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Teen events and contests are advertised on the Bulletin Board near the doorway, so check out what’s happening for Teens.

Teen events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

Examples of Teen events: 

Summer Reading programs and prizes, Teen Book Discussion Group, Mini Maker Space, Anime matinees and more!

Teen events are for 12-19 year olds.  Registration is required for all Teen programs.  Register on this page, at the Youth Desk or by calling 313.531.5960 x 105

Unmaker Lab

This winter teens can work independently on disassembling a designated computer in the Teen Scene! This unusual STEM approach to electronics helps young minds explore the intricacies & details of expensive machinery without repercussions. There may be other computer parts to disassemble depending on the popularity of this station. Ask for tools @ the Children’s Desk & return them when you’re done.

Knit & Crochet

This is an informal group of come-as-you-are knitters and crocheters that meet twice a month to share their love of needle arts. There is NO INSTRUCTOR. (This is a social group, not a classroom.)

Knit & Crochet meets in the second-floor Lounge on the following Saturdays from 11am-1pm:

  • March  4 & 18
  • April 1 & 29

Teen Coding

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 - 8 pm register button

Teens ages 11-17 are welcome to attend this SPECIAL EVENT! RTDL has been selected to have Best Buy's Geek Squad visit to teach computer coding. Pizza will be provided @ 6:30!

Coding instruction in HTML and CSS formats will be from 7-8 pm.

Bring a laptop if you have one. If not, don't worry about it. Laptops will be provided to those without for this event.

Teen Book Discussion Group

For kids in grades 8-12. Meets once a month September through April on the following Wednesdays from 7-8 pm Receive a free book to read and discuss each month. Limited to 10 members. Waiting list available online. register button

March 15: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Paint & Pop

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30-8pm
For Teens & Adults, Ages 12+ register button

This free program is a variation of the popular paint-and-take event. All materials provided including soda pop & a light snack. Follow along with graphic artist Amanda Nees and take home a beautiful 12”x12” painted canvas. (Latex free) Acrylic paint will be used at this event.

Suicide Squad

Saturday, April 22, 12-2:15pm register button

In this "super-antihero" movie, a team of incarcerated villains -- are recruited by the government for a dangerous mission in exchange for reduced sentences. Jared Leto makes a cameo appearance as the Joker. Based on the DC Comics series. Popcorn & drink provided, or B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Snacks!). Rated PG-13.

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