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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

Pizza Chat

Tue, Jun 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 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Trivia

Wed, Jun 07, 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.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Jun 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, Jun 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 12-17. (2 hr.)

How to Adult: Learn the Stuff They Don't Teach in School

Wed, Jun 14, 6:00 pm
Managing Your Money: Find out how to keep money in your pocket and make your cash last longer.
Ages 12 & up. (90 min.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Jun 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.)

Pizza Book/Movie Chat: "Everything, Everything"

Mon, Jun 19, 6:30 pm
Grab a copy of "Everything, Everything," by Nicola Yoon. Read it, or watch the movie, and be ready to share your thoughts. Enjoy pizza as we all talk about it. Ages 14 & up. (90 min.)

DIY Spa Stuff

Tue, Jun 20, 6:30 pm
Create bath bombs, soap and lotion customized with a smell and look just for you. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.)

Let's Play: Gaming

Fri, Jun 23, 3:00 pm
It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Jun 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.)

How to Adult: Learn the Stuff They Don't Teach in School

Wed, Jun 28, 6:00 pm
Getting a Job: Learn tips to create a résumé, fill out a winning job application, and practice the all-important interview. Discover the skills and prep you need to make yourself an attractive job candidate.
Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.)
Belle Glade Branch

Teen Hangout

Sat, Jun 03, 2:00 pm
Play video games, board games, card games, Scrabble or just hang out with your friends! Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (90 min.)

Movie & Pajama Party

Tue, Jun 13, 5:00 pm
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." ©Warner Bros. (133 min.) Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJs! Grades 6 & up. Preregister.
PG-13

Movie & Craft: Father's Day Edition

Sat, Jun 17, 1:30 pm
"Daddy's Home." ©Paramount Pictures. (96 min.) Try your hand at a variety of crafts to take home! Grades 6 & up. Preregister.
PG-13

I Am a Better Person!

Tue, Jun 20, 2:30 pm
Identifying how to communicate to empower us to make positive changes to build a better self-image and build each other up. Presented by licensed professional counselor Elaine Nelson. Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Music Trivia

Tue, Jun 20, 3:30 pm
Test your music knowledge from rock to rap to jazz and everything in between. Followed by a soul line dance party to celebrate the winners. Play as a team or solo to win cool prizes. Snacks provided. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Wed, Jun 28, 5:30 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "Before I Fall," by Lauren Oliver. Pick up your copy at the children’s desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fancy Fingers: Nail Art

Wed, Jun 28, 6:30 pm
Learn how to add fun and creative details to your manicure. Must sign up for the "Book Chat" to participate. Materials provided. Grades 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Wed, May 31, 5:30 pm
Submit a completed summer volunteer application by Fri, May 19 and attend this mandatory orientation. Ages 12-17. Preregister.

DIY Tie-Dye

Wed, Jun 21, 5:30 pm
Supplies provided for crafting. Bring something to tie-dye, preferably 100% cotton in a light color (white works best) and make your own unique design. In past years, we have tie-dyed socks, tank tops, and even hats! And of course, T-shirts! Ages 12-17. (60 min.)
Gardens Branch

Teen Nail Art

Fri, May 26, 4:00 pm
Paint your fingernails with some new nail art trends. Nail polish provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pokémon Club

Sat, May 27, 10:30 am
Calling all Pokémon enthusiasts! Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Play Ping-Pong!

Mon, Jun 12, 3:00 pm
Release your energy. Build your muscles, teamwork, and table tennis skills. Beginners welcome. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club

Sun, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and gain insights into constructing a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Tue, May 30, 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. (60 min.) Preregister.

Drama Club

Mon, Jun 05, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Here is your chance! Everyone gets a part in this eight-week series ending with a performance of "The Magic Tree." A six-week commitment is required. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Wed, Jun 07, 6:00 pm
Learn the hottest hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Drama Club

Mon, Jun 12, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Here is your chance! Everyone gets a part in this eight-week series ending with a performance of "The Magic Tree." A six-week commitment is required. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Wed, Jun 14, 6:00 pm
Learn the hottest hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Drama Club

Mon, Jun 19, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Here is your chance! Everyone gets a part in this eight-week series ending with a performance of "The Magic Tree." A six-week commitment is required. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Shrinky Dink Magnets

Tue, Jun 20, 6:00 pm
Shrink your art! We’ll draw on plastic and then watch it change right before our eyes. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Wed, Jun 21, 6:00 pm
Learn the hottest hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Drama Club

Mon, Jun 26, 4:00 pm
Love to act? Here is your chance! Everyone gets a part in this eight-week series ending with a performance of "The Magic Tree." A six-week commitment is required. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages: "Everything, Everything"

Tue, Jun 27, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of the book "Everything, Everything," by Nicola Yoon. Pick up a copy at the children’s desk. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Wed, Jun 28, 6:00 pm
Learn the hottest hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Bookmark Mania

Sat, May 27, 11:00 am
Do you love to read? Make an essential part of any booklover’s life—a bookmark! Draw inspiration from a favorite fandom or make an original design. Snacks provided. Ages 10-16. (45 min.) Preregister.

Teen Summer Kickoff!

Sat, Jun 10, 3:00 pm
Decorate your flip-flops, tie-dye a T-shirt or just hang out with your friends playing Wii or board games. End the afternoon with an awesome ice cream sundae! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Tasting

Sat, Jun 24, 3:00 pm
Hungry for a good read? Sample a few new and popular books for some fresh summer reading. Enjoy munchies while you devour these delicious new titles! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Teen Summer Reading Program

Mon, Jun 05, 9:00 am
Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, anytime beginning Mon, Jun 05 through Fri, Jul 28. Enjoy reading books of your choice or from your school's reading list, receive prizes upon completion. Enter to win the branch's grand prize, an iPad, upon completion. Ages 12-17.

Teens: DIY T-Shirt Tote Bag

Wed, Jun 14, 4:30 pm
Turn an old T-shirt into a fun tote bag – no sewing required! Bring your own T-shirt or we'll provide one. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teens: Intro to Improv

Wed, Jun 28, 4:30 pm
Whose line is it? Yours! Be ready for laughs, surprises, and more as we try out some simple and fun improv games. No acting experience necessary. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Pizza & Pages

Tue, May 30, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza with a side of discussion! This month we will be reading "Everything, Everything," by Nicola Yoon. Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s desk. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

A Night at the Movies

Mon, Jun 12, 5:00 pm
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." ©Warner Bros. (151 min.) Watch a movie on our big screen and enjoy popcorn, candy and drinks from our "concession stand" in our relaxed, family-friendly environment. Ages 13 & up. Preregister.
PG-13

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

Thu, Jun 29, 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.
Lantana Road Branch

Teen Hang Out!

Sun, May 28, 2:00 pm
Play video games, board games, color or just hang out with your friends. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

Teen Anime Club

Sat, Jun 03, 2:00 pm
Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.)

You Laugh, You Lose!

Sat, Jun 17, 3:30 pm
Watch funny, viral videos and see how long you can go without laughing! Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch

Be a Reading Builder!

Fri, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Become a Reading Builder! Teens are invited to participate in this workshop, a prerequisite for becoming a "Reading Builder" to children in grades K-5. Join us for this review of our best reading mentors' tips. Ages 13-18. (60 min.) Preregister.

Capture the King Chess Club

Sat, Jun 24, 3:30 pm
This is a fun introduction to chess. Learn about pawns, knights, bishops, rooks, queens and kings and how to move them around the board. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Teen Movie Mondays

Mon, Jun 05, 2:00 pm
"Doctor Strange."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(115 min.)
Grab your popcorn and soda and spend a relaxing afternoon watching a blockbuster. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)
PG-13

Teen Movie Mondays

Mon, Jun 19, 2:00 pm
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
©‎Warner Bros.
(133 min.)
Grab your popcorn and soda and spend a relaxing afternoon watching a blockbuster. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)
PG-13

AniMAINia

Tue, Jun 20, 5:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Today is a cosplay day and game day so come dressed up and ready for fun snacks. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Movie Mondays

Mon, Jun 26, 2:00 pm
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(133 min.)
Grab your popcorn and soda and spend a relaxing afternoon watching a blockbuster. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)
PG-13
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Teen Anime Summer Kickoff

Sat, Jun 03, 2:30 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (75 min.) Preregister.

Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Fri, Jun 09, 2:30 pm
Create giant pictures of your favorite cartoon or superhero characters using different colored Post-It notes, mathematical strategy, and your imagination. Afterwards, play a game of “Which Book Is It?” Snacks and inspiration provided. Ages 12-17. (75 min.) Preregister.

Stitching Starters Beginning Crochet

Tue, Jun 13, 2:30 pm
Learn the basics of crocheting or if you know how to crochet already, bring your projects in 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 Babysitting Class

Wed, Jun 14, 2:30 pm
Part I.
A representative from PBC Fire Rescue will discuss child development, fire and home safety, as well as how to administer basic first aid. Attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Babysitting Class

Thu, Jun 15, 2:30 pm
Part II.
A representative from PBC Fire Rescue will discuss child development, fire and home safety, as well as how to administer basic first aid. Attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Pizza & a Picture

Tue, Jun 20, 5:30 pm
"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." ©Warner Bros. (119 min.) Pizza provided. Ages 13 & up. Preregister.
PG
Wellington Branch

Teen Takeover

Wed, May 31, 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, Jun 14, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Weird Trivia

Wed, Jun 21, 6:00 pm
Does your knowledge of trivia leave your family and friends in awe? Join a team and see who is the Trivia King and Queen. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Teen Takeover

Wed, Jun 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

Paint Class

Sat, May 27, 2:30 pm
We’ll show you how with our step-by-step painting class. We’ve got the canvas and the paints! The only thing that’s missing is you. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Sharpie® Tie-Dye

Mon, Jun 12, 4:30 pm
Make a unique tie-dye T-shirt or a cool accessory with Sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Bring a plain white T-shirt, pillowcase, socks or whatever you want to tie-dye. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

It’s in the Stars

Thu, Jun 29, 5:30 pm
We’ll chart the skies, identify different constellations and read our horoscopes. Let’s see what the stars have planned for us! Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch

Pizza & Potter

Mon, Jun 05, 4:00 pm
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." ©Warner Bros. (133 min.) Kick off summer with two of our favorite things, pizza and "Harry Potter." Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. Preregister.
PG-13

Canvas Art

Thu, Jun 15, 5:30 pm
Create an amazing piece of art with just three things: a canvas, tape and paint! Design your own pattern with tape and paint; then peel back the tape to reveal your cool design! Ages 10-14. (90 min.) Preregister.

Ice Cream, Sprinkles & "Everything, Everything"

Thu, Jun 22, 5:30 pm
Chill out with ice cream and a discussion of the book "Everything, Everything," by Nicola Yoon. Pick up a copy at the children’s services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Babysitting 101

Sat, Jun 24, 9:00 am
Practice proper child care with a focus on household hazards like poisons, plants, burns, airway entry and 911. PBC Fire Rescue will provide a certificate of participation for completion of this babysitting safety workshop. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. (3 hr.) Preregister.

Upcycled Art: Books Remodeled

Thu, Jun 29, 2:30 pm
Use paint, ink, ribbon and more. Make a journal, origami or add your own illustrations – there are no rules and the possibilities are endless. (60 min.) Preregister.