Teen and Young Adult

Teen Blog Entries

Geek Con

Are you a Star Wars fan? Harry Potter fan? Comic book fan? Pokemon fan? LIBRARY fan?

If you answered yes to everything above (and even more not mentioned) join us for the Downtown Library’s 2nd GEEK Con! Escape rooms, crafts, mini-panels, Cosplay fashion show, face painting and more...

Anyone Can Wear the Mask

If you get the chance to see “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” before it leaves the theaters, take it!  I saw it with my grand-nephew last year and we both loved it.  Seeing Miles Morales, a biracial teen donning the mantle of Spider-Man was pretty amazing to my nephew who is also bira...

Spring Break with the Library

Whether Oklahoma County families are traveling or planning a staycation – the library has a variety of programs and services to keep users of every age entertained during spring break.

There is something for everyone at the library this spring break. Pass the time in the car with librar...

Upcoming Events

Teen Advisory Board

June 3, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Northwest teens! Have your voice heard! Advise the teen librarian on topics of importance to you, help plan teen programming, participate in service projects, and earn service hours. Volunteer application required to participate. Apply here: http://e...

Teen Time

June 3, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education
Registration Required
Event Description:
Bored? Hang out with us at the library. Each Monday, we'll have some type of teen activity. It could be robotics and coding, arts and crafts, music, theatre, writing, or something else entirely! This week, our activity is crafting giant paper stars. ...

School's Out Lunch!

June 4, 2019
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Youth are invited to enjoy a mid day meal and make friends at Ralph Ellison Library Monday - Friday at 12:00PM or 12:30PM. Start time varies based on programs scheduled on any given day. ...

School's Out Lunch!

June 5, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Youth are invited to enjoy a mid day meal and make friends at Ralph Ellison Library Monday - Friday at 12:00PM or 12:30PM. Start time varies based on programs scheduled on any given day. ...

Video Games

June 5, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Village Library
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Village)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Gaming
Event Description:
Join other video game lovers for a fun-filled program full of gaming, group challenges, and other activities. Playing video games with others helps to build skills such as: problem solving, teamwork, spatial reasoning, and communication. Gaming is al...

LEGO Club

June 5, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Children's Program Room (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Continuing Education, DIY & Hobbies, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Description:
The LEGO club encourages children to learn while having fun! Creativity, problem solving, and teamwork are some of the skills building with LEGOS can teach children.  Join us on the first Wednesday of every month and create something awesome!...

Databases

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SIRS Knowledge Source

This general reference database for grades 6-12 provides coverage of hundreds of topics through full-text coverage of newspapers, reference books, government documents, primary sources, magazines, and web resources. It also contains biographies, maps, images, timelines, and resources for educators to use in their classrooms.

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TOPICsearch

Designed for students in grades 5-12, this database explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It has full-text coverage of thousands of international newspapers, magazines, public opinion polls, pamphlets, biographies, book reviews, and more

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World Almanac for Kids

Expanding upon the print version of The World Almanac for Kids, this database covers a number of subject areas that students can search or browse in order to develop online research skills while using a trusted source. It also contains homework help tips, science diagrams and examples of science projects.

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