Teen Events & Programs

Pins & NeedlesPins & Needles: Anastasia Island
Saturday, September 20 @ 10:30am

Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

teens gamingTeen Lounge: Hastings
Saturday, September 20 @ 1pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

Origami CraneTeen Makerspace: Peace Day Origami
Southeast
Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm

Join us in celebrating the International Day of Peace with origami. Help us reach one thousand paper cranes in honor of Sadako & the Thousand Paper Cranes, plus learn other neat origami crafts.

 

BingoFamily Bingo for Books: Bartram Trail
Saturday, September 20 @ 2pm

Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

teen gamers Teen Gamers: Bartram Trail
Saturday, September 20 @ 5pm - 7pm

Teens (Age 12+), bring your friends to the Bartram Trail library for a couple hours of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, and PS3, or play Halo on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

 

pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 23 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

BagelsTeen Survival Cooking: Breakfast for Dinner
Southeast
Tuesday, September 23 @ 6pm

It's time to eat at Southeast Branch Library. We'll teach you how to cook simple, homemade foods, and this month, it's breakfast for dinner. Please call 827-6900 to register for this free program.

 

peace day Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event: Anastasia Island
September 24 @ 2:30pm

Kids and teens, celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We'll make pinwheels, create beautiful chalk murals, make peace rocks, and create a zen garden space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, September 24 from 3pm - 6pm

Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

National Comic Book DayNational Comic Book Day Teen Craft: Anastasia Island
Thursday, September 25 @ 4:45pm

Teens (Ages 12-18), come to the library to make some really cool comic book-themed clocks. We'll supply the clocks, comics, and even a snack -- you supply the imagination. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library.

 

 

teens gamingTeen Lounge: Hastings
Saturday, September 27 @ 1pm

Teen Lounge is open for gaming on the PS3, Wii, or PS2. We also have board games, paints, and other crafts. Musical instruments are available as well.

 

 

pen and paperYoung Writers' Club: Hastings
Tuesday, September 30 @ 3:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

 

 

ACT/SAT Prep ClassSAT/ACT Prep Classes: Bartram Trail
Mondays, October 20 and 27; November 10, 17 and 24 @ 5pm and 6:30pm

The Friends of the Bartram Trail Library offers ACT and SAT prep classes beginning Monday, October 20. The SAT 5-class series meets at 5pm and the ACT 5-class series meets at 6:30pm on October 20 and 27; November 10 and 17. Practice tests for both classes are held at 5pm on November 24. Pre-registration is required; registration closes October 8th. For questions, and to register, email folbtl@gmail.com. Please provide the student's name, grade, and specify which exam: ACT or SAT.

 

 

happy halloweenTeen Zombie Reading Contest: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 29

All 6th - 12th graders are invited to compete in our month-long Teen Zombie Reading Contest celebrating this year's Teen Read Week theme, "Turn Your Dreams Into Reality!" To participate, simply go to the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library starting October 1 to pick up your bookmark reviews. Write short reviews for any books you read during October and turn them in at the Reference Desk for an opportunity to be one of our five grand prize winners selected and contacted on Thursday, October 30. If you win, Jay Woodley, of Woodley Special Effects, whose talents include providing zombie makeup for The Walking Dead, will come to our library after school on Halloween and turn you into a zombie or survivor (your choice!) with special effects makeup and clothes you can keep! The more entries you turn in, the better your chances of a really memorable Halloween. For questions, call the library at 827-6950. This amazing opportunity is made possible by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Happy Halloween!

 

Spooky TreatsSpooky Treats for Kids and Tweens: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 1 @ 2:30pm

Don't be frightened, it's only a donut! Kids and tweens will have fun creating their own scary treats. Make some edible creepy eyeballs, chocolate bats, s'mores and more. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

teen orientationTeen Volunteer Orientation: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 1 @ 4pm

The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your first service hour. Class size is limited; please call the library at 827-6960 for registration information. 

 

teen gamingTeen Gaming Night: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, October 1 @ 5pm

Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to have fun with friends at the library. Play "E" and "T"-rated games on our PlayStation 3, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Wii, or X-Box 360 set up on three TVs for simultaneous playing. Don't worry about waiting for a turn - we'll have board games to play. Snacks will be provided. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library and our friends at Sony. Call the library at 827-6950 for more details.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, October 2 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

New MovieFamily Halloween Movie Event: Anastasia Island
Friday, October 3 @ 3:30pm
(PG) Join us for this fun family film of a Walt Disney ride turned into a movie! Workaholic realtor, Jim Evers, his wife/business partner, Sara, and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape. Light snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.

 

Teens HuddledTeen Advisory Board: Southeast
Saturday, October 4 @ 2pm

Want to make a difference in your community and library? Join our Teen Advisory Board and have your voice heard. Decide on changes in the library, and cook up programs that you want to see offered. Plus, it looks great on college applications. Call the library at 827-6900 for more information.

 

Red Anime EyeAnime Club: Southeast
Monday, October 6 @ 6pm

Love anime or manga? Find like-minded people at our BRAND NEW ANIME CLUB. Chill out, make friends, and watch some awesome anime. For the movie title, call the library at 827-6900. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.

 

Teen Read Week Event: Bartram Trail
College Admission/Scholarship Essay Workshop, Part 1

Monday, October 6 @ 6pm and Tuesday, October 14 @ 6pm
Fall is in the air, and if you’re a high school junior or senior, that means college applications. Applying to college can seem like a daunting task -- but one thing that you shouldn’t worry about is the application essay. This 2-part workshop will explain what colleges are looking for in those essays they ask you to write. Applying for a couple of scholarships? The workshop will address those, too. By the end of the class series, you should have a good grasp of what makes a solid essay—arguably the most important part of any application.

Parents, this class series is free—it’s completely funded by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library. Pre-registration is requested, and can be arranged by calling the library at 827-6960.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

teen animeTeen Anime Club: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, October 7 @ 6pm

Teens, are you looking for something different to do tonight? We're showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments will be provided.

 

teen chess clubChess Club for Kids, Tweens, and Teens: Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 8 @ 4:30pm

Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks, and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you.

 

yogaYoga for Kids: Southeast
Thursday, October 9 @ 4pm

Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, lower stress, and improve energy. Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches and exercises. This program is for beginners and fun for the whole family. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. Teens are welcome, too.

 

Star Wars Reads DayStar Wars Reads Day: Southeast
Saturday, October 11 @ 2pm

May the force be with you at our third annual Star Wars Reads Day! Stop by for intergalactic crafts, games, movies, and even some Yoda Soda at this family friendly event. Feel free to dress in your best Star Wars garb. All ages are welcome.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays, October 14, 21, and 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

teensTeen Advisory Board: Ponte Vedra
Tuesday, October 14 @ 4:30pm
Teens (Ages 13 - 18) are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board and have a say in the materials we order for teens, the teen programs we offer, and much more at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Participation in the Teen Advisory Board counts as volunteer service hours and snacks are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Join us for our meeting and get involved.

 

Jack-O-LanternsTeen Makerspace: Pumpkin Carving
Southeast
Tuesday, October 14 @ 6pm

Teens, break out your carving skills and celebrate fall with our annual Pumpkin Carving program, sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library. Cider and fall treats will also be provided. Registration is required! Please register for this free program by calling the library at 827-6900.

 

Teen Read Week Event: Bartram Trail
College Admission/Scholarship Essay Workshop, Part II
Tuesday, October 14 @ 6pm
Fall is in the air, and if you’re a high school junior or senior, that means college applications. Applying to college can seem like a daunting task -- but one thing that you shouldn’t worry about is the application essay. This 2-part workshop will explain what colleges are looking for in those essays they ask you to write. Applying for a couple of scholarships? The workshop will address those, too. By the end of the class series, you should have a good grasp of what makes a solid essay—arguably the most important part of any application.

Parents, this class series is free—it’s completely funded by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library. Pre-registration is requested, and can be arranged by calling the library at 827-6960.

 

LegoLEGO Club for Tweens: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, October 15 @ 4pm

Tweens in 4th-7th grades (ages 9 - 13) are invited to the library for an afternoon of building with Legos and hanging out. Registration is not necessary and it's free. Thanks to our Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for providing the Legos for this very special program just for Tweens, including our pink Legos. Tween girl Lego lovers, we want you to join our club, too.

 

Book CoverTeen Read Week Event: Meet the Author S.E. Green
Bartram Trail
Wednesday, October 15 @ 4:30pm

Who? Shannon Greenland aka S.E. Green. 
What?  Author of the new teen book, Killer Instinct, and The Summer My Life Began.
Why? In celebration of Teen Read Week.
When?  Today at 4:30pm.
Where?  The Bartram Trail Branch Public Library. 

 

BingoFamily Bingo for Books: Bartram Trail
Saturday, October 18 @ 2pm

Looking for fun for the whole family? Come in and play Bingo for Books from 2pm to 3pm today. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

 

teen gamers Teen Gamers: Bartram Trail
Saturday, October 18 @ 5pm

Teens (Grades 6-12), bring your friends and come for an evening of gaming. We have Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Wii, PS3, or play Halo on X-Box 360. Refreshments will be served.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesdays, October  21 and 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

teen animeTeen Anime Club: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, October 21 @ 6pm
Teens (Grades 6 -12), are you looking for something different to do tonight? We're showing a popular anime movie on our big screen. Refreshments are provided.

 

 

Family Board Game NightFamily Game Time: Ponte Vedra
Wednesday, October 22 from 3pm - 6pm
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, the whole family is invited to the library to play board games, including Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, and many more. Simply use your library card, or driver's license, to check out the games. All board games - including our new ones (Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Don't Drop the Egg, Super Mario Brothers Checkers, and Apples to Apples Disney Edition) are provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

 

gamersAfter School Gaming: Main
Thursday, October 23 @ 3pm
Join us every second and fourth Thursday in the large meeting room for after school gaming. Challenge your friends on our Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 game sessions. For ages 6-16. Everyone gets a chance to play. Sponsored by The Friends of Main Library St. Augustine.

 

Halloween Teen CraftHalloween Teen Craft & Pizza Event: Anastasia Island
Thursday, October 24 @ 1pm

Teens (ages 12-17) are invited to create some fun Dia de los Muertos lanterns and flowers while enjoying delicious pizza and watching a movie while enjoying a day out of school.  Please call the library for the movie choices, which are rated PG13. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

Pins & NeedlesPins & Needles: Anastasia Island
Saturday, October 25 @ 10:30am

Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

JAAMJ.A.A.M. (Japanese Anime At Main)
Monday, October 27 @ 5pm

Our Japanese Anime At Main club is having their annual Halloween Party where we will be screening a special Halloween short film. Teens, tweens, and young twenty-somethings are invited to join us. Please come in costume. We'll have Halloween snacks provided by the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine.

 

homework helpHomework Help: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, October 28 @ 4pm - 6pm

Having trouble with that math problem? Science got you down? Need a helping hand? Then, come to the library for free one-to-one tutoring. No appointment needed, it's a first-come, first-served basis. Help is available in multiple subjects.

 

Scary Jack-O-LanternLibrary FEAR Factor: Southeast
Tuesday, October 28 @ 6pm

Adventurous teens, put your nerves to the test with our second annual Library FEAR Factor! Compete for prizes, provided by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library, when you complete our Halloween-themed challenges. Feel free to come in costume.

 

happy halloweenTeen Anime Club Halloween Party: Bartram Trail
Tuesday, October 28 @ 6pm

We're having a Halloween Party! You can put on a costume or come as yourself....but don't miss out on this one! This event is sponsored by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library.

 

happy halloweenHalloween & Dia de Los Muertos Crafts: Anastasia Island
Tuesday, October 28 @ 6pm

We're having a Halloween Party! You can put on a costume or come as yourself....but don't miss out on this one! This event is sponsored by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library

 

Day of the Dead CraftsHalloween & Dia de Los Muertos Crafts: Anastasia Island
Wednesday, October 29 @ 2:30pm

Kids and teens are invited to the library to make spooky crafts for Halloween and Day of the Dead. Craft projects include lanterns, flowers, spooky ghosts, and much more. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

Trick or TreatTrick or Treat @ Anastasia Island
All Day Halloween

Kids of all ages can come in to the library and receive one special Halloween treat today. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.

 

 

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