Events

2017 Teen Fall Events

Teen Makers
Drop in to discover, explore, build, create, tinker, and share ideas using Sparkfun & Littlebits electronic circuits, Sphero & Ozobot robots, stop-motion animation, button-making, Perler Beads, and more.
Ages: 12-17
3rd Tuesday each month 4-6 pm
Sep 19 - Math Challenges
Oct 17 - Illuminate your Halloween
Nov 21 - Hack your History
Dec 19 - Design Workshop
College Hill Library

The LAB: Pokémon Terrarium
Create. Make. Demolish. Repurpose. At the LAB, anything is possible.
AGES: 12-17
Wed, Sep 20, 2-4:30 p.m.
Irving Street

Family Game and Movie Afternoon
Watch a movie, play card games or checkers, put together a puzzle and eat some popcorn.
ALL AGES
Sundays 2-4 p.m.
Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26
College Hill Room L107

The LAB: Haunted House 3-D buildings 
Create. Make. Demolish. Repurpose. At the LAB, anything is possible. 
AGES: 12-17
Wed, Oct 18, 2-4:30 p.m.
Irving Street

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!
Calling all writers! Ever wanted to write a novel in just thirty days? National Novel Writing Month is the challenge for you. Come write with abandon, meet new friends, and race through 50,000 words with us in the month of November.
AGES: 16 and older 
Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
College Hill Room L211

The LAB: Best of Pinterest 
Create. Make. Demolish. Repurpose. At the LAB, anything is possible. 
AGES: 12-17
Wed, Nov 15, 2-4:30 p.m.
Irving Street


Ongoing Teen Events

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
Sat, Aug 19 2-4 pm
Wednesdays 2-4:30 pm
Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
Irving Street Library



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
Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9
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
Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 8
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 4:30-6 pm
Aug 29, Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 28, Dec 19 (with Teen Makers program)

College Hill


Contests
Weekly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Ages: 12-17
Aug: Are you excited to be going back to school?


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.

23 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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  14. In the summer, there was a Yu-gi-oh tournament that I went to and I'd like it to happen sometime again.

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  15. We had a great time at the Yu-gi-oh! tournament this summer, but at this time we have no plans of forming a club. However, the Broomfield Library nearby hosts a monthly club - here is the link to their info: http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us/index.aspx?NID=1563
    Let's Duel!

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  16. Do we need to register for the D&D and Teen Makers programs? Or just show up?

    Thanks!

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  17. Hi Amanda,

    No registration is required for D&D or Teen Makers, so yes, you can just show up! D&D has some pre-made characters to start you on your adventure. Teen Makers is all about creating and sharing with some fun techie gadgets and materials. We hope to see you this fall.

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