SO many choices...

June 6, 2017 - 4:53pm -- TracyC

Aaah, summer! June is well under way, and if you're in the market for fun, FREE things to do with your time, there's sure to be a library close by that has something going on. From cupcakes to painting, from cosplay to cooking and everything in between, we've got you covered...


Bear Valley Branch Library

Tigers and Leopards Face Painting: Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.

In this step-by-step class, students will learn the fundamentals of face painting tools and techniques, plus the structure of the skull and how to accentuate key areas for beautiful tiger and leopard makeup. All ages welcome, best for ages 13 and up. Materials provided.

2D Applied Game Design Level 1-2. Practicing Game Design with Game Maker: Studio: Wednesday, June 14, 2:30 p.m.

Scrolling shooters are a very popular type of arcade action game and are also easy to create with GameMaker: Studio software. In this class we will make a simple shooter game and you will learn a number of aspects of GameMaker: Studio.

Clay Owls: Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m.

Using no-bake clay, we’ll craft and paint quirky and cute little owls. You can turn them into a set of magnets, a pendant, or even a button.


Central ideaLAB

Cosplay Workshop: Wednesday, June 7, 1-3 p.m. 

Cosplay is dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or game! With Comic-Con coming up, a lot of folks are putting the finishing touches on their costumes. Bring your ideas and costumes in progress and we'll work together to use 3D printing, papercrafts, and basic circuits to make your cosplay dream a reality.

Make Your Own Comic: Wednesday, June 21, 1-3 p.m. 

In this workshop we're going to show you how to make your own digital comic! Bring your own sketches if you have them.


Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library

Teen Program every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Check the online calendar for more details.


Green Valley Ranch Branch Library

Wednesday, June 14, 2 p.m.: MoonDance Botanicals 

Wednesday, June 21, 2 p.m.: Zombie Makeup

Wednesday, June 28, 2 p.m.: Sticky Fingers Cooking


Hampden Branch Library

Friday, June 9, 4 p.m.: Hypertufa Planters 

Learn to mix your own hypertufa and create outdoor planters and sculptures.

Friday, June 16, 4 p.m.: Mark Strivings - Scary Stories

Imagine scary stories around the campfire, jumping at shadows or the sound of a broken branch. Using Cursed Artifacts from around the globe, 'Explorer of the Strange and Bizarre', Mark Strivings will lead your teens into dark and frightening places they never knew existed. These are stories that aren't simply told, they actually happen . . . right in front of you! This program is rated PG; it's not for the younger ones. So come forth teens, and be ready to scream! Grades 6 and up.

Friday, June 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Field Trip to ideaLAB

Get ready for Hampden's new maker space coming in 2017 by touring the ideaLAB at the Central Library! We'll take a field trip downtown for a tour and lunch. Learn about the equipment you need to produce videos, create games, make music, or learn about electronics! Ages 10 and up. Registration required. 

Monday, June 26, 4 p.m.: Minecraft

Play Minecraft on the library's accounts and make your own creeper to take home.

Friday, June 30, 4 p.m.: Video Games

Join us in our community room for Wii, Ps3, and snacks! Age 10 and up.


Montbello Branch Library

Cupcake Decorating with Church of Cupcakes: Tuesday, June 13, 2-3 p.m.

Come learn about fondant and decorate cupcakes with your favorite book, character, or scene!  Participants will have the opportunity to turn their summer reading adventures into pieces of edible art. Limited to the first 15 participants. Teens only!

Canvas Painting: Tuesday, June 20, 2-3 p.m.

Discover your inner artist and create a painting on canvas. Limited to the first 20 participants.


Montbello ideaLAB

We are starting our first Teen Advisory Board (TAB) on Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. 

Teens can reserve the music studio and are invited to open labs in the ideaLAB to code, create, and use our various equipment, technology, and software like the Adobe Creative Suite. Studio hours and open labs are Mondays and Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. and Fridays 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Park Hill Branch Library

Magic ClubMonday, June 12 and Monday, June 26, 4:30 p.m.

Do you already play Magic: the Gathering, or are you interested in learning? Stop by two afternoons a month to play and meet other teens. Ideal for grades 6-12

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Tuesday, June 13, 6 p.m.

Join the Park Hill TAB. Help plan events and projects, talk about your favorite books, music, movies and make your opinion count. Plus snacks. Ideal for ages 13 and up.

My Art Workshop: Tuesday, June 20, 6 p.m.

Step by step instructor led canvas painting. Up to 15 participants, so come early! Ideal for grades 6-12.

MoonDance Botanicals: Tuesday, June 27, 6 p.m.

We will brew an aromatherapy blend to take home! Ideal for grades 6-12. Up to 20 participants, so come early! 


Pauline Robinson Branch Library

Wearable Electronics: Tuesday, June 6, 2 p.m.

Owl Pellets: Thursday, June 8, 4 p.m. 

Anime Club: Saturday, June 10, 3 p.m. 

Teen Volunteer Recruitment Meeting: Monday, June 19,  3 p.m. 

YouthBiz StartUp: Monday—Friday,  June 26-30,  2-4 p.m.  

Develop a business idea. Create a prototype. Pitch their business to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win $100 in cash. (Registration required. Contact Leslie Williams,


Ross-Barnum Branch Library

Thursday, June 8, 3 p.m.: Paint with watercolors and enjoy snacks.

Monday, June 12, 11 a.m.: Play Minecraft on the library's accounts and make your own creeper to take home. 


Sam Gary Branch Library

Teen Digital Art Workshop: Thursday, June 8 & Thursday, June 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Teens can self register at 

4-part Graphic Novel Workshop: Thursday, June 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Teens can self register at


Schlessman Family Branch Library

Cupcake Decorating: Thursday, June 8, 4 p.m. 

Entertaining 101: Thursday, June 29, 4 p.m. 


Woodbury Branch Library

Minecraft: Wednesday, June 7, 3 p.m.

Are you a Minecraft fan? Come and make Minecraft inspired crafts and play Minecraft. 

Bath Bombs and Mangoneadas: Thursday, June 8, 2 p.m.

Learn how to make a colorful and fragrant bath bomb. 

Slime: Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m.

Make ooey gooey slime!

Hypertufa: Thursday, June 22, 2 p.m. 

Design your own cool, rustic flower pot.

Cooking Class: Thursday, June 29, 2 p.m. 

Learn how to cook amazing Indian food. 


And that's just for the month of June. SO many choices...   Have fun!

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