Events

Unmask! Teen Summer Reading secret code: hangoutmessaroundgeekout

Summer Reading Challenge & Events 
2015 Teen Summer Reading Challenge
READ and complete activities to earn prizes this summer.
REGISTER online at www.westminsterlibrary.org beginning May 18.
PICK UP your Teen Reading Record beginning June 1 at College Hill or Irving Street Library.
ATTEND some teen summer events.

Ages 12-17
Jun 1 - Aug 1


Fall Events
Life-Size Mario Kart
Celebrate International Games Day at your library by playing a life-size video game! Design a custom vehicle made of cardboard boxes then join other racers on the course. 
Ages 12-17
No registration
Saturday, Nov 21
1:30-3:30 pm
College Hill

Banned Books Week
Celebrate the Freedom to Read and the importance of the First Amendment! See what books were challenged at schools across the country in 2014-2015 in Teen Underground at College Hill Library.
Sep 27-Oct 3
College Hill

Teen Read Week: Get Away @ WPL
Escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, and jobs by picking up something to read. Cool bookmarks just for the fun of reading and being a teen in the library!
Oct 18-24 
College Hill and Irving Street

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 (http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/). The Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals. Free buttons and track your progress in Teen Underground at College Hill Library!
Ages 12-17
Nov 1-30
College Hill


Ongoing Teen Events

Dungeons & Dragons
-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
No registration
2nd Saturday each month 1-4 pm
Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
College Hill


Inklings
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

Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
College Hill 


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)
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
Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 29

College Hill



Contests
Teen Underground Unmask! Weekly Contests
Head in to the Teen Underground space at the College Hill or Irving Street libraries this summer for a chance to win prizes!
Ages 12-17

August: Real or Fake?



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.

16 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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