Events

Winter Events
Libraries are for Making: BrushBot Olympics
Teens, build your own BrushBot and compete in our BrushBot Olympic Games! We'll be soldering Solar Cockroaches and creating DoodleBot360 art too. 
Ages 12-17
No registration
Saturday, 2-4 pm
Mar 14
College Hill


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

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!

March: Title Tweet contest.
Ages 12-17

Monthly Clubs

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 at College Hill
Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, 
Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4

-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
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm at College Hill
Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13, Aug 8

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 at College Hill
Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 30, Jul 28, Aug 25
    

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.


Funding
Thank you to the Friends of the Westminster Public Library.

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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