Events

2016 Teen Winter/Spring Events

Squishy Circuits for teens & tweens
What do you get when you mix kids, conducting & insulating play dough, and a battery pack & LED lights? A whole lot of fun and the chance to learn about and build electrical circuits.
Ages 9-17
Registration encouraged. Call 303-658-2606 beginning Feb 1.
Saturday, March 12, 2-3:30 pm
College Hill

Become a Summer Reading Program Volunteer
Go to the Volunteer tab on this blog for more information coming in March.
Ages 12-17
June-July
Volunteer training sessions in May.
College Hill and Irving Street Library


Ongoing Teen Events

Let's talk about books!
Favorite books you're reading. Upcoming books you're excited about. Books you're writing yourself.
Ages 12-17
No registration
1st Tuesday each month 4-5 pm

   Feb 2 Warm up with a good book
   Mar 1 March Madness: Book vs movie
   Apr 5 Transform your life: Read
   May 3 Graphically speaking: Free Comic Book Day
College Hill


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
Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14
College Hill

Fiber Friends
Do you like to knit or crochet? Are you looking for friendship, companionship and field trips? Join our Fiber Friends group to share patterns, ask questions, and show off your work.
Ages 9-99
Drop-ins welcome.
Sundays 1:30-3:30 pm
Feb 21, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 15
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 4-5:30 pm
Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 31

College Hill

Contests
Monthly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Ages 12-17
January: Can you survive the 5th Wave?


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.

17 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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