Fall Teen Programs



Fall is back, and we are so excited for this season of programming for patrons in grades 6-12! Stop in for our new workshops taught by local artists, earn your CPR certification, battle with our robots, and participate in our array of monthly clubs.

Visit our online calendar for more information and to register for these events.

Special Programming for Our Young Adults

Library After Hours for Teens: The Haunted LibraryHaunted LIbrary 10-19-19

Saturday, October 19, 7-9 pm

On Saturday the 19th we will open the library after hours just for our teen patrons. What happens in the library after dark? You’ll have to show up to find out!

Join us for this new event and wind your way through the stacks as you discover the horror that is : The Haunted Library.

Open to students in grades 6-12.

CPR Certification for Teens*

Sunday, November 3, 2-4:30 pm

Earn a 2-year certification for adult, infant & child CPR/AED/First Aid from the American Safety and Health Institute.

Open to students in grades 6-12.

Registration is required and class size is limited. $10 will be due at the start of class.


Comic tips 11.19Comic Book Tips & Tricks*

Thursdays, November 7 & 14, 6:30-8:30 pm

Join comic book artist Keville A. Bowen for this two-session workshop which will focus on comic creation and illustration.

Open to students in grades 6 – 12.

Registration is required and class size is limited.

Robot Wranglers – Balloon Pop Challenge

Saturday, November 9, 1-2 pm

Work together in teams to create offense and defense for your robots. Then, enjoy watching your robots have a balloon pop battle in a ring!

Open to students in grades 6-8.

Registration is required and class size is limited.

Introduction to Jewelry Making*

Saturday, December 14, 1-4 pm

Learn the basics of jewelry making from artist Marthe Roberts/Shea. Participants will learn cold-joining techniques and create a pair of earrings or a necklace to keep or gift. Gift wrapping supplies and light refreshments will also be available.

Open to students in grades 6-12.

Registration is required and class size is limited.

Monthly Club Meetings YABC 10-2019

Young Adult Book Club

A book club for students in grades 7-12. Fridays at 3:30 pm.

All book club meetings include discussion, a book-related activity, and snacks.

  • October 4 – I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
  • November 1 – Darius The Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • December 6 – Book Club’s choice


DIY Teens book art 10.11.19

DIY Teens

A new S.T.E.A.M. club focusing on creativity and problem solving for students in grades 6-12. Fridays at 3:30 pm.

  • October 11 – Book Page Art
  • November 8 – Tiny House Model Challenge

Game Knights Meet-Ups

These informal gatherings of youth in grades 6-12 will take place in our teen lounge area. Thursdays at 7:00 pm. During these meet-ups tabletop games will be available at the circulation desk for teen use (including Magic: The Gathering practice decks). Drop in to find new games, new decks, new strategies, and new friends.

  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 5 & 19

Teen Advisory Board Meetings

T.A.B. is our group of youth advisors in grades 9-12. Participants meet with library staff once a month to brainstorm ideas, prepare for events, and work on creative projects that improve our library, while earning volunteer hours.

  • September 27
  • October 18
  • November 15

To join or for more information, Contact Beth, Youth Services Associate, at hvlysa@mclinc.org or 215-947-5138.

*A huge thanks to the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library for making these programs possible!