This is a close-up view of a calligraphy pen resting on a letter.

Giving Thanks: Letter Writing

Studies show that people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier, so improve your mood and get into the holiday spirit by writing letters of thanks in the Teen Space. Write letters to your friends, family, or members of your community - we’ll provide the supplies. Ages 13-19.  
Turkey craft

Give Thanks! Party

The Teen Advisory Group is throwing a party to celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month and Thanksgiving! Come to the Large Meeting Room for games, a hot cider bar, a popcorn bar, a dream catcher craft, and trivia on American Indian history and the real Thanksgiving. Also, cast your vote on the Washington football team name controversy in the Teen Space all month. Change the name! Keep it the same! Suggest something new! Ages 13-19


This rat (Remy) was so inspired by his favorite chef Auguste Gusteau to do what he loves most —-to cook. His family and friends thought that he was weird for being a rat who wanted to cook. But every day he watched Chef Auguste Gusteau talk about why it’s so important to believe in yourself, and Remy knew nothing is impossible. Join us for our movie  program.      

November Coding Contest

Throughout November, we are having a coding contest at the Southeast Library. Here's how it works: 1. Make a game, music video, or animation using the educational coding language scratch found at scratch.mit.edu.  If you are a first time coder, there are lots of beginner tutorials on Scratch's website, plus, it is designed to be easy to learn!

International Game Day

In celebration of International Game Day Join us for a series of afternoon fun and  competition for everyone. All  Ages  

Crafty Thursday at Afterschool Lounge!

Come join us in the large meeting room on the second floor for a craft activity during Afterschool Lounge. This week we will be making recycled crayon candles! Ages 11-19. 
A Hunger Games Series Logo Lying in the Dirt

Hunger Games Release Party!

Stop by the Teen Space all day for crafts and trivia from the trilogy, or just to watch the movies!
An abstract stained glass image of the ocean, with various shades of blue, as well as black and white. There is a small yellow fish also pictured.

Stained Glass Window Craft

Want some color to brighten up your winter?  Then come create your own stained glass "windows"! With some everyday craft items you can use your own design or borrow one of ours.  Ages 13-19.
Teen Poetry

Louder Than A Library: Poetry Events for Teens

Louder Than A Library is a Poetry Partnership between DCPL and The DC Youth Slam Team. Events will include Teen Poetry Workshops and a Teen Poetry Slam. Teens will learn techniques on how to enhance their creative writing and then get an opportunity to see teen poets perform their own work. Event dates are: Tuesday, November 12 at 5-7 p.m. Teen Poetry Workshop at Bellevue Library  Teens-only event.