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A Social Distance Challenge to Reach All

Looking for a family-friendly way to compete from the comfort of your own home? Blackstone is putting the social back in social distancing with our first series of challenges.

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Upcoming Events

CANCELLED Teen Writing Workshop

Monday, April 6

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Teens: Are you ready to unleash your creativity as a writer? Join us for an evening of sharing with young adult author Shari Arnold & MFA candidate Amy Bowers! Shari & Amy will provide a safe, supportive space for creative teens to think & explore their imagination in new ways. Details on this session are to be announced! Grades 6+. If you have questions, email teens@blackstonelibrary.org.

Ready to sign up? Click here to RSVP.

CANCELLED (TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, April 7

4:00 pm - 5:00 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.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK)–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Interested in joining, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the list!

CANCELLED Team Tuesday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Tuesday, April 7

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Team Tuesday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club @ Blackstone Library

Gather treasure, battle monsters, be home by dinner!

Our Dungeons & Dragons Club has been so popular that we are excited to announce we’re continuing with THREE monthly teams, where middle, high school, & college-aged teens can explore their creativity in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Sign up for either the Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday team for a once-a-month opportunity to build your experience in an ongoing campaign. Each month will build on what we did the session before, so except for special circumstances (like you’re out sick or on vacation), Team Tuesday players will be expected to join us on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

To join the waiting list, email Miss Sarah with your preferred team/day of the week. When room opens in one of the groups, we will add you to the adventure!

CANCELLED Wednesday Night D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Wednesday, April 8

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday Night D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club @ Blackstone Library

Gather treasure, battle monsters, be home by dinner!

This fall, The Teen Services Department is excited to announce two monthly clubs where middle, high school, & college-aged teens can explore their creativity in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Teens can sign up for either the Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday group to join this monthly club, where players will build their experience in an ongoing game. Each month will build on what we did the session before, so except for special circumstances (like you’re out sick or on vacation) Monday players will be expected to join us for each of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 13th, 4:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 4:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 8th, 4:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 12th, 4:30-7:30pm

To start the adventure, click on your preferred night above, then add your name, email, and phone number to the waiting list so Miss Sarah can contact you with more information!

Conference Room.

CANCELLED BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students

Thursday, April 9

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!

 

CANCELLED Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Teen Space)

Thursday, April 9

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy gaming and playing Roblox BUT want to pop into the Library when you know folks are going to be around? Join our Roblox/gaming club that meets for an hour every Thursday in our teen space. We will provide an hour long session on our computers along with stereo headphones so that you can connect, socialize and build upon your avatar with friends along the way.

You DO NOT need to sign up more than once to be part of the group. Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

CANCELLED Team Saturday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Saturday, April 11

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Team Saturday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club @ Blackstone Library

Gather treasure, battle monsters, be home by dinner!

Our Dungeons & Dragons Club has been so popular that we are excited to announce we’re continuing with THREE monthly teams, where middle, high school, & college-aged teens can explore their creativity in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Sign up for either the Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday team for a once-a-month opportunity to build your experience in an ongoing campaign. Each month will build on what we did the session before, so except for special circumstances (like you’re out sick or on vacation), Team Saturday players will be expected to join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

To join the waiting list, email Miss Sarah with your preferred team/day of the week. When room opens in one of the groups, we will add you to the adventure!

CANCELLED 3D File Creation and Printing for Kids and Caregivers – 3rd thru 6th Grade (YS Programming)

Monday, April 13

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in learning more about 3D printing and the overall design process? Want to be able to use opensource software to create something all your own? Then sign up for our 3D File Creation and Printing class for families. Participants will learn all about the printer’s components, be introduced to one of the many FREE 3D design programs and then create something to be printed on the Blackstone’s 3D printer. This will be the perfect way to jump into 3D design and creation.

We have limited number of computers so registration is required. To do some please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here and caregivers are expected to stay. 

CANCELLED PEEP Art – Middle School Students (YS Programming)

Tuesday, April 14

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Peeps, that’s right Peeps – those sugar encrusted chicks and bunnies are invading the library and we need YOUR help in order to display, house and feature them in the most creative way. During this hour teens will work together to showcase their Peeps the best way they know how with the craft supplies we have provided. Once complete we will put together a mini art show so that everyone’s Peeps can get some attention.

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

CANCELLED BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students

Thursday, April 16

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!