Teen Clubs


Adulting 101

Sadly (or maybe it's a good thing that) high school doesn't last forever, and neither does the luxury of NOT: paying bills and rent, cooking, doing laundry, having a chauffeur, etc. How do you survive moving out, being on your own--being an adult? It can be scary to think about, but we hope to be able to reduce your stress. High School seniors and juniors, this is for you, but all teens are welcome to this once a month course on being a grown-up. Enjoy guest speakers and other to talk about common, everyday things adults just know that may not occur to you until you are expected to do it. Check the calendar for the specific date, topic and time each month. 

 (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).  Middle School and High School students welcome.

Teen Anime Club

Anime fans we know you're out there, and we want you here.  On Fridays from 4:15-5:15, watch some anime, trash talk and/ or praise your most loved or most hated characters, and share some manga.  Middle School and High School students welcome.

(Times subject to change. Please check the calendar regularly.)

Teen Book Club

Love to read and looking for others who love to read too?  Sign up for the book club.  We'll 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.)

October's book is:

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas 


Next Meeting on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 4:15 - 5:15 pm for both High School students and Middle School students this month. 

(If you would like to join the group, please send an e-mail to: harris@monterey.org or call: 831-646-2094 and leave a voice mail with your request to join and contact information.)

Teen Read Week 2018!

Keep up with the blog to see the latest information posted about participation and events.

If you have any questions, please contact Eboni.

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 2,000 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. Volume II of Quote the Raven is soon to be released, and we are getting ready to open submissions for Volume III. Check the Teen Blog in June for more information to come! 


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 for dates and times.  Food supplies are limited; first come, first serve.  Middle School and High School students welcome.

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 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.

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.  Apply now.

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.