Events for Teens

Unless otherwise stated, these programs are only open to teens in grades 7-12. All events are free; some events require registration. If you have questions or would like to register for a program, call the library at 262-246-5181.

Want to volunteer at the library? Learn how to become a teen volunteer here!

Iditaread Winter Reading Challenge

January 17 – February 25
All Ages

Sled across Alaska in our winter reading challenge for all ages! For each hour you read, you’ll earn a raffle ticket for one of our grand prizes.

To sign up for the challenge, download the Beanstack app, visit Beanstack online, or pick up a paper log at the reference desk. If you’re new to Beanstack, you’ll have to create an account before registering for Iditaread.


Harry Potter Book Night

Grades 1-12
Thursday, February 3
6:00-7:30 pm

Harry Potter Book Night is back at the library! Join fellow witches and wizards (muggles, too!) for a fun filled night of crafts and games to celebrate our love of the Harry Potter universe. Visit our potions classroom to mix up some magic, drop by our Ollivander’s shop to create your own wand, and swoop onto our Quidditch pitch to test your skills and so much more! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

No registration required, just drop in!


Sew XO

Grades 3-12

Do you love sewing? Are you interested in learning how to sew on a machine? Through an IMLS grant (Institute of Museum and Library Services) the library has acquired two sewing machines and will offer small-group classes and sewing machine tutorials to teens and tweens.

4:00 PM, Mondays Feb 7 & March 7: Meet the Sewing Machine
4:00 PM, Mondays Feb 21 & March 21: Sewing with Circuits

Registration required. Visit or call the Children’s Reference Desk at 262-246-5182 to register. Space is limited! If you’d like to schedule a 45-minute tutorial outside of these classes, please call 262-246-5182. 


Pal-entine’s Day

6:30 PM, Monday, February 14

Not a fan of Valentine’s Day? Celebrate Pal-entine’s Day instead! Grab a friend and swing by the library to create friendship bracelets, decorate mugs, make your own hot cocoa mix, and more. No registration required.



Youth Art Month

March  1 – 31

Celebrate the creativity and artistic talents of Hamilton School District K-12 students. Visit and view the artwork on display all month.


Youth Art Month Reception
4:00-6:00 PM, Thursday, March 3

Meet the teachers and appreciate the art!

Teen Trivia

6:30 PM, Wednesday,  March  9

Are you a trivia buff? Show off your knowledge in an epic trivia showdown! Topics covered will include popular franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars as well as animal facts, superheroes, sports, and more. Trivia will be conducted via Kahoot, so bring a device that can connect to the Internet!

Registration is required. Sign up as an individual or as a team. Contact the library to sign up, or register online here. Registration opens February 16. 


Painting Workshop

6:30 PM, Thursday,  April 21

Sit back, relax, and paint! Follow along with Let’s Make Art’s tutorial to create a beautiful watercolor landscape. No experience is required; this workshop is perfect for beginners. All supplies are provided- just make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on!

Registration is required and opens March 28. Contact the library to sign up, or register online here.