Program: Teens


Events, services and resources for teens

Staff Picks

Life Skills for Teens

January marks the start of our Life Skills series here at the library! Join us every 4th Thursday of the month.

Wintry Reads for Teens

Cozy up with a cold book this winter break! Hot cocoa and crackling fire not included.

Author Spotlight: Jason Reynolds

This month's author spotlight features all-star of the youth literature world, Jason Reynolds.

Spa Day

Treat yourself to rest and relaxation with homemade spa products.


Silicon Valley Reads: Julian Guthrie, Author of Alpha Girls

Feb 2nd | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Rinconada Library
Silicon Valley Reads and the Friends of the Palo Alto Library are pleased to host author Julian Guthrie.

The Splash Zone: Design Your Own Island

Jan 26th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mitchell Park Library
Does the start of school already have you daydreaming about your perfect island getaway? Don't just dream it - create it! For grades 4-6.

2020 Kids & Teens Writing Contest Reception

Jan 31st | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rinconada Library
Join us as we celebrate the 2020 Kids and Teens Writing Contest. Winners will be announced, winning essays will be read, prizes will be…

Lunar New Year Festival

Feb 1st | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Art Center Auditorium
Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year in Palo Alto! There will be lots of fun, activities and performances for all ages!

TLAB Recommends

TAC Media Lab

Sign up for a time to use the Teen Arts Council Media Lab - Audio and Video Editing Studio, located at Mitchell Park Community Center!

TLAB Recommends: Diversity in YA

Check out these YA & adult books featuring diverse characters.

TLAB Recommends: Realistic Fiction

Check out these YA books that TLAB states, “can often be seen as most relatable or applicable to real life. Laugh, learn, love, and live

TLAB recommends: Dystopia

Check out these YA books that TLAB says, “gives you the opportunity to contemplate about the future.
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