The Council
The Council
The Council (formally known as the Teen Advisory Board) meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Teens ages 13-17 who attend can earn volunteer hours while they assist us in the planning of future teen programs. Pizza and games included! 
Japanese Club
Japanese Club

Come to the Minden Library to learn the language of Japan from a member of staff who lived and taught in Japan for nine years. At each session, we learn about Japanese culture and practice conversational and writing skills at the beginner level. Previous knowledge of the language is not necessary to participate and all ages are welcome!

The Japanese Club meets on the second and third Thursday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Check out a quick video about Japanese Club on our TikTok page here

The Mythos Society (formerly Weekend Warriors)
The Mythos Society
The Douglas County Public Library is hosting a hybrid tabletop RPG campaign from 2:00 pm - 4:30 p.m. Players can either attend in person at the library or join in via the library Discord group. 

Our campaign is in full swing as we take on the lengthy Call of Cthulhu campaign, Horror on the Orient Express every Saturday.  *Seats are currently full, but spectator seats are always available! If you're interested in joining the campaign, or starting a new one, please contact the library. 

Email the library at [email protected] to receive an invitation to our Discord server if you’d prefer to join digitally or to receive information about the current campaign. For an invite to the server please provide your name, age, and library card number. The current campaign is recommended for ages 13+.

Prior knowledge of the current system is not needed to play and we’re always happy to help new players along the way. If you would just like to attend to see how the game works and to gauge your own interest, spectator spots are always available.

Please note this is for ages 13+; the rules are the same as any program, and no foul or sexually explicit language will be tolerated.

READing Paws®

READing Paws

READing Paws is moving to Tuesdays! Starting April 18th, 2023, a READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Minden Library every Tuesday afternoon between 3:30 and 5:00.

Reading with animals can help children feel calm, gain confidence, and become strong readers. Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog.

Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged!  

Please sign up HERE

Stardust Crusaders Teen Anime Club - NEW
Stardust Crusaders Anime Club

Beginning April 12th!
The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be starting a Teen Anime Club: The Stardust Crusaders! Obsessed with anime? Come join us starting in April on the second Wednesday of every month, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pine Nut Room!

Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to hang out with us and watch and discuss anime.

Teen Zine - NEW
Teen Zine

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be offering a Teen Zine program offering all teen writers and artists ages 13-18 the opportunity to work on publishing a zine. Join us to learn the basics of creating a zine from beginning to end with two in-person meetings.

We will meet on Wednesday, April 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 to discuss submissions and articles.

On Wednesday, May 3rd we will be meeting from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. to work on proofreading and formatting our collaboration. We will publish our zine in June.

We will be accepting teen submissions from April 1st through 30th.

All supplies will be provided.

Tween Art
Tween Art Club
The Minden Library hosts a Tween Art Club on the second Thursday of every month from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 
Tweens age 8-13 can come make artistic creations around each month’s theme.  All supplies needed to create works of art are provided. Mediums and techniques may include: acrylic paint, acrylic paint pens, paint pouring, traditional sketching, watercolor, rock painting, mask making, and more!

*Beginning in January 2023, Tween Art Club will require registration to ensure ample supplies are available for attendants.*
Register Here!

VR Lab
VR Lab
Join us to try some Virtual Reality at the Minden Library on Fridays 2-5pm!  Ages 13 and up.  Reservations are required so please call us ahead of time!

Seasonal Minden Programs

Programs listed below are seasonal.  Please check our Calendar for current info.
Ghost Scouts
Ghost Scouts

The Minden Library has introduced this new club that takes place in the Fall for teens and adults interested in paranormal investigations: Ghost Scouts!

While much of the appeal of paranormal investigations lies in the active investigation itself, a rigorous investigation involves developing research skills, a knowledge of local and state history, an understanding of the science behind investigation equipment, and technical and creative writing skills.

The Irregulars
The Irregulars
The Irregulars is a seasonal mystery club for teens ages 13-18. For current dates and times, please check the Calendar

Zephyr Cove

Basic Resume and Job Help

Basic Resume and Job Help

The Zephyr Cove Library has received grant funds for a new self-service center!
Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.

The new self-service center is perfect for remote workers, families who are homeschooling their children, and everyone else who needs to print, scan, or make copies. In addition to the new self-service center, the library will also be offering a drop-in session for Basic Resume and Job Help on the third Wednesday of every month from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. starting April 19th.

This drop-in session is first come, first serve and is for teens and adults. Vanna Bells, Library Supervisor, has ten years’ experience assisting people with resumes, job applications, and teaching basic computer skills. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Zephyr Cove Library at 775-588-6411.

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Cosmic Ink
Cosmic Ink

The Zephyr Cove Library is offering a creative writing club for tweens and teens looking to express their creativity through storytelling, poetry, and games that spark the imagination. Supplies, snacks, and beverages will be provided.

Cosmic Ink will meet on the second Thursday of the month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for ages 11-16. Upcoming dates for meetings are January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th .

Cosmic Ink is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Reading Fur-ends
Reading Fur-ends

Starting January 10th, children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog's handler at the Zephyr Cove Library every Tuesday between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. through April 25th

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library.  This program is offered in partnership with Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Tahoe Film Club
Tahoe Film Club

Starting May 10th, the Tahoe Film Club will be meeting at the Zephyr Cove Library on the second Wednesday of every month from 3:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Tahoe Film Club is for high school students interested in the film industry. Projects will include screenwriting, storyboarding, acting, cinematography, and more! This club will include other roles in the film industry such as costume design, lighting, editing, and more if there’s interest.

Irene has worked on film projects as small as short films and as large as studio productions. A Jane of all trades- she has enough knowledge of every department to spark the imagination, creativity, and interest of filmmaking in young minds.

Tahoe Film Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

Seasonal Zephyr Cove Programs

Programs listed below are seasonal.  Please check our Calendar for current info.

Free Music with Freegal

Freegal music

With a library card and library account password/PIN, teens have access to free music through the library's Freegal Music service:

  • Download and stream music
  • Keep the songs you download
  • Choose from over 8 million songs including today's top hits
  • Thousands of popular artists
  • Free apps are available for Apple and Android devices

Get started with Freegal today!
Freegal music

Homework Tools for Students

We purchase many high-quality resources to help you with online research. They are part of our Digital Branch, available from your home 24/7. To use these resources from outside the library, you will be prompted to enter the number on the back of your library card along with your account password. If you need help using these resources, please contact the library when we are open at 775-782-9841.