Teens: Teen Central

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About

Teen Central is a room on the 3rd floor of the Central Library where all equipment, seating, and activities are reserved just for teens age 13-18. We have tons of room for studying, hanging out, group meetups, and more. Want to hold an event or meetup in our space? Let us know if you need any support like TV, sound, reserved tables, supplies, or snacks!

We're open the same hours as the library, and the area is staffed at all times, so reach out at the desk if you need help.

Clubs & Events

Current Clubs & Events

Calendar of upcoming events at Teen Central


Amateur Radio Club

Meet and collaborate with other teens interested in the STEM, service, emergency, and scholarship opportunities in the Amateur Radio practice. Usually fourth Mondays, 6-7 pm (in person or via Discord)


Art Practice

Experiment with different art mediums and styles by a variety of artists. Select Thursdays.


Writing Lab

Learn how to use Artificial Intelligence to take your art to the next level. Select Tuesdays.


Digital Media Lab

Learn how to use digital arts and music tools to create digital media with our Media Creation Macs. Wednesdays at 6pm.


LGBT+ Safe Space

Join other teens in casual activities, while creating a safe queer community space for teens at the library. Select Sundays  [in-person and on Discord]


Music Lab

Workshops, classes, and mentorship from professional musicians. Select Saturdays and Sundays.


Teen Council

Meet with other teens, get the chance to earn service hours, help plan events and provide input on upcoming events, while learning more about libraries. Select Wednesdays. [in-person and on Discord]


Teen Graphic Novel & Manga Club

Read and discuss our book of the month and play games with other teen manga/GN fans, and then make recommendations for what we should all read next. Second Sundays [in-person and on Discord]

Equipment

Computers

We have 6 Alienware gaming computers, 6 iMacs, and 6 PCs in Teen Central, as well as a laptop vending machine with computers you can use anywhere in the building.

Instruments

Instruments are available for playing any time the library is open (we do pull the amps during other events to help share the space)

  • **NEW** Electric Drum Kit
  • Yamaha PSR-EW400 Keyboard
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
  • Electro-Harmonix 22500 Looper Pedal
  • Fender Mustang GT100 Amp
  • Fender Rumble Studio 40 Bass Amp

Media Creation Equipment

Available for use any time the library is open - some available upon request as indicated

  • Akai MPK 225 Midi Keyboard Controller
  • Wacom Intuos Pro (M) Tablets with Stylus (2 out all the time, more available upon request)
  • Blue Yeti Mics (x 2) [available on request]
  • Novation Circuit Tracks Groovebox [available on request]

Resources

Homework Supplies

  • Paper, colored paper, cardstock
  • Posterboard / Tri-Folds
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculator
  • Charging Cables
  • Headphones & Earplugs
  • Index cards & post-its
  • Pens, pencils, markers
  • Brads, paperclips, staples, tape, glue sticks, hole punch
  • Thesaurus, copy of The Elements of Style.

Comfort Cabinet & Snack Bar

  • Feminine hygiene
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Toothbrushes
  • Free snacks available any time for teens

Art Supplies

  • Paper
  • Pencils, Pens, Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks
  • Paper punches
  • Washi Tape
  • Old magazines / books to cut up

Sign Making Supplies

  • Posterboard
  • Poster Markers
  • Stick-on sign-holders