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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 Trivia

Wed, Jan 25, 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 very best! Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Jan 28, 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.
Belle Glade Branch

Locker Makeover

Thu, Jan 19, 3:30 pm
New year, new look! Add some sparkle to your locker with a variety of DIY craft projects. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.)

Multicultural Social

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Do you or any of your friends speak a language other than English at home? Join us for a casual discussion on the beauty of diversity as we celebrate Chinese New Year. We will share pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Creative Coding With Scratch®

Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Explore Scratch®, an innovative programming language designed by the MIT Media Lab. Easily create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch

Debate Club

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
Learn about public speaking in a fun and interactive environment. Practice getting over those speech day jitters and gain insights into how to construct a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, a member of the Gardens Teen Library Council. Aihber is an award-winning debate contestant and is a published author. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Be a Reading Buddy

Wed, Jan 25, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids! 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. Meetings every Wednesday, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm from Jan 18 - Mar 15. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Card Gamerz Club

Sat, Jan 28, 11:00 am
Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon enthusiasts! If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be! Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Teen Trivia Night

Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends and test your fun fact knowledge! Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages: The Selection

Tue, Jan 31, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "The Selection," by Kiera Cass. Pick up your copy at the children’s desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Pizza & Puzzles

Sat, Jan 28, 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Puzzle Day with pizza, pop and some friends by challenging yourself with a variety of puzzles and games. Ages 13-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Mon, Jan 23, 5:30 pm
Are you an avid Pokémon fan? Bring your cards to battle or trade with other trainers, or bring your smart device to battle for control of the Jupiter Branch Library in "Pokémon Go"! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

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

Thu, Jan 26, 6:00 pm
Join our advisory group and share your great ideas for programs YOU want to see happen at the library. We'll also play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Bring a friend or make new ones! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch

Reading Buddies!

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies!

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Random Fandom Event: Sherlock!

Tue, Jan 24, 4:00 pm
Are you a high functioning sociopath? Like people who are? Gather with other fandom people who ship Sherlock, Dr. Watson, and, of course, Moriarty! Improve your scarf tying skills, enjoy some tea and biscuits, and have fun! Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

AniMAINia Club

Tue, Jan 24, 5:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. We will be voting on different animes to watch and eating snacks. Remember, you can bring your own art, manga, video games, or shows to share so don’t be shy! Walk-ins are welcome. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)
Tequesta Branch

One Sweet Bento Box

Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Use your favorite candy to make sushi. Then create and decorate your own bento box to take it all home. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Teen Takeover

Wed, Jan 25, 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 Boynton Branch

Upcycled Art: Altered Books

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm
Give new life to old books! The book is the canvas and you are the artist. Use paint, ink, sequins, fabric, ribbon and more. Make a journal, origami or add your own illustrations – there are no rules and the possibilities are endless! Ages 10-14. (60 min.) Preregister.