Teen Programs


Teen Poetry Slam!

Wed., Nov. 6 @ 6:00 pm in the Oak View Room

Join us for our first ever Teen Poetry Slam! This spoken word competition will have poets battling it out in the first round and the finalists advancing to the second round for the championship title. Come cheer on your favorites!

If you’d like to participate in the Poetry Slam, please contact Kelly Grace Thomas at kelly@thepoetrysalon.com.

Register here to attend the event>

Kelly Grace Thomas is a poet, educator, and writer. She is the Manager of Education for Get Lit-Words Ignite  a poetry nonprofit for youth that pairs classic poetry and spoken words. Kelly has taught workshops for the California Endowment, The Los Angeles LGBT center, UCLA Fowler Museum and more. She is the co-author of Words Ignite: How to Explore, Write, and Perform Classic and Spoken Word Poetry, has worked with hundreds of youth across California and helped develop Get Lit’s UC approved year-long curriculum. Her first poetry collection, Boatburned is forthcoming from YesYes Books.

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. For special accommodations, please contact the Library with 72 hours notice.

Event Type(s): Special Events (Teen), Library Program
Age Group(s): Teens (13-18), High School (Grades 9-12)


Teen Gaming 
Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come take a break on Tuesdays to play some Wii U. We play some of the best games available from Mario Kart to Super Smash Bros! This event lasts one hour and is for ages 10-18. Meet by the Teen screen.

Robotics Club 
2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Walnut Creek Library
Come and join us and explore the possibilities of robotics by building and programming your own machines. The Walnut Creek Library will be hosting a twice-monthly program focused on more advanced ways to get the most out of a robot with the tools available. We’ll provide the robotics you provide the ideas. Ages 10-17, registration required. A USB storage device is recommended to save work for future use.

The YVL Afterschool Special
Wednesdays @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Ygnacio Valley Library
Our Wednesday after school program geared for our early-release middle school students will sometimes feature a movie to watch, games to play, crafting events, or maybe just be a place hang out with one another.

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