Teens Events

Meals on Mars: Space Food and More – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 27

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what space food looks, smells and tastes like? Well, in this program we will not only make our very own but also learn a little about the menu process and how nutritionists select items that can “make it in space.” Participants will be asked to create their own month long space menu based on taste, nutritional value and shelf life. So let’s start cooking for the atmosphere!

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

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

Thursday, June 27

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Tween Advisory Council: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, July 9

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

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

Thursday, July 11

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – 4th thru 6th Grade and Caregiver (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, July 11

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have started a cookbook club for families and we want to include you! Here’s how it works, stop by the Youth Services Department for this month’s cookbook. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the night of the meeting bring in something delicious to share. During the meeting we will eat, talk about the book and whether or not you would recommend it to your family and friends. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family!

Sound fun? Space is limited, so click here to sign up or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 today.

StoryWalk Group Walk – All Ages (Meet at the Library)

Saturday, July 13

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to experience StoryWalk® as a group? Meet us at the library as we progressively read Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey along Main Street. We’ll enjoy the great outdoors, complete some of the challenges and discuss our favorite parts of the book.

Registration for this program is not required. Just meet us in front of the Blackstone to enjoy the walk.

Tween Advisory Council: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, July 16

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

Teen Paint Night: with Pam’s Picasso’s – 9 thru 12th Grade (Outside)

Wednesday, July 17

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pam’s Picasso’s is dropping by for our first ever TEENS ONLY paint night. During this session participants will take part in a step-by-step painting project and will leave with something 100% out of this world. Plus, we will be meeting outside. Previous painting experience is not required and Pam’s Picasso will provide all the supplies. Space is limited so sign up is necessary.

To do so click here or call 203. 488. 1441 ext. 321 today.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Lucy Hammer 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) – 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: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer 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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Lucy Hammer 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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

As Seen On Screen: Teen Book Club – 7th Grade & Up (OFFSITE)

Tuesday, July 30

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Every month we will meet to catch-up, have some coffee and discuss a YA title that has been produced or is currently in PRE production for the silver screen in hopes of talking about the similarities and differences, or better yet, who WE would cast in the lead roll. 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!

ASOS will meet at Common Grounds where we can sink in some comfy chairs and grab a drink!

July: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
August: Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Registration for this program is not required. Just grab a friend, pick up a book and join in the fun.

Tween Advisory Council: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer 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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Lucy Hammer 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) – 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: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer 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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students (Lucy Hammer 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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – 4th thru 6th Grade and Caregiver (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, August 8

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have started a cookbook club for families and we want to include you! Here’s how it works, stop by the Youth Services Department for this month’s cookbook. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the night of the meeting bring in something delicious to share. During the meeting we will eat, talk about the book and whether or not you would recommend it to your family and friends. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family!

Sound fun? Space is limited, so click here to sign up or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 today.

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

Monday, August 12

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: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, August 13

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

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

Thursday, August 15

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

A Tour of the Universe from Your Backyard (Reading Room)

Saturday, August 17

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Starting at Earth and exploring into space, learn about interesting astronomical phenomena and objects to see in the summer sky right from your backyard with and without a telescope.  Get a sense of the vastly different sizes of and distances between them.  We’ll find out about Earth’s shadow, Sun dogs, rainbows, Moon halos, satellites, meteors, Moon, planets, Sun, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies…

We will also introduce you to the Library’s “hold-able” telescope so that you can review all of it’s components and then plan to check it out for personal use in the future.

Registration for this program is required so that we can prepare accordingly. Click here or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321.

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

Monday, August 19

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: Volunteer Group – 5th thru 8th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, August 20

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Registration is closed, leave Miss Carly or Miss Sarah your contact information and we will let you know when a spot opens up.

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

Thursday, August 22

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!

 

Outdoor Movie: Captain Marvel – (OFFSITE)

Friday, August 23

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the end of Summer Reading with this outdoor movie event at Foote Park! We’ll be showing Captain Marvel and create a mini outdoor amphitheater for everyone’s viewing pleasure. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to bring a blanket and snacks. But, please note that The Ice Cream Guy truck will also be on site, so that you can purchase a sweet treat.

Captain Marvel is rated PG13
Foote Park is located at 12 Melrose Avenue, Branford CT
Past Branford Family Resource Center
Rain Date: TBD

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

As Seen On Screen: Teen Book Club – 7th Grade & Up (OFFSITE)

Tuesday, August 27

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Every month we will meet to catch-up, have some coffee and discuss a YA title that has been produced or is currently in PRE production for the silver screen in hopes of talking about the similarities and differences, or better yet, who WE would cast in the lead roll. 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!

ASOS will meet at Common Grounds where we can sink in some comfy chairs and grab a drink!

August: Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Registration for this program is not required. Just grab a friend, pick up a book and join in the fun.

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

Thursday, August 29

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) – we thank you for filling bellies and your support!