Events

2017 Teen Spring Events

Teen Tech Week: STEM World Challenge
STEM challenges are fun, interactive activities requiring teens to use creativity and teamwork to move through simple steps of a design process.  Program a “Sphero” robot through a maze of world landmarks. Build and navigate a “Makey World Journey” circuit course.
Ages: 12-17
Register online beginning in 2017.
College Hill Library: Tuesday, March 7, 4-6 pm
                             Saturday, March 11, 2-4 pm
Irving Street Library: Thursday, March 9, 3-5 pm


The Lab: Baseball/Softball String Bracelet
Get ready for opening day by creating a custom baseball/softball string bracelet.
Ages: 12-17
No registration
Thursday, April 6, 4-4:45 pm
Irving Street 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
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 25, Apr 22
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
Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6
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
Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 21
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 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30

College Hill


Contests
Monthly Contests
Visit Teen Underground at College Hill or Irving Street Library for a chance to win prizes!
Ages: 12-17
Jan: Scythe by Neal Shusterman - What if you could be death...would you train to be a scythe? 


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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