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Tigard Public Library

Teen Scene

Claim Your Space!
The Young Adult Room is a teen-only space from 3–7 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Log on, meet friends, and get research help or reading recommendations.

All events are for grades 6–12 and will be held in the George & Yvonne Burgess Community Room unless otherwise noted.

Tweendom: Summer Challenge
Tuesdays, June 19, July 24 and August 21, 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room Ages 10-14 only, please
Join your peers to solve a mystery challenge. It may be a Breakout game, a scavenger hunt, a guerilla art project or…who knows? If you persevere, you’ll be there when the next Tweendom Challenge is revealed! Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

Ukulele Workshop
Wednesday, June 27, 7–8 p.m., Grades 8–Adult
Learn how to play the ukulele with the Ukalaliens! We welcome all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele or use one of the 30 instruments provided. Instructors Kate Power and Steve Einhorn are lifelong musicians, songwriters and teachers! Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Open Mic with Khameelah Waldon and You!
Friday, June 29, 6–8 p.m., All ages
Khameelah Waldon is a looping artist and onewoman band whose ethereal sound will astound you. But first, you can perform at an Open Mic from 6-7 p.m. for ages 12-20. Call 503-718-2654 or email lisae@tigard-or.gov to sign up. Open mic spots are limited, but the show is open to all!

Beat-Making Workshop
Saturday, June 30, 1–4:30 p.m., Grades 6–12
Learn the basic skills to make and mix your own beats using iPad music production software. Local expert and studio engineer Jesse Munro will be your fearless leader. BYOH (Bring Your Own Headphones.) Registration Required. Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 503-718-2656 to sign up.

Smash Tournament
Saturday, July 7, 12:30-5 p.m., Ages 12-19
Gamers of all levels unite for double elimination Smash 4 and Melee tournaments coordinated by Tigard High School’s Smash Club. Bring your own controller or use one of ours. Prizes (and bragging rights) will go to the top players. Arrive at 12:30 p.m. to sign up; tournament begins at 1 p.m. sharp! Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Knights of Veritas: Medieval Dance Workshop
Saturday, July 21, 1:30-2 p.m.,  Ages 8-Adult
Funk it up super old-school with authentic medieval music and a simple dance that anyone can learn.

KnightSTREAM
Saturday, July 21, 2-3 p.m.,  All ages
Bring the whole family for a fun interactive presentation about chivalry in the Middle Ages. See a replica sword and full suit of armor in action, learn the difference between knighthood myths and facts, and view a traveling museum of ancient artifacts. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Tweendom: Summer Challenge
Tuesdays, July 24 and August 21, 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room Ages 10-14 only, please
Join your peers to solve a mystery challenge. It may be a Breakout game, a scavenger hunt, a guerilla art project or…who knows? If you persevere, you’ll be there when the next Tweendom Challenge is revealed! Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

Anime Rocks!
Friday, July 27, 2–5 p.m., Grades 6–12
Join our summer celebration of all things J-pop! Drop in for an afternoon of music-themed anime, Japanese snacks and painted mandala rocks. Get a temporary henna tattoo from local artist Corinne Mauck. Cosplay is encouraged!

Game Truck
Wednesday, August 8, 2-4 p.m.,  Library Parking Lot, Grades 6-12
A climate-controlled game theater is pulling up to the library this summer, and it’s loaded with a massive library of video games! Enjoy life-sized Jenga and other games while you wait your turn. Meet us on Wall Street in front of the library!  Sponsored by WCCLS

Black Panther (PG-13)
Friday, August 17, 4-6:30 p.m.
Watch on the library’s big screen as T’Challa, King of Wakanda, becomes a hero to us all.

Tweendom: Summer Challenge
Tuesday, August 21, 2-4 p.m.
Puett Room Ages 10-14 only, please
Join your peers to solve a mystery challenge. It may be a Breakout game, a scavenger hunt, a guerilla art project or…who knows? If you persevere, you’ll be there when the next Tweendom Challenge is revealed! Tweendom is designed especially for 10-14-year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.
Scratched Zine Studio
All Summer Zine image
Young Adult Room
Grades 6-12
Need to scratch a creative itch? Then contribute to Scratched, the zine made for teens, by teens! Stop by the Young Adult Room anytime, all summer long, and use our supplies to create a submission or work on your own project. Zinesters can enter a special drawing for tickets to a Literary Arts event in Portland, with bus passes to get you there.
Silent Jam for Teens
Silent Jam
Throughout the summer, visit the bulletin board in the Young Adult Room to contribute to a collaborative musical composition!

 


Teen Volunteers
» 9:30 a.m.-noon
» Every Saturday morning
Interested? Please register here or contact Katie Nelson at 503-718-2516 if you have questions.
Teen volunteers!


Teen Library Council

You know what the library needs? YOU!  Be a leader. Join Teen Library Council and help plan events for all ages, create displays and set the direction for teen library services. For more information, contact Lisa at LisaE@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2654.

Find More

 » Books for Teens
 » Homework Help
 » Cultural/Museum Pass
 » Program Proposal Form
 » Photography Guidelines

Additional parking is available in the evenings at City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., and afternoons and evenings at the Senior Center, 8815 SW Omara Street. 



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