Category Archives: YA Events

Late Night Study Hall

late_night_web_bannerDecember 19, 20 & 21 from 9-11 PM

It’s finals week and all you want is some place where you can study (either in groups or alone) after school closes, and take a break every now and then to catch up with your friends. Well, you’re in luck! The Mill Valley Library will stay open, just for high school students, an extra two hours: from 9-11 PM. Bring a friend and a cup of coffee and get your finals-acing self down to the Library. For high school students only.

Contact a Teen Librarian with any questions.

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Board Game Night board games and socialize with friends. We’ll have new and old favorites like Settlers of Catan, Twister, Ticket to Ride, and Superfight! Sweet and salty snacks will be provided. If this proves popular, we could make it a regular event.

For high school students only. No registration required.


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Altered T-shirts

Altered T-shirts | November 3 | 7:00 – 8:30pm

tshirt3tshirt1Make a statement with custom clothing and turn your t-shirts into fun fashions! Cut it, sew it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, and best of all, transform it. The library will provide shirts or you can bring your own.

IT’S CONTEST TIME! Prizes will be awarded, so bring your A-game!

tshirt2For high school students only.  Registration required. Click here to sign up.

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Self Defense for Teens

martial-arts-150008_1280-fwLearn to defend yourself! Oakland’s Suigetsukan Dojo will teach the importance of being aware of your environment and the basic mechanics of releases from grabs and the use of pressure points. You’ll also learn appropriate levels of response to a threat and work on verbal de-escalation strategies.

Thursday, October 6th, 7 PM, Creekside Room

High School students only. Registration required. Click here to sign up.

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Weekly Creative Writing Workshops

Weekly creative writing workshops start Wednesday, September 7 and continue on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30pm, through November 16. Creekside Room. High school students only.

Meet Anna Mahrer, who will use her BFA in Creative Writing and her love of workshopping stories to help you explore your own writing skills in a relaxed environment. The weekly workshops aren’t about getting a good grade or writing a critical analysis,  they are about trying new things and creating something exciting. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.


313393_283129255049078_100000560186552_1070834_1377457794_nIf you don’t feel like writing, that’s fine too, you are always welcome to just hang out, eat candy, and listen to what others have to say. 

Student writing can be found here.

Creative Writing links of interest can be found here.

Workshops are open to high school students only, including rising freshmen and recent high school graduates.

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College Essay Workshop

blogging-15968_960_720Demystifying the College Essay: Tips, Tricks and Strategies

Learn how to write the College Application Essay. Expert Ellen White will go over all the basics for UC and Common Application prompts and talk about how you can find your voice as both student and individual. Learn why the essay is so important and how to discover your own approach to telling your personal stories. Your experiences are unique to you, so come find out how to feel more organized and get ready to start writing.

Tuesday, September 13, 7:00-8:30pm.

Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library

For high school students only. Advance registration required. Click here to sign up.

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End of Summer Party

BT3End of Summer Party | Monday August 15, 7PM

Have one last summer hurrah with free Sol Food, live music, and more at the End of Summer Party in the Amphitheater. We’ll draw raffle prizes for some lucky summer reading participants and listen to great music. You don’t need to attend the party to win…but we’d love to see you there!

It’s a fantastic chance to socialize with friends you’ve missed this summer!

Registration recommended. Click here to register.


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DIY: Totes August 4

gogoWhether you’re off to the beach or heading home from the library, having a sturdy carry-all is invaluable. In this hand-sewing workshop you’ll learn how to make a plain bag into a unique tote. Materials provided.

Thursday, August 4, 7:00-8:30pm

Creekside Room.

For high school and middle school students only. Registration required. Click here to sign up.

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Sweet Treats – July 21

cookies1A wise person once said, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.” Suzanne Griffin, certified personal chef and cooking instructor, returns to teach us how to make (and eat!) delicious delights.

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00pm. Creekside Room. Registration required. Click here to register.

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Movie & Pizza Night

guardiansMovie and Pizza | Thursday June 16, 7PM

It’s officially summer and time to relax! Kick off the season with free pizza and screening of the hilarious film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Creekside Room. Registration recommended. Click here to register.

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