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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

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.

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.

2019 Meetings:  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 kristy.kemperhodge@corvallisoregon.gov.

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; drop-ins welcome.

2019 Code Club Dates: 3/14, and 4/11

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. We’ll be giving away 1 copy of the book at each event to a teen in attendance.

2019 First Friday Events:
Community Series!
Friday April 5, 4-6pm: Teen Zine Community Art Workshop with Christina Tran
Friday May 3, 4-6pm: Teen Spring Gardening
Friday June 7, 4-6pm: Teen Pride Party

Teen First Friday takes a break over the summer, starting in July!

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 6:30-9pm. 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 March 15, 6:30-9pm: Nerf Games + Movie (Teen’s Choice from available titles)
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!

Upcoming Events

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Weekly Youth Games Day

Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their

Makers Club

Tuesday, March 26 | 5:00-7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves

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Pi Without Circles?

Thursday, March 14th | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Pi is famously defined

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Teen Code Club

Thursday February 14, 2019 | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room Explore coding with music and sound, using

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Craft Night

Tuesday, March 19th | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a

Job Lab

Wednesday, March 20th | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Library staff will be

Makers Club

Tuesday, March 26 | 5:00-7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves