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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, Jul 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.)

How to Adult: Cooking Basics

Wed, Jul 26, 6:00 pm
Work as a team to learn how to safely chop, dice and slice your way to affordable, tasty and healthy meals on the stovetop, in the toaster oven, and in the microwave. Ages 14 & up. (2.5 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Jul 29, 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.)

Teen Choice Night!

Wed, Aug 02, 6:30 pm
Play a video game, board game, card game or try your hand at Dungeons & Dragons. Space is limited for the Dungeons & Dragons adventure. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Fri, Aug 04, 1:30 pm
D&D Mini-marathon!
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. (4 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Aug 05, 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, Aug 08, 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.)

Natsu Matsuri: Summer Anime Fest

Wed, Aug 09, 6:30 pm
Natsu Matsuri is the Japanese summer festival and we're bringing it to you! Wear your yukata, summer kimono, or your favorite cosplay and get ready to enjoy cooling summer treats, anime and a costume contest. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Aug 19, 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, Aug 26, 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

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Fri, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "All American Boys," by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely followed by giveaways and more! Pick up a copy at the children’s services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Selfie & Scavenger Hunt

Fri, Jul 28, 3:00 pm
Scavenge around the library for books to snap a selfie using the library’s iPads or your smartphone. Then download your book selfies on the big screen for participants to choose their favorite. We’ll have prizes and refreshments. Grades 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Build With Technology: Filming & Editing

Sat, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Explore iMovie on the library's iPads! Create a super easy video slideshow with music and special effects. Grades 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Back to School Bash

Wed, Aug 09, 4:00 pm
Creative crafts to start the coming school year with style, snacks, games and more. Grades 6 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Wed, Aug 30, 5:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "A Monster Calls," by Patrick Ness. Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

UNO® Tournament

Sat, Jul 29, 2:30 pm
Play it count up, count down and stacked. Be the last one standing and have bragging rights for the rest of the summer. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jul 01.

Adulting 101

Mon, Jul 31, 5:30 pm
Letters.
If you are going to college or just graduating then this is for you. Learn the basics of budgeting, properly washing clothes, and filling out letters or forms. (30 min.)

Book-A-Librarian

Tue, Aug 01, 3:30 pm
Do you need help looking for scholarships? Do you know how to fill out a FAFSA form? Do you need help with research for a paper? Sign up for a 30-minute session all month long. (60 min.)

Book-A-Librarian

Tue, Aug 08, 3:30 pm
Do you need help looking for scholarships? Do you know how to fill out a FAFSA form? Do you need help with research for a paper? Sign up for a 30-minute session all month long. (60 min.)

Book-A-Librarian

Tue, Aug 15, 3:30 pm
Do you need help looking for scholarships? Do you know how to fill out a FAFSA form? Do you need help with research for a paper? Sign up for a 30-minute session all month long. (60 min.)

Book-A-Librarian

Tue, Aug 22, 3:30 pm
Do you need help looking for scholarships? Do you know how to fill out a FAFSA form? Do you need help with research for a paper? Sign up for a 30-minute session all month long. (60 min.)
Gardens Branch

Debate Club

Sun, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and learn to construct a winning argument. Topics will be given to teams to prepare for a Debate Club Competition to be held on Sun, Aug 06. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Grades 6-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Practical Life Skills Series: Ace Your Job Interview!

Wed, Aug 02, 2:00 pm
Are you in high school and looking for a job? Discuss common interviewing pitfalls and how to prepare for those unexpectedly tough questions. Grades 9-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Play Ping-Pong!

Mon, Aug 07, 3:00 pm
Release your energy. Build your muscles, teamwork and table tennis skills. Make an edible yummy ball with a special recipe. Beginners welcome. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

How to Succeed in High School

Sat, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Making the transition from middle school to high school? High school guidance counselor, Mr. Cary Geidel, discusses GPA, credits and academic planning. Students and their families are welcome. Grades 8-9. (60 min.)

Pizza & Pages: "Thirteen Reasons Why," by Jay Asher

Tue, Jul 25, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and pick up your copy at the children’s service desk. Licensed family therapist Elise Powell will be here to discuss teen suicide. Parents are welcome to attend. Ages 13-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Wed, Jul 26, 6:00 pm
The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Tue, Aug 22, 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

BEING RESCHEDULED - Teen Finance: What Does Real Life Cost?

Sat, Jul 22, 3:00 pm
Do you know the costs of living on your own? 4-H’s Financial Literacy Program, “Living on My Own,” enables middle and high school students to develop critical skills and knowledge in money management. Learn about financial literacy concepts through real-life scenarios. Ages 14-17. (90 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Summer Reading SOS

Tue, Aug 08, 2:00 pm
Need some help with your summer reading assignment? Bring in your book and assignment sheet and our friendly librarians will come to your rescue! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

The S.Q.U.A.D.D.: Ice Cream Social

Thu, Jul 27, 6:00 pm
Play games and share your ideas for activities YOU want to see happen at the library, all while earning community service hours! Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an ice cream social. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Battle for Hogwarts!

Sat, Aug 12, 10:00 am
Do you have what it takes to defend Hogwarts? Try your hand at Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle to find out! Teams of four will battle at the top of every hour. Witches and wizards may enlist in Dumbledore’s Army at the children’s services desk the day of the event to fill a spot on the team. Ages 11 & up. Ages.

Fun & Fabulous Friendship Bracelets

Wed, Aug 16, 4:30 pm
Celebrate Friendship Week by constructing a friendship bracelet for one of your favorite friends! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

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

Thu, Aug 31, 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

DIY Back to School Mini Tote

Sun, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
Decorate, style and create your own fashionable mini tote bag. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

College Admissions for Students With Special Needs

Sun, Aug 06, 2:00 pm
This workshop offers comprehensive planning strategies for the special needs college-bound student. Students and parents will 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

Capture the King Chess Club

Sat, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
An introduction to chess, learn about pawns, knights, bishops, rooks, queens and kings and how to move them around the board. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Movie Night

Wed, Aug 02, 4:30 pm
"Akeelah and the Bee." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (112 min.) Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.
PG

Teen & Tween Kindness Rocks Activity!

Wed, Aug 09, 5:00 pm
Spread kindness throughout your community by painting upbeat messages and amazing designs on river rocks. Ages 8-18. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Main Library

Teen Movie Mondays

Mon, Jul 24, 2:00 pm
"Before I Fall."
©‎Open Road Films.
(99 min.)
Grab your popcorn and soda and spend a relaxing afternoon watching a blockbuster. Grades 6-12. Preregister.
PG-13

The "Harry Potter" Experience

Wed, Jul 26, 3:00 pm
Compete against other houses to find out who will win the Quidditch Cup!
The first "Harry Potter" book is turning 20! Get sorted, go to class and play Quidditch in this month-long event! Costumes are encouraged! Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

The "Harry Potter" Experience

Mon, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
©‎Warner Bros.
(150 min.)
We know you’ve seen all the films, but not like this!
The first "Harry Potter" book is turning 20! Get sorted, go to class and play Quidditch in this month-long event! Costumes are encouraged! Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.
PG
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

A Day at Hogwarts

Sat, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Take a ride on the Hogwarts Express, get sorted into your house, cast spells, make potions, duel with dragons, and more! Ages 10-17. Limit 30. (60 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Self-Defense for Teens

Fri, Jul 21, 2:30 pm
Master Ken, certified martial arts expert and anti-bullying advocate, will share easy-to-learn techniques to help teens react calmly and appropriately in various situations. Participants are to wear closed-toe shoes and loose fitting clothing. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Breaking the Code!

Sat, Jul 29, 3:00 pm
Are you interested in learning how to create websites or apps? Explore some popular websites to help get you started in the world of coding. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen AnimeFest

Sat, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Do you love anime, manga and cosplay? Dress up as your fave character, eat snacks while watching anime shows and challenge your friends to trivia. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Pizza & a Picture

Tue, Aug 15, 5:30 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Pizza provided. Ages 13 & up. Preregister.
PG-13
Wellington Branch

Teen Takeover

Thu, Jul 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.)

Anime Nation

Wed, Aug 16, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

Teen Takeover

Wed, Aug 30, 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

Teen Trivia Night

Mon, Jul 24, 6:30 pm
Show off everything you know about movies, TV shows and more. Test your knowledge and your teamwork as you battle to be the best. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Tapers

Sat, Aug 05, 2:30 pm
Make a pencil case or small accessory bag for the new school year using colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch

Back to School in Style

Mon, Aug 07, 3:30 pm
Sick of boring school supplies? Spice up your locker, notebooks and bookmarks with stylish and simple crafts. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies Orientation

Thu, Aug 31, 6:00 pm
Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It’s a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddies application at the children’s services desk. Must have a 3.0-grade point average and provide two personal references. Orientation is mandatory for all participants. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.