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.

WORKSHOP: POETRY – GET READY FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST!

When: January 28, 5-6 p.m.
Where: Owasso Library, 103 W. Broadway St.
Do activities and receive useful tips on how to write a poem. Paper and pens will be provided. The workshop is intended to help participants prepare for TCCL’s annual Young People’s Creative Writing Contest. Winners of the contest receive a cash prize. 

Registration is encouraged, as supplies are limited. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.


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 (Feb. 4, 18, 25), 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.


TEEN LEGO CLUB

When: February 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.
Teens love LEGOs, too! Come and chill in our LEGO Lab. For ages 10-18.


ALTERED: TEEN MAKER CLUB

When: February 6, 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. For ages 10-18.


YOUNG PEOPLE’S CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

When: February 8, 1:30-3 p.m. (Open Editing Session); February 11, 5-6 p.m. (Comix)
Where: Owasso Library, 103 W. Broadway St., Owasso
Are you planning on entering this year’s contest? Drop by any or all of these workshops at the Owasso Library!


ANTI-VALENTINE’S PARTY

When: February 11, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge Ave., Bixby
Sick of cupid? Hating all the excess hearts and flowers? If you’re not a fan of the overrated Hallmark holiday, you’re in luck! Join us for an afternoon of anti-romance where we’ll partake in “un-festive” snacks, create your own anti-romance book cover, make some anti-Valentine’s Day cards, take out some frustration on our broken-heart piñata and watch a classic, modern retelling of the “Taming of the Shrew” with “10 Things I Hate About You” (rated PG-13). For sixth-12th graders.


TEEN GAMING

When: Febuary 13, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Herman and Kate Kaiser Library, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.
Play games on the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.


TEEN GAME NIGHT

When: February 14, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Broken Arrow Library/South, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave., Broken Arrow
Enjoy a huge selection of card, dice and tabletop games. For ages 12-18.


ASTRONOMICAL ART: 3D AND ENDLESS CARDS

When: February 18, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Herman and Kate Kaiser Library, 5202 S. Hudson Ave.
Create 3D and endless cards for someone in your life, or just make one for yourself. For teens.


RANDOM FANDOM TUESDAY 

When: February 18, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge
Love Harry Potter, Marvel, “Star Wars” or manga? Join us as we discuss our favorite fandom books and characters along with a fun activity. Light snacks are provided. For sixth through 12th graders.


ZOO INSIDER: ANIMALS OF ASIA

When: February 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (6-8 grade session); 1-4 p.m. (9-12 grade session)
Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.
Teenagers will journey from the snow leopard’s Himalayan habitat to bamboo forests where red pandas dwell, all while discovering what it’s like to work in a zoo. Cost $25 per class. More information and registration at tulsazoo.org/classes.


IF YOU WERE A VIDEO GAME CHARACTER

When: February 24, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 5th St. and Denver Ave.
Design your own 8-bit video game character and create theme music to go with it. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 12-18.


TEEN CONNECTION

When: Wednesday, February 26, 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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