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!



This workshop, led by Hip Hop for Change, will get you on your feet (or head)!

You'll be dancing with their special guest B-Boys and B-Girls, who will show you basic breakdancing moves as well as and other hip-hop dance styles.

Hip Hop for Change will have you on the tables!

You'll learn how hip-hop started by looping and mixing break beats back in New York during the early 70’s.

DJ instructors will teach you how to blend, cut and scratch records on live turntables to get the party started and keep it going!

Graffiti Workshops

Crafts and DIY With Cultural Aesthetic

Led by Hip Hop for Change, learn about the legacy of Graffiti from ancient times to present.

After seeing various styles of Graf-Writing you'll get to create your own “piece” that represents you.

With Cultural Aesthetic, a Rock Paper Scissors Collective program, you'll get to make something awesome that you get to take home and keep.

Stamp and emboss raised imagery using heat to create beautiful cards or other artwork, make your own jewelry, or make a terrarium.

For all programs, artists from Cultural Aesthetic will teach and lead.


Hip-Hop and Fashion

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.

Henna for Teens

Led by Hip Hop for Change, you'll learn about the connection between hip hop, design, and fashion and get a chance to try your hand at designing a hip hop inspired pair of shoes or tshirt.

Radial Relief Origami

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Create these inticate works of art by combining folded paper into a radial design. With artist, Rachel Palacios.

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.

Tiny Art

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

Check out last year's art!

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

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