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Welcome! From craft to college prep, from movie screenings to film making the Free Library has it all for teens! Check out an event at your local library or visit the Teen Space at the Parkway Central Library on Vine Street. Find awesome programs around the city and find your next great read!

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Upcoming Events

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Homeschooler Hangout

Tue, January 31, 2023 11:00 A.M.
Fishtown Community Library

What do you want to learn about? What do you want to do? Every Tuesday at 11 am, our programming is up to YOU! Join us for our weekly Homeschooler Hangout. Programming will be determined based on interests of attendees. Likely topics are puzzles, science experiments, crafts, stories,…


Tue, January 31, 2023 4:00 P.M.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Join Juana, our LEAP Afterschool Leader, to make crafts of all kinds, including origami, button-making, painting and coloring, and much more!  For school-age children.

Smoothie Making

Tue, January 31, 2023 4:00 P.M.
West Oak Lane Library

Smoothies are a delicious way to enjoy nutritious fruits, nuts and vegetables. Plus, they are simple to make! Students will participate in preparing smoothies for the group to enjoy together.       

Chat and Chew for Teens

Tue, January 31, 2023 4:30 P.M.
Tacony Library

Come Chat & Chew and learn more about you! Through interactive life lessons and small group sessions, the library community resource liaison is here to help and make it clear! Join us for food, fun, and conversation. Bring a friend! This program is for Teens ages 12-18. Funded by Cigna…

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Blog Posts

Exploring More Careers with Field Teen Center: Book Editor!

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a book editor? Or how to become a better storyteller? To answers these questions and more, Field Teen Center interviewed a professional book editor, the latest in a video series exploring creative careers.… continue reading

By Yona Y.    November 29, 2022   

It's Time for High School Choice!

Do you have teens in your life who will be attending high school in Philly next year? They’ve got options. It is time for High School choice selection! The Philadelphia High School system is large, diverse, and has much to offer. Finding… continue reading

By Emily S.    October 13, 2022   

Empathy Versus Misinformation Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Empathy Versus Misinformation: Transgender Youth series of panels. There has been a lot of interest in transgender youth in the media, and yet so few easy ways to access reliable answers to questions… continue reading

By Shelley R.    September 7, 2022   

Explore Creative Careers with Field Teen Center!

Throughout the month of July, Field Teen Center recorded interviews with a voice actor, four game designers, and a comic book writer. If you’re interested in creative jobs or if you just want to learn more about how your favorite TV shows,… continue reading

By Yona Y.    August 5, 2022