great debate on the proper pronunciation. Bring your own flash drive with pictures you would like to use saved on it. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Love the Skin You’re in

Tue, Feb 27, 6:00 pm
Presented by the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Discuss body image, self-esteem and eating disorders and discover the secrets behind popular media images. Healthy snacks provided. Ages 11-17 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tech Day

Tue, Mar 06, 6:00 pm
Experiment with various tech tools such as iPads and programmable robots that teach you about different ways to create with coding, games, etc. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Ghost Hunting

Tue, Mar 13, 6:30 pm
The Gold Coast Paranormal Society, a volunteer group of experienced researchers who specialize in documenting the unexplained, will investigate paranormal activity and demonstrate ghost hunting equipment. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Super Scented Playdough

Tue, Mar 20, 6:00 pm
Using household items, we’ll make scented and colored dough to squish and design. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Tue, Mar 27, 6:00 pm
Share your ideas to help plan library teen activities while earning community service hours for school. Application required. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Teen Advisory Council (TAC) & Tutor.com

Sat, Mar 03, 3:00 pm
Plan and develop future events, learn about a great resource for school and beyond! Refreshments provided and community service hours earned. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Exquisite Eggs

Sat, Mar 24, 11:00 am
Bring a friend and make beautiful marbled ink eggs to decorate or give as gifts. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Adulting 101: Land a Summer Job

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00 pm
Learn more about searching for a job, creating a résumé, and acing an interview. Ages 14 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Thu, Mar 08, 3:30 pm
Interested in virtual reality? Celebrate Teen Tech Week with us by trying out the Oculus Rift virtual reality system. Each teen will get a short individual preview. (90 min.)
Jupiter Branch

Tabletop Tuesdays

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00 pm
Take a break from homework, stop in for an after-school snack, and explore the world of modern tabletop gaming. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)

DIY Mickey Ears

Mon, Mar 19, 2:00 pm
It's time for a magical crafting adventure! With a little pixie dust, learn how to make your own Disney-inspired Mickey ears. Ages 8-17. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch

Teen Anime Club

Sat, Mar 03, 2:00 pm
Watch new anime or see some classics with your friends. Talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Refreshments provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.)

Make a Movie: Teen Tech Week

Sun, Mar 04, 2:00 pm
Create your own video using our green screen, iPad and the Do Ink app. Don't wear green. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Movie & Snacks

Mon, Mar 19, 2:30 pm
"The Mummy." ©Universal Pictures. (107 min.) Refreshments provided. Ages 13-17.
PG-13
Loula V. York Branch

Is it True Love?

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00 pm
Teens who went on a "Blind Date With a Book" reveal how their date went. How would they rate their book? Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Applying to College: Where to Start?

Thu, Mar 01, 6:00 pm
Learn how to narrow your college and career options, how personality traits and individual passions can guide your selection process, how to create a competitive academic profile, as well as important college admission deadlines and interesting college programs near and far. Considerations for low-income students will also be addressed. Co-sponsored by Path to College Fellowship. (2 hr.) Preregister.

How to Make Your Application Shine

Thu, Mar 08, 6:00 pm
Learn about the college application process, tips for making your application stand out, and how to get excellent recommendations. Need help writing a killer personal statement? We’ll write the first draft together. Co-sponsored by Path to College Fellowship. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Entrance Exam Tips

Thu, Mar 15, 6:00 pm
Scores on entrance exams help colleges choose who to admit and who to offer scholarships to, so it’s important to understand how the tests are formulated. We will go over question types, timing and elimination strategies, and then practice these techniques together. Co-sponsored by Path to College Fellowship. (2 hr.) Preregister.

AniMAINia Club

Tue, Mar 20, 4:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, this is your chance to meet others like you. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Paying for College

Thu, Mar 29, 6:00 pm
We will discuss the best way to pay for college, including dual-enrollment, state colleges, Bright Futures, federal grants and other scholarship options. Get experience writing a scholarship request letter and learn about public vs. private loans, as well as loan payoff options. Co-sponsored by Path to College Fellowship. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Book Chat & Movie: “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio

Mon, Mar 26, 3:30 pm
"Wonder." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (113 min.) Discuss and watch. Popcorn provided. Ages 9-14. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.
PG
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Monkey Around With Makey Makey!

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30 pm
Learn how to use our Makey Makey kits to creatively interact with computers. Another great STEAM activity! Ages 10-17. Limit 8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Anime Club

Sat, Mar 10, 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.

March Madness: More Than a Minute to Win It Teen Challenge

Thu, Mar 22, 2:30 pm
Try to beat the clock and participate in fun, wacky challenges. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Art in the Clouds

Tue, Mar 20, 6:30 pm
Using "Cloud Sketching: Creative Drawing for Cloud Spotters and Daydreamers - Look Up!," by Martín Feijoó, we will explore creative drawing for cloud spotters and daydreamers. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Teen Takeover

Tue, Feb 27, 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.)

Anime Nation

Wed, Mar 07, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Cardsharks

Wed, Mar 14, 6:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, or regular card games. Play against others, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Teen Takeover

Wed, Mar 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. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)
West Boca Branch

Doodle Bags

Sat, Feb 24, 2:30 pm
Choose your favorite colors to decorate a small doodle-print canvas tote bag. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Teen Tapers: Mini Pillows

Sat, Mar 31, 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

Book-A-Librarian: hoopla

Thu, Mar 15, 5:00 pm
Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. Bring any device and have a librarian help you get started. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.