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Teen Activities & Events

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E.g., 09/26/2018
E.g., 09/26/2018

Banned Books Week Collage

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Design creative posters to support this year's theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories." Supplies provided. Ages 6 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Design creative posters to support this year's theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories." Supplies provided. Ages 6 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/26

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.) 

09/26

Loxahatchee Rocks With Rock Art!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

09/27

STEM: Coding Basics

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Limit 10. (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. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

09/27

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 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.

09/27

Books, Bingo & Bagels

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 11:00 am

Bring your friends and have a fun morning: play bingo, eat bagels and win books!  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your friends and have a fun morning: play bingo, eat bagels and win books!  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/29

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 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.

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.

09/29

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 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. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

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. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

09/08
09/15
09/22
09/29

Drum Line Showcase

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 5:00 pm

The talented young men and women from Inlet Grove High School showcase their skills. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

The talented young men and women from Inlet Grove High School showcase their skills. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/01

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 6:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

10/01

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 4:30 pm Cancelled

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 09, 4:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Video Game Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 4:30 pm

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

10/03

Open Mic

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 5:30 pm

Sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a story, read a poem - claim your five minutes of fame! Performances open to teens and adults. Tailored for a family crowd Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a story, read a poem - claim your five minutes of fame! Performances open to teens and adults. Tailored for a family crowd Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/03

Supernatural Survival Trivia

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 6:00 pm

Which team will be the last group standing when confronted by the paranormal? Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Which team will be the last group standing when confronted by the paranormal? Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

10/03

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 20, 9:00 am
Sat, Oct 27, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/06
10/20
10/27

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 10:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 20, 10:15 am
Sat, Oct 27, 10:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/06
10/20
10/27

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, while battling evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 13, 2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, while battling evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

10/06
10/13
10/20
10/27

Teen Anime/Book Swap

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 2:30 pm

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones. Bring your unwanted manga or anime and swap for someone else's.  Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones. Bring your unwanted manga or anime and swap for someone else's.  Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/06

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 3:00 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 20, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

10/06
10/20

Poetry Writing Workshop

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 3:00 pm

Create your own poetry for pleasure and learn how to submit poems to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Teen Poetry Contest. Snacks provided. Ages 14-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 20, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Create your own poetry for pleasure and learn how to submit poems to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Teen Poetry Contest. Snacks provided. Ages 14-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/06
10/20

Teen Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 3:00 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 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

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 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/06

Colorful Craft From Panama

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 07, 1:00 pm

Design a bright, animal mola art piece based on the traditional fabric creations of the Kuna Indians from Panama. Grades 4 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Design a bright, animal mola art piece based on the traditional fabric creations of the Kuna Indians from Panama. Grades 4 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/07

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Teen Read Week

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 4:00 pm

Play bingo and trivia about teen books. Talk about your favorite books, enjoy snacks, and choose a teen giveaway that's yours to keep! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Play bingo and trivia about teen books. Talk about your favorite books, enjoy snacks, and choose a teen giveaway that's yours to keep! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/09

Teen Read Week™: "It's Written in the Stars ... READ."

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 4:00 pm

Pick up a book bingo card featuring YALSA's 2018 Teens' Top Ten nominees. Complete it and join us for ice cream and pizza.  Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Pick up a book bingo card featuring YALSA's 2018 Teens' Top Ten nominees. Complete it and join us for ice cream and pizza.  Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/09

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 4:30 pm Cancelled
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Pizza Chat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 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.) 

10/09

Teen Read Week™: "It's Written in the Stars ... READ."

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 5:30 pm

Shine bright with a stellar new book as we sample the latest and greatest teen titles. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Shine bright with a stellar new book as we sample the latest and greatest teen titles. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/10

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 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.) 

10/10

Let's Play: Gaming

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 6:30 pm

It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

10/10

Young Artists: Impasto Art

West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 10:30 am

Have fun and learn a new technique, creating a painting with texture. Use thick layers of colorful paint to add depth and dimension to your work of art.  Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Have fun and learn a new technique, creating a painting with texture. Use thick layers of colorful paint to add depth and dimension to your work of art.  Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/13

STEM: Coding Basics

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 11:00 am

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities.  Ages 10-14. Limit 12. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities.  Ages 10-14. Limit 12. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/13

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, while battling evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 06, 2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, while battling evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

10/06
10/13
10/20
10/27

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 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.

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.

10/13

Sensory Friendly Browsing Hours

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 14, 10:00 am

Special library hours designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children and teens and their families. Ages 0-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Special library hours designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children and teens and their families. Ages 0-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/14

Teen HorrorFest

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 15, 5:00 pm
"A Quiet Place." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG-13 

Popcorn provided. Grades 5-12.

About this Series

Popcorn provided. Grades 5-12.

10/15"A Quiet Place." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG-13 
10/22"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.)  PG-13 
10/29"Poltergeist." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 

Adulting 101: Driver's Ed

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Oct 15, 5:30 pm

Preparing to get your driver’s license? Learn about driving-tests.org and participate in practice test trivia. Winners receive a brand new [toy] car! Grades 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Preparing to get your driver’s license? Learn about driving-tests.org and participate in practice test trivia. Winners receive a brand new [toy] car! Grades 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/15

Lend a Helping Hand

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

Learn about various volunteer opportunities right here in our own backyard. Make a special craft which will be donated to two local non-profit organizations. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about various volunteer opportunities right here in our own backyard. Make a special craft which will be donated to two local non-profit organizations. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/15

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30 pm

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

STEM: Coding Basics

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Limit 10. (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. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/16

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 4:30 pm Cancelled
Tue, Oct 09, 4:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Harry Potter Escape Room

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 5:30 pm

Dumbledore's Army needs you! Solve riddles and reveal mysteries to help conquer the Dark Lord. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Dumbledore's Army needs you! Solve riddles and reveal mysteries to help conquer the Dark Lord. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/16

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, card games, both old and new, and puzzles provided or bring your own.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, card games, both old and new, and puzzles provided or bring your own.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/16 (90 min.) 
10/27 (2 hr.) 
10/30 (90 min.) 

Anime

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 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.) 

10/16

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts: Pumpkin Edition

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:30 pm

Unleash your imagination to create a Halloween masterpiece. Limited supplies. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Unleash your imagination to create a Halloween masterpiece. Limited supplies. All ages. (60 min.) 

10/17

Fantastic Beasts & How to Make Them

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 3:00 pm

Can’t get enough of the magical world of Harry Potter? Learn how to make some of Newt Scamander’s favorite creatures.  Ages 14 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Can’t get enough of the magical world of Harry Potter? Learn how to make some of Newt Scamander’s favorite creatures.  Ages 14 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/18

Creolophony Month: Mini-Language Session

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Oct 19, 11:00 am

Discover a simple and engaging way to learn Haitian Creole. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover a simple and engaging way to learn Haitian Creole. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/19

Chess Club for Beginners

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Oct 19, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

10/19

Loxahatchee Rocks With Rock Art!

Acreage Branch
Fri, Oct 19, 3:30 pm

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

10/19