Teen Clubs

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Teen Clubs



Virtual Teen Summer Reading 2020 starts in June. Sign up begins June 6th via our mainpage: www.monterey.org/library

Check out the Teen Event page for the Summer calendar: https://www.monterey.org/library/Teens/Teen-Events

Current Lists of Instagram (monterey.public.library.teens) Programs:


Every Friday (around noon)

It's time to catch up on some reading. We've got the time! Teen Librarian Eboni recommends a new teen book or series available through Monterey Public Library's online services. Teens are encouraged to participate in the comment section, telling what they are reading, if they have read the mentioned series, or if they plan to read it now! We are offering a $5 Amazon eCard to a random winner chosen from the comment section. Winner will be announced the following Friday.

Episode One: The Cruel Prince Trilogy 

Episode Two: The Renegades Trilogy



Every Tuesday (around noon)

It's time to conquer our TBW (to be watched) lists. But it's no fun do this alone. Let's binge-watch together. Teen Librarian Eboni picks a show to binge and challenges you to watch it as well. Teens are encouraged to participate in the comment section, sharing what they've been watching or hope to watch and offer recommendations. Also, the floor is opened to discuss the mentioned show.  We are offering a $5 Amazon eCard to a random winner chosen from the comment section. Winner will be announced the following Tuesday.

Episode One: The Mandalorian





Teen Volunteers

Need community service hours?  Volunteer at the library. Earn school credit, work experience to put on your resume, and fantastic professional references to use for college, job and scholarship applications. To sign-up, check out the event calendar for orientation dates and times. All you have to do is show up. (It is necessary that you show up on time; if you are late, you may be asked to come back on another date.) You must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Teen Space Project

One Thursday a month, the Library's Community Room is your fun room. Enjoy video games, crafting stations, life-sized board games, anime, movies, TV shows, a free library (books you can borrow without a Library card), and an area to hang out with your friends and game on your personal devices. Check the calendar or Teen Event page to see when the next one is happening, or click here! Times are subject to change. Please check the website for updates. (Middle and High School-aged Students welcome)


Teen Gaming Club

Calling all teen gaming nerds out to play.  Bring your gaming consoles, your video games, your Magic cards, other RPG's, friends and a snack for nothing but playtime in the community room on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm (times subject to change, please check the calendar or Teen Events page for exact dates and updates).  

Middle School and High School students welcome. 

Teen Fandom Club

One or two Fridays a month from 4:00 - 5:30, join us for Fandom Club. From anime to cosplay, from comics to crafting, from cult classics to fan fiction, and beyond. Anything you like to geek-out over is our favorite thing too. 

Click here and here to see what's happening this month or check the Teen Events Page to see everything.

Middle School and High School students welcome.


Teen Book Club

Love to read and looking for others who love to read too?  Drop into Teen Book Club.  We all read the same book for four weeks, and then come together to discuss, laugh and have a blast.  Maybe you'll find new friends and new favorite books.  Check the Teen Events Calendar for dates and times.  (Middle School and High School students are welcome.)

March's book is:

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu


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Teen Summer Reading 2020!

Sign up starts June 6, 2020 via our main page: www.monterey.org/library.

Go to the Teen Events page for specifics on virtual programs: https://www.monterey.org/library/Teens/Teen-Events

Annual Teen Writing Contest

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Calling all teen/t'ween writers in the Monterey County Area. The Library has a summer writing contest. Submit up to 1,500 words of your best original work, whether it be poetry, fiction, an excerpt from a longer work, an essay, etc, for consideration. The prize? Publication in our annual teen anthology: Quote the Raven

**Submission time has closed**


Teen Chef and a Movie

Food in the library?  Well, only if you make it. Come in and learn a new recipe for snack. Make it, eat it and watch a movie while you enjoy. Check the Teen Events Calendar or Teen Event page for future dates and times. Food supplies are limited; first come, first serve.  Middle School and High School students welcome.

Click here to see what we're making this month!


Teen Council

Have good suggestions or ideas of what you'd like to see in the library.  Want to decide on colors, furniture or other new things added to the Teen Zone?  Join the library's Teen Council.  Gain more of a voice in the library and get another great leadership activity to add to your resumes, and college and scholarship applications.  

Check the Teen Events Calendar or click here for dates and times.  If you're interested, talk back to me at: harris@monterey.org or call (831) 646-2094, or just show up.

Suggest a Club!

What do you like to do that you think other teens might enjoy?

Send a suggestion to harris@monterey.org. I'd love to hear from you.