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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Sun, Apr 20, for Easter. No materials will be due on this day.

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
Earth Day Art Jam!
Tue, Apr 22, 6:00 pm

Rubber bands, buttons, glitter and glue. Get crafty by recycling our left-over craft pieces and taking full advantage of our art supplies to make a custom creation all your own. Ages 7-17. (60-90 min.)

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Acting Up
Wed, Apr 23, 5:30 pm

Come hungry for pizza and drama as you participate in some fun theater games and learn basic acting skills. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Gamerz Nite
Tue, May 06, 6:00 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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Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Wed, May 07, 6:30 pm

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

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Pizza Chat
Wed, May 14, 6:30 pm

Bring whatever you're reading: a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Acting Up!
Wed, May 28, 5:30 pm

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

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Karaoke
Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

Sing your heart out for National Karaoke week. Pick from the latest songs or an oldie, but goodie. Ages 12-16. (45 min.)

Gardens Branch
Spa Day!
Sat, May 10, 11:00 am

Come pamper yourself with soothing facials, manicures and other relaxing treats for the senses! Ages 10 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Poetry Workshop for Teens
Tue, Apr 22, 6:00 pm

Join local poet Stacie Kiner in an exploration of poetry. Bring your own poems to share or come to get inspired! Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Apr 23, 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 & up. (45 min.)

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Pow, Zap, Read!
Tue, Apr 29, 6:00 pm

Calling comic book fans to discuss and recommend your favorite comic books, graphic novels and recent reads. We’ll also share ideas to create your own. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Apr 30, 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 & up. (45 min.)

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Chocolate Covered Anything!
Tue, May 13, 6:00 pm

Practice the art of "dipping" and "dripping" with melted chocolate. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Getting Your First Job
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

Learn the ins and outs of getting and keeping your first job. Snacks served. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.)

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School’s (Almost) Out for Summer
Tue, May 27, 6:00 pm

Come make fun items to celebrate the ending of another school year. We’ll be making different styles of friendship bracelets and autograph books. Ages 11–16. (45 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Thumbs up!
Mon, Apr 21, 6:30 pm

Bring your “green thumb” and create something special with plants and recycled materials for Earth Day. Then stay and play Nintendo games with your friends. Snacks provided. Ages 10 -17. (90 min.)

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Animanga
Mon, May 19, 6:30 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 and make a manga craft. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Get Your Game On
Sat, May 24, 2:30 pm

Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo games and board games. In addition, find out what a “Safe Place” is and where they are located in the community. Presented by the Children’s Home Society. Ages 10-17. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Frosted Notes
Tue, Apr 22, 6:30 pm

Bring the current book, graphic novel, or Manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Space limited.

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Teen Decoupage Time
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

Kick back and take your mind off tests, etc. and craft along with us as we learn the art of decoupage, making beautiful decorative jars. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Teens: Express Yourself!
Fri, Apr 25, 4:00 pm

All "creative-types" are invited to write, paint, doodle, or draw with your friends. Use our materials and/or bring your favorite. Ages 12 and up. (60 min.)

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Teen Titles and Tea
Thu, May 29, 4:30 pm

Join your friends and other teens to discuss your favorites: books, series, characters, couples ... We'll provide hot beverages and light snacks. Ages 12 and up. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Manga/Anime Club
Sat, Apr 19, 2:00 pm

Meet friends to talk about all things Manga and Anime-related, watch Anime episodes, and create cool artwork and crafts. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Make a Comic Book!
Fri, Apr 25, 4:00 pm

Do you enjoy Manga, graphic novels or comics? Love to draw and create? Then come to this program! We will be creating our own comic book pages whilst looking at and discussing different comic styles. Ages 11-17. (60 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Sat, Apr 26, 10:30 am

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

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Be a Reading Buddy
Sat, May 03, 10:30 am

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

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Be a Reading Buddy
Sat, May 10, 10:30 am

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

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Teen Movie Matinee!
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Come for a snack and watch a movie. Ages 12 & up. (108 min.) PG

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Be a Reading Buddy
Sat, May 17, 10:30 am

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

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Manga/Anime Club
Sat, May 17, 2:00 pm

Meet friends to talk about all things manga and anime-related, watch anime episodes, and create cool artwork and crafts. This month - anime shrinky dinks! Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Journal Cover Art
Thu, May 22, 3:00 pm

Decorate your journal with covers made by you! Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Sat, May 24, 10:30 am

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

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Write Now Club
Sat, May 24, 3:00 pm

Do you enjoy writing stories or poems? Share your writing with a supportive group of friends. Snacks and beverages provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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A Sundae on Sunday, with Books!
Sun, May 25, 3:00 pm

Help us launch our first Teen Book Group. Bring whatever you are reading (manga, comic book, graphic novel, novel, blog, etc.) and talk about it whilst making and eating ice cream sundaes. Ages 11-17. (60 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Sat, May 31, 10:30 am

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

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Make a Comic Book!
Sat, May 31, 3:00 pm

Do you enjoy manga, graphic novels or comics? Love to draw and create? We will be creating our own comic book pages whilst looking at and discussing different comic styles. Ages 11-17. (60 min.)

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Loula V. York Branch
Talk Back! Teens & Tweens & the Internet
Wed, Apr 23, 5:30 pm

Teens and tweens are invited to share what they know about playing it cool on the Internet. Games, videos, and refreshments will be served. Ages 8-18. (60 min.)

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Main Library
Teen Jewelry Making
Tue, Apr 22, 5:00 pm

You don’t have to be an expert to make spectacular beaded jewelry. Create something unique and gorgeous for yourself or as a special gift. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Tech-Savvy Teens @ the Library: Music, eBooks, and so Much More for Free!
Fri, May 23, 4:30 pm

Guess what? All of the music you’ve been paying for - you can download the same music for free with your library card! Like eBooks or audiobooks? The library has those for free, too! Bring your smart phone, iPod touch, tablet, laptop, etc. (or borrow one of ours) and see all you can get for free from your library! Also, we will see a sneak preview of our upcoming free video streaming service! Come see what you’ve been missing at your tech-savvy library! Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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Manicures with Miss E
Tue, May 27, 5:00 pm

Get your nails painted and add a cool design; then, check out a book about nail art to practice at home! Bring your favorite polishes, if you would like, or use ours. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Apr 26, 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. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Anime Club
Sat, May 10, 3:00 pm

Watch anime, eat Pocky, and check out our newest manga titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Paper Beading for Teens
Tue, May 20, 5:00 pm

Make your own uniquely designed beads out of different colored paper. String them together to make a necklace, bracelet, keychain or whatever you desire. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, May 24, 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. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”
Wed, May 28, 5:30 pm

Get together with your friends and talk about one of our favorite books, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. Challenge each other with trivia and other games and make a craft related to this thought-provoking book and new movie. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Teen Movie Night
Thu, Apr 17, 6:00 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (146 min.) PG-13

Heart of the Cards
Wed, Apr 23, 6:00 pm

Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and get ready to battle, trade, and make new friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Teen Game Night
Wed, Apr 30, 6:00 pm

Play Nintendo Wii and board games. Food provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (2 hr.) First-come, first-served.

Heart of the Cards
Tue, May 20, 6:00 pm

Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Teen Anime Night
Wed, May 21, 6:00 pm

View new anime titles. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Teen Game Night
Wed, May 28, 6:00 pm

Play Nintendo Wii and board games. Food provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (2 hr.) First-come, first-served.

West Boca Branch
Creative Paper Beads
Sat, Apr 26, 2:30 pm

Come create stylish paper beads and string a beautiful bracelet of your own design. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Honeycomb Candle Making
Sat, May 03, 2:30 pm

Create the perfect Mother’s Day gift with this no cook candle making process. Surprise your mother with a candle or bring her along to make one as well. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Fan Fun: One Direction
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

Inviting all "Directioners" to celebrate the band, One Direction! Test your knowledge for a chance to win a poster and make a craft while listening to their music. Get ready for all things 1D! Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Teen Movie Night
Tue, Apr 22, 6:30 pm

©Lions Gate Films. Ages 12-17. (146 min.) PG-13

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, May 08, 6:30 pm

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

Creative Cupcake Workshop
Thu, May 15, 6:00 pm

Ice your own cupcakes with colorful frosting and sweet candy morsels. Ages 12-17. Space limited. (45 min.)

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Frosted Pages
Wed, May 21, 6:00 pm

Brag about or trash a current book or graphic novel you're reading while snacking on ice cream (provided). Ages 12-17. Space limited. (45 min.)

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VolunTeen Orientation
Sat, May 24, 11:30 am

Interested summer Volunteens must attend one mandatory informational meeting in preparation for summer volunteer hours. Ages 12-18. (60 min.)

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VolunTeen Orientation
Tue, May 27, 6:30 pm

Interested summer Volunteens must attend one mandatory informational meeting in preparation for summer volunteer hours. Ages 12-18. (60 min.)

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