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Teen Fall Events

Teen Tabletop Games
For Teens in grades 6-12
1st Monday of the month, 4-8 p.m.
August 7, October 2, November 6, December 4
Teen Point

Unwind after school by plaing tabletop games (board, card, and dice games) with other teens. We'll provide the games, a mix of old favorites and new classics--and don't worry, we are happy to teach you how to play! Come and go as your please. (No September date due to Labor Day.) Bring friends to play with, or fly solo and meet other teens while you play! No registration required.

Teen Volunteer Program Orientation
For Teens ages 14-18 years
2nd Wednesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.
August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
Crawford Meeting Room

Interested in earning volunteer hours for school or for extra-curricular activities? Join our Teen Volunteer Program! Learn about the inner workings of the Youth Services Department from program preparation to collection maintenance as you work alongside library staff. Teen volunteers must attend a teen volunteer orientation before being eligible to volunteer. Registration for the orientation is required to attend. To register or for more information about volunteer opportunities for teens, visit or call the Youth Services Desk at 972.219.3577.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group
For Teens ages 13-18 years
3rd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21
Teen Point

Make a difference at your library and in your community--join the Teen Advisory Group! This active, dedicated group meets monthly and works together with Library staff to create and implement Youth programs, promote library events and resources, and volunteer in the community. Interested teens must apply for membership; applications will be available at the Youth Services starting September 1. For more information, call the Youth Services Desk 972.219.3577.

Bling Your School Supplies
For Teens in grades 6-12
Sunday, August 20, 2-4 p.m.
Teen Point

Use our collection of craft supplies to personalize, beautify, and customize your new school supplies! Bring those shiny new binders, notebooks, pens, pencils and anything else you want to try to jazz up. Come and go as you please from 2-4 p.m. Creativity can be messy so dress appropriately. No registration required.

One World, Many Stories Book Club
For Teens in grades 6-12
1st Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7
Teen Point

Try seeing the world through the eyes of someone different from you--and at the same time, discover the many things we all have in common! This new book club (suggested by our Teen Advisory Group) will have a different theme each month and a list of possible books to read; members can choose the book they want to read and share at the next meeting. New members are always welcome! No registration required.

For the first meeting on September 7, we will discuss books that were awarded one of several book awards that celebrate cultural heritage, such as the Coretta Scott King Book Award or the Pura Belpre Book Award. To see a list of possible titles to read, or to learn more about the club or the current theme, check this page or visit the One World, Many Stories display in Teen Point.

Free Math Tutoring
For students in grades 1-12
Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.
Bennett Program Room

Do you need help getting your math skills in shape? Register for free math tutoring provided by Intellichoice! Ask your parent to visit www.intellichoice.org/sign-up for more information and to register. All spots filled passed on scores form a diagnostic test administered by Intellichoice. Sessions begin Saturday, September 9.

Teen Writer’s Group
For Teens in grades 6-12
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.
September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
Crawford Meeting Room

Calling all teen writers! Meet other teen writers, learn writing techniques, flex your writing muscles with challenges and prompts, and share your work! No registration required.

Practice ACT Test & Results Session
For Teens in grades 6-12
Test Day: Saturday, September 16, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Results Session: Saturday, September 30, 2-3:30 p.m.
Glenmore Savage Community Room (enter through Children's Wing)

Take a FREE ACT practice test on September 16, then come back on September 30 for a Results Session to get your detailed score report, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and get a plan for improvement so you can rock the real ACT! Parents may not attend the practice test, but teens may bring one parent to the Results Session as space allows. Space is limited and registration required. Registration opens September 2. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call 972.219.3577 to register. Presented by The Princeton Review.

 College Admissions: Demystifying the Process
For Teens in grades 6-12
Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Crawford Meeting Room

A behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to get into college. Spoiler alert: It’s more than just an awesome SAT score! This presentation will go beyond the basics and teach students and families about what they can do to make their college application stand out from the pack. Students will leave with information to empower them to tackle the process of getting into college with less stress and better results. Parents are welcome to attend with their teens. Presented by CollegeWise. Registration is required and opens September 14. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call 972.219.3577 to register.

How to Adult: Do Your Laundry!
For Teens in grades 6-12
Monday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Teen Point

Want to be more independent? Need to sharpen those life skills? Learn how to “adult”! Whether you’ve never touched a washing machine before, or have been washing clothes for years, chances are you can still learn a thing or two about how to do your laundry. Let us show you the basics, plus tips and tricks to keep your whites white and your colors bright, and avoid shrinking your favorite shirt! Registration is required and opens September 25.

International Games Week: Teen Tabletop Drop-In
For Teens in grades 6-12
Saturday, November 4, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Teen Point

Celebrate International Games Week by playing tabletop games (board, card, and dice games) with other teens! We’ll provide the games, a mix of old favorites and new classics—and don’t worry, we’re happy to teach you how to play! Come and go as you please. Bring friends to play with, or fly solo and meet other teens while you play! Enter our prize drawings and you could win something fun! No registration required.

Practice SAT Test & Results Session
For Teens in grades 6-12
Test Day: Saturday, November 18, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Results Session: Saturday, December 2, 2-3:30 p.m.
Glenmore Savage Community Room (enter through Children's Wing)

Take a FREE SAT practice test on November 18, then come back on December 2 for a Results Session to get your detailed score report, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and get a plan for improvement so you can rock the real SAT! Parents may not attend the practice test, but teens may bring one parent to the Results Session as space allows. Space is limited and registration required. Registration opens November 4. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call 972.219.3577 to register. Presented by the Princeton Review.

 Saturday Crafternoon
For Teens in grades 6-12
Saturday, December 9, 1-3 p.m.
Teen Point

Make simple but fun crafts perfect for giving to family and friends (or keeping for yourself!), and upcycle materials to make unique gift wrap. No registration required.