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Teen Events

Teen Programs- Fall 2019!

Check Out Our Galactic Teen Fall Programs for Grades 6 - 12.  Click on the Title to RSVP and Learn More!

Teen Game Night:  Wednesdays, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 18 20th,  7:00 - 8:30 pm

A fun evening of video games, board games, and more! Bring your friends.

Printmaking Workshop:  Sunday, Oct. 6,  2:00 - 4:00 pm 

Learn how to create images with beautiful inks on a plate and transfer to paper using a printing press. Celebrate Hispanic heritage by exploring printmaking traditions, and take home your own finished print!

Dungeons and Dragons:  Fridays,  3:15 - 5:15 pm

Grades 9 and up. Epic quests await teens who join our DnD club at the library! DnD features roleplaying, storytelling, on- the-spot strategic thinking, math skills, problem solving, and team work all rolled into one!

Teen Advisory Group:  Wednesdays, October 9, November 6, December 4,  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Get involved as a volunteer and help shape and plan library services for teens! All participants earn community service hours for coming to TAG meetings.

College Essay Editing Sessions:  Wednesdays, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Sundays, Oct. 27, Nov. 24th 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Bring a draft of your college application essay for professional review by college essay coach Sue Kamens. Registration required- sign up for a timeslot by emailing jsawyer@westorangelibrary.org or by calling 973-736-0198 ex. 16. Don't miss this chance to polish your essay and make your college application as strong as possible!

Super Smash Ultimate Gaming Tournament:  Wednesday, August 21 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join the fun and play as your favorite character at the library's Summer Smash Tournament! Please note: This is a bracket style tournament- advance registration is required. Please show up promptly at 6:30 PM or before so your spot is not forfeited. Grades 6-12.

Raise the Grade:  Saturdays, July 20 - August 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Grades 5 through 8. A series of free interactive workshops featuring practical knowledge and tasty treats. Parents and parental guardians are encouraged to attend with their child.

Out of This World Spelling Bee:  Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Have fun and test your spelling smarts at our summer space-themed spelling bee! Can you spell M-E-T-E-O-R? Prizes provided for winners.

Cosmic Harry Potter World:  Wednesday, July 31, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Harry's birthday with games, snacks, and trivia! Come in costume if you wish.

Stellar Sewing Workshop:  Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Learn to sew and make your own cool star pillow! Supplies provided- space is limited, please register.

Comic Book Con:  Wednesday, August 14  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Check out the library's first-ever Comic Con! Talk about your favorite superhero books and movies, work on your own creative project, and enjoy comic related activities!

Edison Labs Presents: From Idea to Product:  Thursday, August 15  3:30 - 4:45 pm

Be a modern day Edison! Rangers from Edison Labs inspire attendees to make their own inventions, from idea to marketing.