Teen Programs

Summer Reading Volunteers Needed!

Are you going into 6th grade or above next fall? Are you interested in being a summer reading volunteer at the library? Apply now! Applications will be accepted April 15 – May 17. If you are selected to be a volunteer, you will be notified after May 17. Please note that, if selected to volunteer, you will be asked to complete an online training module before your first day volunteering. A link to the training will be provided to all volunteers. Submit your application today!

Teen Tech Space

Open computer lab use for Teens and Tweens ages 11 – 18. Play Minecraft, Wii, games, computers, and make crafts.  Hang out and bring your friends!

Lexington Park           1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays of every month                4 – 6 p.m.

Conflict Resolution for Teens

Exploring different conflict styles, understanding and managing anger, listening and speaking skills, and how to create “win-win” situations. Recommended for youth in 6th through 12th grades. Refreshments provided. Please register.

Lexington Park              2nd Tuesday of every month             4 – 6 p.m.
May 9                             Register

Southern Maryland Math Circle

The Southern Maryland Math Circle provides fun, fascinating math activities to middle- and high-school students (and their families!) Run by the faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, this monthly gathering is sure to inspire a love of mathematical exploration to everyone who comes. Snacks will be provided.

Lexington Park, 2nd Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12

Pokémon Trainers Club

Do you have what it takes to be the very best? Bring your games and/or your cards and prepare to battle against other Pokémon trainers! You can also make some Pokémon buttons to take home, take turns playing a retro Pokémon game, and maybe make some friends (or rivals….) along the way. All ages.

Leonardtown, 5 – 6 p.m.
May 15
June 5
July 3
August 7

Smart Medicine- Current Opioid Trends

Presented by Jessica Hartman, Overdose Response Program Administrator, St. Mary’s County Health Department. Join in for a Smart Medicine- Opioid Trends talk and open discussion focusing on the impact that opioids have on society today.  A brief history of opioids, how they impact our bodies, and the dangers of medication misuse and abuse will be discussed.  The talk will feature some of the current opioid use trends as they have impacted Maryland and specifically St. Mary’s County.  Additionally, the talk will focus on what people can do to get involved in prevention efforts and help those struggling with misuse and abuse issues. For Teens and Adults.

Leonardtown                  Monday, May 8              6:30 p.m.

Caring Through Crafting

Calling all crafters! Use your time and talents to make a difference in your community. Please join us in making Independence Day cards to be given to our friends at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. All supplies provided. All ages welcome. No registration.

Lexington Park             Saturday, June 3                10 a.m.

Life Sized Games

Get your game on by playing some larger than life games at your library! Participate in giant versions of your favorite games such as Kerplunk, Jenga, Hi-Ho Cherry-Oh, and others. Classic “normal sized” board games will also be available to play. All ages welcome. No registration

Lexington Park              Friday, July 14                    2:30 p.m.
Charlotte Hall                Wednesday, July 19          10:30 a.m.
Leonardtown                 Friday, July 28                   10:30 a.m.

 

Please note that library staff may be taking photos of any or all events to use for future library publications. Program participants’ photos may be used without notification or compensation. If you do not feel comfortable having your photo taken, please inform library staff when you arrive to a program.