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Teen Events

Check Out Our New Teen Wednesday Programming Starting this Fall! Click on the Title Of the Program to RSVP and Learn More!

Teen Advisory Group Meeting :  First Wednesday of Every Month

West Orange Public Library TAG members are teens who are passionate about and dedicated to making sure the library is meeting the needs and wants of teens in the community.  TAG members are highly reliable and committed to being actively involved with the library.  Those who have been TAG members for at least one full year and show a high level of dedication may take on a leadership role as a member of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

Teen Open Mic Night:  Second Wednesday of Every Month

New for Fall 2017! Come to our monthly teen open mic night to sing, play an instrument, rhyme, read, tell jokes or perform using our new PA system or simply support your friends!  Open to ages 6-12.

Teen Game Night:   Third Wednesday of Every Month

Hangout and play a tabletop game, bring your DS or come play against other West Orange teens on the big screen Wii-U! No registration required! Grades 6-12

Teen Talk!:  Fourth Wednesday of Every Month **STARTS October 2017

New for Fall 2017!  Join us for Teen Talk, a new monthly club where teens can come together in solidarity. Each month will introduce a different topic related to current issues / topics or areas of teen concern chosen by our Teen Advisory Board. The most important part is that this will be a safe space for teens to share their thoughts and be free to be whoever they are!  (*Please note: The views expressed during the program do not necessarily reflect the views of the library or its staff.) (October's Meeting will be held at Town Hall - all future meetings will be at the library.)

Dungeons and Dragons:  Every Wednesday at 4pm

Join our ongoing campaign held Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-6:30pm. Registration is required.  Players should be at least 13-years of age.

Special Teen Events:

Writing a Killer College Admissions Essay:  Monday, October 16 at 7pm

Learn tips and tricks on how to structure and execute a successful, memorable college essay during former outside undergraduate admissions reader and former Lafayette College and NYU writing instructor Alisha Davlin's presentation.

Raise the Grade:  Life Skills for Middle School Students: Saturdays October 14 - November 11 from 3pm-4pm

A series of workshops designed to provide a forum for Middle School students to identify their obstacles and understand how much control they have over their own study environment and habits to become independent learners. Presented by the Michael Aymar Foundation. 

Mindful Wellness Workshop for Parents and Teens: Saturday November 11 from 1pm-3pm

Amanda Aymar treats parents to a Mindful Workshop focusing on strategy and methods to keep emotionally and physically healthy raising independent and strong teens. 
 
Girls Who Code: Sundays, November 12 - January 21 from 1pm-3pm 
Space Limited so Register Soon! Our Fall/Winter 8-week Girls Who Code session runs for 8 weeks, ending with a showcase on the 21st. Please note there will be no club meeting on 12/24 or 12/31.​  Club is open to Girls in Grades 6-10. Registration Required with Valid West Orange Public Library Card.
 
A Word from Our Girls Who Code Instructor, Shaista Malik:  
Hello everyone!
I'm Shaista Mallik, and looking very forward to working with both parents and girls as part of the Girls Who Code team. I went to college at The Ohio State University, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015. I currently work for a industrial automation company, Emerson Electric. We use engineering, science, coding and other creative / technical skills on a daily basis to make products and solutions for our customers, in multiple industries. What inspires me at work is what inspired me to be involved with Girls Who Code: the world is changing every day and there is an undeniable quest to create a diverse, multi-faceted work force - and that means getting more girls to get excited about STEM careers, so they grow up to get a seat at the table. But one step at a time! I'm excited to guide our West Orange group of girls, and also learn along the way. 
 
Thank you,
Shaista