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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
Tue, Feb 03, 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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Japanese Animation & Culture Club
Wed, Feb 04, 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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Love Stinks: Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Wed, Feb 11, 6:30 pm

Romance is just the worst. Celebrate the single life with chocolate, games, fun and friends, minus the relationship drama. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Acting Up
Thu, Feb 19, 6:30 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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Gamerz Nite
Wed, Feb 25, 6:00 pm

Join a game of mafia or Uno, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart, or try a new board game or card game. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Jam Session
Thu, Feb 26, 6:30 pm

It's Java Jam, but just for teens, and with soda and snacks instead of coffee. Bring your favorite acoustic instrument and jam out with a group of other teen musicians of various skill levels. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Teen Poetry Workshop
Sat, Jan 31, 2:30 pm

Hear great tips on writing poetry and share poems that you've written. Refreshments served. Ages 13-18. (45 min.)

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Gardens Branch
Frosted Notes
Wed, Jan 28, 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. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

Frosted Notes
Wed, Feb 25, 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. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Anime, Manga & More
Tue, Jan 27, 6:00 pm

Discover something new or share your favorites while learning the secrets of bubble tea. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Jan 28, 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 youth services desk. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

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Valenteen’s Day Party
Tue, Feb 10, 6:00 pm

Stop by for some treats, crafts and fun at this special Valentine’s Day Party just for teens. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Love the Skin You’re In
Tue, Feb 17, 6:00 pm

Join Sharon Glynn, LPN, from the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, to discuss body image, self esteem and eating disorders, and discover the secrets behind popular media images. Healthy snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Artistic Doodles
Tue, Feb 24, 6:00 pm

Create fun artwork with dots, lines, squiggles and patterns. Ages 11-17. (60 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Club Anime
Sat, Feb 21, 11:00 am

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 and make a manga craft. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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PowerPoint & Popcorn
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00 am

Bring your friends, have some popcorn and get some great tips on using PowerPoint for your school projects. The program will focus on how to edit and format pictures. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teen Chocolate Party
Tue, Feb 10, 6:00 pm

We'll be getting a sugar rush as we celebrate our favorite food, chocolate! Participate in a chocolate tasting and a variety of games centered around that fabulous concoction. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Jan 31, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service 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
Fri, Feb 06, 4:00 pm

We will continue to work on our mural! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Sat, Feb 07, 10:30 am

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

Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Sat, Feb 14, 10:30 am

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

Teen Hangout
Thu, Feb 19, 6:00 pm

Come hang out with us and play board games or video games, view new Young Adult books and mangas, or just chat with friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Chess Club
Fri, Feb 20, 4:00 pm

Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends in a game or two? Would you like to learn how to play the game? Join us to learn from other teens. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Sat, Feb 21, 10:30 am

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

Gamers and Cosplayers Unite!
Sat, Feb 21, 2:30 pm

Join us for Wii games and anime crafting and art. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Sat, Feb 28, 10:30 am

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

Loula V. York Branch
Blind Date with a Book
Sat, Feb 07, 3:00 pm

Teens are invited to take a chance on a book at this fun party! You never know, it could be love! Refreshments served. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Is it True Love?
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm

Teens who went on a "blind date with a book" reveal how well their date went. Would they recommend their book to others? Refreshments served. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Main Library
CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jan 27, 5:00 pm

Teens will have 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.)

Shrinky Dinks Crafts
Tue, Feb 24, 5:00 pm

Draw beautiful pictures on special Shrinky Dink paper, and then watch it shrink and become a special piece of art in the toaster! We will make lovely jewelry, key chains and more! Ages 9-16. (45 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Anime Club
Sat, Jan 31, 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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Teen Movie Magic
Sat, Feb 14, 2:00 pm
“If I Stay.”

©Warner Bros. (106 min.) Spend Valentine’s Day to enjoy another favorite teen read that was made into a blockbuster movie. Ages 13-17. PG-13

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Anime Club
Sat, Feb 28, 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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RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Feb 28, 3:00 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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Tequesta Branch
Fabric Painting Fun
Tue, Feb 10, 6:00 pm

Bring your old T-shirts, pillow cases and canvas sneakers to create a new look. Stamping, glue resist and other fabric painting techniques will be used to renew your favorite piece. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Teen Game Night
Tue, Jan 27, 6:00 pm

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

X-Treme Trivia
Thu, Feb 19, 6:00 pm

Join a team to prove what you know about television trivia. Get it wrong? Receive a silly penalty. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Journal Making
Tue, Feb 24, 6:30 pm

Create your own journal for a diary, sketches, ideas, writing or anything you like. Decorate the covers to suit your personality and begin filling the pages. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Teen Takeover
Thu, Feb 26, 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
Bath Fizzies
Sat, Feb 07, 2:30 pm

Create luxurious, scented, bath fizzies for yourself or as a gift. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Zentangle
Sat, Feb 14, 2:30 pm

Explore this stress-relieving doodle based art and create a special card or work of art to display. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Teen Tech Sandbox: PowerPoint
Tue, Feb 03, 4:30 pm

Empower yourself in your education and experiment with popular software in an environment strictly for teens. Library staff guides you in finding solutions to common problems and offers tips on where to get help when you need it. Space is limited. Please bring a flash drive. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Feb 12, 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 Wrtiers' Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Teen Flick
Tue, Feb 17, 5:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Ages 12-17. PG-13

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Melted Crayon Art
Wed, Feb 25, 4:30 pm

Create a one-of-a-kind artpiece by melting crayons. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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