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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 library board room (located in the basement) 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 Jan. 19, 4:30-6pm
Friday Feb. 16, 4:30-6pm
Friday March 16, 4:30-6pm
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, starting Thursday January 11, 2018. 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 February 8, 4-5:30pm
Thursday March 8, 4-5:30pm
Thursday April 12, 4-5:30pm
Thursday May 10, 4-5:30pm

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. Materials are provided; events are FREE.

2018 First Friday Events:
Friday Feb. 2, 4-6pm – Chocolate & Movie Day: eat chocolate and watch 10 Things I Hate About You
Friday March 2, 4-6pm
Friday April 6, 4-6pm
Friday May 4, 4-6pm
Friday June 1, 4-6pm

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 Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30pm – Games After Dark (Nerf Games & More) Signed 2018 Permission Form required!
Friday Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30pm – play games. watch movies. make art.
Friday March 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday April 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday May 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday June 15, 6:30-8:30pm

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

Youth Chess Day

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

  • Teens in a library talking around a table

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

Monthly, 3rd Fridays 4:30-6 pm Library Board Room Teen leadership group

Teen Takeover: Games After Dark (Nerf+)

Friday January 19, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm | Main Meeting Room Teens takeover the library after hours every

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 23, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club

Teen First Friday: Chocolate & Movie Day

Friday February 2, 2018 | 4-6pm | Main Meeting Room Teens, come for a rotating event every

Teen Code Club

Second Thursdays of the month | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room Teens in 6-12th grades can explore

Games Day

February 10 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A wide variety of

Craft Night

February 20th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of crafts,

February Book Club Selection

Wednesday, Februrary 21, 2018 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian   When Elizabeth Endicott arrives

Tax Information & Assistance

2017 Taxes information AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for 2018 will run March 1st - April 15th. See below or

Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, February 7 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Amanda Minni and Ellie Slama

Winter Guitar Concert Series

January 20, 2017 | 3:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join us for three concerts at

Tween Nerf Games (Registration required)

Friday, January 26, 2018,  from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. |  If


Saturday, January 27 |  3:00-4:00 pm | Main Meeting Room   Review all sixteen OBOB

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults

Saturday, January 27th | 7:00 PM (Bee Begins) | Contestant Registration 5:45-6:45 PM | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 23, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club