Teens

TEEN EDUCATION & CREATION HUB


Visit the TECH Lab - A space for teens to come in, hang out and use 21st century technology to create exciting projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

TECH Lab Summer Hours:


Tuesday-Friday:
Open Lab 1-6 pm
Saturday:
Open Lab 1-5 pm


Be sure to check below to see what special programs and events we have coming up each month!

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Teen Events At-a-Glance


We have a lot of things going on at the library, so here's a quick list of all of our upcoming events. Scroll down the page to find more info on the program you're interested in, or call us at 696-8538.


  • TECH Lab Artist in Residence
  • Featured Program:Tie-Dye Tuesday!
  • Teen Camp: Create a Magazine with InDesign
  • D & D
  • Fortnite Fridays
  • Teen Book Group
  • Teen Advisory Group

Test Prep E-Books

Getting ready to take the SAT or GRE? Just need some extra help with geometry? Want to be a firefighter or police officer? Then check out the library's new collection of digital reference books for test prep and study help! All of the titles are free to access and download. All you need is a library card! See our selection, and get studying.

TECH Lab Artist in Residence

Interested in being the TECH Lab's next Artist in Residence? Have some interesting skills you want to share? Or maybe just interested in working with teens, and making some extra money for it? Contact Cody at 696-8538 or e-mail him at allenc@ci.billings.mt.us.

Featured Program

Tie-Dye Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug. 20

1-3 pm in the Community Room

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Do you love tie-dye? Are you frustrated you can’t get the types of results professional fabric artists do? Want to learn to improve your dying skills? Come join us for an afternoon of learning the science behind tie-dye and get results to make your friends envious. Includes making your own tie-dye shirt. Call 657-8290 to sign up, and be sure to provide us a t-shirt size! This program will be in the Community Room.

Upcoming Programs

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Teen Camp: Create a Magazine

August 13-16

1-3 pm in the TECH Lab

During this week-long program, teens will learn the basics of designing a magazine. Everything from designing the cover to headlines and captions, design elements, and a table of contents! Space is limited. Call 657-8290 to sign up today!

D & D: Conquering the Westmarches

Saturdays

1-4 pm in the TECH Lab

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Join us for epic adventures and world building mayhem as we strive to tame the wilds of the West Marches! Help build and cultivate a city, explore the wilderness, and defeat terrifying  monsters as you learn the ins and outs of 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. You don't need any previous experience with the game, and you don't have to commit to a weekly session. The West Marches campaign is designed for drop in/drop out play, so swing by the TECH Lab on Saturday and see what adventures are underway!

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Fortnite Fridays

Every Friday

3-7 pm in the TECH Lab


Fortnite is now on the Nintendo Switch, so the TECH Lab is going to be hosting a couple hours of Fortnite mayhem every week. Swing by the lab to hang out and try one of the best games around!

Teen Book Group


​Thursday, Aug. 29th, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Join our Teen Book Group! We meet once a month on Thursday afternoons. Snacks and drinks are provided. We’re reading “Sweet,” a horror novel in which a dream vacation goes comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong! It’s by Emmy Laybourne, author of the “Monument 14” trilogy. To register and reserve your copy of the book, call 657– 8290.
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Teen Advisory Group
Teens who are 13 to 19 years of age can apply to be part of our Teen Advisory Group - the TAG.  The TAG advises the library about programs for teens, helps promote services, and volunteers at the library.

Volunteering at the Library


Are you looking for ways to spend your free time? The TECH Lab is looking for 16-18 year old teenagers to help lead and mentor younger teens in the lab during open hours. Volunteers need to be interested in technology, willing to teach and learn alongside other teens, and be in the lab for a minimum of 4 hours per week. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience, or just give back to your community! For more information, contact Cody in the TECH Lab. Submit an online application..

Looking for a good book?


Check out these great reads.

Suggest A Title


Is there a teen title you would like to see in the Library's collection? Submit your suggestion online.


Local Teen Interviews Architect of Billings Public Library

Katelyn Bauer interviewed Will Bruder, the architect for the new Billings Public Library building,
and used the TECH Lab equipment to edit the video together. Way to go Katelyn!