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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.

walknrollWalk 'n' Roll to the Library
Sunday, Sept. 10–Saturday, Sept. 30
Children’s or Adult Reference Desks

Make the most of the spectacular September weather and our location on the Fanno Creek Trail by walking, biking, scooting or skating to the library September 10–30. Visit us at the Children’s or Adult Reference desks, tell us that you walked or rolled (on human-powered wheels) and get a small prize!

coding club

Coding Club!
Wednesdays, September 13, October 4 & November 8 
4:15-5:30 p.m. | Puett Room | Ages 8-14 only, please
Drop in and learn about coding or continue working on a coding project! Use Scratch or code.org, explore Makey Makeys or Snap Circuits in a relaxed environment. Each session will feature a special robot or tool to try! A librarian will facilitate, but we will all learn together.

Library TLC
Thursday, September 14, Tuesday, October 10 & Tuesday, November 7
5–7 p.m. | Puett Room | Grades 6-12
Teens, the library needs your TLC! If you are a library volunteer or would like to become one, drop in to help plan and prepare programs and displays. Your ideas are valuable, and you can earn volunteer credit as you help the library be the best it can be!

BeTWEEN THE LINES
Join this book discussion group for grades 6-8 and discover some fantastic reads while enjoying snacks, games and crafts. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk and get your FREE copy of the book while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Book Cover
Tuesday, September 19 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6-8

Ada’s mother has always mistreated her. When World War II comes to London, Ada is shipped off to the relative safety of the countryside. For the first time in her life, Ada begins not just to survive, but to thrive.

 

Game on

Game On
Monday, September 25, Friday, October 13 & Friday, November 10 
3–5 p.m. | Young Adult Room | Grades 6–12
School’s out. We’re game. Are you? Join us for WiiU and tabletop gaming.

Practice ACT Test
Saturday, October 7 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 9–12
This free mock exam, proctored by Huntington Learning Center, will help prepare you for the real thing! Registration required. Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 503-718-2656 to sign up.

BeTWEEN THE LINES
Join this book discussion group for grades 6-8 and discover some fantastic reads while enjoying snacks, games and crafts. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk and get your FREE copy of the book while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
Book Club

Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
Tuesday, October 17 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6-8 

Five best friends spend the summer at Lumberjane Scout Camp, fighting yetis, three-eyed wolves and giant falcons.

 

OTAKU TEENS
J-Pop fans unite! Join this manga book group and mingle with other otaku teens while watching anime, making stuff and enjoying Japanese snacks. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk and get your free copy of the book while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
The Boy and the Beast by Renji Asai Book group Otaku
Tuesday, October 24 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6-12

Ren flees tragedy and mistreatment to start a new life with the help of a rough-living bear.

 

Cat Scratch Fever
Wednesday, October 25 | 4–5:30 p.m. | Puett Room | Ages 10-14 only, please
International Cat Day is Sunday, October 29! Join fellow cat lovers and make Pusheen Plushies for you and catnip toys for your furry friends. No sewing skills are required. Leave your fleas at home.

Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead
Monday, October 30 | 4–5:30 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | All ages
Celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Decorate sugar skulls, create tissue paper marigolds and make monarch butterflies. Celebra y recuerda a los seres queridos que han pasado a mejor vida. Decora calaveritas de azúcar, crea caléndulas de papel crepe y haz mariposas monarcas para llevar.

Stranger Things Trivia
Friday, October 27-Tuesday, October 31 | Young Adult Room | Grades 6-12
Think you know everything about Hawkins, Indiana, and the Upside Down? Test your knowledge with this drop-in trivia game and help unlock the secret message on the alphabet wall.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Wednesday, November 1-Thursday, November 30
Young Adult Room | Grades 6-12
Throughout November, stop by the Young Adult Room to draw inspiration from our Writerly Jar filled with prompts and writing tips. Come Write In!


Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Saturday, November 4 | 1–5 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6–12
Who will triumph in the ultimate test of Smash skill? All levels are welcome to this double elimination WiiU tournament.

BeTWEEN THE LINES
Join this book discussion group for grades 6-8 and discover some fantastic reads while enjoying snacks, games and crafts. Registration required. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk and get your FREE copy of the book while supplies last. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
Listen Slowly by Thanhha Lai Book Club
Tuesday, November 21 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | Grades 6-8 

Mai can’t really relate to her family’s past in Vietnam, so she’s less than thrilled when she has to spend the summer there instead of on the beach in her California hometown. But after the initial culture shock, her sense of humor helps her feel right at home.


Mega Crafts!
Sunday, November 26 | 2-4 p.m. | Burgess Community Room | All ages
Bring the entire family for some serious crafting fun. Make useful and beautiful gift-worthy projects no matter what your age. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library.

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.

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