Teen Social Hour:
What do you do for fun? Do you like playing video games or board games? Do you like listening to music or surfing the Internet? Do you like talking and texting, laughing out loud? Do you like snacking and chatting with friends? If you answered “yes,” at least once, then the Teen Social Hour may be just the place for you. Feel free to come by yourself, bring a friend, or join your friends for video games, board games, music, computers, food, and fun. This is a Teen Space event not to miss.
Tuesday, August 12:
From 4 – 5:30 @ High Point: Drop In Chess. Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.
From 5 – 7 @ NewHolly: Retro Video Games. Play retro video games made for Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Atari consoles. Compete to get the highest scores, and cheer on other gamers while making cool retro crafts!
Wednesday, August 13:
From 1 – 2:30 @ Capitol Hill: Vintage Photo Poetry. Explore captivating images from the Museum of History and Industry’s archives and create poems and short stories using vintage typewriters!
From 2 – 3:30 @ Greenwood: Teen Advisory Board Meeing. The Greenwood Branch’s teen advisory board meets most months, to check in on projects and have group work time. You can write book reviews, blog or vlog posts, help with programming, create displays, and more. As part of our monthly Teen Advisory Board, high school students can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library while working on projects as a group. Applications are required.
From 2 – 5 @ Queen Anne: Artivism 101 with PugetSoundOff. Do you have a message and a cause? Create a poster that supports the cause you’ve chosen. Cameras, laptops, pizza, and Photoshop instruction will be provided. Registration is required.
From 2 – 4 @ Lake City: Game On! Move with the music, hit a home run, crash Mario Karts, cheer on other gamers and meet other teens. Whether you are a gaming expert or a newbie, here is your chance to get some game time.
Thrusday, August 14
From 3 – 5 @ Green Lake: Teen Advisor Meeting. As part of our Teen Adviser Group, students entering high school can earn service learning credit at The Seattle Public Library while working on special projects as a group. Teen Advisers meet every other week to work on special projects, create media content for the library blog, tweet for the library’s Twitter account, create video book reviews. Snacks are provided, come join us! Applications are required.
From 3 – 5 @ Northeast: Teen Re-Creation Drop In. Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!
Friday, August 15
From 2 – 4 @ Broadview: Compuer Guts Workshop. Take a computer apart and then rebuild it — no experience needed!
From 6 – 8 @ Beacon Hill: Launch Your Music with JK Pop! Are you an aspiring musician or DJ? Learn how to record, upload and promote your own music — then launch it at an after-hours showcase! Registration is required.
Saturday, August 16
From 1 – 3 @ Northgate: Denim Madness. Bring in old jeans to craft decorative pillows and bags. We’ll provide the bling and supplies; you bring the denim and creativity!
Sunday, August 17
From 3 – 5 @ Ballard: Short Video Festival. Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Ballard Branch. This month, we’ll collect your suggestions for clever, funny & creative short videos then watch the results.
Monday, August 18
From 2 – 3:30 @ Delridge: Teen Re-Creation Drop In. Need some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!
Check back often as we’ll be sharing as many of our programs as we can. You can also find all of our Summer Programming by going to the Calendar of Events and limiting the audience to “Teens.”
We’d love to hear back from you if you attend a program. You can take pictures, make visual art, write us a reaction post, or just share general thoughts. Touch-base with your local librarian, or e-mail them to us and we’ll share them here or at our new Tumblr!
Here’s to a great summer, Seattle! 😀