Events

2017 Teen Spring Events
Summer Reading Program Volunteer Training
Teens can volunteer at the Westminster Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Teens must use people-skills and organizational abilities to register kids, hand out prizes, and perform other duties. Teens must commit to working scheduled shifts, and can earn between 10-30 volunteer hours.
Ages: 12-17
*See the Online Registration for training sessions here.
*Registration begins May 1, 2017.
You can check out the calendar of volunteer shifts that you will be signing up for here: College Hill Library   Irving Street Library

2017 Teen Summer Events

Summer Reading for Everyone! "Build a Better World"
Everyone can participate in the summer reading program. Earn prizes by participating in weekly contests, reading, and attending programs. Register online at www.westminsterlibrary.org beginning May 22.
June 3 - July 30

Summer Reading Kickoff Events
Start your summer at the annual Summer Block Party! Register for Summer Reading and pick up your reading log/punch card. Enjoy park festivities and watch The Jungle Book movie.
Friday, Jun 2, 6-8 pm
Irving Street

Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty making "seed bombs" for your next gardening adventure. Register for Summer Reading and pick up your reading log/punch card, score some swag, and enjoy refreshments.
Saturday, Jun 3, 1:30-4:30 pm
College Hill Library

Tiny House Living
Live small to live large! Improve your knowledge of tiny house living and explore a tiny house on wheels. Presentation on tiny houses and a tour are included.
All Ages.
Register online.

Knots of Love for Baby
Knots of love donates snuggly, soft blankets to Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country. Bring your friends to knit or crochet an 18x24 " blanket using any pattern. Library provides yarn and collects blankets thoughout the summer. Ongoing weekly drop-in sessions will be announced.
All Ages.

The Lab: Upcycling
Revive your old shoes, headbands, or pretty much anything else by decorating them with upcycled books and comics. Fashion a bookmark using the materials or create something entirely new.
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Thursday, Jun 15, 2-4 pm
Irving Street Library

Build a Sustainable Park
Design the perfect park! Drop in and construct a sustainable park with playgrounds, trails, gardens, dog parks and more. Engineer and test a wind turbine, bridge and water filtration system for your park.
All Ages.
Wednesday, Jun 14, 3-7 pm, College Hill Library
Saturday, Jun 17, 1-4 pm, Irving Street Library

Teen Makers
Drop in to discover, explore, build, create, tinker, and share ideas using Sparkfun electronic circuits, Sphero robots, stop-motion animation, button-making, Perler Beads, and more.
Ages: 12-17
Tuesday, Jun 20, 4-6 pm
Tuesday, Jul 18, 4-6 pm
College Hill Library

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
Saturdays 2-4 pm
May 6, Jun 10, Jul 29, Aug 19
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
May 13, Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 29
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
May 14, Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13
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
Apr 25, May 30, Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29

College Hill


Contests
Monthly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Ages: 12-17
AprThe You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins - SIX WORD MEMOIR


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.

21 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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