Teens Events

Imagine Your Story: Creative Writing for Teens

Monday, July 13

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the seed of a story took root, deep in the recesses of your imagination. But what kind of tale settled into the cracks and crannies of your mind? The knotting vines of a dark fantasy? The poisonous thorns of a twisted fairy tale? And if you nurtured it… what would it grow into? Join Shari Arnold & Amy Bowers this summer for 5 virtual sessions in which you’ll explore character, setting, plot, and revisions in order to create a story you’ll be willing (and proud) to share with your classmates & friends.

Open to all middle, high school, and college-aged teens, but register soon! Space is limited & registration is required to receive a zoom meeting code. https://imagineyourstory.eventbrite.com. If class is full and you’re waiting for space, please email Miss Sarah as soon as possible: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

Take the Stage: An Improv/Acting Game Session for Tweens & Teens

Wednesday, July 22

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to try their hands at some theatre games, improvisations and acting exercises with Ingrid Schaeffer. Everyone will participate in this exciting exploration but will never feel on the spot. The workshop will begin with some fun and inviting warm-up games that gradually build their way to more challenging improvisations. Previous acting experience is not necessary, this is simply a chance for everyone to think, create and play.

Sign up is simple but space is limited. Once registered you will receive an email the day of with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to this virtual workshop.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

Imagine Your Story: Creative Writing for Teens

Monday, July 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the seed of a story took root, deep in the recesses of your imagination. But what kind of tale settled into the cracks and crannies of your mind? The knotting vines of a dark fantasy? The poisonous thorns of a twisted fairy tale? And if you nurtured it… what would it grow into? Join Shari Arnold & Amy Bowers this summer for 5 virtual sessions in which you’ll explore character, setting, plot, and revisions in order to create a story you’ll be willing (and proud) to share with your classmates & friends.

Open to all middle, high school, and college-aged teens, but register soon! Space is limited & registration is required to receive a zoom meeting code. https://imagineyourstory.eventbrite.com. If class is full and you’re waiting for space, please email Miss Sarah as soon as possible: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club for Grades 3 thru 6

Tuesday, July 28

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing sect that’s goal is to share unprecedented cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore and heritage.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the summer and you will be sent an email with our ZOOM meeting number and password the morning of our club so that you can join in the discussion.

Next up, Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes, which is available for download on hoopla and we will pick the next title before each meetings close.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, July 31

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sign up to receive a challenge video and link to different digital breakout games each week! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. You have 1 week to complete each challenge solo or with friends and family. Send in your challenge answers before the next video and link is released to be entered in for a prize drawing.

Imagine Your Story: Creative Writing for Teens

Monday, August 3

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the seed of a story took root, deep in the recesses of your imagination. But what kind of tale settled into the cracks and crannies of your mind? The knotting vines of a dark fantasy? The poisonous thorns of a twisted fairy tale? And if you nurtured it… what would it grow into? Join Shari Arnold & Amy Bowers this summer for 5 virtual sessions in which you’ll explore character, setting, plot, and revisions in order to create a story you’ll be willing (and proud) to share with your classmates & friends.

Open to all middle, high school, and college-aged teens, but register soon! Space is limited & registration is required to receive a zoom meeting code. https://imagineyourstory.eventbrite.com. If class is full and you’re waiting for space, please email Miss Sarah as soon as possible: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

Teen Summer Coffee & Book Chat

Thursday, August 6

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teens: do you love to read but hate the pressure of a traditional book club?

This summer, we’re taking the pressure off & starting a new club where, hopefully, you’ll remember what matters most–how much you enjoy reading! Rather than discussing one title, we’re inviting you to a digital discussion where you choose which books we’ll talk about over a cup of coffee*.

Our theme for the summer is “Imagine Your Story.” So our question is… Which kind of story do YOU prefer? We want to know which books you love and which ones you loath. Just pick any story (try one from our High School Summer Picks 2020 List) & come ready to tell us why we should (or shouldn’t!) read it, too. Not only will you get a chance to discuss the books that speak to you, but you’ll also get book suggestions from other readers in the know. Open to middle, high school, and college-aged teens. Space is limited and registration is required to receive a meeting link.

*Bring your own coffee optional, some assembly required.

Ready to join us for a casual conversation, coffee, & spilling of book tea? There are two dates to choose from: Thursday, July 2nd or Thursday, August 6th. To join us for either discussion (or both!)  SIGN UP HERE. You will receive an invitation to join us for a Zoom meeting. Need a copy of one of our books? Free digital copies available now through Overdrive or Hoopla Digital! Need more help? Email Miss Sarah today.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, August 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released every Friday and you have 1 week to complete them solo or with friends and family. Prize winners will be drawn once the 4 week challenge period is complete.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, August 14

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released every Friday and you have 1 week to complete them solo or with friends and family. Prize winners will be drawn once the 4 week challenge period is complete.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

Imagine Your Story: Creative Writing for Teens

Monday, August 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the seed of a story took root, deep in the recesses of your imagination. But what kind of tale settled into the cracks and crannies of your mind? The knotting vines of a dark fantasy? The poisonous thorns of a twisted fairy tale? And if you nurtured it… what would it grow into? Join Shari Arnold & Amy Bowers this summer for 5 virtual sessions in which you’ll explore character, setting, plot, and revisions in order to create a story you’ll be willing (and proud) to share with your classmates & friends.

Open to all middle, high school, and college-aged teens, but register soon! Space is limited & registration is required to receive a zoom meeting code. https://imagineyourstory.eventbrite.com. If class is full and you’re waiting for space, please email Miss Sarah as soon as possible: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

BreakOut of This: A Four Week Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, August 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released every Friday and you have 1 week to complete them solo or with friends and family. Prize winners will be drawn once the 4 week challenge period is complete.

This program has been made possible by support from the Guilford Savings Bank.

LIVE Streaming of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Friday, August 21

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let’s close out our 10 week summer reading quest with a LIVE streaming of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them™. This is the perfect way for everyone to come together and enjoy each others company virtually by watching, conversing and snacking at the sometime. All ages are welcome. Running time 2h 13m.

Sign up here to receive a ZOOM link, meeting number and password to join in the fun by email.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club for Grades 3 thru 6

Tuesday, August 25

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing sect that’s goal is to share unprecedented cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore and heritage.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the summer and you will be sent an email with our ZOOM meeting number and password the morning of our club so that you can join in the discussion.

First up, Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, which is available for download on hoopla and we will pick the next title before each meetings close.