OPL Summer Teen Events

Attend teen programs at the library and earn raffle tickets that can be entered for chances to win amazing prizes in the Teen Summer Program.

To see all the events happening at a library branch, you can visit the branch's page!

Make Tiny Art

Learn to Cook

Come in and make a mini masterpiece for our virtual tiny art show, featuring tiny paintings by teens all around Oakland!

Check out the art from Summer 2023 and Summer 2022!

No registration required, all teens welcome. All supplies will be included!

Enjoy your Free Summer Lunch, then stick around to learn how to make your own amazing delicious food!

Kitchen on Fire instructors will share their delicious healthy recipes and techniques with you and give you a sample to try!

Note: all recipes will be vegetarian

Get a Henna Tattoo

Make Your Own Jewelry

Get a Henna tattoo!

Learn about the ancient art of henna at the library this summer and get your own Henna tattoo with artist Rachel Palacios.

Henna tattoos are temporary, but can last up to 8-10 days.

Come on by and make your own jewelry with help from an artist from Rock Paper Scissors Collective.

All supplies are included and you get to take it home with you when you're done!

Take and Decorate Photos

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp

Calling all teens! We need your skills to contribute to our Virtual Teen Tiny Photography Exhibit.

Come by, take an amazing photo with our great instant camera then decorate and embellish your photo however you'd like! We'll take a scan of your piece of art, and you get to take it home with you!

Photos will be featured in an online display starting in the fall!

An artist from Rock Paper Scissors Collective is coming to the library to show you how to carve your own rubber stamp.

Carve your stamp then stamp away!

All supplies are included and you get to take it home with you when you're done!

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Make Your Own Terrarium

The library is having a Super Smash Bros Tournament and you're invited!

First and second place winners at each branch will win a prize and will get a chance to compete in the FINAL Tournament  where they will battle it out against contestants from other libraries and try to win the grand prize!

Players must be ages 12-18.

Teens - you're invited to join us at the library to make your very own adorable terrarium with help from a Rock Paper Scissors Collective artist.

All supplies are included, and you can take it home with you!

TURF Dancing

Take up room on the floor!

Learn the step-by-step foundation moves of TURF dancing with TURFinc!

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