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Teen Scene

Claim Your Space!
The Young Adult Room is a teen-only space from 3–7 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Log on, meet friends, and get research help or reading recommendations.

All events are for grades 6–12 and will be held in the George & Yvonne Burgess Community Room unless otherwise noted.

Mega Crafts!
Sunday, November 26 | 2-4 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun. Make useful and beautiful gift-worthy projects no matter what your age. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Wednesday, November 1-Thursday, November 30
Young Adult Room | Grades 6-12
Throughout November, stop by the Young Adult Room to draw inspiration from our Writerly Jar filled with prompts and writing tips. Come Write In!

21st Annual Mitten Tree
Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 31
Puett Room
Throughout the month of December, bring new hats, scarves and gloves to decorate the branches of our 21st annual Mitten Tree. The Good Neighbor Center will give them to families who are experiencing homelessness in Washington County. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Free For All: Library TLC
Tuesdays: December 5, January 2, and February 6 | 5-7 p.m.
Puett Room | Grades 6-12
Teens, the library needs your TLC! If you are a library volunteer or are interested in becoming one, come help plan and prepare programs and displays. You can earn volunteer credit as you help the library be the best it can be!

Smash Club Tournament
Saturdays: December 16 & January 27
1-5 p.m. | Grades 6-12

Gamers unite! All levels are welcome to this double elimination WiiU tournament coordinated by Tigard High School’s Smash Club.

Slime Lab
Wednesday, December 20 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10-14 only, please
Are you wild about slime? Join us for an afternoon of messy fun experimenting with fluffy, sparkly, foamy, stretchy and edible slimes.

Hogwarts Yule Ball
Saturday, December 30 | 2-5 p.m. All ages
Come in your dress robes to this screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13) Enjoy snacks, butterbeer and making magic.

Film: Wonder Woman (PG-13)
Saturday, January 13 | 3-5:30 p.m. | All ages
Trained warrior Diana is Princess of the Amazons. When she leaves the island for the first time to fight a war outside her world, she develops her superpowers and becomes the world's most famous woman superhero.

MLK Day: Together at the Table
Monday, January 15 | 1-7 p.m. | All ages

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for everyone to “…sit down together at the table of brotherhood,” drop by our Community Room, break bread and join in conversation with other community members. Everyone is welcome here!

Smash Club Tournament
Saturday, January 27 | 1-5 p.m. | Grades 6-12
Gamers unite! All levels are welcome to this double elimination WiiU tournament coordinated by Tigard High School’s Smash Club.

TechnARTology Show
Submit Entries February 1-28
Grades 6-12
Submit your work to our technology-themed art show curated by Teen Library Council. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, pick up a submission form at the library or check our website to download one. Submit digital, video or handmade art and photography from Thursday, Feb. 1, to Wednesday, Feb. 28.   Teen Library Council will select three favorites and the winners will receive a prize. We will display favorites in the Young Adult Room during Teen Tech Week, March 4-10. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Dark Chocolate Café
Wednesday, February 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Grades 6-12
Enjoy a tasty twist on February 14th with fancy, DIY hot chocolate and a gothic mystery breakout game.

Super Smash Tournament
Saturday, February 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Grades 6-12
Who will triumph in the ultimate test of Smash skill? Enter this double elimination WiiU tournament and find out. The top players will win prizes. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Film: Hidden Figures (PG)
Wednesday, February 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | All ages
See Hidden Figures, a film about several African-American women whose complex calculations made the space program possible. Explore our activity stations highlighting some of the accomplishments and inventions of brilliant and often unsung Black Americans.

J-Pop fans unite! Join this manga book group and mingle with other otaku teens while watching anime, making stuff and enjoying Japanese snacks. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk and get your free copy of the book while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
The Devil is a Part-timer by Satoshi Wagahara and Akio Hiiragi
Tuesday, December 19 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6-12

A Devil King is banished to Earth after a pesky hero defeats him, and now he must learn to survive without his powers, turning his ambition toward climbing the ladder at the fast food restaurant where he works part-time.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign by Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto and Daisuke Furuya
Tuesday, February 27 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Grades 6-12

A mysterious virus kills adults but spares children, and vampires sweep in to fill the void. Yuichiro yearns to destroy the vampire overlords and connect with other humans.

Join this book discussion group for grades 6-12 and discover some fantastic reads while enjoying snacks, games and crafts. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk and get your FREE copy of the book while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
The Nest, by Kenneth Oppel
Tuesday, January 16 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6-12 

Steven is heartbroken when his baby brother is born with a rare disease, but when a supernatural wasp offers to solve this problem, its sinister plans cause even more anxiety.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Tuesday, February 20 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Grades 6-12

Love and Death chose Henry and Flora at birth to be pawns in an ongoing competition between the two immortals. Once the two teenagers finally meet, they become unwitting players in a game that Death has always won.

Teen Volunteers
» 9:30 a.m.-noon
» Every Saturday morning
Interested? Please register here or contact Katie Nelson at 503-718-2516 if you have questions.
Teen volunteers!

Teen Library Council

You know what the library needs? YOU!  Be a leader. Join Teen Library Council and help plan events for all ages, create displays and set the direction for teen library services. For more information, contact Lisa at LisaE@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2654.

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 » Books for Teens
 » Homework Help
 » Cultural/Museum Pass
 » Program Proposal Form
 » Photography Guidelines

Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Senior Center, 8815 SW Omara Street. 

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