Adulting 101 for Teens

As you move towards independence from your parents, you need to learn some necessary skills to take care of yourself and to live in the real world.  The Library is offering a series for teens and young adults on basic but important skills, like managing your money, sewing, etiquette, cooking and more. 

Snacks and refreshments will be served.  Recommended for teens and young adults.  Registration is requested. 

Winter Series

Sewing Basics
Tuesday, February 21st, 6 pm

Local sewing expert Mary will show you the basics of sewing by hand and with a machine. Register HERE.

Planning Healthy Meals & Snacks
Tuesday, March 7th, 6 pm

Eliza will talk about planning healthy meals and snacks ahead of time so you don't get caught hungry on the go. We will make smoothies and trail mix. Register HERE.


Crafty Stuff for Teens

Projects are geared to teens and adults. Children ages 9 - 12 must be accompanied by teen or adult. Registration is required.

Sew What?!

Meets the 1st Thursday of the month, 6 pm
Projects TBA

You bring your own fabric and sewing machine (if possible). Library provides the pattern and instruction plus a couple of sewing machines. The Sew What?! projects are basic enough for those who need practice sewing straight lines. If you haven’t used a sewing machine before, we will do our best to help you.

Register online for each class

Create Oregon!

Library provides supplies but you are welcome to bring you own materials to use.  

Register online for each class.

All classes start at 6 pm.
•    February 7th      Glass Bead Magnets
•    March 14th        Fabric Bowls


Teen Advisory Board

Next meeting: March 10th at 4 pm.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a volunteer group of teens that offers suggestions and provides input to the Youth Services Librarian about teen reading interests, recreational activities, programming, and space planning.

If you're interested, attend a meeting or talk to Kelly the Librarian in person, by phone 608-835-3656, or email kallen@oregonlibrary.org.


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Online Book Club for Teens and Adults

Monday through Friday, receive a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book in your email and for a 2-3 chapter sample. Click the HERE to sign up. There are eleven genres to choose from including teen fiction.  Paid for by the Friends of the Oregon Library.