Teens

Teen Summer Internship

Are you looking for work experience? Highly-motivated individuals are invited to apply for the Menlo Park Library Internship Program! Application deadline is Tuesday, May 1.

A Gift for You!

Teen Zone gift book display

The Menlo Park Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is celebrating the newly-expanded Teen Zone with a book gift for you!  Look for a free book at your public school library and the neighborhood Little Free Libraries around town.  If the book has one of our "A Gift For You!" stickers, then the book is yours to keep. And don't forget: come check out our newly-expanded teen zone!

Electric Bike Workshop for Teens (6th to 9th grade)
Electric Bike

April 22 - May 13: Register online for this free 4-week course with MathandCoding, and by the end, you and your teammates will have built, tested, and run an electric bike! Enjoy several mini hands-on projects along the way.

Wherever There's a Fight:
A History of Civil Liberties in California

Wherever There’s a Fight collage

Throughout the months of April and May, the Menlo Park Main Library will be hosting a special exhibition based on the book Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi.

Spanning the period from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 era, the exhibition tells the hidden stories of unsung heroes and heroines throughout California who stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship, and political stonewalling.

In addition to the informational panels on display throughout the library, we will be hosting a series of related events, beginning with an appearance by the book’s authors. All of the events are free to attend.

Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm
Kick-Off Event: Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi
Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 am
A Visit with Bessie Coleman
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm
Young Artivists: The Social Justice Sewing Academy
Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm
Islamophobia and its Impact
Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 am
Japanese-American Detention Camps:
Stories of Strength and Hope

Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm
Human Trafficking in the Bay Area
Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm
Film: Dolores
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm
A Visit with "Uncle Toisan"
Tuesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm
Film: Milk

Social Justice Quilt Block Workshop

SJSA Quilting

Sunday, May 6: Art and activism unite, in this special event especially for tweens, teens, and young adults! Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will help you create a quilt block expressing your passions and concerns about a social issue that matters to you.

Storyteller Dovie Thomason
The Spirit Survives:
The Boarding School Experience Then and Now

Storyteller Dovie Thomason

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30: On tour from Pennsylvania, celebrated Lakota/Plains Apache storyteller Dovie Thomason performs her original story exploring a tragic chapter in our nation’s history: the First Nations of North America boarding school experience. Intended for adults and teens.

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Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group logo
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a group of teenagers who provide events, contests, and resources for teens at the Menlo Park Library.  Find out what it's all about by contacting Erica Gonzalez.