Teens Events

Hogwarts – Library Closed

Saturday, October 11

All Day

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Saturday, October 11

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all Harrys, Hermiones, Rons, Dracos…and muggles too! It is back to school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Join us for a third year of magic and mystery as we transform the James Blackstone Memorial Library into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Drop off your child for two jam packed hours of magical activities. Attend classes in: Potions, Divination, Quidditch and Charms! Don’t forget to visit Ollivander’s Wand shop for your wand that will be perfect for you.
Costumes are encouraged.

This event is meant for children ages 6 and up.
Reservations are required and tickets are $25/person.

To learn more about specific times, see footage from the past and/or to buy tickets click here.

 

Library Closed

Sunday, October 12

All Day

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Sunday, October 12

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Calling all Harrys, Hermiones, Rons, Dracos…and muggles too! It is back to school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Join us for a third year of magic and mystery as we transform the James Blackstone Memorial Library into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Drop off your child for two jam packed hours of magical activities. Attend classes in: Potions, Divination, Quidditch and Charms! Don’t forget to visit Ollivander’s Wand shop for your wand that will be perfect for you.
Costumes are encouraged.

This event is meant for children ages 6 and up.
Reservations are required and tickets are $25/person.

To learn more about specific times, see footage from the past and/or to buy tickets click here.

Columbus Day – Library Closed

Monday, October 13

All Day

Learning Labs for Teens & Tweens (5th Grade and Up in the auditorium)

Learning Labs for Teens & Tweens (5th Grade and Up in the auditorium)

Tuesday, October 21

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’re turning our Teen Advisory Board session into a maker-session! Have some food, some fun, and get making! Come out after school for some hands-on fun in our Learning Labs. We’re introducing teens to our new MakerLab, showing off some 3D printing and teaching you how to make your very own printed object. Open to those in grades 5-12. Please register for this event: 203.488.1441 ext. 323
Early Release Day - Animal Embassy: Halloween Creatures and Critters (All Ages)

Early Release Day – Animal Embassy: Halloween Creatures and Critters (All Ages)

Wednesday, October 22

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Head to the Blackstone Library on your early release day for a presentation with our friends at the Animal Embassy. During this workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of creepy and crawly critters that may cause you to double take BUT the Embassy will prove you wrong by discussing why these animals cause fear and how we can change our preconceived notions about them by simply learning more. Through observation and discussion we will be able to see that the creatures we fear most are actually pretty amazing and that the characteristics that may cause you to cringe actually help them and their fellow creatures to survive! Sure to be interesting and exciting all while taking the scare out of those Halloween creatures.

Registration for this program is not required – just come on your half day to enjoy!

MakerLab: 3D Printing 101 - Middle School Students (Auditorium)

MakerLab: 3D Printing 101 – Middle School Students (Auditorium)

Wednesday, November 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to 3D Printing as we review the concept, see it in action and learn how to download and manipulate CAD software so that you can leave with something 100% created by you! That’s right, it is time for a tween based MakerLab at the Blackstone Library and we are interested in grabbing middle school students that cannot wait to get their hands on this new technology – so let’s see what you can really do!?!

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

TAB: Teen Advisory Board with a Maker Twist (5th Grade and Up in the LHR)

TAB: Teen Advisory Board with a Maker Twist (5th Grade and Up in the LHR)

Tuesday, November 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tweens and teens did you enjoy our hands-on learning labs throughout the summer? Want to check them out? Well, we are going to try to keep them up and running by merging them with our teen advisory board meetings throughout the school year. During each meeting we will focus on a new piece of technological equipment, see how it works and what we can create! Once we have all of these new pieces of equipment under our belts we will then find creative ways to share them with others and create programming for new and upcoming that tweens and teens will enjoy! And, as always – snacks will be provided.

Registration for this program is required so that we know how many participants to expect! To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day – Library Closed

Thursday, November 27

All Day

Christmas Eve – Library Closed

Wednesday, December 24

All Day

Christmas Day – Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

All Day

New Year’s Eve – Close at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 31

12:00 am

Library open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Library Closed

Thursday, January 1

All Day