Teens

Upcoming virtual events

Date   Event           Description
Thursdays
3:30-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                   
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)! T.A.G. shares ideas on our library's teen programs, contests, gaming, reading, and more. Contact teen librarian Gina Feil for more information
Fridays in September
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 4-12. New writing prompts weekly.
Thursday,
Sept. 24
4-5 p.m.
Yayoi Kusama Art Talk and Activity Learn about Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama and try your hand at her style! Register online

Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Resourcing Ourselves for Resilience


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Tuesday, Sept. 15: You may have heard that resilience is about “bouncing back” after an experience of failure or adversity, but did you know that you can “bounce” forward? Learn resilience-building techniques to help your children, or help yourself, through times of difficulty.
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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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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.
TAG

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.
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