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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.

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Acreage Branch
Pizza Chat: Fic Swap!
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

Get ready to share what scares you! This month we're going to share a part of our favorite scary book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga while enjoying pizza, candy and drinks. Ages 12-17. (60-90 min.)

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Acting Up!
Thu, Oct 30, 5:30 pm

Come hungry for drama, laughter, pizza and play as we work on basic acting skills with cheesy theater games. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Wed, Nov 05, 6:00 pm

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

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Gamerz Nite
Thu, Nov 13, 6:30 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. (2 hr.)

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International Games Day for Teens
Sat, Nov 15, 2:00 pm

Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic the Gathering, Uno, Mafia, card games, board games and smart phone games. Try them all! Join us for snacks, fun and competition as we celebrate International Games Day. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Pizza Chat
Tue, Nov 18, 6:30 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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Acting Up
Thu, Nov 20, 5:30 pm

Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play some cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Gardens Branch
Teen Caramel Apple Dipping Party
Sun, Oct 26, 2:00 pm

Apples + caramel + candy = a perfect fall afternoon! All supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Frosted Notes and Pie
Wed, Nov 12, 6:00 pm

Rave or trash the current book, graphic novel or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats and enjoying a slice of pie. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
J Pop Invasion
Tue, Nov 04, 6:00 pm

Explore Japanese pop culture imports like anime, manga and kawaii crafts. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Nov 05, 5:00 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 Desk. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Nov 12, 5:00 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 Desk. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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National Cake Day
Tue, Nov 18, 6:00 pm

Celebrate by decorating your very own mini cake! Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Spooky Teen Scene II
Mon, Oct 27, 6:30 pm

Wear a costume, bring a friend, and join us for what is sure to be a scary good time. Games, crafts, pumpkins and deliciously creepy food. Ages 13-17. (60 min.)

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Club Anime
Sat, Nov 01, 3:00 pm

Interested in anime? Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites plus snacks and socializing. We'll view some anime episodes, sample Japanese food, and make "onigiri". Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Tween & Teen Gaming
Sat, Nov 08, 10:30 am

Enjoy a morning of Wii and board games with your friends. Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teens - Pumpkin Painting
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

We’ll provide the pumpkins, paints and other fun decorations for this spooky Halloween craft. Make your pumpkin into a witch, vampire, zombie or any other creepy creature you can think of. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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The Art of Scrapbooking: Binder Album
Thu, Oct 30, 4:00 pm

Make Your Book

Each week we will learn how to make beautiful albums and memory books out of a variety of materials. Make your book and then return in two weeks to decorate the pages. We will provide craft supplies, just bring your pictures and memorabilia. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregistration for this two session program starts on Oct 23.

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Teens - Blind Date with a Book - Book Pickup
Fri, Oct 31, 9:00 am

To kick off Teen Read Week why not have a blind date at the library? ... with a book, that is. October 31st is your last chance to come in (any time during library's open hours) and pick up your “date” at the Youth Services’ desk, then join us on November 22nd as we discuss our books. Ages 12-17.

The Art of Scrapbooking: Binder Album
Thu, Nov 06, 4:00 pm

Decorate Your Book.

Each week we will learn how to make beautiful albums and memory books out of a variety of materials. Make your book and then return in two weeks to decorate the pages. We will provide craft supplies, just bring your pictures and memorabilia. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregistration for this two session program starts on Oct 23.

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Teens - Mockingjay Party
Sat, Nov 15, 2:00 pm

The districts are rebelling so join us for Hunger Games-themed trivia, games and crafts. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teens - Blind Date with a Book Discussion
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

You have gone on your blind date, now it is time to discuss what you've read. Was it a perfect match or was your date a dud? Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.

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Jupiter Branch
Halloween Hulabaloo
Wed, Oct 29, 5:30 pm

Play silly games, make haunted crafts, and eat creepy snacks. Come dressed in your Halloween best if you wish to participate in the costume contest. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Mockingjay Release Party
Thu, Nov 20, 5:30 pm

In anticipation of the new Hunger Games movie, join your fellow teens and find out the answer every tribute wants to know – will the odds be ever in your favor? Come prepared to play games based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy. Ages 12-18. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
A Sundae on Sunday ... with Books!
Sun, Oct 26, 2:30 pm

Enjoy making and eating ice cream sundaes whilst talking about whatever you are reading or have enjoyed reading in the past, including manga and graphic novels. In honor of Halloween, we will be reading some scary stories, so join us if you dare! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Nov 01, 10:30 am

Help children in grades K-5 and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, one-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Nov 08, 10:30 am

Help children in grades K-5 and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, one-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Sat, Nov 22, 10:30 am

Help children in grades K-5 and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, one-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Anime/Manga Club
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy watching anime and reading manga? Then join us for anime episodes and manga-related crafts and activities. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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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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Main Library
CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Oct 28, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the Creation Station 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 Creation Station can help with that! A Creation Station mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Nov 04, 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 Movie
Mon, Nov 17, 5:30 pm

©Summit Entertainment. (140 min.) PG-13

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CreationStation: Teen Time
Tue, Nov 18, 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 Book Discussion
Tue, Nov 18, 5:00 pm

Join us for a lively book discussion of "Looking for Alaska," by our favorite, best-selling author John Green. Stop by the Children’s Desk to get your copy. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Nov 08, 2:00 pm

Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Anime Club
Sat, Nov 08, 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.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Sat, Nov 22, 1:30 pm

©Twentieth Century Fox. Come watch another popular teen read-turned blockbuster movie! Make a simple craft and discuss the differences between the book and the movie. Ages 13 & up. (126 min.) PG-13

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Wellington Branch
Teen Game Night
Tue, Nov 18, 6:00 pm

Play Nintendo, Wii and board Games. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (2 hr.)

West Boca Branch
Babysitting 101: Hazards in the Home
Sun, Nov 16, 1:00 pm

The major focus of this class will be on dangers in the home and safe alternatives. Presented by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Ages 10 & up. (3 hr.)

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Thanksgiving Tapers
Sat, Nov 22, 2:30 pm

Make a fun turkey craft or your own creation using our collection of colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Pepperoni Pages
Wed, Nov 12, 6:00 pm

Dine on pizza while you brag about or trash a book/graphic novel you're currently reading. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
Thu, Nov 13, 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, Nov 13, 6:30 pm

Fine-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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Twist & Turn Ornaments
Tue, Nov 18, 5:00 pm

Papercraft an ornament that you can twist inside out. Ages 12-17. (60 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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