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Ongoing Events for Teens

All teen events are offered at no cost for teens in middle and high school (6th-12th grade), unless otherwise noted. Please note dates, times, and locations below, or on the Library Events Calendar.

Teen Winter Break Activities

TEEN WINTER BREAK READING CHALLENGE

Starting Friday December 16, teens can complete reading challenges to earn prizes. Pick up a Winter Break Reading Challenge Bingo card at the Youth Services desk or teen area of the library to participate. You may complete up to two Bingo cards by January 9, 2017; your first entry earns you a small prize. Each Bingo entry gives you a chance to win a larger prize through our prize drawing. Winners to be announced soon. We’d like to offer a HUGE thank you to Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics and Pegasus Games for their generous support with prizes!!

Makers Club

The Makers Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4-5:30pm in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library. Learn basic programming with open-source platforms such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Check out rotating maker activities with community partner Project X from OSU, too! This group is open to all ages.

Makers also explore 3-D modeling and printing with the library’s 3-D printer. Programming platforms and materials provided; teens are welcome to bring their own laptops if they’d like.

Future Makers Club Meetings: Tuesday January 24, Tuesdays February 14 & 28, Tuesdays March 14 & 28

Teen Advisors – Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens

This is a teen leadership group that advises staff about library spaces, events, and materials for teens. Teens may apply to join by completing a Teen Advisor Membership Application. Applications are also available at the library in the teen area and at the Youth Services desk. The Society meets in the library board room (located in the basement) on the 3rd Fridays of the month from 4:30-5:30pm, then stays to help set up for the Teen Takeovers on those nights.

Future Meetings: Friday January 20, 2017, Friday February 17, Friday March 17

Have questions? Check out our page, or contact our coordinator, Kristy, at 541-766-6489 or at kristy.kemperhodge@corvallisoregon.gov.

Teen First Friday

Join us for a variety of activities on the first Friday of each month from 4-6pm. We’ll have movie days, game days, workshops, and more.

Future First Friday Events: Friday February 3 4-6pm, Friday March 3 4-6pm

In January, join us for an art day to make an original self-portrait with local art instructor, Diana Ryan. All materials provided, just bring yourself (and maybe a friend!). Want to see some of Diana’s work? Check out her blog and portfolio!

Teen Takeover!
play games. watch movies. make art.

Teen Takeover! is an after-hours hangout for teens on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Find us in the Main Meeting Room playing Xbox One, Wii U, and tabletop/board games, making art, and watching movies during the school year. Materials, Wii U and Xbox One games, and snacks provided. This is an after-hours event! Enter the library through the Monroe Ave doors.

Future Teen Takeovers! : Friday January 20 6:30-8:30pm, Friday February 17 6:30-8:30pm, Friday March 17 6:30-8:30pm

In January 2017, join us for a dual special event – Nerf Games and a Smash Bros Tournament! Details: Permission form required for this event (available at Youth Services desk, or download and print a copy here). Unmodded Nerf equipment permitted; must be labeled with your name. For Smash Bros Tournament – bring your own controller (BYOC).

Teen Writers

Teens, write with us and meet our new writing group leader, Robin Cedar, published author and poet! Teen Writers is for teens interested in creating new work and exploring new forms of writing. Free. This group meets in the Youth Activity Room twice monthly on Thursdays from 4-5pm.

Future Teen Writers Meetings: Thursday January 26, Thursdays February 16 & 23, Thursdays March 9 & 23

Teen Summer Reading

Teens in or entering middle and high school can enter to win great prizes by reading and listening over the summer, as well as attending teen library events. Get a free book, book bag, reading log, and schedule of summer events when you sign up at the youth desk for summer 2017!

Upcoming Events

Circulation Policy Changes

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, you will notice some changes when checking out materials at any Corvallis-Benton County Library branch!

  • Teens in a library talking around a table

Teen Advisors (also known as the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens)

Friday January 20, 2017 | 4:30-5:30 pm | Library Board Room Teen leadership group that provides guidance about library events,

Teen Takeover: Jan 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm | Main Meeting Room Teens takeover every 3rd Friday at the library to play

Games Day

Saturday, January 21st | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 24 | 4-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program

Teen Writers Group

Thursday, January 26 | 4-5pm | Library Board Room (basement) Teen Writers is led by Robin Cedar, OSU MFA candidate

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, January 27 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events,

Coloring…for Everyone!

February 21st (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Corvallis Library Lobby Coloring for Everyone

Circulation Policy Changes

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, you will notice some changes when checking out materials at any Corvallis-Benton County Library branch!

Games Day

Saturday, January 21st | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on

Master Gardener Series: Fruit of the Loam – Melon Varieties for the Willamette Valley

Tuesday, January 24 | 12:00 PM | Corvallis Public Library Main Meeting Room The OSU Master Gardeners, Oregon State University Extension

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 24 | 4-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, January 27 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events,

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults

Saturday, February 4th | 7:00 PM (Bee Begins), 5:30 PM (Registration) | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) 3rd Annual

Read with the Beavs!

Tuesday, February 7 | 4-5 PM | Youth Activity Room, Corvallis Library Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete

Coloring…for Everyone!

February 21st (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Corvallis Library Lobby Coloring for Everyone

 

 

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