Teen Programs & Events






December 2015
Durham Public Library

Interested young adults may sign up for programs in the library, over the phone, by email (kleahy@durhamlibrary.org) or on the Library’s website above on this page.

Teen Cuisine: Star Wars
Wednesday, December 9th 4:30-6:30pm
For ages 12-18. Learn cooking skills and kitchen safety while preparing Yoda Soda, Boba Fett-uccine, and Wookie Cookies! Registration required, sponsored by PALS.

Star Wars Release Party
Wednesday, December 16th 6:30-8:00pm
For ages 10-18. Celebrate the release of the new Star Wars movie! Games, trivia, crafts, and more! A movie theater gift card will be given to best costume. Registration required, sponsored by PALS.

Gingerbread House Decorating
Tuesday, December 22nd 4:00-5:00pm
For ages 12-18. Get creative with candy and sugar! Each participant will design and decorate their own small graham cracker “gingerbread” house to take home. Registration required, sponsored by PALS.

Coming soon in January!
Minecraft Club – with clubs for all ages interested!
If interested, please input your information on this form:

Questions, comments, ideas, book recommendations, anything else? Contact Karyn Leahy, Young Adult Librarian by calling 860-349-9544 ext 3, emailing kleahy@durhamlibrary.org, or stop in to the Library.



Introducing the Improved Teen Lounge!


From 2:30-5:00 pm every school day the Durham Public Library hosts the Teen Lounge, a space for young adults 12-18 to hang out and relax in the library. There are laptops, board games, magazines, comfortable seating, tables, music and different daily activities.


Monday Crafternoons
Relax with a simple craft like coloring, paper airplanes, bracelets and more.
Tinker Tuesdays
Play with toys that get your mind going. Robotics kits, marble runs, and puzzles.
Midweek Movie (Wednesdays)
Enjoy a recently released movie screened just for you in the Lounge
Throwback Thursdays
Retro gaming on a Super Nintendo! Also, Teen Advisory Group meetings every other Thursday (Get community service hours!)
Fandom Fridays
A different fandom will be featured every other Friday. Activities, games, puzzles, trivia, and more.


New Teen Lounge line up begins Monday, October 5th. Schedule available in library. Teen Lounge may not be available on certain days due to scheduling issues. Behavior guidelines are available in the Library. Contact Karyn Leahy, Young Adult Librarian for more information.