Activities for Teens and Tweens

If you have a teen or tween then you know most of what they like to do involves hanging out with friends, playing video games or going to the mall. If you’d like your tween or teen to do something else, we’ve listed some activities for teens and tweens in Allen and Dallas.

Tween and Teen activities in FriscoMcKinney or Plano.

If you’re looking for library activities for younger kids, see our library page.

Don’t forget our Things to Do section includes many things, such as museums, that someone of any age an enjoy.

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An Anime Evening

Date of event: 01/10/2019

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Upstairs Program Room

Location Address: 300 North Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy a night watching anime, eating Japanese snacks, and exploring Japanese culture.

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An Anime Evening

Date of event: 02/14/2019

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Upstairs Program Room

Location Address: 300 North Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy a night watching anime, eating Japanese snacks, and exploring Japanese culture.

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Bullet Journaling

Date of event: 01/03/2019

Cost: Free

Ages: For ages 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Children’s Program Room

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Fulfill your goal to get organized this year and try your hand at Bullet Journaling! We’ll teach you the basics and give you what you need to keep going. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library. All materials provided.m

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Games and Grub

Date of event: 02/28/2019

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: For ages 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Children’s Program Room

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Bring your friends for an epic board game battle! From classics like Chess and Checkers to new finds like Sushi Go and Exploding Kittens, we have games for everyone! Not a board game fan? Try summoning a creature and use an enchantment during a round of Magic. Or even participate in a Dungeons & Dragons game! Oh, and did we mention there will be food?

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Games and Grub

Date of event: 01/24/2019

Event Time: 02:30:00 PM till 03:30:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: For ages 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Children’s Program Room

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Bring your friends for an epic board game battle! From classics like Chess and Checkers to new finds like Sushi Go and Exploding Kittens, we have games for everyone! Not a board game fan? Try summoning a creature and use an enchantment during a round of Magic. Or even participate in a Dungeons & Dragons game! Oh, and did we mention there will be food?

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Harry Potter Escape Room

Date of event: 10/19/2018

Event Begins at: 01:00:00AM

Cost: 20

Ages: Teenager+

Location Name: Irving Convention Center

Location Address: 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039 Click for Google Map

Description: Play one of two Escape Room scenarios inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter! Try to escape from a vault in the Wizarding Bank or save New York by figuring out the plot of three rogue witches and wizards! Amazing fun for the whole family at Dallas Fan Days!

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Origami Boxes

Date of event: 07/18/2018

Event Begins at: 10:30:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: Ages 12 and up

Location Name: Allen Public Library

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Learn simple techniques for making origami boxes. Use them for everything from cute containers for party treats to an Advent Calendar!

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Pokémon Creation Lab

Date of event: 06/19/2018

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: 8-12

Location Name: Allen Public Library

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: If you could create your own Pokémon, what would it be? Design your own all-new Pokémon! Limited to 60. Free tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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Teen Cake Pops

Date of event: 12/28/2018

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: For ages 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library- Children’s Program Room

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: in the Children’s Program Room. Show off your decorating skills and make delicious works of art! Limited to 30. A free ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

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Teen Study Night

This event occurs Daily from 12/10/2018 to 12/12/2018

Event Begins at: 06:30:00PM

Cost: free

Ages: For ages 12 – 18

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Children’s Program Room

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, Texas 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Bring your friends and get ready for finals. We’ll provide snacks, as well as calming crafts, coloring, and therapy dogs for when you need a study break!

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Teen Workshops

This event occurs each Week on Thursday from 07/05/2018 to 07/26/2018

Cost: Free

Ages: Teens

Location Name: Dallas Museum of Art

Location Address: 1717 N. Harwood Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Teen Tours are free bimonthly tours for teens who are looking for a basic introduction to global art history. Ideal for high school students taking AP Art History, Teen Tours give students a closer look at the art that made its mark on culture then and now. These tours are intended for individual students or small groups of friends. Teen Thurs July 5 @ 12:30-1:30pm Tour: Memory Lane; Thurs July 19 @ 12:30-1:30pm Teen Tour: Art of the Statement; Thurs July 26 @ 5-9pm Disconnect to Reconnect: A Teen Night

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Winter Watercolor Painting

Date of event: 01/07/2019

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: For ages 8-12

Location Name: Allen Public Library in the Children’s Program Room

Location Address: 300 N. Allen Drive Allen, TX 75013 Click for Google Map

Description: Create a beautiful Winter scene, snowflakes or woodland animals using watercolor paint! Take home your very own beginner watercolor paint set and watercolor paper pad. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library. Limited to 25. A free ticket is required to attend. Free tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before each program starts.

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