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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 from the Welcome Waggers visit from 4-5pm. We’ll be giving away 1 copy of the book at each event to a teen in attendance.
2019 First Friday Events:
Book to Film Series!
Friday January 11, 4-6pm: Holes (PG; 1 hour, 57 minutes) – NOTE: On 2nd Friday in January
Friday February 1, 4-6pm: Paper Towns (PG-13; 1 hour, 49 minutes)
Friday March 1, 4-6pm: Darkest Minds (PG-13; 1 hour, 44 minutes)
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 permission form required for all after-hours events; forms available at the library and at the events.
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!