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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
Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Tue, Aug 05, 6:00 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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Gamerz Nite
Wed, Aug 06, 6:00 pm

Trade and battle with Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, play Mario Kart and Smash Bros., or try a new game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Acting Up
Mon, Aug 11, 3:00 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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Pizza Chat
Tue, Aug 26, 6:00 pm

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

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Volunteer Orientation
Wed, Aug 13, 4:30 pm

Do you need hours for school? Do you want to help with library programming? Then this is for you. Come to the volunteer orientation to find out what volunteering with the library is all about.

Gardens Branch
DIY Personalized Journals
Fri, Aug 01, 2:00 pm

Journaling is a powerful tool and can be an outlet to express yourself and your emotions. Not only can the process be fun, but it can also be extremely productive. We’ll decorate a journal and discuss journal prompts to help you get started in keeping a journal. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Hip Hop Dance Classes
Wed, Jul 30, 6:00 pm

Come learn the hottest hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Suzanne “Dr. Sooz” Weinstein, in this 8-week course. Please wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11–17. (60 min.)

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Pizza & Pages: The Maze Runner
Wed, Jul 30, 7:00 pm

Enjoy pizza and a discussion of the book "The Maze Runner," by James Dashner. Pick up a copy at the Youth Services desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

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How Charming!
Tue, Aug 05, 6:00 pm

Make charms and keychains with polymer clay in this 2-week workshop. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

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Shark Week Party!
Wed, Aug 06, 6:00 pm

Celebrate Shark Week with jawsome games, crafts and food. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

How Charming!
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Make charms and keychains with polymer clay in this 2-week workshop. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Beach Blanket BINGO
Sat, Aug 09, 3:00 pm

Grab a beach blanket, bring your friends, and chill out as we celebrate summer with music, BINGO and prizes. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Get Your Game On!
Sat, Aug 23, 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Wii and board games with your friends. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sharpie Tie-Dye Night
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Did you know that you can make beautiful tie-dye garments with just a sharpie and rubbing alcohol? Join up for a last fun summer craft before school kicks in. Bring a plain white t-shirt, pillowcase, socks or whatever you want to tie-dye! Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Candy Mosaics
Wed, Jul 30, 6:00 pm

Construct your own colorful pattern or picture using only sugary treats as your materials! Take a picture, it'll last longer - because you can eat them when you're done! Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Babysitting 101: Part One
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 pm

Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, for Part 1 of Babysitting 101. Learn home safety tips, when to call 911, and get answers to your babysitting questions. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)

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Babysitting 101: Part Two
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, for Part 2 of Babysitting 101. Learn the basics of CPR and First Aid. A Certificate of Participation will be given upon completion. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)

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End of Summer Mini Lock-In
Fri, Aug 08, 6:00 pm

Free pizza, a photo scavenger hunt, Minute-To-Win-It games, tower building with marshmallows and spaghetti, and a library obstacle course! Prizes and fun! Space is limited. Must complete the Summer Reading Program to register. Grades 6-12. (2 1/2 hr.)

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Side Kicks!
Thu, Aug 14, 4:30 pm

Be cool, be stylish and be yourself. Paint your own custom canvas sneakers or backpack. Bring your old canvas sneakers, trainers or kicks and your design ideas. We will provide the rest. Ages 12-17. Limit 12 participants. (90 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Endless Summer Beach Party
Fri, Aug 01, 2:30 pm

Let's celebrate the last couple of weeks of summer vacation with a "beach" party at the library! Join us for music, dancing, snacks and some fun activities. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Anime/Manga Club
Sun, Aug 03, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy manga and anime? If you do, join us to meet friends who like the same thing and have fun doing a variety of anime and manga-related art and activities. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Teen Movie Matinee
Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm

©Universal Pictures. Ages 11-17. (119 min.) PG

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Teen Movie Matinee
Wed, Aug 13, 2:30 pm

©Universal Pictures. Ages 11-17. (98 min.) PG

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Teen Art Club
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Love to draw and create? Come and hang with us! We might even have a special art project this month. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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A Sundae on Saturday (with books)!
Sat, Aug 16, 2:30 pm

Join us to talk about whatever you are reading (novel, manga, graphic novel, magazine, nonfiction, etc.) whilst making and enjoying ice cream sundaes. You are welcome to bring a sample of your own writing to share with the group. Ages 11-17. (60 min.)

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Main Library
Babysitting Workshop
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand, PBC Fire Rescue will instruct teens on proper care of infants and children, important things to know when caring for children, safety techniques, and everything that great babysitters need to know. Don’t miss this important two-part workshop recommended for all teen babysitters, teens who care for younger siblings or family members, and teens currently or planning on working with children. Certificates issued after second session. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Duct Tape Crafts for Teens
Tue, Aug 26, 5:00 pm

It's amazing what we can make with duct tape! Experienced duct tape designers and beginners are welcome. Ages 12-17. (50 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
AnimeFest
Sat, Aug 16, 2:00 pm

Come in costume as your favorite characters, enjoy anime trivia and crafts. Pizza and snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. (90 min).

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RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Aug 30, 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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Wellington Branch
Heart of the Cards
Tue, Aug 12, 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 - 17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Teen Anime Night
Tue, Aug 19, 6:00 pm

View new Anime titles. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Teen Game Night
Tue, Aug 26, 6:00 pm

Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (2 hr.)

West Boca Branch
Become a Reading Buddy
Fri, Aug 01, 10:00 am

Apply at the children’s information desk to be a reading buddy to read and play literacy games with elementary school children. Applications need to be returned and approved prior to starting the program. Meet Mondays at 5:30 pm starting Sep 08. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

Shrinky Dinks
Tue, Aug 05, 3:30 pm

Bring your creativity and a friend and design pins and magnets using the incredible shrinking plastic. Grades 6 -12. (45 min.)

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Tween Wii Time
Fri, Aug 08, 2:30 pm

Get out of the heat and come participate in some cool indoor racing, dancing or sports on the Wii. Ages 10-14. (60 min.)

Summer Scrapbooking
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Accentuate your summer memories! All materials provided, just bring a picture or two and together we will create a scrapbook page. Grades 6 - 12. (45 min.)

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