Teen Events

We offer monthly events for teens, including crafts, movies, and book groups. Past programs include Candy Sushi, Fortune Telling, Book-making workshops, sewing workshops, Henna, and Cupcake Decorating. We also offer a monthly Teen Literature Book Club for adults who love to read YA!




Library Volunteer Opportunity
Thursdays, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and Monday, October 22nd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
in the Teen Room
For Grades 7-12

Do you need volunteer hours? Do you like the library, children, and/or Halloween? If so, we need YOU! We’ll work together throughout the month to put together a Spooky Story Walk for the kids in the Children’s Room. To participate, you must be available on the 22nd AND attend at least one of the planning meetings.


Teen Haunted Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, October 25th – Friday, November 2nd
Start in the Teen Room
For Grades 7-12

On the night of the Full Moon, Granny Ghost brought her Grandbaby Ghosts to visit the library, but they all ran off and got lost! She’s offering a reward to teens who can find all of the babies before they need to return to the Land of the Dead on Friday, November 2nd. Visit Granny in the Teen Room to get the first clue and start your search!


Hitchcock Halloween
Wednesday, October 31st, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
in the Teen Room
For Grades 7-12

Stop by the Teen Room on Halloween for:

  • Snacks
  • Alfred Hitchcock Movies
  • Button-making
  • Prizes for anyone who comes in costume!




Teen Listener’s Book Club
Wednesdays, September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
in the Teen Room

If you want to discuss books, but you never have the time to read them, this club is for you! Each week we’ll listen to and discuss an audiobook chapter or short story. Feel free to bring crafts, sketchbooks, coloring, fidgets, yoga mats, and other quiet activities you can do while you listen. Snacks and extra activities will be provided. This program is for teens in grades 7-12.


Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Thursdays, September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
in the Teen Room

TAG is starting up again, and we’d love to have you! This group of teen volunteers helps the Teen Librarian plan events, choose items for the collection, decorate the Teen Room, and complete work projects in the Library. The Teen Room is YOUR space – come help us make it awesome! This program is for teens in grades 7-12.


Are You Smarter Than A Librarian? Trivia Challenge
Monday, September 17th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
in the Teen Room

You’ve been back at school for a few weeks, your brain juices are flowing, and you’re in peak mental shape…

But can you best the Teen Librarian in a game of wits?

Form a team or compete as an individual. You’ll pick the categories and quizzes (we’ll be using Kahoot), and whoever beats the Librarian will win fame and riches! Or candy. Mostly candy. This program is for teens in grades 7-12.


Painted Rocks Tween Craft
Tuesday, September 25th, Drop-in between 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
in the Lower Level Meeting Room

You’ve probably seen painted rocks all over Marblehead. Some people use them to decorate their gardens, and some people hide them to brighten a stranger’s day. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own, now is the time! We’ll provide everything you need to create beautiful painted rocks; just bring yourself. (Please Note: bring yourself dressed in clothes you can paint and get messy in.) This program is for grades 5-8.