Teens & Young Adults
The library is a bustling after-school space for teens and young adults, and hosts programs and events for teens on an ongoing basis.
Kendall Chapman, BHPL’s Ruth Slaven Teen Services & Outreach Librarian, supports teenagers around the peninsula with programs and services designed for them, in collaboration with the library’s Youth Services Librarian, Claire Malina.
Check out Kendall’s weekly blog for updates on all things teen services!
Magic the Gathering- Every Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 PM
Teens and tweens are invited to come play the popular fantasy strategy card game Magic the Gathering, with new members always welcome. Participants can bring their own decks to play with or use one of the many prepared decks we have on hand. This is a fun and open group that welcomes all experience levels.
Teen Anime Club– Every Friday 3:30-5:00 PM
Ages 10+ are invited to the library’s Howard room each week to watch a different anime, with input on viewing selections from club members, and to socialize. There is also manga to read, drawing guides and drawing supplies available. New members are always welcome.
Diverse Universe Book Club– Last Thursday of each month, 4:00-5:00 PM
Ages 12 to 18 are invited to join the teen book club, “Diverse Universe.” This book club focuses on a variety of young adult books to help participants gain new perspectives and understanding of the world we live in, including books with themes around mental illness, the LGBTQ+ community, racial equity and more. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun, lively discussion, even if they haven’t finished the book.