Events

Teen Events
Holiday Makerspace: Repurpose Old Books
Don't throw it out -- fold it up! Go green by reusing old books to create holiday treasures.
Ages 12-17
Saturday, 1:30-3:30pm
Dec 6
College Hill

Doctor Who Holiday Party
Calling all Whovians! Dress up in your favorite Doctor Who costume or t-shirt and join us for the best party in all of time and space. You’ll have a wibbly wobbly timey wimey filled with Doctor Who fun and adventure. The best costume wins a prize! 
All ages
Registration: 303-658-2603
Sunday, 2-4 pm
Dec 21
College Hill


Get Involved
Teens' Top Ten Vote
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online at ww.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.
Aug 15 - Oct 12

Teen Read Week: Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library
Find inspirational stories, career resources, how-to books and more to inspire you to succeed in school and beyond. Cool posters, prizes and bookmarks just for the fun of reading and being a teen in the library!
Oct 12-18



NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month
It’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants online writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. The Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals. Sign up at http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ Free buttons and track your progress in Teen Underground at College Hill Library!
Nov 1-30

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!

October contest: Which Star Wars Character Would You be and Why?
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
Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2


-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
Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13

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
Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25

***special meeting dates & times*** 
Dec 6 from 1-4pm so TAB can help with the re-purposing old books event.

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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