Youth Events July-August 2023

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Discord logo  Join the youth-only Discord - open 24/7. Check our schedule above for events. Users must be ages 13-18.

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Please see the online calendar for full details and any cancellations.

Colouring Club (Grades 8-12)
Mondays @ 4 PM @ Waverley
Drop-in and colour with us!

Minecraft (Teens grades 8-12)
Mondays @ 6 PM @ Waverley or Discord
Play Minecraft (bedrock) in creative or survival mode, and add to our growing community. Join with your own device/account in person at Waverley or virtually on Discord. A link to join will be shared via Discord. Join the Discord here or email (must be 13-18 to join Discord)

Minecraft (Tweens grades 4-7)
Tuesdays @ 5 PM
Join the TBPL Minecraft Realm (bedrock) weekly on Tuesdays from 5-6pm to play creative or survival mode.  A link to join the Realm and optional Zoom chat will be shared via email. Email to join!

Rec Room (Grades 7-12)
Thursdays @ MJLB 4-6 PM
This season: Tie Dye, Lego, Cornhole, JackBox TV, Marble Mazes, Canjam, and Super Smash Bros.

Nicole Doesn't Know Anime (Grades 7-12)
April 6, May 4, June 1 - 4:30 PM @ Mary JL Black
She’s embarrassed to admit it, but Nicole really doesn’t know anime. After listening to her feeble attempt to describe the characters and plot, tell her just how wrong she is, eat Japanese snacks, and watch a few episodes of the show!

Writers Club (Grades 8-12)
Thursday July 6, August 3 and 17 @ MJLB 6:30 PM
Flex your writing muscles! Come to the Library for a no-judgement writers club.

To register for programs, call any Library, ask in-person, or check out the online calendar (to register; find the date of the program, click the title, then the icon shaped like a head, and fill out the form.)

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youth knitters

youth action council

youth review

Review books or movies that you loved (or hated) for community service hours. For each 250-300 words review, you can earn up to 4 volunteer hours! Successful reviews will be posted to our blog. 

πŸ“Ž Download the full guidelines and expectations.

Sign up here

Have your voice heard and help the library buy books and influence library programs for teens with the YOUth Action Council.

Beautify the Mary JL Black Reading Garden by planting, weeding, and watering flowers in the garden.

πŸ“Ž Download the full guidelines and expectations.

Sign up here

Knit or crochet hats or scarves for those in need to earn volunteer hours.

πŸ“Ž Download the full guidelines and expectations.

Sign up here


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Not sure what to read next? We can help! Check out YOUth Read for booklists, online resources, our newest YA releases and more!


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Homework? Research? We can help!


The library has many resources for research, primary/secondary sources, and assignments. If you need help you can always Just Ask Us!

Secondary Sources (and Citations!) and Finding Reliable Resources

  • Get help finding reliable secondary sources, figuring out what they are, and learning how to cite them.

Online Research

  • Use our online databases to find reliable, peer-reviewed information.
  • All databases can be accessed in the library, or on personal devices with a library card and PIN.

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