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 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.
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.
2019 Meetings: 12/20
2020 Meetings: 1/17, 2/21, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, and 6/19
Have questions? Check out our page, or contact our coordinator, Kristy, at 541-766-6489 or at email@example.com.
Teen First Fridays
Join us for an afternoon of rotating activities on the first Friday of each month from 4-6pm. Materials are provided; events are FREE.
2019 First Friday Events
December 6: Chocolate Party! With chocolate treats & Willy Wonka movie
2020 First Friday Events
January 3: Teen Space Event! DIY macrame keychains
February 7: High School Teens Only Event! Details to follow
March 6: Superhero Party
April 3: Teen Space Event! Details to follow
May 1: Teen Movie Day! Title to be announced
June 5: Pride Party! Celebrate the LGBTQ rainbow
Teens in 6-12th grades can try out a Harry Potter Escape Room by solving a variety of wizarding world puzzles in teams of 8-10 on Saturday December 28 from 10am-5pm. Teens waiting their turn in the escape room can watch Harry Potter movies and make wizardy creations. Snacks and materials provided. Online registration is required and forms will open up on Wednesday December 11 at 4pm.
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 videogames 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. Signed permission form required for all after-hours events; forms available at the library and at the events.
2019 Teen Takeovers!
Friday 12/20: Winter Takeover! Play games, watch Nightmare Before Christmas (PG), and make DIY phone cases
2020 Teen Takeovers!
Friday 1/17: Nerf Games and Movie! Play Nerf Games and watch a movie
Friday 2/21: Pirate Tea Party…with PIE!
Friday 3/20: Nerf Games and Movie! Play Nerf Games and watch a movie
Friday 4/17: Event to be announced
Friday 5/15: Nerf Games and Movie! Play Nerf Games and watch a movie
Friday 6/19: GameCon with Live-Action Mafia Games
*** 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. his year’s summer program has ended; winners’ names have been drawn and winners have been contacted. Thank you for joining this summer!