Teen Events 

Teen Reading Lounge

First and third Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our popular Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) program for teens aged 13 – 18 pairs book discussion with related activities to further understanding and enjoyment of the selected titles. Participants receive free copies of discussion titles to keep.


Teen Anime Club

Second and fourth Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet up with fellow teen anime enthusiasts and talk all about anime and manga. Watch anime and find a new favorite series! Snacks are provided.


Teen Writing Club

Upcoming dates TBA

Teens will engage their creativity while developing various writing techniques with prompts and exercises. Participants who have a favorite notebook or journal are encouraged to bring it; otherwise, notebooks will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring a 1 – 2 page writing sample to workshop with the group. Registration is preferred for this free program. 


Teen Game Night

Upcoming dates TBA

Teens play board games, murder mystery games, Jackbox games, and more! Games and snacks are provided.


Annual Programs

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party


Tired of making a fuss over Valentine’s Day?  Seek refuge from the mushiness at our Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Join us for a party where Cupid, the color red, and public displays of affection are banned and black clothing is encouraged. Make zombie Barbies and rude conversation hearts, try out blackout poetry, enjoy both nasty breath snacks AND a chocolate fountain, and MORE — all to the tune of the best anti-love songs!

Summer of Shakespeare

July – August

Every summer, teens dig deep into a Shakespeare play for our Summer of Shakespeare. Get a free print copy of the play, watch adaptations, perform and discuss, and practice fun acting techniques and games. We wrap up our Shakespeare summers with a group trip to Stackhouse Park to watch the Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company perform the play!  


Teen Holiday Party


Celebrate the holidays at our Teen Holiday Party. Join us for pizza, cookie-decorating, ornament-making, a hot chocolate bar, Wii games, a White Elephant gift exchange, and more. Bring a wrapped gift (but DON’T buy one — bring something from home!) to join the gift exchange!


Teen Lock-In

Various dates

Get “locked in” at HCL! Spend the night at the library and enjoy a multitude of activities including trivia, board games, movie showings, crafts and more. Pizza, snacks and a light breakfast are provided.

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