Events

2016 Teen Fall Events

Banned Books Week
Celebrate the Freedom to Read and the importance of the First Amendement! See what books were challenged at schools across the country in 2015-2016. Snap a selfie: "Caught Reading a Banned Book"
All Ages
Sep 26 - Oct 1


Teen Read Week: READ FOR THE FUN OF IT!
Drop in for afternoon fun all week.
  • Check out Book Bundles
  • Make Buttons
  • Navigate the Maze of Myth - Greek god trivia, personality tests, and shrinky-dink medallion making
Just for the fun of reading and being a teen in the library!
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Oct 10-14, 3-5 pm
Teen Underground @ College Hill


The Studio: Drawstring T-shirt Bag
Have an old t-shirt laying around? Put it to good use. Drop by the Irving Street Library and we'll show you how to turn your classic band T-shirt into an awesome drawstring bag.
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Thursday, Oct 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
Irving Street Library


Drop-in DIY: Halloween Edition
We'll provide the supplies for you to make scary or sweet Halloween decorations and costume accessories.
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Saturday, Oct 15, 1-3 pm
College Hill Library


NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month in November
It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days.
  • Adults 18+ commit to writing 50,000 words. http://nanowrimo.org
  • The Young Writers Program allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals. http://ywp.nanowrimo.org
  • Join our hosted "Come Write In" events for adults and teens at both libraries, including free buttons and progress chart! 
Ages: 12 and up
No registration
Tuesdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29      4-6 pm     Irving Street Library
Thursdays: Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1    5:30-7:30 pm     College Hill Library


International Games Day @ your library
Food, fun and games! Join teens at the library and acrss the world for this international event. Play our board games or bring your own.
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Saturday, Nov 19, 2-4 pm
College Hill Library


Drop-in DIY: Winter Holidays Edition
We'll provide the supplies for you to make an assortment of holiday gifts, crafts and cards.
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Saturday, Dec 10, 1-3 pm
College Hill Library


Ongoing Teen Events



*NEW* Irving Street Arcade
Game on! Hone your gaming skills at the Irving Street Arcade, where each season you'll play a new game, and a tournament champion will be anointed. (All games rated E-T)
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Saturdays 2-4 pm
Oct 8, Nov 19 (International Games Day), Dec 17
Irving Street Library



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
 
   Oct 4 Celebrate Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by creating a story from a photograph
   Nov 1 Fantastic Beasts Mania
   Dec 6 Share great Holiday reads
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
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
Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 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
Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27

College Hill

Contests
Monthly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Ages: 12-17

Sep: Have you read a Banned Book?


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.

19 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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  13. that sounds interesting

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