Events

2017 Teen Winter/Spring Events


Teen Makers
3rd Tuesday each month, 4-6 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Drop in to discover, explore, build, create, tinker, and share ideas using Sparkfun & Littlebits electronic circuits, Sphero & Ozobot robots, stop-motion animation, button-making, Perler Beads, and more. AGE: 12-17

Dec 19 - Design Workshop - Star Wars fun
Jan 16 - Cardboard Challenge
Feb 20 - Olympic Challenge
Mar 20 - Teen Tech Week Celebration
Apr 17 - Design Challenge

The LAB
Wednesday, 3-4 p.m., Irving Street
Create. Make. Demolish. Repurpose. At the LAB, anything is possible. AGE: 12-17
Jan 24 - DIY Food
Feb 21 - Star Wars
Mar 14 - Superheroes and Villains

Upcycle Your Library
Saturday, March 24, 1:30-4 p.m., College Hill L107
Own a piece of the Westminster Public Library. Design a bookend, create folded book art, and more. AGES: 12-17

Seasonal Job Fair
Tuesday, April 3, 3-7 p.m., College Hill 
Wednesday, April 4, 3-7 p.m., Irving Street 
Saturday, April 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill 
Looking for a summer job? A seasonal position with the City of Westminster might be the perfect fit. More than 200 outdoor seasonal positions are available. Find out about different positions, fill out an application, and get an on-the-spot interview. Find more details on the library website. AGES: 16 and older

Make Your Own Graphic Novel
Wednesday, April 11, 2-4 p.m., Irving Street
Bring superheroes to life! Design your own characters, plot out a story, and don’t forget the twist at the end. AGES: 9-14

Family Game and Movie Afternoon
Sunday, 2-4 p.m., College Hill, Room, L107
Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22
Watch a movie, play card games or checkers, put together a puzzle and eat some popcorn. ALL AGES

Irving Street Arcade
Wednesday, 2-4 p.m., Irving Street
Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4
Put your gaming skills to the test at the Irving Street Arcade. New game featured each month. All games rated E-T.  AGE: 12-17





2nd Saturday, 1-4 p.m., College Hill, Room L167
Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14
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! 
AGE: 12-17

Hobby Haven
Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L200
Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8
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. Bring your own supplies. Drop-ins welcome. AGE: 9-99

Job Hunt Help for Teens and Adults
Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Irving Street
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. AGE: 12 and up

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Last Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m., College Hill
Dec 19 (with Teen Makers program), Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24

Want to have a say in the Westminster Public Library? Join TAB & earn volunteer hours!
  -Create teen programs
  -Post on Teen Underground blog
  -Plan displays, contests, art in TU space
  -Recommend materials
  -Snacks and shenanigans
Drop in and bring a completed Young Adult Volunteer application to your first meeting. AGE: 12-17


Contests
Weekly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Dec: Star Wars

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.

23 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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  16. Do we need to register for the D&D and Teen Makers programs? Or just show up?

    Thanks!

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  17. Hi Amanda,

    No registration is required for D&D or Teen Makers, so yes, you can just show up! D&D has some pre-made characters to start you on your adventure. Teen Makers is all about creating and sharing with some fun techie gadgets and materials. We hope to see you this fall.

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