Library Programs for Teens

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Get in the Game: Play

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Lobby

Individuals may play board games on Saturdays to celebrate our Summer Reading theme: Get in the Game

Westside Summer Reading Party

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Westside Community Center (1628 W. Bijou St 80904 )

Come and celebrate a summer of reading at our free "ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ!" Westside Summer Reading Party! taking place at the Westside Community Center in Old Colorado City, 1628 w. Bijou St. There will be face painting, games, super heroes, crafts and much, much more!

SRP: Pizza Party

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

How much have you read this summer? Extra reading above and beyond the Summer Reading Game could earn OL teens a pizza party! Our goal is 200 extra books. Check in the Teen Section to see where we stand.

Teen Summer Reading Photo Contest Reception

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

This reception is for the Teen Summer Reading Photography Contest. Participants and guests are welcome to attend. Winners will be announced!

Teen Staff Office Hours

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Have a question? Or maybe an idea?

Come to the Penrose Teen Space every Monday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 to meet the awesome Teen staff. We will be available to be give book recommendations, answers, or just to listen.

If you ask a question, you may even get a snack for your troubles!

Sand Creek Chess Club

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Join us for an hour (or more?!) of fun and games playing chess! Enjoy a game of strategy and cunning with this chess club for players of all experience levels. Compete again friends (new or old) or come beat the pants off the Sand Creek Staff. Refreshments provided!

Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Join us as we read the Harry Potter book series! We will meet monthly to discuss the book and do a fun activity along with it. For ages 9+. Registration is required.

Art afternoons

When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy at Ute Pass Community Events

Every other week we will be exploring a different aspect of the art journaling experience. We will look at simple drawing techniques, pen and ink, water color and more. We may even throw in some simple sculpture!

Teen Dungeons and Dragons Club

When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Join teens who are passionate about Dungeons and Dragons!

Program is for ages 12-18. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration is strongly encouraged. When you register, you will be registering for June, July and August.

Family Craft Night-C

When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Children ages 7-12 accompanied by an adult are encouraged to join us the first for this special craft night.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Outreach

When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Bay Area

Representatives will be available to answer questions.

Teens on Laptops

When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Laptops are set aside for teen use only in the Community Room. Come on down and do homework, play games and music, or just surf! Occasionally we will have the Wii, crafts, or other special activities. Brought to you by OC3, our teen advisory council.

Lego Mania at Ruth Holley

When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

Tweens and children (ages 12 and under) come to the library to build and create with Legos! Parents are welcome to join in the fun.

Monument Teen Creative Writing Group

When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Study Room

Writing group for ages 12-18 (or 6th-12th grade).

Family Movie Night: Zootopia

When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

On the first Wednesday of each month, we'll show a movie for anyone ages 9+ in the East Teen Center. Tasty treats will be served! This month, we're showing Zootopia, 108 min, PG. Ages 9+ ONLY.

Paws to Read

When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Children's Corner

Let your child practice reading and build fluency by reading to a Paws to Read dog.

Teen Writing Group

When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive

Can't wait to put your hands on a keyboard and write your story? Now the next step is sharing it with some other teens. Come join us for some exceptional writing, sharing, and discussions.
Check at the Teen Desk for Location!!

Manitou Teen Creative Writer's Group

When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Lower Level

Looking for support and feedback from other writer's? Do you want to explore new structures and techniques in your writing? Would you like to try writing some poetry or give memoir writing a shot? Drop in and play with a fun writing prompt, or bring something you are already working on! This group offers 12-18 year old writers a chance to grow as writers and help others do the same.

Knitting Kninjas

When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Come join other teens and learn different stitches, patterns, and techniques! Feel free to bring your own supplies and knitting projects, but we will also have yarn and needles to use. For beginners to experts, ages 12-18 only.

Tween Twist Thursday

When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Children's Corner

Tween Twist is a special program for children ages 9-12 that takes place on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Come and join us for fun and fabulous activities in our special Tween Space!

Teen Lego Contest Building Time

When: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

Teens in teams make lego creations for judging throughout the month.

Weekly Chess 3-5

When: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Western Window Bay

We'll have the chess boards set up, waiting for you and your friends to enjoy a casual game of chess. All ages welcome.

Penrose Teen Advisory Board

When: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Teen Space

Need volunteer hours for school? Want your voice to be heard? Join our Teen Advisory Board at Penrose Library and help us plan the events that happen at your library!

Must fill out a Teen Volunteer Application to get volunteer hours. Ages 12-18 only.

Teen Tabletop Gaming Club

When: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive

Love playing board games? Want to try out new games each month and meet other teens interested in board games? Come to the Teen TableTop Gaming Club at Library 21c.

We meet the first Friday of the month from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the teen area. Each month we learn and play a different game (and sometimes get out old favorites as well!). Drop by and maybe you'll discover your new favorite game! For ages 12-18. Co-sponsored by Petrie's Family Games!

First Friday Gaming

When: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Teen Center (ETC) A & B

Teens are you ready to show off your mad gaming skills? Wanna learn how to game? Join us for a friendly competition on the Wii U, XBOX 360 (Kinect), or PlayStation 3. You all will help us decide the game!

For ages 12 - 18 only.
Snacks and drinks provided!