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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm, Wed, Nov 26 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 27 & Fri, Nov 28, for Thanksgiving. No materials are due on those days.
 

Events & Programs 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.

E.g., 2014-11-24
E.g., 2014-11-24
Acreage Branch
Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Wed, Dec 03, 6:30 pm

Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Pizza Chat
Tue, Dec 09, 6:00 pm

Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (60-90 min.)

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Gamerz Day
Wed, Dec 17, 3:30 pm

Join a game of Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or other Wii games, or try a new board game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Fuyu Tosho-Con: Manga Meals & Anime Art
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

Fuyu is Japanese for winter and Toshokan is Japanese for library. Fuyu Tosho-Con is the library's winter festival of manga & anime! Learn how to make a tasty traditional winter treat and a crafty work of art as we get ready for our Cosplay Café. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Fuyu Tosho-Con: Cosplay Café
Sat, Dec 20, 3:00 pm

Come in your favorite cosplay and prepare to be served by the staff at our charming Anime Café. Enjoy classical music, coffee, milk, traditional winter snacks, and big screen anime. End your afternoon with our version of a Japanese game show! Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Pizza and Pages
Sat, Dec 06, 2:30 pm

We'll be discussing "The Book Thief," by Markus Zusak, while snacking on pizza. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.)

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Gardens Branch
Unfrosted Notes
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Rave or trash the current book, graphic novel or manga you're reading and share it while snacking on cookies and hot cocoa. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Game On!
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Card games, Scrabble, Monopoly, other classic board games, along with Mario Cart and other Wii games are waiting for you at our afternoon of friendly competition and tasty snacks. Grades 6-12. Limit 20. (90 min.)

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Teen Matinee
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

©20th Century Fox. (126 min.) Popcorn and other snacks provided. Grades 6-12. PG-13

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Glades Road Branch
YA Spotlight: John Green
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

Come discuss the spotlighted author, get read-alike suggestions, and generally rave (or trash) what you’ve been reading. Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Gingerbread House Making
Tue, Dec 16, 6:00 pm

Make and decorate a house out of graham crackers and candy. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Window Art
Tue, Dec 30, 6:00 pm

Use 3D paint to create window cling designs that can be used to decorate windows and other flat surfaces. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Sweet Inspiration
Sat, Dec 13, 3:00 pm

Enjoy the sweet inspiration of rich chocolates and colorful candy while creating unique cards and paper crafts using specialty papers, ink stamps, stickers and glitter. Poetry and paper craft books available for additional inspiration. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teen Holiday Cookie Decorating
Tue, Dec 09, 6:30 pm

Get ready for the holidays by joining us to make festive cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. We will also provide hot cocoa to enjoy with your cookie creations. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Teen Gingerbread House Decorating
Mon, Dec 15, 6:00 pm

Make an edible house with a graham cracker base and choose the candies you want to use to decorate it. Be prepared to get sticky! Space is limited. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

It's a New Year! Vision Boards
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Do you have some resolutions for this New Year? Vision boards are a creative way of laying out your dreams so that you can focus on them, and ultimately realize your goals. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Teen Art Club
Tue, Nov 25, 4:00 pm

Love manga, comic books or art? Come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Sundae on Saturday - with Books!
Sat, Nov 29, 3:00 pm

Join us for ice cream sundaes and a conversation about whatever you are reading: novels, manga, fanfic, graphic novels, etc. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Dec 06, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Chess Club
Sun, Dec 07, 2:00 pm

Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends in a game or two? Or if you would like to learn to play the game, join us to learn from other teens. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Dec 13, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Sun, Dec 14, 2:30 pm

Love manga, comic books or art? Come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Life-Sized Board Games
Sat, Dec 20, 11:00 am

Come play games like Pac-Man and more! Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Anime/Manga Club
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

If you enjoy watching anime and reading manga, then join us for some anime and manga-related activities. This month, we will be making anime-inspired shrinky dinks! Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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A Sundae on Monday Teen Book Group
Mon, Dec 22, 3:00 pm

Join us for ice cream sundaes and the chance to talk about whatever you are reading now: manga, graphic novel, fiction, nonfiction, etc. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Movie Matinee
Sat, Dec 27, 2:30 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Join us gamers, anime and fantasy fans. Feel free to cosplay as your favorite character from the games or movie. There will be snacks! Ages 13 & up. (101 min.) PG-13

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Main Library
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Dec 02, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the CreationStation allows teens the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the CreationStation allows teens the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Teen Dance Party
Mon, Dec 22, 4:00 pm

Start your school vacation with some fun! Our Multipurpose Room will become a dance club for this very special dance party just for teens! Bring your friends and dance the afternoon away! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 10-17. (60 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
New Visions for the New Year-Teen Vision Boards
Fri, Dec 12, 4:30 pm

2015 is almost here and it is time to reflect on what is, what was, and what may be. Create a “vision board” to help you focus on what you want to achieve and change in the upcoming New Year. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Anime Club
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 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.)

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Tequesta Branch
Ornament Origami
Tue, Dec 02, 6:00 pm

Ever wondered how they made that out of paper? Join us for an origami ornament party and create your own to take home. Drinks and snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Teen Takeover
Thu, Dec 18, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh, anime, Wii games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

West Boca Branch
Beads, Bells and Books
Mon, Dec 01, 6:30 pm

Create a necklace or bookmark using beads and bells. Talk about a book you like and select a book from our prize box. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

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Teen Movie
Tue, Dec 30, 1:30 pm

©Summit Entertainment. (140 min.) Bring your friends, enjoy some snacks, and watch Tris and Four in this action/adventure inspired by the first book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy. Grades 6-12. PG-13

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West Boynton Branch
Crafternoon
Tue, Dec 09, 4:00 pm

Use a simple pattern to turn paper into gift bags for your family and friends. Personalize them with embellishments. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Gingerbread House Workshop
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Assemble and decorate a unique gingerbread house created from graham crackers, frosting and candy. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Find-tune your writing skills (fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose). Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers' Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Fine-tune your writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose. Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers' Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

Preregister.