Teen Programs

Advance registration is required for teen programs unless otherwise noted.
Registration for most programs will begin on Wednesday, January 3 at 10am at the Reference Desk (except where noted).  Participants must be in grades 7-12 (unless otherwise indicated) to register for the following programs. Programs with a seven-digit code (WIYA XXX) can be registered for online (see below). Please bring a library card when registering for programs in person and let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make this event accessible to you.

Register Online
You can register online for select Teen Programs by clicking on the program name if it is a link. You may also search for programs in the catalog by clicking on the Programs menu of the website and then on Online Registration. You can find the program that you want by searching by its name or its 7-character program code (WIYA XXX). Please Note: You must have a valid library card to register for programs online. The librarians at the Reference Desks will be happy to help you.

Enrichment Program for Teens: Music Therapy
Monday, January 8          4pm – 5pm
Monday, February 5          4pm – 5pm
In this fun ABA-based visual and auditory approach to music, teens will be using music as a way to focus on non-musical goals. 

Galaxy Cookies Workshop
Thursday, January 11          7pm – 8pm
These cookies are out of this world! Teens will design a unique galaxy experience. The cookies are decorated with black, blue, purple and white sugar glaze to create a galaxy effect.

Maker Fridays @ WIPL!
Friday, January 12          3:30pm – 5pm
Friday, February 16          3:30pm – 5pm
Join us for a Friday afternoon full of maker inspired crafts! Each month will feature a STEM or STEAM craft and/or activity as well as other crafting projects. Teens can sign up for both dates.

DIY Black Light Paintings Workshop
Monday, January 22          7pm – 8pm
Ever wonder what makes something glow in the dark? In this work­shop teens will discover why things glow in the dark, make their own glow in the dark paint and create a painting!!

Rainbow Soap Class
Wednesday, January 31          5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ever want to make your own soap?! Teens will learn how to make colorful soap in this workshop.

S’more Love!
Monday, February 5          7pm – 8pm
Who doesn’t love S’mores? At this workshop we’ll turn the delicious combination of chocolate marshmallows, graham into irresistible candy bark that’s perfect for your very special Valentine!

Valentine Paint Workshop
Thursday, February 8          7pm – 8pm
Grab your friends and join us for a fun night of painting! Teens will cre­ate their own Valentine’s Day inspired painting to take home to that very special someone.

Chopped Cooking Competition
Monday, February 12          7pm – 8pm
Teen chefs will compete as a team to make unforgettable meals. Rounds consist of an appetizer, an entree and a dessert using mystery ingredients. Prizes will be given out to the Chopped Champions.

Wednesday, February 21          5pm – 6pm
Come join us for some ooey, gooey fun! Teens will make their very own slime with a few simple ingredients and customize it!

Chocolate Chip Scones Workshop
Monday, February 26          7pm – 8pm
Teens will learn how to make classic scones, choose between chocolate chip or raisin take home in a tin with lid to bake when you get home.


Dog Toys
Thursday, January 18          5:30pm – 6:30pm
Teens will help make Dog Toys for a local animal shelter. One hour of community service will be awarded.

Pet Portraits
Wednesday, January 24          5:30pm – 7:00pm
Teens will paint portraits of adoptable shelter animals. Each picture will help to promote each animals’ adoption. One hour of community service will be awarded.

Caring Cards
Thursday, February 22          5pm – 6pm
Want to show someone you care? Join us in making Caring Cards for children in a local hospital. One hour of community service will be awarded.

Teen Book Reviewer Project
Have you read any good books lately? Teens will be able to get volunteer credit for the books they have read. Read a book, write a review using the Teen Corner’s book review sheet, and turn it in for 2 hours of community service credit! Only books that are in the Teen Corner will qualify for community service credit. See the Young Adult Librarian at the Adult Reference Desk for more information.


New York State Pre-licensing
Thursday, February 1              4pm – 8:30pm
Register as you enter, before class begins, and pay the $40 course fee at that time – in cash.  You must attend this course in order to be eligible to take the road test. Bring your valid Learner’s Permit and a black pen to class.

Defensive Driving Courses
Wednesday, February 7 & Thursday, February 8            6pm – 8:30pm
Pick up applications at the Reference Desk during library hours or download & print an application from our website.  Send your application and your $40 check or money order made out to the auto school at least a week in advance of the course date.