Upcoming virtual teen events

Date   Event           Description
May 29
2-3 p.m.

Mug Cake Demo Grab a mug cake bag to make your own mug cake using our curbside pickup service. Join us for a live demo and contest for grades 4-12! 
Afterschool hours
Virtual Homework Center Need help on homework assignments or projects? Our trained tutors are here virtually to help! Students will receive one-on-one free zoom tutoring sessions with one of our tutors. 

1st Thursday of the month
3:30-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                   
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG shares ideas on our library's teen programs, contests, gaming, reading, and more. Contact teen librarian Gina Feil for more information.
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Teen Creative Writing Club Express yourself! Write poetry, short stories, and more presented by our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.). Join other teens in grades 6-12. New writing prompts weekly.

1st Wednesday of the month 
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Online Gaming Meetup

Among Us! Jack Box! Join us to play online gaming with other teens.
2nd Wednesday of the month
3:30-5 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons Meetup DnD is back! Teens can join this virtual meetup monthly. For beginners of Dungeons & Dragons. 

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

Author Paula Yoo, wearing a COVID mask & "Asian Heroes Matter" shirt, holding her book about V
Tuesday, Apr. 27: Author Paula Yoo joins to share her new YA nonfiction book documenting a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.

National Civil Rights Museum Virtual Tour: “The Long Walk to Freedom”

National Civil Rights Museum: long red sign in front of building Thursday, Apr. 29: Take a virtual tour of the museum at the Historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and hear in-depth stories from the modern civil rights movement.

STEAM Class: Camera Obsura
Simple sketch of a pinhole camera

Thursday, May 13: Educators from the Museum of the African Diaspora will guide you in making your own sun-powered cameras from household items, and discuss how African Americans quickly embraced photography to tell their stories.


Recommendations by teens!

Kanopy for movies to stream films without paying a subscription.
  • East Side Sushi (Drama) (Rated PG)
  • Loving Vincent (Documentary)
  • The Horse Boy (Documentary)
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Overdrive for ebooks which has a mix of genres of YA books.
  • The Thousandth Floor (Katharine McGee)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
  • Ten (Gretchen McNeil)
  • Desert Dark (Sonja Stone)
  • P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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Tutor.com To Go app logo
Databases for school are helpful now.

Teens Recommend to Explore!

Fun websites to draw, program, play, and create.
  • Skribbl io is an online drawing game where players try to guess what is being drawn. It can be played with a group of friends or random group.
  • GeoGuessr is an online guessing game that gives the player an image from a place around the world and the player has to guess where the place is using clues in the picture and their knowledge
  • Snap! has basic programming and teens could use it to make a game.
  • Roll20 for character interaction and overall gameplay, I personally use Roll20. It is free and they have their own tutorials on how to use it.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium has live webcams with cute animals.
  • Tetris to play online.
  • Escape Room Greek Mythology- Our first online escape room created by TAG! See if you can escape our Greek mythology themed puzzles and riddles in less than 30 minutes.
  • Escape Room Magic- This magic themed online escape room was also created by TAG. Can you escape in less then 20 minutes?

Teen Advisory Group

Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! TAG shares ideas on our library's teen programs, Teen Zone contests and more.

Check out what the M-A Chronicle wrote about TAG in this article!