Teens Events

As Seen On Screen: ASOS Book Club – 7th Grade and Up (OFFSITE)

Tuesday, May 28

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!

June: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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.

Teen Tabletop: 7th Grade and Up (History Room)

Thursday, May 30

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Join us for an afternoon filled with social gaming as we breakdown Dungeons and Dragons, Code Names, Clue with a Stars Wars twist and more! If you’re looking to unwind, meetup and try something completely new then this group is for you. Previous experience with social or role playing games is not required – we are all here to start out fresh and roll the dice with you!

Registration for this program is not required. Bring your friends and join in the fun.  

TAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School Students (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, May 30

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Party!!

Blackstone Library is welcoming a brand new Teen Services Librarian, Miss Sarah, and we need YOUR help to make it a special event! Whether you’ve volunteered in the past or you’re brand new to Blackstone, join us on Thursday, May 30th from 4-6pm for free snacks, games, and an opportunity to hang out with Miss Sarah in person (she’s neat)!

Do you have ideas that might make our teen programs GREAT? Would you be interested in coming to a movie night, a book club, or other special events? Are you part of a fandom you want to see displayed at the library? Now’s your chance to get involved! We’re building Teen Services @ Blackstone Library, and we need you! We’re taking suggestions at the party, plus signing people up for new clubs and events! Stop by for a piece of cake & find out what’s coming soon @ Blackstone!

Sign up today @ jbmlteenwelcome.eventbrite.com

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Just want to say ‘Hi?’ Email Miss Sarah today @ smallory@blackstonelibrary.org

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 6

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 13

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

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

Thursday, June 13

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.

I Spy With My Little Eye Miss Mary and Miss Carly at the Branford Fest

Saturday, June 15

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

See if you can find Miss Mary and Miss Carly at the Branford Fest! We will be setup with giveaways, information about the this year’s Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories as well as library cards. PLUS, we cannot wait to talk to you about this year’s StoryWalk!

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

Tuesday, June 18

5:30 pm - 7:00 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.

Registration is open and rolling, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Carly and sign up today.

Living in Space: Presented by the CT Science Center – 5th Grade and Up (Reading Room)

Wednesday, June 19

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What does it take to stay protected in space? What are some of the problems you could face and what could you do to make living in zero gravity that much easier? Join the Connecticut Science Center as we investigate the various dangers that astronauts encounter and how they overcome them. It’s time for you to see how objects behave in a vacuum and decide whether or not you could survive up above.

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

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

As Seen On Screen: ASOS Book Club – 7th Grade and Up (OFFSITE)

Tuesday, June 25

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!

June: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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.

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.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, June 27

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, July 11

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

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

5:30 pm - 7:00 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.

Registration is open and rolling, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Carly and sign up today.

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.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, July 18

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, July 25

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

As Seen On Screen: ASOS Book Club – 7th Grade and 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!

June: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, August 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

Boxed Out of Space: Puzzle Solving Games – 5th Grade and 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.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, August 8

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

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 and 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.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, August 15

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

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 and 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

5:30 pm - 7:00 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.

Registration is open and rolling, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Carly and sign up today.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Lucy Hammer Room)

Thursday, August 22

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Teen Advisory Group is a weekly club where members work with the Teen Services Librarian (Miss Sarah) to select new books, plan programs, work on projects & make the library a more awesome place. Especially with a renovation underfoot, we need your input! Plus, you can rack up community service hours. And did we mention there’s free snacks?

Registration is open, drop in on one of our meetings to meet Miss Sarah, or visit jbmltag.eventbrite.com to sign up today!

Outdoor Movie: Solo a Star Wars Movie – (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 Solo: A Star Wars Story 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.

Solo: A Star Wars Story 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: ASOS Book Club – 7th Grade and 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!

June: The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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.