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Teen Summer Challenge

Ready for summer vacation? Looking for a summer reading list? Read, explore, & create this summer with Blackstone Library & for your chance to win cool prizes! Click to learn more.

Have You Heard The Word? We’ve Got a Brand New Teen Newsletter!

Want to stay up-to-date on all the latest new from Teen Services? We’re spilling the tea in a brand new Summer Teen Newsletter! Check out our upcoming events, find summer raffle information, sign up for text alerts & more. Check it out today! Newsletter Summer 2019

Upcoming Events

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Conference Room)

Thursday, July 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group, or BTAG, is an exclusive weekly club for high school & college students, where members work with the Teen Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select books, plan programs & work on special projects. Every meeting includes free snacks, games, & a chance to improve the library for you & your friends! After all, a renovated Teen Space is coming soon & we need YOUR input to make it awesome.  Plus, for each meeting you’ll earn 2 hours of community service. Join us Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Email Miss Sarah to RSVP or visit: https://jbmltag.eventbrite.com

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford. We thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Dungeons & Dragons & Libraries – Middle, High School & College Students (Conference Room)

Monday, July 22

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Groc is a seven-foot tall, half-orc fighter with greater than average intelligence. He likes long walks on the beach, making daisy chains for his friends, and crushing the skulls of his enemies. Sanseera is an elf rogue. After 201 years, she doesn’t steal for the treasure—she’s in it for the adventure.What happens when travelers like these meet in the most unlikely of places…a library? Join us & find out! Click here to learn more!

Tween Advisory Council – 5th thru 8th Grade (Conference Room)

Tuesday, July 23

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is  currently closed, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the waiting list–we’ll let you know when a spot opens up!

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Conference Room)

Thursday, July 25

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group, or BTAG, is an exclusive weekly club for high school & college students, where members work with the Teen Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select books, plan programs & work on special projects. Every meeting includes free snacks, games, & a chance to improve the library for you & your friends! After all, a renovated Teen Space is coming soon & we need YOUR input to make it awesome.  Plus, for each meeting you’ll earn 2 hours of community service. Join us Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Email Miss Sarah to RSVP or visit: https://jbmltag.eventbrite.com

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford. We thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Teen Book Club – Middle, High School, College (OFFSITE)

Tuesday, July 30

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

On the last Tuesday of each month, we’ll meet to catch-up, have some coffee, and discuss a YA title that is coming soon as a tv show or feature film! What will we talk about? Likes, dislikes, similarities between the movie and book, who WE would cast in the lead roll… basically, everything! Copies of each month’s title can be found in the Youth Services Department, by placing a hold in our online catalog, or dropping by the meeting to snag the next title. All are welcome, even if you don’t complete the book!

This club will meet at Common Grounds, a coffee shop on Main Street, where we can sink in some comfy chairs & practice adulting in a cool emo atmosphere. Don’t forget to bring money if you’d like to grab a drink & snacks (have you tried the turmeric soy late? And OMG the chocolate cake…).

July: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
August: Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick
September: A book chosen by club members–join now to vote!

Ready to sign up? Email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

* Please note: books selected for this club are listed as YA, or “Young Adult,” and will be geared towards middle or high school readers. While this means most content won’t be too graphic, the themes may be mature in nature. Reader discretion is advised. Not sure if the book we’re reading this month is right for you? Email Miss Sarah to learn more!

Tween Advisory Council – 5th thru 8th Grade (Conference Room)

Tuesday, July 30

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is  currently closed, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the waiting list–we’ll let you know when a spot opens up!

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Conference Room)

Thursday, August 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group, or BTAG, is an exclusive weekly club for high school & college students, where members work with the Teen Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select books, plan programs & work on special projects. Every meeting includes free snacks, games, & a chance to improve the library for you & your friends! After all, a renovated Teen Space is coming soon & we need YOUR input to make it awesome.  Plus, for each meeting you’ll earn 2 hours of community service. Join us Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Email Miss Sarah to RSVP or visit: https://jbmltag.eventbrite.com

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford. We thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Boxed Out of Space: Puzzle Solving Games – 5th Grade & Up (Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, August 5

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s time for YOU to work together and make your way around space. That’s right, in this series of programs participants will work together to solve a series of puzzles, break open locks and discover keys! Sometimes the challenges will be 100% digital, other times we will be physically opening up boxes to find what we need. Either way, we will have the necessary resources to find the answers, you just have to come together as a team to ensure that you can safely travel through space.

Registration for this program is required. To do so, click here or please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321.

Tween Advisory Council – 5th thru 8th Grade (Conference Room)

Tuesday, August 6

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is  currently closed, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the waiting list–we’ll let you know when a spot opens up!

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Conference Room)

Thursday, August 8

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group, or BTAG, is an exclusive weekly club for high school & college students, where members work with the Teen Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select books, plan programs & work on special projects. Every meeting includes free snacks, games, & a chance to improve the library for you & your friends! After all, a renovated Teen Space is coming soon & we need YOUR input to make it awesome.  Plus, for each meeting you’ll earn 2 hours of community service. Join us Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Email Miss Sarah to RSVP or visit: https://jbmltag.eventbrite.com

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK) & Beach Donut Shop of Branford. We thank you for filling bellies and your support!