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.
  • 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 p.m. and admission is always free. yst.org

ALTERED: TEEN MAKER CLUB

  • When: Thursday, August 1, 4-5 p.m.
  • Where: Brookside Library, 1207 E. 45th Pl.

Do you like art, crafting, writing or DIY culture? We’re going to explore them all. It’s just for teens. Come and hang out. tulsalibrary.org 

TEEN LEADERSHIP CLUB: TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

  • When: Thursday, August 1, 4-5:30 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! For ages 13-18. tulsalibrary.org 

SPY ON THE SUN!

  • When: Friday, August 2, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

The Broken Arrow Sidewalk Astronomers know heliophysics. What are sunspots? How do they impact Earth? We will make our own sunspot with an electromagnetic loop. This is your chance to spy on the sun! For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org 

GARDEN SCAVENGER HUNT AND SUCCULENT PLANTING FOR TEENS

  • When: Tuesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Linnaeus Teaching Garden, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Spend a late summer evening in the beautiful Linnaeus Teaching Garden for our teen photo-scavenger-hunt! There are prizes! For each group of items photographed, you will be reward one succulent to keep. Following the scavenger hunt, participants will learn how to plant and care for our lovely succulents. $5 tulsagardencenter.org

MAXWELL PARK GEEKERY GUILD

  • When: Friday, August 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton Ave.

The Maxwell Park Geekery Guild is a place for fandom fanatics of all kinds to unite and share their love of all things geeky in pop culture (comics, graphic novels, anime, etc.). If we don’t feel like gabbing about our favorite reads, then we can watch anime with our new CrunchyRoll subscription! Snacks are provided. For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org

HARRY AND THE POTTERS PRESHOW: COSTUME CONTEST, SNACKS AND MORE!

  • When: Thursday, August 15, 6-7 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.

Get hyped for Harry and the Potters with wizardly activities, a costume contest with prizes and more! Enjoy snacks straight from Hogsmeade and compete in minigames to win points for your house! For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org 

HARRY AND THE POTTERS LIVE! WIZARD ROCK CONCERT

  • When: Thursday, August 15, 7-8 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.

What would happen if Harry Potter had quit the Quidditch team and created a punk-rock band with himself? The answer is Harry and the Potters! Join us for an awesome Wizard Rock experience. For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org

READ OR DIE: ANIME CLUB

  • When: Saturday, August 17, 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library, 300 W. Broadway Ave.

Fellow anime and manga lovers, join us as we discuss, watch and increase our knowledge of anime and manga. Snacks are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Helmerich Library. For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org

MANGA FANS UNITE!

  • When: Tuesday, August 20, 6-7 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge

Join other manga fans as participants discuss favorite characters and books along with a fun activity. Bring a friend! For sixth- through 12th-graders. tulsalibrary.org

CHESS LAB

  • When: Wednesday, August 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Learn more about the game of chess and hone your skills against an opponent. For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org

ZOO INSIDER: INVASIVE SPECIES

  • When: Saturday, August 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (6th-8th grade) and 1-4 p.m. (9th-12th grade)
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.,

Teenagers, help stop the spread of invasive species while getting an inside look at what it’s like to work in a zoo! Infiltrate the minds of some of the deadliest animals, plants and fungus invaders from across the globe. Learn more at tulsazoo.org/classes 

IN THE MIDDLE

  • When: Monday, August 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library/South, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave.

Join us as we discuss “You Go First” by Erin Entrada Kelly. A fun activity will follow. Light refreshments are provided. For ages 9-12. tulsalibrary.org 

FINAL FRIDAY: ARCADE DAY! 

  • When: Friday, August 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton Ave.

End your month on a high note by playing games on our Nintendo Switch and Xbox One consoles. Space is limited to four players on the Switch per game and two per game on the Xbox. Taking turns is a must. For ages 10-18. tulsalibrary.org


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