Teen Programs & Events




Summer Reading 2017 Programs (June 19 – August 25)


Smartphone Holograms (June 20, 6:30 PM)

Make hologram pyramids out of plastic with us at our summer reading kick off program! Don’t forget to bring your smart phones!

For teens entering grades 6 and up.  Space is limited by 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.



DIY Bath Bombs (July 13, 6:30 PM)

DIY Bath Bombs is back!  Whip up a recipe, add some flair, and mold it!

For teens entering grades 6 and up.  Space is limited to 12.  Registration begins Thurs., June 29.



Tween Glitter Tattoos (July 19, 3 PM)

Get a temporary tattoo that sparkles!

For tweens entering grades 4 to 6. Space is limited to 20.  Registration begins Weds., July 5.


DPL Super Game Con (July 28, 12 – 4 PM)

FREE Admission!  For teens entering grades 6 to 12!

Join us for our BIGGEST teen event of the year!  Win door prizes!  Play in our open board game room!  Bring handhelds and play with friends!

Don’t forget to sign up*** for either our Magic the Gathering draft tournament OR Smash Bros tournament!

Space is limited for tournaments but open game rooms are open for everyone!

DPL Super Game Con is proudly funded by Durham Public Library PALS and board games have been generously donated from Child’s Play.

***Please note that due to limited time, you can only sign up for ONE tournament.

Registration begins June 19.



Teen Henna (August 2, 3 PM)

Henna artist Jamilah of Jamilah Henna Creations will give teens a presentation of the history and art of henna and will give henna designs!

For teens entering grades 6 and up.  Space is limited to 25.  Registration begins Weds., July 19. 



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.


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.