Top Events for Tweens and Teens This Month

Tulsa offers a variety of all-ages events each month, but we wanted to create a special list of tween- and teen-only events! For more tween- and teen-related content, go to tulsakids.com/tweens-teens, where we cover everything from getting a driver’s license in Oklahoma to screen time to teen-friendly destinations in the Tulsa area.

YOUTH SERVICES OF TULSA COFFEE HOUSE

When: Weekly on Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. (Check social media for updates, in case the holidays lead to cancellations)
Where: Youth Services of Tulsa, 311 S. Madison Ave.
Youth ages 12-18 have a place to hang out, express themselves and enjoy live music, wifi and free hot beverages courtesy of QuikTrip. Coffee House is open every Saturday night from 7-11 and admission is always free.


TWEEN GAME NIGHT

When: Weekly on Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St.
Join the library for friendly Xbox One and PS4 competitions. If you can’t make it at 3:30, come when you can! They will gladly make room for another competitor. For ages 9-14.


AVENGING BOOKLINGS: TEEN BOOK CLUB

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Owasso Library, 103 W. Broadway St., Owasso
Read “Dry” by Neal Schusterman and Jarrod Schusterman, and come ready to discuss which survival tips surprised you the most. Book Description: A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa’s quiet suburban street into a war zone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.

Snacks will be provided. For ages 14-18.


STRANGER FOODS: ELEVEN WAFFLES

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Broken Arrow Library/South, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave., Broken Arrow
From falafel waffles to waffle apple pie, learn how to make 11 different foods using only your waffle maker! This is a great way to cook without using the stove. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to reserve your spot! For ages 12-18.


FAFSA NIGHT AT NSUBA

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Where: NSU Broken Arrow, 3100 E. New Orleans St., Broken Arrow

Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow Student Financial Services will host a FAFSA Night Nov. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Administrative Services Building Suite 211.

The event is open to high school seniors, NSU students and community members and is an opportunity to receive assistance in completing the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which opened on Oct. 1.

In order to complete the FAFSA, participants will need to bring their social security number, driver’s license, W-2s, 2018 tax returns and bank statements. If the student is a dependent, they will also need their parents’ information.

CLICK HERE for more information…


TEEN LEADERSHIP CLUB: TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St.
Whether you’re looking for volunteer hours for school, scouts, or just like to work on cool projects, eat and have fun, the Teen Leadership Club is the place to be! Come when you can! For ages 13-18.


ALTERED: TEEN MAKER CLUB

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Brookside Library, 1207 E. 45th Pl.
Do you like art, crafting, writing or DIY culture? Explore them all at this event just for teens!


HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Rudisill Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave.
Join Tulsa Artist Fellow Juliana Goodman, young adult author and creative writing teacher, and learn the basic components of a novel/short story, ways to generate story ideas and how to create a writing community. Goodman will discuss plot, point of view, characterization and setting, plus ways to generate story ideas and avenues for teens to create their own writing community. At the end of the workshop, students should leave with the foundation for a young adult short story or novel. Call Leah at 918-549-7490 for any questions. For ages 12-18.


FILM PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR TWEENS/TEENS

When: Saturdays, Nov. 9 and 16, 1-4 p.m.
Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.
With its rich tones and subtle gradients, film photography continues to inspire generations of photographers. Join instructor Allison Lackner in one of the region’s best black-and-white photography studios.

This class will cover the basic operation of a film camera, film processing, and printing in the darkroom—as well as style, lighting, and composition.  You’ll shoot a roll of black & white film, process film and use the darkroom to print  negatives. After this two-day workshop, you will have the skills needed to create your own images.

  • Please bring a 35mm camera if you have one.
  • All other materials provided.

$50 per youth ages 11-17


DIY WITH PERLER BEADS

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge, Bixby
Arrange colorful Perler beads into pictures or patterns on plastic pegboards and fuse to create unique art. For sixth through 12th graders.


CHILL OUT: COCOA AND COLORING

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl.
Hang out at the library and do a little coloring while you drink some hot chocolate! For teens.


GIVE BACK! 

When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center
Do you need community service hours? The holiday season is coming up, and we’re making cards for children in hospitals as a way to give back and spread encouragement. Registration is required. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.


YA FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB

When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.
Join fellow young adult fantasy/science fiction enthusiasts to discuss “The Lantern’s Ember” by Colleen Houck. For ages 14 and up.


RANDOM FANDOM TUESDAYS

When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge, Bixby
Join other fandom fans in discussing favorite characters and books along with a fun activity. For sixth through 12th graders.


ZOO INSIDER: WASHED ASHORE

When: Saturday, November 23 (see description for details)
Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.
Teenagers will look at the effect of plastic pollution on aquatic animals and explore innovative ways to combat the threat, all while learning about careers available in the zoo field. Register at tulsazoo.org/classes Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E 36th St. North, 9 a.m. to noon for 6th-8th grade, 1 to 4 p.m. for 9th-12th grade


SHORT STORIES PRESENTED BY THE AFTER-SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB

When: Saturday, November 23, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Brookside Library, 1207 E. 45th Pl.
Short stories can run the gamut from horror to romance to sci-fi to adventure. Come and learn how to write stories that are short and sweet or maybe quick and heart-pounding. Attendeeds will talk about character, plot setting and what it means to write with a page limit. Registration is required. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.


DIY TEENS: NO-SEW FLEECE HEADBANDS

When: Monday, November 25, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center
Learn how to make a no-sew fleece headband! Make one for yourself or a friend. Registration is required. Register online at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 13-18.


TEEN CONNECTION

When: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Tulsa ARC, 2516 E. 71st St. A
Teen Connection is a social group for middle and high school students with high functioning autism. Activities include board and video games where they can practice positive social skills with others that have similar interests. For more information, contact Sherilyn Walton or Steve Pitts at 918-582-8272.


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