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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

The Makers Club meets every second Tuesday from 4-5:30pm and every fourth Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm 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; makers are welcome to bring their own laptops if they’d like.

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:
Friday April 20, 4:30-6pm
Friday May 18, 4:30-6pm
Friday June 15, 4:30-6pm

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

Teen Code Club

Teens in 6-12th grades can explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Teen Code Club meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 4-5:30pm. Chromebooks and instruction are provided; teens are welcome to bring laptops if they wish. Meets in the Main Meeting Room. Call 766-6794 for further information

2018 Teen Code Club Events:
Thursday April 12, 4-5:30pm ***CANCELED***
Thursday May 10, 4-5:30pm

Teen First Friday: Unplugged

Join us for an unplugged afternoon of board games and other activities on the first Friday of each month from 4-6pm. Materials are provided; events are FREE.

2018 First Friday Events:
Friday May 4, 4-6pm – Board games! Make origami bookmarks + posters for the library’s teen space!
Friday June 1, 4-6pm – Special Event: Pride Party! Celebrate the rainbow to kick off Pride Month!

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, 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.

2018 Teen Takeovers!
Friday April 20, 6:30-8:30pm – watch Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 + make magnetic slime!
Friday May 18, 6:30-8:30pm – watch a movie (TBD), play games, + make posters for the library’s teen space!
Friday June 15, 6:30-8:30pm – Neon Glow Party! Games + activities with a glow-in-the-dark theme!

*** For Nerf Games events, unmodded Nerf equipment is permitted; no Rivals blasters, please. Signed 2018 permission form required; forms available at the library and at the event. Some Nerf equipment provided, as well as darts and snacks. No registration required. Nerf Games return in July!

Teen Winter Break Reading Challenge

Teens in middle and high school can complete our winter break reading challenge for a chance to win gift certificates to local businesses. Our 2017-2018 Winter Break Reading Challenge has concluded and winner contacted. Check back in December 2018 for next year’s challenge!

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 summer reading 2018 begins next June.

Upcoming Events

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Youth Chess Day

Weekly, Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Youth are invited to play chess and other games at

  • Code Club

Teen Code Club

Thursday, May 10 | 4-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Teens in 6-12th grades can explore coding

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

Monthly, 3rd Fridays 4:30-6 pm Storytime Room Teen leadership group that

  • Teen Takeover

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

Friday April 20, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm | Library First Floor Teens takeover the library after hours every

  • 3D printing

Makers Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club

Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. | Riverfront Commemorative Park - Avery Park Loop Registration begins May 1,

  • Teen First Friday

Teen First Friday: Unplugged

Friday May 4, 2018 | 4-6pm | Main Meeting Room Teens, come for an unplugged afternoon of

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Craft Night

May 15th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of crafts, music,

  • 3D printing

Makers Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club

Understanding & Participating in the Web

Thursday, April 26 | 6-7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will

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Sky Evans: The Wilderness of Women

Saturday, April 28 | 2:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | As an avid hiker, Monroe’s Sky

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Dia Celebration

Saturday, April 28th | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for

Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. | Riverfront Commemorative Park - Avery Park Loop Registration begins May 1,

  • Nobel Prize

An Evening of Nobel Prizes

Monday, April 30 | 6:30 - 8 pm | Main Meeting Room | OSU faculty experts discuss

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Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, May 2 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Younger readers can practice reading

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Country Fair: Oregon’s Alternative Celebration

Tuesday, May 8 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Sandy and Scott Blackman have been

 

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