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Teen ActivitiesTeen Night: Comic and manga party
The Menlo Park Library will hold a night for teenagers to celebrate their love of comics and manga. Submitted comics and manga will be judged, and attendees can dress up as their favorite characters. There will also be crafts, food and prizes. Registration is required. Feb. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Teen ActivitiesTinkering Teens: Lego Mindstorms robots
This Tinkering Teens event will allow teens to build and play with Lego Mindstorms robots and use a computer application to program them to run courses. Those interested should call or email to register. March 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Teen ActivitiesAuthor Andrew Smith on 'The Alex Crow'
As part of the Keep YA Weird tour -- which celebrates experimental and imaginative young adult literature -- Not Your Mother's Book Club will welcome author Andrew Smith, who will share his latest work "The Alex Crow," about a teenage Middle Eastern refugee and the only survivor of an attack on his home village. March 11, 7-8 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
Teen ActivitiesTeen Night: Magic the Gathering workshop
Illusive Comic Book Store will hold a workshop at the Menlo Park Library for teens on how to play Magic the Gathering. Teenagers ages 12 to 18 can learn the basics or find someone to play with if they already know how. Demo decks and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Teen ActivitiesTeen Spring Book Club
Menlo Park Library's Teen Book Club will meet twice this spring, providing opportunities for teenagers ages 12 to 18 to share thoughts about books of their choice. March 21 and May 2, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Teen ActivitiesAuthor Sabaa Tahir on 'An Ember in the Ashes'
Sabaa Tahir will introduce her debut young adult novel, "An Ember in the Ashes," an epic fantasy set in a Rome-like world that focuses on an orphan and a soldier fighting for family and freedom. April 28, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Teen ActivitiesSpring Teen Book Club
Menlo Park Library's Teen Book Club will meet once more this spring, providing an opportunity for teenagers ages 12 to 18 to share thoughts about books of their choice. May 2, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Teen ActivitiesAlateen meeting
Alateen, a community of young people (ages 12 to 18) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking, holds weekly meetings to give each other support -- whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. Meetings are confidential, anonymous and non-religious. The program is sponsored by Al-Anon and based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Thursdays, Feb. 12-Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m. Free. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Room 8, Palo Alto.