Teens

Minden

The Council
The Council
The Council (formally known as the Teen Advisory Board) meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Teens ages 13-17 who attend can earn volunteer hours while they assist us in the planning of future teen programs. Pizza and games included! 
The Irregulars
The Irregulars
On the first and third Thursday of every month, The Irregulars group will meet from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Minden Library.
READing Paws®
READing Paws
A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Minden Library every Thursday afternoon between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler.  Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog.  Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis.  Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. 
This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals.
Japanese Club
Japanese Club
Come to the Minden Library to learn the language of Japan and practice conversational and writing skills at the beginner level. Previous knowledge of the language is not necessary to participate and all ages are welcome!

The Japanese Club will meet on the second and third Thursday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Tween Art
Tween Art Club
The Minden Library hosts a Tween Art Club on the second Friday of every month from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
Tweens age 8-13 can come make artistic creations around each month’s theme.  All supplies needed to create works of art are provided. Mediums and techniques may include: acrylic paint, acrylic paint pens, paint pouring, traditional sketching, watercolor, rock painting, mask making, and more!

*Beginning in January 2023, Tween Art Club will require registration to ensure ample supplies are available for attendants.*

VR Lab
VR Lab
Join us to try some Virtual Reality at the Minden Library on Fridays 2-5pm!  Ages 13 and up.  Reservations are required so please call us ahead of time!
The Mythos Society (formerly Weekend Warriors)
The Mythos Society
The Douglas County Public Library is hosting a hybrid tabletop RPG campaign from 2:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. Players can either attend in person at the library or join in via the library Discord group. 

Our campaign is in full swing as we take on the lengthy Call of Cthulhu campaign, Horror on the Orient Express every Saturday.  *Seats are currently full, but spectator seats are always available! If you're interested in joining the campaign, or starting a new one, please contact the library. 

Email the library at [email protected] to receive an invitation to our Discord server if you’d prefer to join digitally or to receive information about the current campaign. For an invite to the server please provide your name, age, and library card number. The current campaign is recommended for ages 13+.

Prior knowledge of the current system is not needed to play and we’re always happy to help new players along the way. If you would just like to attend to see how the game works and to gauge your own interest, spectator spots are always available.

Please note this is for teens only, the rules are the same as any program, and no foul or sexually explicit language will be tolerated.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Dungeons and Dragons Club
All ages are invited to join our bi-monthly 5e DnD club, which will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday once we have enough members!  Beginners are welcome!  Sign-ups are required.

Sign up HERE

Seasonal Minden Programs

Programs listed below are seasonal.  Please check our Calendar for current info.
Ghost Scouts
Ghost Scouts

The Minden Library has introduced this new club that takes place in the Fall for teens and adults interested in paranormal investigations: Ghost Scouts!

While much of the appeal of paranormal investigations lies in the active investigation itself, a rigorous investigation involves developing research skills, a knowledge of local and state history, an understanding of the science behind investigation equipment, and technical and creative writing skills.

Zephyr Cove

Cosmic Ink
Cosmic Ink

The Zephyr Cove Library is proud to announce the start of a creative writing club for tweens and teens looking to express their creativity through storytelling, poetry, and games that spark the imagination. Supplies, snacks, and beverages will be provided.

Cosmic Ink will meet on the second Thursday of the month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for ages 11-16. Upcoming dates for meetings are October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.

Cosmic Ink is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Tahoe Film Club
Tahoe Film Club

Tahoe Film Club meets monthly.  Please check our Calendar for current meeting dates and times. 

Tahoe Film Club is for high school students interested in the film industry. Projects will include screenwriting, storyboarding, acting, cinematography, and more! This club will include other roles in the film industry such as costume design, lighting, editing, and more if there’s interest.

Irene leads Tahoe Film Club, and has worked on film projects as small as short films and as large as studio productions. A Jane of all trades- she has enough knowledge of every department to spark the imagination, creativity, and interest of filmmaking in young minds.

Tahoe Film Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Reading Fur-ends
Reading Fur-ends

Starting October 4thchildren of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog's handler at the Zephyr Cove Library every Tuesday between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. through December 13th

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library.  This program is offered in partnership with Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Seasonal Zephyr Cove Programs

Programs listed below are seasonal.  Please check our Calendar for current info.

Free Music with Freegal

Freegal music

With a library card and library account password/PIN, teens have access to free music through the library's Freegal Music service:

  • Download and stream music
  • Keep the songs you download
  • Choose from over 8 million songs including today's top hits
  • Thousands of popular artists
  • Free apps are available for Apple and Android devices

Get started with Freegal today!
Freegal music

Homework Tools for Students

We purchase many high-quality resources to help you with online research. They are part of our Digital Branch, available from your home 24/7. To use these resources from outside the library, you will be prompted to enter the number on the back of your library card along with your account password. If you need help using these resources, please contact the library when we are open at 775-782-9841.