Teens Events

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

Saturday, December 7

1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Team Otaku: Teen Anime Club

Monday, December 9

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It’s so kawaii!

Are you a true otaku (an anime fan)? Whether you’ve already got a favorite series to binge or you’re just starting out, join us for a monthly chance to explore the world of anime and manga with other fans! Discuss your favorite series, what you look for in a genre (fantasy? comedy? giant robots?) and watch something together! Open to teens in grades 9-12.

Registration is required for teen programs. RSVP at: www.blackstoneteenservices.eventbrite.com

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, December 10

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!

Wednesday Night D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Wednesday, December 11

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.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students

Thursday, December 12

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!

 

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, December 12

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 computer lab. 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.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

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.

Team Saturday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Saturday, December 14

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, as follows:

  • Saturday, November 9th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, December 14th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, January 11th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, February 8th, 1:30 – 4:30pm

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!

Maker Mondays: Middle School (LUCY HAMMER ROOM)

Monday, December 16

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, circuit creation and more!

Each session, 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. 321 or click here.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, December 17

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!

Cosplay Club

Wednesday, December 18

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in cosplay? Not sure where to start?

Mature teens and adults are invited to join veteran cosplayer, Denny McDermott, for a monthly opportunity to show off your latest creations, get tips and tricks from fellow cosplayers, use the library’s sewing machines and 3D printer (free!) and work together on building costumes for cons, ren fairs, LARP, and everyday life!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a unique art that combines costuming, sewing, arts and crafts, and acting. Because cosplayers don’t just get into costume–many get into character! Learning to become your favorite historical figure, cartoon, superhero, or other famous figure takes time, dedication, and talent. But there are a lot of inside tips and tricks that can make it a less expensive (and more fun!) hobby!

Denny has been cosplaying for a number of years, and primarily focuses on female costumes. Her most popular are Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, but she has played other roles, as well. She is also a photographer and creative writer, which she incorporates into her character play.

Ready to sign up? RSVP @ https://blackstonecosplayclub.eventbrite.com. Have questions? Want to request a special topic? Email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students

Thursday, December 19

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!

 

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, December 19

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 computer lab. 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.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

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.

Movie Showing: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Families (Reading Room)

Monday, December 23

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Head to the Library for some holiday sweetness as we watch Dr. Seuss’ beloved Christmas classic come to life. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump that needs a reminder of what it means to love, share and care during the holiday season. Sure to be funny, heartwarming and visually pleasing for the entire family PLUS we will be offering hot coco to sweeten the pot.

Registration for this program is not required. Just drop on by to enjoy.

Library Closed for Christmas Eve Holiday

Tuesday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

Wednesday, December 25

All Day

Santa Breakout: A Physical Escape Experience – 4 thru 6th Grade (YS Department)

Friday, December 27

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Oh no! It’s Christmas Eve and the naughty and nice book is missing from Santa’s office. Without the book, Santa won’t be able to deliver presents so he needs YOUR help to locate the book! Participants will have to work as a team to follow clues and locate the physical book before he leaves the North Pole. This physical breakout will only happen once, so space is limited.

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

Teen Book Club (OFFSITE)

Saturday, December 28

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Like books? Enjoy movies? We’re discussing both at our Teen Book Club!

Every month we’ll meet to catch-up over coffee & discuss a YA title that’s either available now or coming soon to the silver screen. We’ll talk about similarities and differences, the cast or, better yet, who WE would cast in the lead roll. All are welcome, even if you don’t complete the book–you can still participate in the discussion! The Teen Book Club will meet at Common Grounds, a coffee shop where we can sink in some comfy chairs and grab a drink! (Don’t forget to bring cash for some coffee, tea, or their killer chocolate cake!)

Want to join us? Here’s our Upcoming Schedule:

  • Saturday, December 28th: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Saturday, January 25th: Book to be announced! Share your ideas for our next title & help us pick!

Ready to sign up for some of the dates above?

Visit our Teen Events List at http://blackstoneteenservices.eventbrite.com

Or email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

Fandom Trivia – Middle and High School (Teen Room)

Monday, December 30

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you consider yourself a super fan? Students in grades 5-12 are invited to test their skills at our first ever trivia event. Participants will be split into to teams and be asked “Jeopardy” like questions about popular movies, tv series, books and characters! BUT, if you answer wrong your team will have to face the ultimate consequence – picking a bean from our “Bertie Botts” jar, which could be super tasty or simply awful.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please click here

Library Closed for New Year’s Holiday

Wednesday, January 1

All Day

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, January 2

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 computer lab. 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.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

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.

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

Saturday, January 4

1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

Creative Writing 101: A Teen-Only Writing Workshop

Monday, January 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. For this session, we’ll focus on the story well—learning to draw out, shape, and share our experiences in new ways! Grades 6+. Ready to sign up? Click here to RSVP. If you have questions, email teens@blackstonelibrary.org.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, January 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!

Team Tuesday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Tuesday, January 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, as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 4:30 – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, January 7th, 4:30 – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 4th, 4:30 – 7:30pm

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!

Wednesday Night D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Wednesday, January 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.

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students

Thursday, January 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!

 

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, January 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 computer lab. 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.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

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.

Team Saturday D&D: A Teen Roleplaying Club

Saturday, January 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, as follows:

  • Saturday, November 9th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, December 14th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, January 11th, 1:30 – 4:30pm
  • Saturday, February 8th, 1:30 – 4:30pm

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!

Maker Mondays: Middle School (LUCY HAMMER ROOM)

Monday, January 13

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, circuit creation and more!

Each session, 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. 321 or click here.

Team Otaku: Teen Anime Club

Monday, January 13

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It’s so kawaii!

Are you a true otaku (an anime fan)? Whether you’ve already got a favorite series to binge or you’re just starting out, join us for a monthly chance to explore the world of anime and manga with other fans! Discuss your favorite series, what you look for in a genre (fantasy? comedy? giant robots?) and watch something together! Open to teens in grades 9-12.

Registration is required for teen programs. RSVP at: www.blackstoneteenservices.eventbrite.com

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, January 14

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!

BTAG: Teen Advisory Group – High School & College Students

Thursday, January 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!

 

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, January 16

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 computer lab. 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.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

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.