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Click here for "TeenHQ", a printable list of ALL teen programs for this session.

Click here for GPL's Events Calendar to register for an upcoming event.


"You have died of dystentery."

teenHQ: Survive the oregon trail | after hours event              fri, feb 21 (6-9pm)

Pack up your Conestoga wagon and travel west on the Oregon Trail in a life size adventure! Will you die of dysentery, typhoid fever, a snakebite, or a broken arm? Or will you (by some miracle) make it all the way to Willamette Valley?

Registration and Permission Slip required. Click here to register!

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Jessica:






What types of programs are planned for Teenhq?

The Teen Services Department staff is dedicated to creating and offering events that allow teens in our community the opportunity to connect, experience, and imagine.  We want teens to learn new skills, explore new activities, and feel apart of a community that supports their interests and encourages them to grow and succeed.

Programs include playing games, attempting crafts, exploring STEAM concepts, and even experiencing the library after hours.  We are also excited to utilize the "awesome" in our community by inviting professionals and educators to host informative and fun events specficially for teens.

For a complete list of this session's teen programs, download a copy of the TeenHQ brochure or visit the library's events calendar to register today!

Who can attend programs at teenhq?

Teen programs are designed exclusively by and for teens, 11-18 years-old in grades 6-12.

To ensure that teens feel comfortable expressing their individuality, parental supervision at programs is discouraged.  We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your concerns with the hopes of assuring that you, your teen, and the other teens participating feel welcome and comfortable at library programs.

Please contact the Teen Services staff with any questions on program participation.

how are teen programs different than The Hangout?

Teen programming is scheduled outside of The Hangout hours.  Programs are designed to engage teens in interactive learning.  Most programs are an hour in length and registration is encouraged due to limited space.

The Hangout, on the other hand, is a specific place and a specific time for teens in the community to feel safe and comfortable just hanging out. No agenda, just fun! During The Hangout hours, TeenHQ is supervised and provides passive programming and activities.  Click here for more info!