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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 24 and will remain closed on Thu, Dec 25 & Fri, Dec 26, for Christmas.
All libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 and will remain closed on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 for New Year's Day.
No materials are due on these 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.

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Acreage Branch
Gamerz Nite
Tue, Jan 06, 6:30 pm

Join a game of mafia, play Smash Bros., Mario Kart 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
Tue, Jan 13, 6:30 pm

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

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Pizza Chat
Wed, Jan 14, 7:00 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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Acting Up
Thu, Jan 22, 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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Belle Glade Branch
Teen Book Discussion
Sat, Jan 03, 2:30 pm

Bring a favorite book that you have read to talk about and share. Refreshments served. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.)

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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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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Calling All Teens!
Sat, Jan 17, 11:00 am

Are you a teen? Do you want to see more activities for teens? Then this is for you. Be a part of the teen advisory board and help plan programs just for you.

Gardens Branch
Teen Matinee
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm
"The Fault in Our Stars."

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

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Game On!
Fri, Jan 02, 3:00 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. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Recycled Teen Craft: Hugs & Kisses
Mon, Jan 05, 3:00 pm

Want to see what you can create using recycled materials? Next month is Valentine’s Day, get ahead of the game with this great gift idea to give to a friend, parent or that special someone in your life. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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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.)

Glades Road Branch
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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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Jan 07, 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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Clay Creations: Kawaii Charms
Tue, Jan 13, 6:00 pm

Roll, pinch and bake your way to cute, little polymer clay charms. Grades 6-12. (90 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Jan 14, 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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YA Spotlight: Gayle Forman
Tue, Jan 20, 6:00 pm

Come discuss the spotlighted author. Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Be a Reading Buddy
Wed, Jan 21, 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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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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Greenacres Branch
Club Anime
Sat, Jan 10, 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 and learn the art of Japanese "kumihimo" braiding. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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A Not So Unexpected "Hobbit" Gathering
Sat, Jan 24, 3:00 pm

Get into the spirit of the Shire and enjoy an afternoon of Hobbit bingo, crafts, treats and treasures. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teen Craft Night: Button Painting
Tue, Jan 13, 6:00 pm

Get crafty as we combine paint, buttons, glue and other materials to make unique creations. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Rubberband Race Cars
Tue, Jan 20, 6:00 pm

Come ready to design and build your own race car with everyday objects. Then, see whose car is the fastest! Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
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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Shrinky Dinks
Tue, Jan 13, 4:00 pm

Design your own pin, necklace, barrette or magnet using your own creativity and the magical shrinking plastic. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Teen Movie Matinee
Sat, Dec 27, 2:30 pm
"Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children."

©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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Teen Art Club
Fri, Jan 02, 3:00 pm

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

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Teen Hangout
Thu, Jan 08, 6:00 pm

Join us and do ... whatever: video games, board games, artwork or just hang out with your friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Jan 10, 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 Chess Club
Sat, Jan 10, 2:30 pm

Come have some ice cream and play a few games of chess. If you don't know how to play, but would like to learn, join us for a friendly tutorial. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Jan 17, 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 Hangout
Thu, Jan 22, 6:00 pm

Join us and do ... whatever: video games, board games, artwork or just hang out with your friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Teen Volunteer Program
Sat, Jan 24, 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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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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Main Library
Pizza and Pages
Thu, Jan 08, 5:00 pm

Enjoy a slice while we discuss great new teen books. Be ready to discuss your favorite teen novel, or come in to hear what’s new and exciting in teen fiction. All participants will receive a special gift! Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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CreationStation Teen Time
Tue, Jan 13, 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.)

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.)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Jan 17, 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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Teen Wii U Gaming
Sat, Jan 17, 3:00 pm

Do you game? Wii game! Meet your friends at the library for an afternoon of Wii gaming fun on our new Wii U. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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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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Tequesta Branch
Steampunk Your Junk
Tue, Jan 13, 6:00 pm

Steampunk various jewelry and accessories, bracelets, pins, wallets, belts and more. Bring in the old and give it a "steamy" new look. Bracelet or necklace kit provided. Bring additional items from home you would like to work on. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Paper Bead Bracelets
Tue, Jan 13, 6:30 pm

Learn to make a unique bead bracelet out of magazine pages and wrapping paper. Bring your favorite scissors, all other supplies provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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

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

West Boca Branch
Teen Movie
Tue, Dec 30, 1:30 pm
"Divergent."

©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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Rubber Bracelets
Sat, Jan 10, 2:30 pm

Accessorize your wardrobe with some new bracelets made using balloons as scrunchy “beads” or colorful rubber bands. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Shrinky Dinks
Sat, Jan 17, 2:30 pm

Design your own pin, magnet or necklace using the incredible shrinking plastic. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

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West Boynton Branch
Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Jan 08, 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.)

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Teen Yoga
Thu, Jan 15, 4:30 pm

Develop body awareness and mindfulness through breath control, simple meditation and body postures. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Flick
Tue, Jan 20, 5:00 pm
"If I Stay."

©Warner Bros. (106 min.) PG-13

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