Events and Activities for Teens
For a full list of Teen Events, click here. Unless otherwise noted, all teen programs are for ages 11-18. To register for any of these, please call 978-531-0100 ext. 14.
Gaming for Good
Tuesdays, starting October 1st, 6:30-8pm
Teens will work in teams or on their own to design video games that can create social change. Teens will pick an issue they care about, plan a game that raises awareness of their topic and use Scratch software to bring their multimedia games to life. No experience designing video games or using Scratch software is needed. Space is limited. Please sign up.
Wednesdays, starting October 2nd, 3:30-5pm
Use your Art to make a difference in the world. Talk, learn and create projects that you are passionate about! Last year Art Activists yarn bombed, made Artist Trading Cards, & wrote poetry & protest songs. The first projects of this year will be protest songs and music videos with Peabody TV, photography and button making.
Invent It, Build It
Thursdays, October 3- October 24, 4-5pm
Teen Inventors will work together to create solutions to design challenges at this inventors' workshop. Build, test and share your own confetti launcher and more! Space is limited. Please sign up.
Visit with Teen Author, Michael Saenz
Saturday, October 19, 2-3pm
Author of The Thousand Natural Shocks. Listen to the author read from his book and ask him questions about Shocks, writing or self-publishing. Michael Saenz is an actor, director, playwright and teaching artist in New York City. The Thousand Natural Shocks is his first novel. Copies of Michael Saenz's novel will be available at the library before the event or can be purchased that day. Read more about The Thousand Natural Shocks here. Please sign up.
Meet the Teen Librarian:
Melissa Robinson is the Teen Librarian. When she’s not bugging teens in the library to read or come to a library activity (they are fun!), she likes to volunteer, harass her cats and watch the Red Sox. It's pretty much safe to assume that Melissa would always prefer to be in her backyard reading a book. The best teen book she’s read in a really long time is Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Read it. Seriously. If you have any library-ish questions, you can call Melissa at 978-531-0100 est. 14 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
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