Teen Programs & Events



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.







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.

Registration link.





Friday the 13th Forensic Science (Fri., Oct. 13 at 4 – 5 PM)

Celebrate Friday the 13th by solving a mystery using forensic science.

Space is limited.  For teens in grades 6 and up.  Registration begins Sept. 29.

Registration link.




College Writing with College Coordinators (Tues., Oct. 17 at 7 – 8 PM)

College essays looming?

Jodie Small, a College Consultant for College Coordinators, will speak to parents and students about how to write an effective college essay, covering topic selection, structure, and style.  As a former newspaper journalist and attorney, she has helped many students through the essay writing process and is happy to share her insights about what gets a college essay noticed and remembered.

Registration begins Sept. 26.  For high schoolers grades 9 through 12 and parents.

Registration link.


College 4 Less (Tues., Oct. 24 at 6:30 – 8 PM)

The cost of college keeps increasing every year, and it gets more and more difficult for parents to afford sending their children to the school of their choice.  The educational workshop that we offer will discuss the FAFSA form, CSS Profile form along with other important information parents need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive.

College4Less is an independent CT firm offering guidance and assistance to parents and students to better position themselves to get into the colleges of their choice at the least possible cost.  Dorothy Mautte, President and Chief Financial Aid Consultant for College4Less, has been helping people affordably meet this need for over 30 years.

For high schoolers and parents.  Register at MyLocalWorkshop.com with RSVP code 41321.


Teen Book Club (Weds., Oct. 25 at 7 – 8 PM)

For our October meeting, we will be discussing the events in “This is Where it Ends”.

Copies of this book will be available at the Durham Public Library for check out.

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



Halloween Make Up (Sat., Oct. 28 at 2:30 – 3:30 PM)

Learn how to make special effects with make up for this Halloween.  We’ll go over mermaid scales, zombie scars, and skeletons.

Registration begins Oct. 13.  Space is limited to 10.  For teens 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.