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Classes & Events 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

Teen Writing Group

Tue, Apr 04, 5:00 pm
Meet friends and fellow aspiring authors to improve your writing using different fast-paced exercises and activities to stretch your creative muscles. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza Chat

Tue, Apr 04, 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 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Choice Night!

Wed, Apr 05, 6:00 pm
Play a game, watch some anime, or try your hand at Dungeons & Dragons with an introductory adventure. Space is limited for the Dungeons & Dragons adventure. Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Apr 08, 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.) Preregister.

Teen Writing Group

Tue, Apr 11, 5:00 pm
Meet friends and fellow aspiring authors to improve your writing using different fast-paced exercises and activities to stretch your creative muscles. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Anime Otaku Club

Tue, Apr 11, 6:30 pm
Hang out, watch anime, eat snacks, and talk with friends and fellows fans about all the coolest shows from Japan. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Apr 15, 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.) Preregister.

Teen Writing Group

Tue, Apr 18, 5:00 pm
Meet friends and fellow aspiring authors to improve your writing using different fast-paced exercises and activities to stretch your creative muscles. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Let's Play: Gaming

Wed, Apr 19, 6:30 pm
It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Apr 22, 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.) Preregister.

Teen Writing Group

Tue, Apr 25, 5:00 pm
Meet friends and fellow aspiring authors to improve your writing using different fast-paced exercises and activities to stretch your creative muscles. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Trivia

Wed, Apr 26, 6:30 pm
How well do you know pop culture, movies and more? Test your knowledge and your teamwork skills as you battle to be the best! Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch

Teen Hangout

Sat, Apr 08, 11:00 am
Play video games, board games, card games, or just hang out with your friends! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Share & Tell

Thu, Apr 13, 4:00 pm
April 09-15 is National Library Week! Invite your classmates to visit the library with you. Stop by the children's desk to get a welcome package for your friends and earn small prizes. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

Teen Share & Tell

Fri, Apr 14, 4:00 pm
April 09-15 is National Library Week! Invite your classmates to visit the library with you. Stop by the children's desk to get a welcome package for your friends and earn small prizes. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

Poetry & Pizza

Sat, Apr 22, 3:00 pm
Bring a copy of your favorite poems to share or present your original work. Poems can range from traditional to hip-hop in style. No longer than three minutes. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Money Smart

Thu, Apr 27, 4:00 pm
A series of games that promotes financial literacy and teaches about basic budgeting, how to save, spend and earn money. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Coupon 101

Sat, Apr 08, 11:00 am
Want to learn how to coupon, but found yourself using excuses like “I don’t have time” or “I’m not organized enough?” Learn where to get coupons, organization techniques, and how to let others do most of the work for you! (60 min.)

Tap That App

Wed, Apr 12, 5:30 pm
Learn about all the different apps that the library has to offer, including hoopla, Zinio and Flipster. (60 min.)
Gardens Branch

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Tue, Mar 28, 3:15 pm
Learn to use iPads to create stop-motion movies using LEGO® Minifigures and other toys. An exercise in fine-motor skills, attention to detail, filmmaking and photography. Ages 10-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Scratch® Video Game & Animation Studio

Fri, Apr 07, 3:15 pm
Make your own video games, animation or interactive stories with Scratch® (www.scratch.mit.edu), designed specifically for kids to learn basic computer programming concepts. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tween Trivia Night

Tue, Apr 25, 6:00 pm
How well do you know pop culture? Test your trivia knowledge, receive prizes, pizza and soda. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Nail Art

Fri, Apr 28, 4:00 pm
Paint your fingernails with some new nail art trends. Nail polish provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Pizza & Pages

Tue, Mar 28, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "Insignia," by S. J. Kincaid. Pick up your copy at the children’s desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Microwave Madness

Tue, Apr 04, 6:00 pm
Snacks can range from savory to sweet. Learn some tips for making some ooey, gooey melted munchies in the microwave. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

CANCELLED - I Love Harry Potter

Tue, Apr 11, 6:00 pm
Get sorted into houses, let the wand choose you, and celebrate your love of this fandom through fan fiction! Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

CANCELLED - Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Tue, Apr 25, 6:00 pm
Share your ideas to help plan library teen activities while earning community service hours for school. Application required. Refreshments served. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Most Excellent Eggs

Sat, Apr 08, 3:00 pm
Bring a friend and make beautiful marble eggs to decorate or give as gifts. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Poetry Corner

Mon, Apr 03, 3:30 pm
Enjoy poetry-related activities including DIY magnetic poetry, blackout poetry, and haiku starters. Borrow teen novels written in verse; bring your own poetry to read aloud. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Mario March Madness

Tue, Mar 28, 5:00 pm
If you are more interested in video games than basketball, this is the event for you! Challenge your friends or a librarian to Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. Ages 10-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes & Dudettes)

Thu, Mar 30, 6:00 pm
Share your great ideas for activities YOU want to see happen. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Bring a friend or make new ones! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages

Thu, Apr 13, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza with a side of discussion! This month we will be reading "Thirteen Reasons Why," by Jay Asher. Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s desk. Grades 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes & Dudettes)

Thu, Apr 27, 6:00 pm
Share your ideas for activities YOU want to see happen at the library. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Bring a friend or make new ones! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

International Tabletop Day

Sat, Apr 29, 9:30 am
Try some Wil Wheaton approved games, ranging from trivia to strategy, featured on the hit web series, "Tabletop." Pizza will be served at lunchtime. The final round of games will begin at 3:00 pm and all games will end at 4:30 pm. (7 hr.) Ages 13 & up. Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch

Teen Anime Club

Sat, Apr 01, 2:00 pm
Watch anime or with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones. Ages 13-17. (90 min.)

Teen Hang Out!

Sun, Apr 02, 2:00 pm
Play video games, board games, color or just hang out with your friends. Ages 13-17. (2 hr.)

Movie

Sat, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." ©Warner Bros. (133 min.) Refreshments served. Ages 13-17. Preregister.
PG-13
Main Library

AniMAINia Club

Tue, Mar 28, 5:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, we will be voting on different anime programs to watch and eating snacks. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

AniMAINia

Tue, Apr 11, 5:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, we will be voting on different animes to watch and eating snacks. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Cupcake Decorating

Thu, Apr 13, 5:00 pm
Make your sweets look professional by decorating cupcakes in this yummy class! Eat them here or take them home. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

AniMAINia

Tue, Apr 18, 5:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, we will be voting on different animes to watch and eating snacks. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fan-Fic Workshop!

Tue, Apr 18, 5:00 pm
Don't like the way your favorite book/movie ended? Write your own ending! We can help with ideas and break your writer’s block. Snacks included. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Geeky Papercrafts: Superheroes!

Tue, Mar 28, 4:00 pm
Make paper models of your favorite superheroes! Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

Anime Club

Sat, Apr 08, 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.

Stitching Starters Beginning Crochet

Tue, Apr 11, 4:30 pm
Learn the basics of crocheting or if you know how to crochet already, bring your projects to work on them. Bring a size H, I, J or K hook and skein of worsted weight yarn. Must be able to work independently. Materials not provided. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Wii U Gaming & Crafts

Sat, Apr 22, 3:00 pm
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming, classic board games, and crafts. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Pizza & a Picture

Tue, Apr 18, 6:00 pm
"10 Things I Hate About You." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (98 min.) Pizza provided. Ages 13-17. (105 min.) Preregister.
PG-13
Wellington Branch

Teen Takeover

Wed, Mar 29, 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, Apr 12, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Teen Takeover

Thu, Apr 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.)
West Boca Branch

Criss-Cross Painting

Sat, Apr 01, 2:30 pm
Create a work of art using basic shapes and criss-cross lines. Using acrylic paints on a canvas, create a piece you’ll want to display. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

PBC Rocks!

Sat, Apr 15, 2:30 pm
The new movement rocking the community involves leaving painted rocks for others to find and brighten their day. Learn about the movement and paint a few rocks to help spread some cheer. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch

Teen Takeover: Blackout Poetry

Thu, Apr 27, 5:30 pm
Celebrate National Poetry month making blackout poetry art. Take a book page, and create your poem by blacking out some of the words. Add ribbons, sequins and illustrations to create a piece of art. Preregister.