Library Programs for Teens

If you wish to register for any of our programs, click the links below to fill out our online registration form. You can also get a reminder by email or in a text message. You can also register for all programs in person or by calling us at 336-6060.

Great Library Escape!
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario Meeting Room (#113)

You’ve heard of escape rooms, but never before have you experienced one like this! This challenge is custom made for the Irondequoit Library and will take you all over the building looking for clues and solving puzzles!

For students entering grades 5-12

Registration required 


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making embellishments for your personal items with embroidery, button making, and bedazzling!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making embellishments for your personal items with embroidery, button making, and bedazzling!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making straw rollercoasters!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making straw rollercoasters!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


SAT Practice Test
When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#115)

Chariot Learning presents a full length, proctored SAT test. All tests begin promptly at scheduled times. Students should bring pencils, snacks, watches, and calculators. 

Registration required.


Books and Brownies Group
When: Monday, August 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Densmore Creek Meeting Room (#114)

All teens and their parents are welcome to join our new Teen Book Discussions. This month we will be discussing the Morris Award winner The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. There will be food!


Fabulous Fruits with Liz Bauld, the Storybook Cook
When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#114 + #115)

Join us as Liz makes some delicious entrees using in-season, fresh fruits. Registration required. 


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be sewing and stamping mini journals!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making sewing and stamping mini journals!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Great Library Escape!
When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario Meeting Room (#113)

You’ve heard of escape rooms, but never before have you experienced one like this! This challenge is custom made for the Irondequoit Library and will take you all over the building looking for clues and solving puzzles!

For students entering grades 5-12

Registration required 


A Swing-Dance Lesson with Alla and Marty
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario/Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#113 + #114 + #115)

Come learn the basics of swing dance–beginning footwork, leading and following! Wear smooth-soled shoes. No experience necessary. Just come to have fun!  No registration necessary. 


A Concert by The White Hots with vocalist Tina Albright
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario/Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#113 + #114 + #115)

Enjoy live music by the 5-piece band and practice the swing dance steps you learned from Alla and Marty! No registration necessary. 


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making 3D objects with our 3D pen, scanner, and printer!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Maker Camp
When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Each week we’ll have a hands-on activity in the Maker’s Lab! Sign up for one, some, or all of the weeks! The 3pm and 4pm classes will be doing the same activity. 


This week we’ll be making 3D objects with our 3D pen, scanner, and printer!

For students entering grades 5-12.
Registration required.


Super Smash Brothers Tournament
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Teen Library

Are you the fiercest contender? Can you smash ’em all? Join our Super Smash Brothers Tournament! There will be a prize awarded for the top 2 finishers. Registration required. For students entering grades 5 and up.


AP World History Documentary Screening
When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#115)


AP World History Documentary Screening
When: Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#115)


Library Closed
When: Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library



Library Closed
When: Sunday, September 03, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library



Library Closed
When: Monday, September 04, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library



A Concert by the Blue Ridge Country Ramblers
When: Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario/Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#113 + #114 + #115)

A concert of traditional bluegrass and country songs performed on guitar, mandolin, banjo, standup bass


Teen Advisory Board
When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Teen Library

Do you want to have a say in what programs we offer for teens? Do you want to get your hands on the latest books? Or do you just want to hang out with friends, eat snacks, and play games? Join our Teen Advisory Board!


Exploring Tolkien's Middle-earth (1 of 2 sessions)
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#114 + #115)

The land of Middle-earth has fascinated individuals for years! Enjoy film clips, games, maps, story bits, languages, discussion of your favorite characters, connections with our own lives, and more in this two-part program. Come explore Middle-earth with us! You can help us shape future program sessions discussing this vast world of imagination! Open to teens and adults. Registration is required.


Teen Book Discussion
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

All teens are welcome to join our new Teen Book Discussion. This month we will be discussing Unwind by award winning author Neal Shusterman. There will be food!


Teen Maker Club
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

Join us for an activity in the Maker’s Lab–we’ll get hands on with different tools and technology and get creative!  

Grades 6 and up, *registration required*


Made In Rochester Game Festival
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario/Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#113 + #114 + #115)

The Made In Rochester Gaming Festival is a collaborative event between the Irondequoit Public Library and RIT’s MAGIC Center to showcase video games and tabletop games developed in the Rochester area for the public.

– Play Dozens of Tabletop Games and Video Games Made in Rochester!
– Grab Lunch from Local Food Trucks!
– More Events To Be Announced!


Financing Your Education with the New York State Department of Financial Services
When: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Densmore Creek Meeting Room (#114)

Learn more about grants, scholarships, and various types of loans, plus how to fill out FAFSA applications. We will also discuss how to determine the amount of aid you qualify for and some pretty great programs New York State has available for students to help them after graduation. Brochures will be available, plus Q&A time at the end. 


Dungeons & Dragons (& Donuts!)
When: Saturday, October 07, 2017 11:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

For new and experienced players, come join the most popular role playing game of all time!

Ages 13-18, registration required


Library Closed
When: Monday, October 09, 2017 12:00 AM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library



A Concert by Ceilidh Connection
When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Lake Ontario/Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#113 + #114 + #115)

Come enjoy a live concert of six pipers performing on the Scottish Small Pipes! All ages welcome. 


Teen Advisory Board
When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Teen Library

Do you want to have a say in what programs we offer for teens? Do you want to get your hands on the latest books? Or do you just want to hang out with friends, eat snacks, and play games? Join our Teen Advisory Board!


Teen Movie Matinee
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:30 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Teen Library

Come to the Teen Library for popcorn and a movie! We’ll be viewing a PG or PG-13 movie of your choice! 


Ages 13 and up.


Teen Escape Room
When: Monday, October 16, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at 1839 Maker’s Lab

The clock is ticking–you and your teammates only have a few minutes to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and unlock the box before it’s too late! Join us each month for a different scenario—whether it’s finding the antidote to a deadly zombie virus or cracking the enemy’s code to end World War II!

Ages 13-18, *registration required*


"Failure is Impossible": A Visit with Susan B. Anthony
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Irondequoit Public Library at Densmore Creek/Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#114 + #115)

Come meet with suffragist and civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony! Learn about social conditions in 1880 and Miss Anthony’s participation in the fight for women’s rights, abolition, and temperance.