Teen Programs & Events


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.)




June 2018

Unplugged Fridays (Fri., 6/15, 6/29, 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 (Tues., 6/5, 7-8 PM)

Make friends and watch some anime with us in Otaku Club!  Snacks and refreshments are provided.

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



Teen QPR Training (Weds., 6/13, 2:30 – 3:30 PM)

Sponsored by the Durham Middlefield Wellness Coalition and PALS, friends of the library.

Recognize the warning sides of suicide, know how to offer hope, know how to get help, and save a life!  The D&M Local Wellness Coalition is offering a FREE program for teens to become aware and certified!

Pizza and refreshments will be offered. Teens will receive a certificate and an hour of community service for attending the program.

For teens in grades 7 and up.  Click here for registration.


2018 Summer Reading Volunteen Orientation (Sat., 6/23, 2 – 3 PM)

Those interested in volunteering at the Durham Public Library for the summer of 2018 but have never volunteered with us before will be required to attend this orientation.

For those who have previously volunteered and would like to volunteer again or cannot make the orientation must contact Gina Monti at: gmonti@durhamlibrary.org or call at (860) 349-9544 ext. 2.

For NEW volunteens (must be 12 or older).  No registration required.


Teen Art Club (June)

A new craft or art project each month!  For June paper marbling is back!  Please wear older clothes (there may be stains).

For teens in grades 6 and  up.  Space is limited to 8. Click here for registration.


YA Yoga and Meditation (Weds., 6/27, 3 – 4 PM)

Kick off the summer with a yoga and meditation class.  No previous experience required!  Bring a mat, water, a friend, and wear comfy clothes!

No registration required.  For teens going into grades 6 and up.



Teens Books & Buzz (Weds., 6/27, 7 – 8 PM)

At Teens Books & Buzz we discuss the most popular and interesting reads paired with an activity.  For our June book, we will be discussing “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater with an ice cream social provided.

No registration required.  For teens entering into grades 6 and up.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.


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.