Programs for teens

Online Gaming Meetup
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First Wednesdays: For Grades 4-12: Dungeons and Dragons! Jack Box! Join us to meet and enjoy online gaming with other teens. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. 

More upcoming virtual teen events

Event
Days 
Description
Virtual Homework Center
Weekdays and weekends
Need afterschool tutoring help? Are you a resident or go to school in Menlo Park? Then you can receive free one-on-one virtual tutoring help from one of our trained Menlo Park volunteer tutors. Subjects include math, reading, writing, spelling, science, history, and more! Visit our Homework Center for more information and to submit an application for a tutor
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
 
Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG shares ideas on our library's teen programs, contests, gaming, reading, and more. Contact teen librarian Gina Feil for more information.

Looking for a good book?

YA Black Lives Matter  YA Celebrating Latina/o Lives  YA fairy tales retold
YA fantasy YA graphic novels YA historical fiction
YA manga YA middle school list YA science fiction

Recommendations by teens!

Kanopy for movies to stream films without paying a subscription.
  • East Side Sushi (Drama) (Rated PG)
  • Loving Vincent (Documentary)
  • The Horse Boy (Documentary)
Overdrive for ebooks which has a mix of genres of YA books.
  • The Thousandth Floor (Katharine McGee)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
  • Ten (Gretchen McNeil)
  • Desert Dark (Sonja Stone)
  • P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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Databases for school

Teens recommend to explore!

  • Skribbl io is an online drawing game where players try to guess what is being drawn. It can be played with a group of friends or random group.
  • GeoGuessr is an online guessing game that gives the player an image from a place around the world and the player has to guess where the place is using clues in the picture and their knowledge
  • Snap! has basic programming and teens could use it to make a game.
  • Roll20 for character interaction and overall gameplay, I personally use Roll20. It is free and they have their own tutorials on how to use it.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium has live webcams with cute animals.
  • Tetris to play online.
  • Escape Room Greek Mythology- Our first online escape room created by TAG! See if you can escape our Greek mythology themed puzzles and riddles in less than 30 minutes.
  • Escape Room Magic- This magic themed online escape room was also created by TAG. Can you escape in less then 20 minutes?

Teen Advisory Group

Want to earn volunteering hours and be involved in your Menlo Park community? Join other teens ages 13-18 in our Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! TAG shares ideas on our library's teen programs, Teen Zone contests and more.

Check out what the M-A Chronicle wrote about TAG in this article!

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