Teens

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Virtual Exhibition: California Votes!
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Aug. 25-Oct. 5: Just in time for California’s anniversary of statehood and another wild election period, Menlo Park’s latest online exhibition takes visitors on a ride through state electoral history. 

Teen Book Club: Lord of the Flies
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Saturday, Sep. 25: For Grades 4-12: Celebrate Banned Books Week with a discussion of the classic by William Golding! Teen Book Club meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 2-3 p.m.

Online Gaming Meetup
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First Wednesdays: For Grades 4-12: Dungeons and Dragons! Jack Box! Join us to meet and enjoy online gaming with other teens. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Teen Creative Writing Club
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Every Friday at 4:30: For Grades 6-12: Express yourself! Write poetry, short stories, and more. New writing prompts weekly, presented by our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.). 

More upcoming virtual teen events

Date   Event           Description
Weekdays
3:30-6:30 p.m.
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. 

                                                                                                                                                    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.
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Recommendations by teens!

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  • 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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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?
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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!
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