Events

Summer Reading Challenge & Events 
2015 Teen Summer Reading Challenge
READ and complete activities to earn prizes this summer.
REGISTER online at www.westminsterlibrary.org beginning May 18.
PICK UP your Teen Reading Record beginning June 1 at College Hill or Irving Street Library.
ATTEND some teen summer events.

Ages 12-17
Jun 1 - Aug 1


Mini Comic Con 
Unmask your inner geek! Dress up as your favorite character and compete for best costume. Create a superhero selfie in our photo booth; sew an e-textile mask; test your heroic knowledge and more. Food and prizes!
Ages 12-17 
No registration
Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
Jun 9
College Hill 


Toy Hack 
Unmask your inner creative genius! We’ll provide the broken toys and the tools; you demolish the toys and piece them back together into an awe-inspiring creation. If you have toys you’d like to donate for this program, please email Lisa Hughes (lhughes@cityofwestminster.us). 
Ages 12-17 
No registration
Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
Jun 23
College Hill


I am Sherlocked 
Keep calm and head to the library to unleash your inner Sherlock and unmask the culprit! Hone your detecting skills with some brain challenges and then the game is afoot with a scavenger hunt. Food and prizes! 
Ages 12-17 
No registration
Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm
Jul 21
College Hill



All-Ages Summer Events
Meet the Authors: Sleeping on the Summits: From Colorado to the Cascades to Mt. Everest
Meet adventurer Dr. Jon Kedrowski and meteorologist Chris Tomer as they discuss their sometimes harrowing, sometimes thrilling adventures. The pair will look further into their relationship as best friends and climbing partners. They cover the teamwork, skill, scientific knowledge in climatology and meteorology, and good decision making required for successful expeditions. The pair co-authored Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys and Kedrowski wrote the sequel Skiing & Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes. Kedrowski and Tomer will be selling and signing copies of both books. 
All ages
Call 303-658-2604 to register
Tuesday, 6:30-8 pm
Jun 23  
City Park Recreation Center Community Room

Meditation in the Park 
Meet us in the Irving Street Park for both sitting and walking meditation. Call 303-658-2313 for more information. Spanish translation available. All skill levels welcome.
All ages
Call 303-658-2604 to register
Tuesday, 6–7 pm
Jun 30
Irving Street

Crossfit 101 
Escape the ordinary this summer and join certified instructors from Crossfit Undeniable for a friendly introduction to Crossfit at the Irving Street Library park. Dress in your workout gear and be prepared to have fun! 
All ages
Call 303-658-2604 to register
Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm
Jul 14

Irving Street

Pop-Up Museum: Unusual Travel Souvenirs
Have you heard of a Pop-Up-Museum? Community members bring personal objects related to a theme and share stories about them. Visitors walk around, look at objects and talk about them. Our goal is to create conversations between people of all ages and walks of life. If you’ve got an interesting travel souvenir and a story to share, call 303-658-2604 to reserve a space at our Pop-Up Museum. 
All ages
Sunday, 2-4 pm
Jul 19
College Hill


Ongoing Teen Events

Dungeons & Dragons
-Drop in and try your hand at adventuring!
-Take on the role of a heroic fantasy character in a world of monsters, magic and destiny!
-We have a variety of characters to choose from...look forward to seeing you!
Ages 12-17
No registration
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm
May 9, Jun 13, Aug 8
College Hill


Inklings
Teens meet each month to share their writing, receive feedback and practice writing prompts.
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4:30-6pm
May 5, 
Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4
College Hill 


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)
Join TAB and get volunteer credit for promoting library services to teens at the Westminster Public Libraries:
  • Advise, plan, and participate in teen programs.
  • Post reviews and teen news on the Teen Underground blog/website.
  • Promote teen reading and news by creating bulletin boards and displays in the Teen Underground areas.
  • Recommend materials for the young adult collection.
Attend one of the TAB meetings below 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
May 26, Jun 30, Jul 28, Aug 25

College Hill



Contests
Teen Underground Monthly Contests
Head in to the Teen Underground space at the College Hill or Irving Street libraries for a chance to win a free book!


April: What's your fandom contest. Write your fandom on a thought bubble in the Teen Underground spaces and fill out an entry form for your chance to win.
Ages 12-17


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.

13 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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  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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