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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

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Sep 23, 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, Sep 30, 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, Oct 07, 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, Oct 10, 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.)

Teen Trivia

Wed, Oct 11, 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. (2 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Oct 14, 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, Oct 17, 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.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Oct 21, 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, Oct 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.)
Belle Glade Branch

Teen Hangout: Fall Holiday Special

Thu, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Play video games, board games, card games, Scrabble, or just hang out with friends! Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (90 min.)

Book Chat: Banned Book Week Edition

Wed, Sep 27, 4:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by Sherman Alexie. Copies are available. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie & Craft: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition

Wed, Oct 04, 3:00 pm
"Bless Me, Ultima." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (102 min.)
PG-13

Teen Read Week

Tue, Oct 10, 3:30 pm
Explore YA book review sites, authors and new releases.
Stop by our teen section for a tasty snack, a quick craft, and to see what's new on the teen shelves. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Teen Read Week

Thu, Oct 12, 3:30 pm
Book Cover Bingo: don't judge a book by its cover!
Stop by our teen section for a tasty snack, a quick craft, and to see what's new on the teen shelves. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "An Ember in the Ashes," by Sabaa Tahir. Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Movie Night: Halloween Edition

Mon, Oct 30, 6:00 pm
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (107 min.)
PG-13
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

DIY: Body Scrubs

Wed, Oct 11, 5:00 pm
Learn to make homemade body scrubs. Make and take a sample home with you. Limited supplies. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)
Gardens Branch

Be a Reading Buddy

Tue, Sep 26, 4:30 pm
Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Pick up your application at the children's services desk. Meet on Tuesdays, Sep 05 - Oct 24. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Pizza & Pages: "The Young Elites," by Marie Lu

Tue, Sep 26, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of the book. Pick up a copy at the children’s services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Sat, Oct 14, 11:00 am
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.

Giant Live Action Pac-Man

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Pac-Man is back and now bigger than ever. Take a turn at a 1980s classic. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Haunted House Rehearsal

Mon, Oct 23, 6:00 pm
Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our Haunted House held Mon, Oct 30. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Learn the Thriller Dance!

Tue, Oct 24, 6:00 pm
You know the lyrics. Now learn the dance. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Movie

Sat, Sep 30, 2:30 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (137 min.) Join us for an afternoon of intergalactic fun with crafts, snacks and a movie. Ages 13-17. Preregister.
PG-13

Autumn Stitching: Hooked on Crochet

Wed, Oct 04, 4:00 pm
Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

PowerPoint & Popcorn

Sat, Oct 07, 3:00 pm
Learn helpful PowerPoint tips for your school projects. The class will focus on editing and formatting pictures along with animating slides. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Autumn Stitching: Hooked on Crochet

Wed, Oct 11, 4:00 pm
Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Autumn Stitching: Hooked on Crochet

Wed, Oct 18, 4:00 pm
Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Nailed It!

Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Polish your nails at home, then join us for nail decorating fun. Creepy spider webs, black cats or cute pumpkins will get you in the spirit. Supplies and spooky snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Autumn Stitching: Hooked on Crochet

Wed, Oct 25, 4:00 pm
Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Teens: It’s Electric!

Tue, Sep 26, 3:30 pm
Do you love to tinker, build and find out how things work? Learn about circuits and electricity as we build with Snap Circuits®. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teens: Relaxation Station

Tue, Oct 10, 3:30 pm
Need a break? Relax, play board games, color, make your own stress ball, or celebrate Teen Read Week by browsing through some of our newest teen books. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Classical Coasters

Thu, Sep 21, 4:30 pm
Use Mod Podge® and old sheet music to make a classical coaster. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Map Art

Sun, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
Maps can tell us where we’ve been, help us plan where to go, or open up a world of imagination. Did you know that maps can also be used as art? Ages 7-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

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

Thu, Sep 28, 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.

Candy Con

Thu, Oct 12, 5:30 pm
How many ways can you play with candy? Find out using your pure imagination, no golden ticket required! Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages

Tue, Oct 17, 5:30 pm
Enjoy pizza with a side of discussion! This month we will be reading "Love & Gelato," by Jenna Evans Welch. Pick up a copy at the children’s services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY Holiday Gifts

Wed, Oct 18, 4:30 pm
Geometric Corkboard.
Let us show you how to make gifts from everyday items that will wow your friends and family! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game

Thu, Oct 19, 6:00 pm
Astrologist Mr. MacDowell has detected a supernatural presence in his new home in Scotland. Join our team of “paranormal investigators” to help solve the ghost’s murder. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY Holiday Gifts

Wed, Oct 25, 4:30 pm
Sensational Speakers.
Let us show you how to make gifts from everyday items that will wow your friends and family! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. & Pizza

Thu, Oct 26, 6:00 pm
Our monthly advisory group meeting includes pizza to celebrate National Pizza Month! Share our great ideas for activities you want to see happen at the library. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch

Teen Anime Club!

Sat, Oct 07, 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.)

Glitz 'n' Glam Heels

Sun, Oct 15, 1:00 pm
Women and daughters: Add some glam to your heels, so you can glitz when you walk! Design your own shoes. Heels are approximately 3.5 - 4.5 inches high. New shoes will be provided, while supplies last. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

College Admissions for Students With Special Needs

Tue, Oct 17, 7:00 pm
This workshop offers comprehensive planning strategies for the special needs college-bound student. Learn about the unique application process for students with disabilities.The workshop is open to high school students, parents and high school/college and agency counselors. Presented by Daniel Kalina, educational consultant. Grades 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch

Peace Rocks!

Thu, Sep 21, 2:30 pm
Spread peace throughout your community by painting positive messages and amazing designs on river rocks. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Group: "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio

Wed, Sep 27, 5:30 pm
Enjoy this funny and inspiring book, before the movie comes out this fall! Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Read Launch Party!

Wed, Oct 11, 5:30 pm
Preview some amazing new young adult fiction and share some reviews and pizza as we celebrate Teen Read Week! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Bridging Faiths Teen Book Discussion: “Does My Head Look Big in This?” by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Wed, Sep 27, 6:30 pm
Pick up a copy and join the conversation! (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Oct 14, 2:00 pm
If you’re a fantasy enthusiast like the "Stranger Things" gang and into the action storytelling filled with treasure hunting, battles and thrilling rescues, this is the game for you. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.

Stranger Things Party

Mon, Oct 16, 5:00 pm
Stranger Things is back with a vengeance, so bring your friends and enjoy themed crafts, activities and games. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

AniMAINia Club

Tue, Oct 17, 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. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Yoga Scene

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Build the groundwork to live a healthy lifestyle with your friends. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Teen Wii U Gaming & Crafts

Sat, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming, classic board games and crafts. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Anime Club

Sat, Oct 07, 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.

Chess, Anyone? Beginners Chess Club

Sat, Oct 14, 2:30 pm
Learn the basics of this strategic game. If you already know how to play, come on in. All skill levels are welcome. Materials provided. Ages 8-17. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Pumpkin Decorating

Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Get creative and decorate your very own pumpkin. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

A House That Is Good Enough to Eat!

Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Make an edible haunted house out of candy and other goodies. Best haunted house wins a prize! All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Fantastic Beast Creation Class

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Create two of J.K. Rowling's Magical Creatures based on characters from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," by Newt Scamander. Poly juice potion and wizard chips will be served. Ages 12 & up. (75 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Teen Takeover

Wed, Sep 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.)

Spooky Trivia

Wed, Oct 04, 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. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Anime Nation

Wed, Oct 11, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.) PG

Teen Takeover

Wed, Oct 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 Boca Branch

Neon Glow Paint Class

Sat, Sep 23, 2:30 pm
Create a unique and vibrant work of art using special acrylic paints on canvas boards. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Genealogy for Teens

Sat, Oct 07, 2:30 pm
Have you ever wondered where your family came from or what your great-grandparents’ names were? Celebrate Family History Month by working on your family tree with Ancestry. Stop by the children's services desk to pick up a "get started" handout. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Paint a Mandala

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Learn about the origins of this complex circular abstract art form. Experience the relaxing qualities while painting a beautiful mandala to take home. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Celebrate Frankenstein

Sat, Oct 28, 2:30 pm
Find out all about Mary Shelley’s infamous monster and his numerous portrayals through cinema, books and folklore. We’ll see how Frankenstein's monster matches up to other villains throughout literature. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch

Teen Movie Mania

Thu, Sep 28, 6:00 pm
"Everything, Everything." ©Warner Bros. (96 min.) Popcorn and refreshments provided. Ages 11 & up. Preregister.
PG-13

DIY Night: PomPom Coasters

Thu, Oct 19, 4:45 pm
Spice up your living or school space with some color! Using pompoms to create the perfect resting place for your coffee, tea, soda, or water. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Movie Mania

Tue, Oct 24, 5:30 pm
"Wonder Woman." ©Warner Bros. (141 min.) Enjoy popcorn and refreshments, while watching the newest superhero installment. Ages 12 & up.
PG-13