Teens Events

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, December 12

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, December 15

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Create 3D Characters and Creators with an iPad

Wednesday, December 21

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class, we’ll use the iPad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready!

Registration required. Click here to register.

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

All Day

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Hand Sew Your Own Ornament – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, December 27

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Get in the holiday spirit by crafting your own ornaments with Miss Mary and Jenna. During this hour and a half workshop participants will choose from a variety of animals, trace and cut their own felt patterns and then hand sew and stuff them to create a plush holiday pal. A variety of ribbon will be included so that they can hang from your doorknob or tree.

Registration for this program is required because space is limited. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here

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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages (Auditorium)

Friday, December 30

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spend this winter break getting in the holiday spirit by visiting us for our annual showing of the Polar Express!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, hot coco and a place for you and your family to hang.

This movie is rated G.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or bag lunch.

Library Closed for New Years Day

Sunday, January 1

All Day

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, January 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, January 9

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

Library Closed for Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 16

All Day

Create 3D Characters and Creators with an iPad

Wednesday, January 18

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class, we’ll use the iPad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready!

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, January 19

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, January 21

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch The Secret Life of Pets!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or bag lunch.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, January 23

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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Spark Video: Bring Your Story to Life – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, January 25

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for an interactive story reading and creating where everyone will listen to a traditional fairy tale as well as a re-telling. Once we discuss the similarities and differences participants will be shown how to use the digital story creator called Spark Video. Through a series of formats, pictures and voice over capabilities participants will be able to create a re-telling of their very own! We will then share our masterpieces with one another on our projection screen.

This is a great way to not only tap into creativity but also get a mini hands-on introduction with a app that can be used in a lot of different ways.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, February 2

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, February 11

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch The BFG!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or bag lunch.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, February 13

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

Create 3D Characters and Creators with an iPad

Wednesday, February 15

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class, we’ll use the iPad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready!

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, February 16

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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SAT or ACT: Choosing the Right Test for You – For Teens and their Families (Auditorium)

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Michael Newcomer (Ph.D, Yale University), founder and president of Bulldog Tutors, for a discussion on the differences and respective advantages of standardized test options. Topics covered will include the structural differences between the SAT and ACT, when and how to choose the appropriate SAT 2 Subject tests, admissions perspectives on testing choices, and when and how to start preparing. The talk will last for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of open questions to follow.

This discussion is appropriate for students and their families.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or clikc here. 

Library Closed for Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 20

All Day

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Cooking Wars for Teens: Presented by ShopRite – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, February 21

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ShopRite presents a “Top Chef” like competition where teens will be asked to create a dish on the “fly” with a series of mystery ingredients! Participants will have to work together to not only identify their ingredients but also to come up with a creative dish that will be judged by ShopRite’s chef and dietitian. They will not only be looking for taste and presentation but also whether or not the dish is healthy.

This will be an excellent way to test your culinary skills and please know that previous cooking experience is not required.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here. 

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, February 27

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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Spark Video: Bringing Wordless Books to Life – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, February 28

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

It is time for an interactive story reading and creating where participants will work in groups and review a series of wordless books. Once each group picks their favorite they will work together to create their own word filled interpretations with a digital story creator that uses different templates, pictures and sounds. We will then share our creations on our big projection screen and see if we can guess which wordless books were given a new life.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, March 9

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, March 13

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, March 23

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, March 27

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 6

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, April 10

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!

Every other week we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 20

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.