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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.

Looking for teen events at our branch locations?
Check out Philomath Teen Events, and Monroe Teen Events.

Makers Club

Makers Club is a twice-monthly meet-up for all ages to explore technology and other forms of making. Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D printing, and programming. Get lo-tech with arts and crafts. Experiment with circuits, robots, and construction.  Make it happen at the library!

All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own project and/or laptop if you’d like to! All ages welcome!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 Storytime Room at the library on the 3rd Fridays of the month from 4:30-6pm, then stays to help set up for the Teen Takeovers on those nights.

2018 Meetings: 12/21

2019 Meetings: 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21

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

Teen Code Club

Teen Code Club is back this fall! Starting in October, teens can explore coding through music and sound in this monthly meet-up led by a coder from OSU, Dan Vega! Chromebooks and snacks provided; personal laptops welcome. Teens may begin any month Code Club is offered. Meets monthly on 2nd Thursdays from 4-5:30pm. No coding experience necessary. No meeting in December 2018; club resumes in January 2019.

2019 Code Club Dates: 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, and 4/11

Teen First Fridays

Join us for an afternoon of board games, rotating activities, and visits with therapy dogs on the first Friday of each month from 4-6pm. Materials are provided; events are FREE. Therapy dogs visit from 4-5pm.

2018 First Friday Events:
12/7 – Comedy Movie + Therapy Dogs – Watch Ocean’s 8, eat snacks, and cuddle with therapy dogs from the Welcome Waggers.

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 6:30-9pm. Find us in the Main Meeting Room playing Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, and tabletop/board games, making art, and watching movies during the school year. Materials, consoles and games, and snacks provided.

This is an after-hours event! Enter the library through the Monroe Ave doors. NEW: Signed 2018 permission form required for all after-hours events; forms available at the library and at the events.

2018 Teen Takeovers!
Friday December 21, 6:30-9pm: Winter Party – Decorate cookies, watch a wintry movie, make seasonal art, and play games!

2019 Teen Takeovers!
Friday January 18, 6:30-9pm: Nerf Games + Movie
Friday February 15, 6:30-9pm: Games, Movie, Art
Friday March 15, 6:30-9pm: Nerf Games + Movie
Friday April 19, 6:30-9pm: GameCon
Friday May 17, 6:30-9pm: Nerf Games + Movie

*** For Nerf Games events, unmodded Nerf equipment is permitted; no Rivals blasters, please. Some Nerf equipment provided, as well as darts and snacks. No registration required.

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 more details about events and materials here as June 2019 gets closer!

Upcoming Events

Tween Code Club

Monday, January 28 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4th-6th grade will explore coding

Makers Club

Tuesday, January 8 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves

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Weekly Youth Games Day

Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their

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Teen Code Club

Thursday November 8, 2018 | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room Explore coding with music and sound, using

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Craft Night

Tuesday, Dec. 18th | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a

Cookie Decorating

Friday, December 21 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room Come decorate a cookie and enjoy some

Winter Crafts

Thursday, December 27 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Youth Activity Room Welcome the season with a creative winter-themed

Coloring Fun

Friday, December 28 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Youth Activity Room Enjoy a creative and relaxing afternoon, as

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Family Movies

Saturday, December 29 & January 5 | 11:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Enjoy a Saturday of

Job Lab

Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Library staff will be