Teens Events

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Get Active with Photography – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Wednesday, August 10

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let’s bring activity and creativity together as we make our very own motion inspired bookmarks and/or magnets. During this workshop teens will work together to take action shots of one another against our green screen. Teens will then pick their favorite poses and edit their photos to their liking so that they can be printed and laminated into bookmarks and/or magnets. What an excellent way to put creativity into action.

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

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

Tuesday, August 16

6:00 pm - 7:30 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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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, August 20

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

This movie is rated G.

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

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Kids and Teens Summer Reading Ends

Monday, August 22

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Today is the last day to check-in for summer reading! If you have met your reading goal make sure to pop into the library to create your 3D print. We would love to see you and cannot wait to wish you fun on the rest of your summer break.

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Jon Cap Magic and Balloon Animal Show – All Ages (Auditorium)

Monday, August 22

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It’s time to close out our summer reading program with our favorite magician Jon Cap! During this performance Jon will be sharing some brand new material filled with comedy and hands-on opportunities. Your kids will have a blast coming up on stage and being part of the show. To exercise our brains Jon will include a mini balloon animal workshop where kids and parents can work together to make their own creations.

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

Library Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 5

All Day

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

Thursday, September 8

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, September 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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3D File Creation and Printing for Kids and their Caregivers – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Saturday, September 17

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you and your kids interested in learning how to make files for 3D printing? Wouldn’t it be fun to learn more about the 3D printing process and all its possibilities together? Well, this class is especially geared towards the younger set and their caregivers. During this class we will walk everyone through the basics of 3D design and different computer software to create a simple file that you can then print on the library’s 3D printer! We will also be able to show you our brand new 3D scanner.

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, September 22

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, September 24

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 Jungle Book!?! 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, September 26

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, October 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.

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 10

All Day

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, October 17

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, October 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.

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

Saturday, October 22

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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Pumpkin Painting – All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, October 29

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning filled with paint and fun as we get in the Halloween spirit by playing spooky music and painting pumpkins. The library will supply all the necessary paints, books for inspiration as well as stencils but you need to (BYOP) – bring your own pumpkin in order to participate. Pumpkins of all sizes are welcome, SO come on and join in on all the fun!

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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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, October 31

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, November 3

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, November 14

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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Family Talk: Healthly Communication between Parents and Teens

Monday, November 14

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We all want to be listened to, but sometimes communicating can feel less like a conversation and more like a tug-o-war. If you have experienced this you are not alone.
Family Talk is an engaging presentation that focuses on helping parents and children/teens communicate in more helpful ways by using a combination of Active Understanding and Motivational Interviewing.
Topics of discussion will include:
-Active Listening versus Active Understanding
-Stages of Change
-What is Motivational Interviewing?
-Modern technology and how it can help.
The is presentation is interactive so feel free to bring questions and/or real world examples to share if would like.
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, November 17

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.

Library Closes @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24

All Day

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, November 28

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 1

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, 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.

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

All Day

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.