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Teen Activities & Events

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Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 29, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/15
01/22
01/29

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

01/08 (90 min.) 
01/22 (90 min.) 
01/26 (2 hr.) 

Path to College Series

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/22Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.
01/29Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Create a Vision Board

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

We're setting our goals for the new year. Use our materials, or bring your own pictures. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

We're setting our goals for the new year. Use our materials, or bring your own pictures. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

01/23

Family Night Out

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 5:30 pm

"The Incredibles." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (115 min.) A craft will accompany the movie. Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"The Incredibles." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (115 min.) A craft will accompany the movie. Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.PG

01/23

Shrink Art

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 6:00 pm

We’ll draw on plastic and then watch it change right before our eyes.  Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll draw on plastic and then watch it change right before our eyes.  Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/23

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 9:00 am

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/05
01/19
01/26

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 10:15 am

Learn the basics of Tai Chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the basics of Tai Chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/05
01/19
01/26

Journaling & Scrapbooking

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

If you can dream it, you can do it! Turn your new year's resolutions into a list of achievable goals. Materials provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

If you can dream it, you can do it! Turn your new year's resolutions into a list of achievable goals. Materials provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/26

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
(2 hr.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

01/08 (90 min.) 
01/22 (90 min.) 
01/26 (2 hr.) 

Book Chat: "The Belles," by Dhonielle Clayton 

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00 pm

Copies available in the teen section and online (e-book). Pizza provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available in the teen section and online (e-book). Pizza provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/26

Teen Tech Time: Ozobot®

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00 pm

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

01/26

STEM: Coding Basics

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 4:00 pm

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/26

Teen Movie

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

"Ready Player One." ©Warner Bros. (140 min.) Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"Ready Player One." ©Warner Bros. (140 min.) Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG-13

01/27

Disney Trivia

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 3:00 pm

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of three-five friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of three-five friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/27

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

01/28

Make Reading a New Year’s Resolution!

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00 am

Book recommendations and tips to locate the best books for Black History Month presentations, science fair projects, and more. Every hour from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Book recommendations and tips to locate the best books for Black History Month presentations, science fair projects, and more. Every hour from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/08
01/29

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 22, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/15
01/22
01/29

Yoga for Teens

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 5:30 pm

Are you stressed or anxious? Unwind and relax through yoga and meditation. Please bring water and a mat or towel. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you stressed or anxious? Unwind and relax through yoga and meditation. Please bring water and a mat or towel. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/29

Path to College Series

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 6:00 pm
Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/22Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.
01/29Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Inspire Your Heart With Art: Community Clay Project

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 5:00 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint clay tiles with guest artist Cate Marvez. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint clay tiles with guest artist Cate Marvez. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/30

Teen Advisory Board

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 5:30 pm

Have an idea for a library activity or art display? Need community service? Make a difference in your library by joining the Teen Advisory Board! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Have an idea for a library activity or art display? Need community service? Make a difference in your library by joining the Teen Advisory Board! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/30

Get Gaming

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:00 pm

Game with friends on the PS4 and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Game with friends on the PS4 and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

01/30

Teen Jeopardy!

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:00 pm

Celebrate National Brain Teaser Month by testing your trivia knowledge against other teens! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate National Brain Teaser Month by testing your trivia knowledge against other teens! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/30

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

01/30

Inspire Your Heart With Art

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 9:00 am

Get your creative juices flowing! Inspire your heart with art through finger painting, coloring pages for all ages, crafts for kids, and origami. All ages. (8 hr.) 

About this Series

Get your creative juices flowing! Inspire your heart with art through finger painting, coloring pages for all ages, crafts for kids, and origami. All ages. (8 hr.) 

01/31

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 5:00 pm

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/31

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 09, 9:00 am
Sat, Feb 16, 9:00 am
Sat, Feb 23, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02
02/09
02/23
02/16

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 10:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 09, 10:15 am
Sat, Feb 16, 10:15 am
Sat, Feb 23, 10:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02
02/09
02/23
02/16

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

02/02
02/16

Anime Club

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:30 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 13 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 13 & up. (90 min.) 

02/02

Love Yourself Paint Class

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:30 pm

Paint a self-portrait on a canvas using acrylic paint. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Paint a self-portrait on a canvas using acrylic paint. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/02

Bulletin Board

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 4:00 pm

Join us in creating a bulletin board of impactful African-Americans and peoples of African descent. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Join us in creating a bulletin board of impactful African-Americans and peoples of African descent. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) 

02/04

Teen Art Lab

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 5:00 pm

A variety of watercolor projects to unlock your creativity! Refreshments provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

A variety of watercolor projects to unlock your creativity! Refreshments provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

02/04

Valentines for Veterans

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Feb 05, 9:30 am

Show your creativity and support by making a card for a local veteran! Cards will be distributed at Jupiter Vet Center in time for Valentine's Day. All ages. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Feb 06, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Show your creativity and support by making a card for a local veteran! Cards will be distributed at Jupiter Vet Center in time for Valentine's Day. All ages. (90 min.) 

02/05
02/06

Pizza Chat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 05, 6:30 pm

Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 

02/05

Valentines for Veterans

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 3:30 pm

Show your creativity and support by making a card for a local veteran! Cards will be distributed at Jupiter Vet Center in time for Valentine's Day. All ages. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Feb 05, 9:30 am
About this Series

Show your creativity and support by making a card for a local veteran! Cards will be distributed at Jupiter Vet Center in time for Valentine's Day. All ages. (90 min.) 

02/05
02/06

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Feb 13, 4:00 pm
Wed, Feb 20, 4:00 pm
Wed, Feb 27, 4:00 pm
About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

02/06
02/13
02/20
02/27

Paper Mosaics

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 6:00 pm

Arrange pieces of paper to make a colorful masterpiece. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Arrange pieces of paper to make a colorful masterpiece. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/06

Teen Advisory Council (TAC)

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 6:00 pm

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

02/06

Anime

Acreage Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 6:30 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

02/06

Create a Memory Page: Scrapbooking Fun

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 07, 2:00 pm

Bring personal photos or memorabilia, we will provide the rest. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring personal photos or memorabilia, we will provide the rest. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/07

Food for Thought

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Feb 08, 3:00 pm

What is body image and self-esteem? Bring your friends for an interactive afternoon about maintaining a healthy life style and make some tasty snack concoctions. Snacks provided. Ages 12-16. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

What is body image and self-esteem? Bring your friends for an interactive afternoon about maintaining a healthy life style and make some tasty snack concoctions. Snacks provided. Ages 12-16. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

02/08

Broken Hearts Pop-Up Cards & Valentine's Crafts

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Feb 08, 4:30 pm

Create special Valentine’s Day cards and crafts to share. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Create special Valentine’s Day cards and crafts to share. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/08

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 02, 9:00 am
Sat, Feb 16, 9:00 am
Sat, Feb 23, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02
02/09
02/23
02/16

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 10:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 02, 10:15 am
Sat, Feb 16, 10:15 am
Sat, Feb 23, 10:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02
02/09
02/23
02/16

Anime Club

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/09

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

02/09 (2.5 hr.) 
02/16 (2.5 hr.) 
02/23 (2.5 hr.) 

Vale-nope! Anti-Valentine's Day

Main Library
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

Are all the lovey-dovey people affecting your upchuck reflexes? If so, come join our Anti-Valentine's Day celebrations with music, food and crafts. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Are all the lovey-dovey people affecting your upchuck reflexes? If so, come join our Anti-Valentine's Day celebrations with music, food and crafts. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

02/09

My Library. My Life! Teen Roundtable

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 3:00 pm

PBCLS is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Stop by to share your ideas for books and activities. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

PBCLS is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Stop by to share your ideas for books and activities. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/09