Teens (ages 13 – 19) have their own dedicated area at the Medicine Hat Public Library. “Youthopia” is made by teens, for teens. We have thousands of Young Adult resources – books, movies, TV shows, music, magazines, video games, etc. – that you can access from home or at the Library with your free card. If you haven’t visited in a while, make a point to stop by and rediscover your library.
The Library is Open! Click through the banners below to see our line-up of teen in-person and virtual programs! For more information, please contact the Youth & Community Librarian:
Dungeons & Dragons
Every other Tuesday (September 14, 28 and October 12, 26) | 6-8 PM, virtually (for now)
Adventurers wanted: All experience levels welcome! Help us create a fantasy world to quest and get up to shenanigans in. Registration is required by calling 403-502-8525.
Plate Smash for Mental Health
September 23 & October 7 | 4-5:30pm at Medalta
Join us at Medalta to create and paint two plates - one that symbolizes struggles and challenges and one that symbolizes confidence and accomplishments. Keep your positivity plate and smash your negative one during the second session. Registration is required by calling 403-502-8525. By registering you are committing to both dates.
glhf: gaming for teens
October 21 | 6-8 PM, Honor Currie Room
Hang out and play new games and old favourites on the third Thursday of every month. Registration is required by calling 403-502-8525.
Halloween Teen Night
Friday, October 29 | 6:30-8:30 PM, Honor Currie Room
Join us for an after hours spooky Halloween bash with games, crafts, and food! Registration is required by calling 403-502-8525.
Introducing MHPL's first-ever book subscription box for teens (ages 13 - 19)! Fill out the Lit Loot online form and we will select two library books for you to check out based on your listed preferences, and we'll add a few surprises to create your own personalized Lit Loot bag! Return the books by their due date - the rest of the loot is yours to keep! The library will contact you when your Lit Loot is ready for pick-up. You can request one Lit Loot per month. Must have a valid MHPL card in good standing to participate.
Hang out at the library online! Join library staff and your fellow Medicine Hat teens in a digital teen space. You Can join in on programs, play games together, participate in contests, share your art and stories, and more! Click here to join!
For more information or help joining, contact Jennifer.
Saturdays, various times
We are offering virtual Dungeons & Dragons sessions using Roll20 and Discord. For more information and to register for a session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens Initiating Change – Together and Committed (TIC-TAC) is a council of teen volunteers, ages 13 – 19 who work with the Youth and Community Librarian at the Medicine Hat Public Library to help the Library become a more inviting, appealing place for teens, and to enhance teen library services and programs in the community. New members are invited to join in September of each year. If you’re interested in joining TIC-TAC, fill out an application online, or ask for one in-person at the information desk and submit it at the Library or to our Youth and Community Librarian.
You can become a member if you are:
New members are invited to join in September of each year. If you’re interested in joining TIC-TAC, fill out an application online, or ask for one in-person at the information desk and submit it at the Library or to our Youth and Community Librarian.
Adjourned for the summer.