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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, make something 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.

Punk Picnic with Lovejoy Fountain! and You!
Friday, June 23 | 6–8:30 p.m. | All ages

Lovejoy Fountain! will blow your mind with their signature mix of punk, funk and rock. Share music punk picnic style, snacks included! But first, you can take the stage for an Open Mic from 6-7 p.m. for performers ages 13-20. Call 503-718-2654 or email lisae@tigard-or.gov to sign up for the open mic. Space is limited. This show will rock you, no matter your age. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Game On
Tuesday, June 27 | 3–5 p.m. |  Young Adult Room  |  Teens in grades 6 and up
We’re game. Are you? Join us for WiiU and tabletop gaming.

WORLD BUILDING: Minecraft Style
Wednesday, June 28 | 4–5:30 p.m.
Puett Room | Ages 10–14
Show off your favorite builds, play the game on WiiU and enjoy other Minecraft-themed crafts, snacks and activities. Noobs are welcome!

Wednesday, July 12 | 2–3 p.m. | Teens entering grades 6–12
Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills can connect us to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from and provide knowledge we can use to improve our future.

Trebuchet Demo
Friday, July 14 | 4–5 p.m. | Ages 10–18
Break down walls with a six-foot replica of the dreaded medieval siege machine! While you’re taking aim with the trebuchet, experts from the Knights of Veritas will school you in ancient battle tactics.  Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Super Smash Bros. Tournament and Game Exchange
Saturday, July 22 | 1–5 p.m. | Teens entering grades 6–12
Who will triumph in the ultimate battle of Smash Bros skill? The competition will be friendly: You can bring your old games and gaming stuff to trade with your rivals. 

Wednesday, July 26 | 4–5:30 p.m.  | Puett Room | Ages 10–14
Expand your horizons at this technology playground. Make LED toys, play virtual reality games, and try out coding, circuits and robots.

Anime Fest
Friday, July 28 | 2–5 p.m. | Teens entering grades 6–12
Join our summer celebration of all things J-pop! The theme is Construction/Deconstruction. Come as your favorite anime landmark and you may win a prize. Watch anime, sculpt Studio Ghibli and Pokémon charms, make buttons and eat Japanese snacks!

Ukulele Workshop with Aaron Canwell
Wednesday, August 2 | 4–6 p.m. | Ages 10–18
Bring your own uke or borrow one from us for this introductory session. Learn a tune or two with local musician and ukulele master Aaron Canwell, whether or not you’ve ever played before. Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library

Hands and Henna
Saturday, August 5 | 2–4 p.m. | Puett Room | Teens entering grades 6–12
Local henna artist Corinne Mauck will decorate you with a temporary henna tattoo of your choice. While you’re waiting for your turn, try out some nail art and hair design pro-tips!

Tin Can Lanterns
Wednesday, August 9 | 3–5 p.m. | Puett Room | Teens entering grades 6–12
Build a brighter world with LED or candle lanterns made from tin cans. Punch your own designs by hand!


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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