Teen Programs & Events




Summer Reading 2017 Programs (June 19 – August 25)


Minecrafting Club (Mondays at 3 PM)

Meets weekly on Mondays at 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  Our first session starts on June 26th and ends on August 14th.  Those participating will fill out a form to join our Minecraft server.

For teens entering grades 6 and up.  Ask a staff member for more information.  No registration required.  Feel free to bring your own laptops!


Harry Potter Book Club (Tuesdays at 6:30PM)

Muggle and Wizard families, children, and teens are encouraged to join the library’s Harry Potter Book Club. We will be discussing one book a week for the whole summer. There will be Potter themed snacks, games, crafts, and trivia for everyone. You can attend just one week or all of them! Registration encouraged, but not required.



Teen Pinhole Cameras (August 16, 6:30 PM)

Make the most of your summer memories with a pinhole camera! We’ll be making pinhole cameras using boxes, foil, and film with no buttons, flash, or batteries required!

Registration required.  Space is limited to 10.  Registration begins 8/2.
Send off the summer with a blast at our End of Summer party!  Games, crafts, snacks, and beverages will be available!
We will also be drawing the raffle ticket winners of our teen summer reading program.  Winners who are not available to attend the party will be contacted to pick up their prizes at a later time.
No registration required.  For teens entering grades 6 and up.



Fall 2017 Programs

Teen Lounge (Mon-Thurs, 2:30 – 4:30 PM)

Unwind after school at Teen Lounge.  We have laptops, work space, board games, and a place to drop off backpacks available for teens (ages 10 to 18).  Please ask a staff member for our Teen Lounge guidelines and code of conduct.  (Hours are subject to change.)


Friday Gaming Club (Every Other Friday, 3 – 4:30 PM)

Beginning Sept. 8, DPL will have a space open for those teens interested in playing board and video games.  The library will provide games, but you’re welcome to bring your own!  (Some dates are subject to change.)

No registration required.  For teens in grades 6 and up.





Let’s Make Cake Pops (Tues., Sept. 5, 6:30 – 7:30 PM)

*Some recipes include gluten and/or dairy.  Please contact Gina if you have any dietary restrictions.

Registration begins August 22.  Space is limited to 12.  For teens in grades 6 and up.




Otaku Club (Thurs., Sept. 7, 7 – 8 PM)

Meets monthly.  Watch anime, talk about manga, meet new friends, and hang out!

No registration required.  For teens in grades 6 and up.



Teen Advisory Group (Thurs., Sept. 14, 6 – 7 PM)

Meets monthly. Brainstrom with us at TAG! We’re a dedicated and passionate group of teens who want to improve the Durham Public Library’s young adult programs and services! New members are always welcome!

No registration required.  For teens in grades 6 and  up.



DPL Teen Book Club (Weds., Sept. 27, 7 – 8 PM)

For our September meeting, you can pick a book from the realistic fiction genre to bring in and talk about.  You can also attend if you want to listen to suggestions.

Registration recommended.  Registration begins September 13.  For teens in grades 6 and  up.



Contact either Children’s Librarian Alex Klaus (aklaus@durhamlibrary.org) or Assistant Youth Services Librarian Gina Monti (gmonti@durhamlibrary.org) for any questions or comments regarding teen programs and events.  You can also reach us at (860) 349-9544.