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Teen Programs

Studio 203: Smiles & Waves of Happiness
Tuesday, May 17 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31 (All day)


Stop in the Studio 203 for some crafts.

While supplies last this Studio 203's crafts will include:

  • Smiley Crab craft
  • Emoji garland
  • Cardboard & Yarn Axolotl

Wahoo! It's Wednesday! | Wednesday, May 18 - 3:30pm | Instagram Live


Come learn a new recipe, craft, or something fun to try mid-week. For the non-food weeks, there will be a kit available in the Library St. lobby.

Bookmaking | Wednesday, May 18 - 6:00pm | The Workshop


Make a small book to take home to use as a journal, sketch book, or whatever else you can imagine.

Patrons under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Open Lab | Thursday, May 19 - 3:00pm | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availability.

Teen Games - D&D | Thursday, May 19 - 3:30pm | Community Room & Zoom


Teen Gamers and Dungeons and Dragons players, join other gamers after school!

If you aren't able to join us in-person, please email Teen Librarian Raechel (raechs@deforestlibrary.org) for a link to the Zoom session with the answer to these two questions:

  1. What is your favorite class and race?
  2. Who or what is your favorite book character?

Please note, if you are under 13 please obtain your parent's permission before emailing Raechel.

New teens are welcome, this program is geared for 5th to 12th grade students.

Rain Location: Library Community Room

Fandom Friday - Anime & Manga | Friday, May 20 - 3:30pm | Rosenberry Lounge & Teen Area


Join together with other fans of anime and manga as we hold discussions, enjoy a craft, and maybe more.

Starting in May, we'll be meeting twice a month AND watching an anime series during our time together!

Description of Anime:
A young man made of rubber, inspired by his childhood idol a powerful pirate, sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find a mythical treasure and proclaim himself King of the Pirates.

2022 Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities | Saturday, May 21 (All day) | Beanstack


More information coming soon!

Mini Painting | Saturday, May 21 - 1:00pm | Children's Room


Each month we will have a different featured 3D-printed model to paint.

Kids 12 and younger may attend with a parent or guardian. 

Bookmaking Registration Required | Saturday, May 21 - 1:00pm | The Workshop


Make a small book to take home to use as a journal, sketch book, or whatever else you can imagine.

Patrons under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Games - D&D | Monday, May 23 - 3:30pm | Community Room & Zoom


Teen Gamers and Dungeons and Dragons players, join other gamers after school!

If you aren't able to join us in-person, please email Teen Librarian Raechel (raechs@deforestlibrary.org) for a link to the Zoom session with the answer to these two questions:

  1. What is your favorite class and race?
  2. Who or what is your favorite book character?

Please note, if you are under 13 please obtain your parent's permission before emailing Raechel.

New teens are welcome, this program is geared for 5th to 12th grade students.

Rain Location: Library Community Room

Open Lab | Tuesday, May 24 - 3:00pm | The Workshop


Explore our innovative makerspace and discover what it has to offer. Nurture your inner scientist and artist by trying your hand at 3D design and printing, coding games, painting, sculpting, light woodworking, and much more. A librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and to help get you started.

If the STEAM Librarian is not in, please ask at the front desk for Workshop availability.

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