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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 and fourth Tuesday from 4-5:30pm (unless otherwise noted) 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.

Future Makers Club Meetings: 11/14

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.

2017 Meetings:
Friday Nov. 17, 4:30-6pm
Friday Dec. 15, 4:30-6pm

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 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.

2017 First Friday Events:
Friday Nov. 3, 4-6pm – Games Day
Friday Dec. 1, 4-6pm – Chill Day & Read-In

2018 First Friday Events:
Friday Jan. 5, 4-6pm
Friday Feb. 2, 4-6pm
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.

2017 Teen Takeovers!
Friday Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30pm – Star Wars Party
Friday Dec. 15, 6:30-8:30pm – Winter Party

2018 Teen Takeovers!
Friday Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30pm
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 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

Teen First Friday: Games Day

Friday November 3, 2017 | 4-6pm | Main Meeting Room Teens can come for rotating activities every

Youth Chess Day

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

Maker Club

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 5:30-7:00 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club

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

Friday November 17, 2017 4:30-6 pm Library Board Room Teen leadership

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

Friday November 17, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm | Main Meeting Room Teen Takeover! is an after-hours hangout for

How to Be an Elephant: Katherine Roy Author & Illustrator Event

Saturday, November 18 | 11:00 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Join award-winning author and illustrator Katherine Roy

Games Day

December 9th | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A wide variety of

Craft Night

December 12th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of crafts,

How to Be an Elephant: Katherine Roy Author & Illustrator Event

Saturday, November 18 | 11:00 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Join award-winning author and illustrator Katherine Roy

National Novel Writing Month Writing Session

Saturday, November 18 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Saturdays, November 4th,

Maker Club

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 5:30-7:00 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM |  Sunday, December 3, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM| Main

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December 2017 Graphic Novel Book Club

December 5th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Board Room | Discussing What It Is by Lynda Barry

Games Day

December 9th | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A wide variety of

Craft Night

December 12th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of crafts,

OBOB Club

Wednesday, December 13 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Youth Activity Room Review all sixteen OBOB books

 

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