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Flash Horror Stories for grades 8-12

Flash Horror Stories for grades 8-12

Monday, October 4

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a live, in-person creative writing event!

Do two-sentence horror stories give you the creeps…in a good way? Try your hand at creating your own flash horror stories in this spooky October event where we’ll use eerie photographs to inspire our imaginations, then read, write & share our own tales of the odd & peculiar! Space is limited & signup is required for this event.

To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Please remember that all in-person Youth Services events (like this one) will require a mask & registration. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, but let Miss Sarah know as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Event made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

Thursday, October 7

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A club for teens who want to make a difference!

Do you want to make a difference in your library community? Do you enjoy reading, crafting & talking about books? Consider joining our Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated teen volunteers provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more.

Starting in September, on a trial basis, we’re going back to in-person TAG meetings at the library! To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Please remember that all in-person Youth Services events (like this one) will require a mask & registration. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, but let Miss Sarah know as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin! for families with grades K-12

BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin! for families with grades K-12

Friday, October 8

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

You bring the pumpkin, we’ll bring the paint!

Caregivers & children in grades K-12 are invited to come as a family to an outdoor painting event on the library lawn! Bring an old picnic blanket you don’t mind getting messy (so you have somewhere to sit) & bring your own pumpkin. Then choose a socially distant spot to set up on the lawn & we’ll provide the paint! Weather permitting, we’ll be outside with music & paint supplies so your family can decorate your pumpkin! In case of inclement weather, event will be postponed to Saturday, October 16. Space is limited & signup is required for this event.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

This program was made possible by the Friends of the Blackstone Memorial Library

Dungeons & Dragons for grades 6-12

Dungeons & Dragons for grades 6-12

Saturday, October 9

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tame dragons, loot for gold, be home by dinner!

Join a storytelling game where players create characters, then play through an interactive adventure. No experience is necessary to join, but each meeting will build on what we did the month before, so players are encouraged to sign up for all events in the series. Space is limited & signup is required for each event.

Starting in September, on a trial basis, we’re going back to in-person D&D meetings at the library! To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Please remember that all in-person Youth Services events (like this one) will require a mask & registration. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, but let Miss Sarah know as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 11

All Day

Junior Teen Advisory Group for grades 6-8

Junior Teen Advisory Group for grades 6-8

Wednesday, October 13

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A club for intermediate students who want to make a difference!

Are you an intermediate student who loves books, crafts, and making the world a better place? Consider joining our Junior Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated middle-grade students volunteers to provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more.

Starting in September, on a trial basis, we’re going back to in-person JTAG meetings at the library! To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Please remember that all in-person Youth Services events (like this one) will require a mask & registration. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, but let Miss Sarah know as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

TAG: Teen Advisory Group for grades 9-12

Thursday, October 21

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A club for teens who want to make a difference!

Do you want to make a difference in our library community? Do you enjoy reading, crafting & talking about books? Consider joining our Teen Advisory Group! This small counsel of dedicated teen volunteers provide book reviews, vote on books to purchase & more.

Starting in September, on a trial basis, we’re going back to in-person TAG meetings at the library! To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Please remember that all in-person Youth Services events (like this one) will require a mask & registration. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, but let Miss Sarah know as soon as possible.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Halloween Game Day for grades 6-12

Halloween Game Day for grades 6-12

Friday, October 29

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us virtually for Halloween-themed games @ Blackstone Youth Services

Join us for an hour of after-school board games to get you in the Halloween spirit. We’ll be playing horror-themed codenames, Pictionary & more! This program will meet virtually. Signup is required for each event.

To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend.

We can’t wait to game with you soon! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Nature Hunt: A Blackstone Library Walkabout for families grade K-12

Nature Hunt: A Blackstone Library Walkabout for families grade K-12

Tuesday, November 2

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Calling all families that are looking for some outdoor fun! The Youth Services Department is hosting a Nature Scavenger Hunt around the library grounds. Families can claim their hunt sheets at the youth services desk and then head outside to see what they can find. The first 10 families to complete the list will receive a nature journal to keep. This event does not require registration, just drop in anytime between 1:30 – 4:30 to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet.

To help keep families safe, please remember that masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To learn more about other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

This program is made possible by the Allan  Louis Loeb Foundation

One Season, One Book Reading Club for grades 6-12

One Season, One Book Reading Club for grades 6-12

Wednesday, November 3

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A low-pressure reading club that only meets once per season. Want to join a book club but don’t want a lot of pressure or a heavy reading list to keep up with? We’ve got you covered! We’re starting a low-pressure reading club where you have all season to complete a novel at your own pace.
Our fall title is a fantasy story mixed with steampunk, Lovecraftian horror: Deeplight by Frances Hardinge. Fifty years ago, the sea gods turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. Now, even small scraps of dead god are worth a fortune because they possess strange powers. When fifteen-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a god, he’ll risk everything to keep it. Because Hark needs the heart to save the life of his friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt begins to transform. And now Hark must decide what loyalty really means and how much he’s willing to sacrifice. Click here to listen to the first chapter, as read by the author!
Copies of Deeplight are available to borrow at the Youth Services Desk. The book and audiobook are also available (free with your Blackstone library card) from Hoopla Digital. You’ll have all season to complete the book. When we meet in November, we’ll discuss what we liked and didn’t like about the story, then vote on our winter tale! Prefer to meet in person? Let us know! Teens who attend the November meeting will have a vote in how the club meets, moving forward.
To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. A waiting list will open when the event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you are sure you can attend. We can’t wait to see you! To sign up for this and other teen events, visit our Teen Services Events Sign Up Page Here.