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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 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: To be announced

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. Meetings in September and October fall on the 4th Friday of the month; 3rd Friday meetings will resume in November.

2017 Meetings:
Friday Sept. 22, 4:30-6pm
Friday Oct. 27, 4:30-6pm
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 Oct. 6, 4-6pm
Friday Nov. 3, 4-6pm
Friday Dec. 1, 4-6pm

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, and tabletop/board games, making art, and watching movies during the school year. Materials, Wii U and Xbox One games, and snacks provided. This is an after-hours event! Enter the library through the Monroe Ave doors.

2017 Teen Takeovers!
Friday Sept. 22, 6:30-8:30pm (4th Friday)
Friday Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30pm (4th Friday)
Friday Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday Dec. 15, 6:30-8:30pm

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 Writers

Teens, write with us and meet our writing group leader! Teen Writers is for teens interested in creating new work and exploring new forms of writing. Free. This group meets in Conference Room A (in the library basement) twice monthly on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm.

Future Teen Writers Meetings: On summer break!


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 you sign up at the youth desk for summer 2017, starting June 12! Final day to turn in completed reading logs is Sept. 8; prize drawing to follow.

Upcoming Events

  • Teens in a library talking around a table

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

Friday September 22, 2017 4:30-6 pm Library Board Room Teen leadership

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

Friday September 22, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm | Main Meeting Room Teen Takeover! is an after-hours hangout for

Makers Club

Tuesday, September 26 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free,

Craft Night

October 17th (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Library Board Room Join us

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New Downloadable Magazines!

With the new year soon upon us, we have updated our downloadable magazine collection. Rolling Stone and US Weekly join

Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, September 29th | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | The festivities begin

Tween Nerf Games

Register here starting October 1. Friday, October 13th, from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Enter through Monroe

How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal

October 14th | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Maggie Stuckey – widely

Craft Night

October 17th (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Library Board Room Join us

October Book Club Selection

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous

National Novel Writing Month Plot Planning Party

October 21st | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Get ready to write your

National Novel Writing Month Kick Off Party

October 28th | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Party hard with the library before

Noche de Alma LatinoAmericana

Sunday, October 22 | 2:30-7:00pm | The LaSells Stewart Center Corvallis-OSU Piano International y Garfield Parent-Teacher Association