Teen Programs & Events

 

From Dec 4 to Jan 5, the teen department will be hosting a scavenger hunt!  Pick a team, collect them all, and win prizes.  Sheets and directions can be found in the teen department.  The hunt can be completed as many times as you like.

 

December 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.)

 

Unplugged Fridays (Fri., 12/2 & 12/15, 3 – 4:30 PM)

Join us for drop-in tabletop gaming after school!  Bring friends and games.

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

 

 

Let’s Make Touchscreen Gloves (Thurs., Dec. 14 at 2:30 – 4:30 PM)

Drop in any time between 2:30 to 4:30 PM on Thursday, Dec. 14 to make or modify your own gloves to work with touchscreen phones! Gloves will be provided if you want to work with a new pair.

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

 

 

 

Teen Advisory Group ( Weds., Dec. 20 at 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!

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

 

 

 

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

For our December meeting we will be discussing “Thirteen Reasons Why”.

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

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

 

 

January 2018

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.)

 

Unplugged Fridays (Fri., 1/12 & 1/26, 3 – 4:30 PM)

Join us for drop-in tabletop gaming after school!  Bring friends and games.

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

 

 

Otaku Club (Thurs, 1/4, 7 – 8 PM)

For our January meeting we will be watching the first hour of Spirited Away.

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

 

 

Magic the Gathering Draft (Sat, 1/6, 12 – 4 PM)

Join the draft tournament at DPL Saturday, Jan. 6!  Everyone gets a prize and win a chance to keep a few booster packs from a newer set.

Tournament begins promptly at 12 PM and can go as long as 4 PM.  Bringing a lunch is highly recommended!

For teens in grade 6 and up.  Registration begins Sat., Dec. 16.  Click here for program information.

 

Teen Advisory Group (Weds, 1/17, 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!

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

 

PSAT 9 (Sat, 1/20, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM)

Prep for your PSAT 9 exam with a free practice.  Please arrive at the exam 15 minutes prior to start time.  Pencils and scrap paper will be provided, but you must supply a drink, snack, and your own calculator.  Exam results will be emailed back to you.  If you have any questions, please email gmonti@durhamlibrary.org for more information.

For students in grades 9.  Space is limited to 12.  Click here for more information.

 

DPL Teen Book Club (Weds, 1/31, 7 – 8 PM)

 

For January we will be reading Persepolis.  

In this graphic novel/biography, Satrapi details her young life growing up in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution.  We will talk about the first volume and watch part of the foreign film with subtitles.

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

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

 

Conntact 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.