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Classes & Events for Teens

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Acreage Branch

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.

Pizza Chat

Tue, May 02, 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.

Let's Play: Gaming

Wed, May 03, 6:30 pm
It's time for friends and PS4 multiplayer games, Wii games, card games, board games and snacks. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Anime Otaku Club

Tue, May 09, 6:30 pm
Hang out, watch anime, play games, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Teen Trivia Night

Wed, May 10, 6:30 pm
Show off everything you know about movies, shows and more. Test your knowledge and your teamwork as you battle to be the best. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, May 13, 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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, May 20, 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

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.

Learning Express: Your Gateway to Passing Exams!

Tue, May 02, 4:00 pm
Improve your scores with practice exams, test preparation materials, and study guides. Practice using this database in our computer lab. Grades 8 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Hangout

Sat, May 06, 11:00 am
Play video games, board games, card games, Scrabble, or just hang out with your friends! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Top-Notch Résumés

Wed, May 10, 4:00 pm
Let’s get you hired! Learn how to write a résumé for a variety of summer jobs, internships and more. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Haitian Heritage Month: Teen Book Discussion

Tue, May 16, 10:30 am
“Untwine,” by Edwidge Danticat. Guest speaker: Lana St. Hilaire from the School District of PBC Multicultural Department. Copies are available at the children's desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Haitian Heritage Month: Teen Book Discussion

Tue, May 16, 4:00 pm
“Untwine,” by Edwidge Danticat. Guest speaker: Lana St. Hilaire from the School District of PBC Multicultural Department. Copies are available at the children's desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

College & Financial Planning

Wed, May 24, 4:00 pm
Roberto Carballoso from PBSC navigates the admissions process, appyling for financial aid, scholarships, and making the best out of dual enrollment. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Want to Be a Summer Volunteer?

Mon, May 01, 12:00 pm
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Mon, May 01 for teens interested in volunteering for the summer. Applications are available at the member services desk or on our website. Deadline: Fri, May 19. Volunteers are required to attend orientation on Wed, May 31, 5:30 pm. Ages 12-17.

Life-Size Games

Sat, May 06, 11:00 am
Play life-size versions of tic-tac-toe, Jenga and Connect Four. Bring your friends or family. (60 min.)

National Photo Month

Wed, May 24, 5:30 pm
Take your images from Snapchat and Instagram and put them on display in a picture frame decorated by you. Stop by our photo station to take pictures with silly props all month long.

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.
Gardens Branch

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.

Want to Be a Summer Volunteer?

Mon, May 01, 10:00 am
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Mon, May 01 for teens interested in volunteering for the summer. Applications are available at the children's services desk or on our website. Ages 12-17.

Debate Club

Sun, May 21, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and learn to construct a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.
Glades Road Branch

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.

Foreign Snack Tasting

Tue, May 16, 6:00 pm
Grab your friends and try Russian, Israeli and English snacks! Yum! Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.
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.
Jupiter Branch

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.

Mom & Me: Altered Books

Thu, May 11, 5:30 pm
Moms, do you want a unique bonding experience with your children or teens? Learn to create a literary masterpiece without writing a word by folding pages to turn books into art just in time for Mother's Day! Adult participation is required. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.

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

Thu, May 25, 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.

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.
Lantana Road Branch

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

Teen Anime Club!

Sat, May 06, 2:00 pm
Are you a fan of anime and manga? Share your interests with others your age. Refreshments provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.)

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.)
Loula V. York Branch

Volunteer Prep Party: Get Your Game On!

Sat, May 20, 2:00 pm
Volunteers are invited to help prep for the upcoming summer children's events! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Be a Reading Buddy

Mon, May 01 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Tue, May 02 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Wed, May 03 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Thu, May 04 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Fri, May 05 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Sat, May 06 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Sun, May 07 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Mon, May 08 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Tue, May 09 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Hugs & Kisses DIY Gift

Tue, May 09, 5:00 pm
Mother's Day is just around the corner, so you're invited to make gifts for your mother or someone special. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Be a Reading Buddy

Wed, May 10 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Thu, May 11 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Fri, May 12 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Sat, May 13 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Sun, May 14 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Mon, May 15 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Tue, May 16 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

AniMAINia Club

Tue, May 16, 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. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

Be a Reading Buddy

Wed, May 17 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Thu, May 18 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Fri, May 19 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Sat, May 20 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Sun, May 21 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Mon, May 22 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Tue, May 23 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Wed, May 24 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Thu, May 25 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.

Be a Reading Buddy

Fri, May 26 (All day)
Wanted: Teen Volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours. Applications are available at the children’s services desk through Fri, May 26. Grades 6-12.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Teen Wii U Gaming & Crafts

Sat, May 06, 2:00 pm
Meet your friends for Wii gaming, classic board games and crafts. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Anime Club

Sat, May 06, 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, May 09, 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. Materials not provided. Must be able to work independently. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Emoji Pillow

Tue, May 23, 6:00 pm
What do all those pictures mean? Smiley faces, thumbs-up and more. Create your own felt emoji pillow. Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

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.)

Card Sharks

Wed, May 10, 6:00 pm
Play Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, or just a regular card game. Play against others, trade, or just make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Anime Nation

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

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.)
West Boca Branch

Terrific Teen Totes

Mon, May 08, 6:45 pm
Use permanent markers, pompoms and other embellishments to decorate your own canvas tote to carry your favorite book or to give as a Mother’s Day gift. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

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.
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.

Want to Be a Summer Volunteer?

Mon, May 01, 10:00 am
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Mon, May 01 for teens interested in volunteering for the summer. Applications are available at the member services desk or on our website. Deadline: Sat, May 20. Volunteers are required to attend orientation on Thu, May 25, 6:00 pm. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Thu, May 25, 6:00 pm
Teens who have submitted a completed summer volunteer application by Sat, May 20 are required to attend a mandatory orientation. The orientation is an informational meeting and includes a tour of the library. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Ages 12-17. (75 min.) Preregister.