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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, May 28, for Memorial Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

Teen Activities & Events

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.

Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, May 21, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/21

Art for Adults: Mixed Media

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Ever feel like one artistic medium wasn’t enough to bring your vision to life? Make your watercolors pop with pastels or add texture to pencil work with paint. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Ever feel like one artistic medium wasn’t enough to bring your vision to life? Make your watercolors pop with pastels or add texture to pencil work with paint. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

05/22

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, May 22, 4:00 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/22

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 6:00 pm
Sequence. 

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call to preregister.

05/08Word Games!  
05/22Sequence. 
05/26Game Day!  

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 23, 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. (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. (2 hr.) 

05/23

Book Discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee 

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, May 24, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk.  Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk.  Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) 

05/24

Volunteer Seminar

Main Library
Thu, May 24, 4:00 pm

Learn about the different places that teens can volunteer to earn their community service hours! Ages 12-17. Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the different places that teens can volunteer to earn their community service hours! Ages 12-17. Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/24

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 26, 2:00 pm
Game Day!  

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call to preregister.

05/08Word Games!  
05/22Sequence. 
05/26Game Day!  

Book Discussion: "See You in the Cosmos," by Jack Cheng 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 26, 2:30 pm

Blast off into a big adventure with our new book club! Discuss the book, and then build our own spacecraft. Pick up a copy at the children's services desk. Ages 9-14. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Blast off into a big adventure with our new book club! Discuss the book, and then build our own spacecraft. Pick up a copy at the children's services desk. Ages 9-14. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/26

LearningExpress: An Interactive Online Resource

Main Library
Sat, May 26, 3:00 pm

Prepare for the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, TASC and more. LearningExpress has interactive exams, career and résumé tips, computer tutorials and study guides.  (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Prepare for the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, TASC and more. LearningExpress has interactive exams, career and résumé tips, computer tutorials and study guides.  (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/26

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 29, 2:00 pm

Practice your skills and get guidance on how to finish bringing your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your skills and get guidance on how to finish bringing your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

05/29

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 29, 6:00 pm

Share your ideas to help plan library teen activities while earning community service hours for school. Application required. Refreshments served.  Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Share your ideas to help plan library teen activities while earning community service hours for school. Application required. Refreshments served.  Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

05/29

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 30, 2:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/30

Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, May 30, 2:00 pm

"Ben-Hur (2016)." ©Paramount Pictures. (123 min.) Popcorn provided. Call to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"Ben-Hur (2016)." ©Paramount Pictures. (123 min.) Popcorn provided. Call to preregister.PG-13

05/30

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 30, 4:00 pm

Want to be a summer volunteer? Submit a completed volunteer application by Sat, May 26, and attend this mandatory orientation session.  Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Want to be a summer volunteer? Submit a completed volunteer application by Sat, May 26, and attend this mandatory orientation session.  Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

05/30

Book Chat: "American Street," by Ibi Zoboi 

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 30, 5:00 pm

Copies are available in the teen section.  Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Copies are available in the teen section.  Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 

05/30

Volunteer Prep Party

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

Assist with plans for the Summer Reading kickoff event and prep for your role in the festivities! Ages 12-18. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Assist with plans for the Summer Reading kickoff event and prep for your role in the festivities! Ages 12-18. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

05/30

Become a Reading Buddy

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jun 02, 11:00 am

Read and play literacy games with children during weekly sessions. Applications are available at the children's services desk. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Read and play literacy games with children during weekly sessions. Applications are available at the children's services desk. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/02

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jun 02, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

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.

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.

06/02 (2.5 hr.) 
06/09 (2.5 hr.) 
06/16Mini-Marathon.  (4.5 hr.) 
06/23 (2.5 hr.) 
06/30 (2.5 hr.) 

Teen Anime Club

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

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones.  Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones.  Snacks provided. Ages 13-17. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

06/02

Teen Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 02, 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 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 to preregister.

06/02

Harry Potter: Wizardry 101

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jun 04, 4:00 pm

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards.  Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 11, 4:00 pm
Mon, Jun 18, 4:00 pm
Mon, Jun 25, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards.  Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/04
06/11
06/18
06/25

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jun 04, 4:30 pm

Features a fun new craft all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 18, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Features a fun new craft all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/04
06/18

Comic Book Workshop

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jun 04, 6:00 pm

Cosmic Times publisher Martin Pierro will talk about the place comic books hold in history, how they are created and who creates them. Q&A session to follow. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Cosmic Times publisher Martin Pierro will talk about the place comic books hold in history, how they are created and who creates them. Q&A session to follow. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

06/04

Teen SRP Kick-Off: Musical Chairs Challenge

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 05, 3:30 pm

Be the last one sitting in our Musical Chairs Challenge! Winner will wear the Library Musical Chairs Championship Belt and receive a musical prize.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Be the last one sitting in our Musical Chairs Challenge! Winner will wear the Library Musical Chairs Championship Belt and receive a musical prize.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/05

Pizza Chat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 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 12-17. (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 12-17. (90 min.) 

06/05

Movie & Ice Cream: D-Day Edition

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jun 06, 3:00 pm

"Dunkirk." ©Warner Bros. (105 min.) Snacks provided. PG-13

About this Series

"Dunkirk." ©Warner Bros. (105 min.) Snacks provided. PG-13

06/06

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 06, 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 13, 3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 20, 3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 27, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) 

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

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

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

Learn the hottest hip hop dance moves with local dance instructor Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing.  Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 13, 6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 20, 6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 27, 6:00 pm
About this Series

Learn the hottest hip hop dance moves with local dance instructor Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing.  Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

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

Summer Game Nights

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 06, 6:00 pm

Enjoy special summer gaming with friends at our tabletop role-playing games, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2.5 hr.) 

About this Series

Enjoy special summer gaming with friends at our tabletop role-playing games, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2.5 hr.) 

06/06
06/13
06/20
06/27Featuring: Oculus Rift. 

Inlet Grove High School Drum Line

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jun 07, 1:00 pm

To honor the theme of Music for this year's Summer Reading Program, the Drum Line from Inlet Grove High School will perform. Be prepared to be dazzled! (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

To honor the theme of Music for this year's Summer Reading Program, the Drum Line from Inlet Grove High School will perform. Be prepared to be dazzled! (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/07

Dungeons & Dragons

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jun 07, 3:00 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 16 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jun 28, 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. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call to preregister.

06/07
06/28

School Research Help

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Jun 07, 3:30 pm

Are you a student looking for help researching a topic for a school paper? Do you need assistance finding and applying for college scholarships?  Ages 13-18. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Are you a student looking for help researching a topic for a school paper? Do you need assistance finding and applying for college scholarships?  Ages 13-18. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.

06/07

Reading Rockers' Orientation

Loula V. York Branch
Fri, Jun 08, 2:30 pm

This workshop is a prerequisite for teens who would like to read with children in kindergarten through fifth grade over the summer. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

This workshop is a prerequisite for teens who would like to read with children in kindergarten through fifth grade over the summer. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/08

Retro Movie Series

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jun 08, 2:30 pm
"Raiders of the Lost Ark." ©Paramount Pictures. (115 min.)  PG 

Classics from the '80s and '90s. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. Call to preregister.

About this Series

Classics from the '80s and '90s. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. Call to preregister.

06/08"Raiders of the Lost Ark." ©Paramount Pictures. (115 min.)  PG 
06/15"The NeverEnding Story." ©Warner Bros. (94 min.)  PG 
06/22"Back to the Future." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.)  PG 
06/29"Labyrinth." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (101 min.)  PG 

Are You Board? Game On!

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jun 09, 11:00 am
Ticket to ride.  Limit 15. (2 hr.) 

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call to preregister.

06/09Ticket to ride.  Limit 15. (2 hr.) 
06/14Settlers of Catan.  (90 min.) 
06/23Tabletop Saturday.  (2 hr.) 

STEM-Coding Basics

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jun 09, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jun 23, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

06/09
06/23

Babysitting 101

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jun 09, 12:00 pm

PBC Fire Rescue answers your babysitting questions and will instruct you on the basics of CPR and first aid. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (3 hr.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

PBC Fire Rescue answers your babysitting questions and will instruct you on the basics of CPR and first aid. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (3 hr.) Call to preregister.

06/09

Dungeons & Dragons

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

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.

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.

06/02 (2.5 hr.) 
06/09 (2.5 hr.) 
06/16Mini-Marathon.  (4.5 hr.) 
06/23 (2.5 hr.) 
06/30 (2.5 hr.) 

Teen Summer Kick-Off!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jun 09, 3:00 pm

Tie-dye a T-shirt or just hang out with your friends playing Wii or board games and then cool off with an ice cream float! Bring a plain, white T-shirt. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Tie-dye a T-shirt or just hang out with your friends playing Wii or board games and then cool off with an ice cream float! Bring a plain, white T-shirt. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/09

Clarion Handbell Choir

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jun 09, 3:30 pm
(60 min.) 

Savor the sights and sounds of handbells as they entertain you with an array of songs featuring brass, strings, clarinet and percussion. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Savor the sights and sounds of handbells as they entertain you with an array of songs featuring brass, strings, clarinet and percussion. All ages. (60 min.) 

06/09 (60 min.) 

Book Discussion: "Looking for Alaska ," by John Green 

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jun 11, 11:30 am

Copies available at the children's services desk. Popcorn provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Copies available at the children's services desk. Popcorn provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

06/11

Harry Potter: Wizardry 101

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jun 11, 4:00 pm

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards.  Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 04, 4:00 pm
Mon, Jun 18, 4:00 pm
Mon, Jun 25, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards.  Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/04
06/11
06/18
06/25

Sharpie® Tie-Dye

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jun 11, 4:30 pm

Make a unique tie-dye T-shirt or accessory with sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Bring a plain, white T-shirt, pillowcase, socks or whatever you want to tie-dye. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Make a unique tie-dye T-shirt or accessory with sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Bring a plain, white T-shirt, pillowcase, socks or whatever you want to tie-dye. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Call to preregister.

06/11

My Library. My Life! Teen Roundtable

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jun 11, 5:00 pm

Share your ideas for activities you want to see happen at the library. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Grades 5-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Share your ideas for activities you want to see happen at the library. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Grades 5-12. (90 min.) 

06/11

Rock Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jun 11, 5:00 pm

Paint rocks with fun pictures or messages then place them in public areas for others to find. They're the latest thing in random acts of kindness. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Paint rocks with fun pictures or messages then place them in public areas for others to find. They're the latest thing in random acts of kindness. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/11

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 11, 6:30 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. 

06/11

Create a Vision Board

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jun 12, 3:30 pm

Use our materials or feel free to bring your own pictures. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Use our materials or feel free to bring your own pictures. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/12

Eclectic Art Club

Main Library
Tue, Jun 12, 4:30 pm

Share your various types of art with others just like you—whether it is writing, painting, drawing, singing, playing music or more.  Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

About this Series

Share your various types of art with others just like you—whether it is writing, painting, drawing, singing, playing music or more.  Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call to preregister.

06/12

Rock the Spa

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 12, 6:30 pm

Chill out this summer by making a scented bath bomb, quick DIY masks, a tiny rock garden, and practice meditation techniques. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Chill out this summer by making a scented bath bomb, quick DIY masks, a tiny rock garden, and practice meditation techniques. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

06/12