Events

2016 Teen Summer Events

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game
New to the game? We have 20 Demo Decks, Beginner's Guides and Game Mats, plus instructors to teach the basics of the game. Already own a deck? Participate in a casual tournament for new and intermediate players.
Ages 10-17
Call 303-658-2606 to register.
Tuesday June 28, 2-4 pm
College Hill L107

How Functionally Fit Are You?
Gain, train and compete in skills of endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility and balance under the supervision of CrossFit Undeniable coaches.
Ages 12-17
Register* in person at the College Hill Information Desk. *Release/waiver must be filled out and signed by the parent at the time of registration.
Tuesday, July 12, 2-3 pm
College Hill L107

Press Start: Video Game Tournament
Heroes come in all shapes and pixels. Do you have the 8-bit skills to be crowned the video game champion of Westminster?
Ages 12-17
Call 303-658-2603 to register, or email dderemo@cityofwestminster.us
Saturday, July 16, 1:30-3:30 pm @ College Hill
Saturday, July 30, 1:30-3:30 pm @ Irving Street

Muggle Quidditch
Grab your brooms, it's time for Quidditch. Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday by dodging bludgers, throwing quaffles, and even catching the snitch. BRING YOUR BROOM.
Ages 12-17
Beginning July 1, register* in person at the Irving Street Information Desk. *Release/waiver must be filled out and signed by a parent at the time of registration.
Sunday, July 31, 1:30-3:30 pm
Irving Street field



Ongoing Teen Events

Let's talk about books!
Favorite books you're reading. Upcoming books you're excited about. Books you're writing yourself.
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4-5 pm

   Jul 5 Binge-reading worthy series
   Aug 2 Olympics trivia 
   Sep 6 Fall previews & predictions
College Hill Teen Underground area


Drop in and try your hand at role-play adventuring!
Play a heroic character in a world of monsters, magic and destiny...
Choose from a variety of characters...look forward to seeing you!

Ages 12-17
No registration
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm
Jul 9, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10
College Hill

Hobby Haven
Just not finding the time or space to work on a hobby or project? Make new friends and spend an afternoon dedicated to working on portable projects such as scrap-booking, jewelry-making, spinning, knitting, cross-stich, card making or crocheting.
Ages 9-99
Drop-ins welcome.
Sundays 1:30-3:30 pm
Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11
College Hill, Room L200

Job Hunt Help for Teens and Adults
Make the library your Job Search Central. Free one-on-one help is available to job hunters. Get help with online applications, resumes and cover letters, and looking for job openings.
Ages 12 and up
No registration
Wednesdays from 5-7 pm
Irving Street

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Want to have a say in the Westminster Public Library? Join TAB!
-Create teen programs
-Post on Teen Underground blog
-Plan displays, contests, art in Teen Underground
-Recommend materials
-Snacks and shenanigans all while earning volunteer hours


Drop in at a TAB meeting to get started!
Bring a completed Young Adult Volunteer application to your first meeting.
Ages 12-17
No registration
Last Tuesday each month from 4-5:30 pm
Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 30, Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27

College Hill

Contests
Weekly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Ages 12-17
June & July: Get in the Game contests


Program Suggestions
Feel free to leave a comment with suggestions for teen programs on our website or contact one of the teen services librarians listed on the About Us tab.

18 comments:

  1. All these programs are so cool. Where did you think of all these groups?

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  2. Hi, many of our groups are created by popular demand from teens who use our libraries so if anyone has any ideas for more groups or programs, feel free to leave a comment here or email Lisa or Hollie below!

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  3. These programs are awesome

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  4. how do you enter the weekly contest?

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  5. The weekly contests are run out of the Teen Underground areas at both the Irving Street and College Hill Libraries. Just stop by the teen area at either branch and look for signage that says "Beneath the Surface" or "weekly contest" and you'll be in the right spot!

    Lisa
    Teen Services Librarian

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  6. How many programs are available from now till school starts?

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  7. Our three special programs are done for the summer. We do have our regular programs that meet every month though: Teen Advisory Board, Inklings teen writers group, teen Dungeons & Dragons club, and the contests in the Teen Underground areas at both libraries. Our next special program will be the Catching Fire Party in November.

    Thanks!
    Lisa
    Teen Services Librarian

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  8. There should be a book club that you can get involved in at the library! I know that at my school we dont even have a book club and that would be so cool!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! We'll see what we can do!

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    2. Jefferson county public library at Stanley lake has one

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  9. It would be really cool if you had an anime party!!!

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    1. That is an amazing idea!!

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    2. not really superhero doe

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    3. not really superhero doe

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  10. I go to other library's and I did a cool soldering program at one it would be cool if Westminster did one too

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  11. I recently went to an inkling club and I loved it! it was educational, friendly and fun! I can't wait till we meet next month!

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  12. Will you be offering any computer coding classes for ages 12 and older?

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    1. We are very excited to have just found out that we will be receiving the Circuitry, Microcontrollers, & Coding Maker Box from SparkFun that we applied for from the Colorado State Library! We will wait to see the equipment before making plans, but we will definitely be offering programs for teens to explore these maker kits this 2016 summer, so stay tuned!

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