Teens Events

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, March 4

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service. Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.

Teen Game Night (grades 7-12)

Monday, March 8

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Miss Sarah in Discord for a night of Among Us, Jackbox Games & more!

Once a month, we’re using our Virtual Teen Space to meet for game night! We’ll explore the viral game sensation Among Us, Jackbox Games, and more! Space is limited for this event. To receive an invitation to join us in our Virtual Teen Space (on discord), please register for this event. You’ll receive an email with instructions to join!

Teen Take & Make (Grades 5-12)

Teen Take & Make (Grades 5-12)

Wednesday, March 17

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Once a month, we’re putting together bags with a craft, just for you. Drop by the library, pick one up, take it & make it! Each month is a different activity. It could be a craft to keep, a challenge to participate in, or an edible activity you eat!

Kits are available while supplies last during no-contact pickup hours, 10am-12 pm, 2pm-8 pm. No registration is required. Kits are first come, first served. Want to receive a reminder to pick up a kit? Sign up for an email reminder here!

Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, March 18

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service.

Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.

Backyard Bird Challenge

Monday, March 22

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Invite birds into your yard & watch them grow in your own birdhouse!

Learn new ways to invite feathered friends into your backyard while painting your own handmade cedar birdhouse to hang in your yard. We’ll discuss what makes a house appealing to different species of birds and what you can do to invite a new family inside!

So who will move in? It could be sparrows, swallows, or chickadees. Maybe even bluebirds! Whoever moves in, we can’t wait to see! The first attendee to capture a photo of new residents in their birdbox will win an additional prize!

Space is extremely limited for this program, so please only sign up for one spot per family (and share your box). Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Thursday, March 25

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing division with the goal of sharing new cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore, and heritage. OR, we may find ourselves diving into other recommended reads.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Thursday of every month 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.

Our next book will be Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. You can also download the book directly through HooplaThere will be a virtual follow up discussion with the author of Sal & Gabi. To learn more click here.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Book Club Virtual Follow Up with author Carlos Hernandez

Rick Riordan Presents: A Book Club Virtual Follow Up with author Carlos Hernandez

Wednesday, March 31

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Library is pleased to host Carlos Hernandez, author of Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, winner of the 2020 Pura Belpré Award as well as his companion book, this month’s Rick Riordan Presents Book Club pick –  Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe. He is currently an English professor at the City University of New York.

During this book talk we will learn a little about Mr. Hernandez, his writing process and what inspires his middle grade novels. Then he will open the “virtual” floor for some Q&A; zeroing in on Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe since that is the title our middle grade book club just completed. If you are interested in reading along with us beforehand just sign up with the book club link listed above.

Registration is required to receive a link to this virtual talk. Click here to register.

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 1

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service.

Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Monday, April 12

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Teen Game Night (grades 7-12)

Monday, April 12

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Miss Sarah in Discord for a night of Among Us, Jackbox Games & more!

Once a month, we’re using our Virtual Teen Space to meet for game night! We’ll explore the viral game sensation Among Us, Jackbox Games, and more! Space is limited for this event. To receive an invitation to join us in our Virtual Teen Space (on discord), please register for this event. You’ll receive an email with instructions to join!

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Tuesday, April 13

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Wednesday, April 14

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Thursday, April 15

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 15

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service.

Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, April 16

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Thursday, April 22

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing division with the goal of sharing new cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore, and heritage. OR, we may find ourselves diving into other recommended reads.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Thursday of every month 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.

Our next book will be voted on to read soon, so check back!

After Dinner Gardening: Grow Stuff You Can Eat (Grades 5-12)

After Dinner Gardening: Grow Stuff You Can Eat (Grades 5-12)

Monday, April 26

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

We’re putting together kits with everything you need to start a windowsill garden of edible plants, all your own. Plus (bonus) we’ll learn to turn table scraps and grocery store leftovers (the parts you would usually throw away) into new food you can grow and eat.

Not sure you have a green enough thumb? Invite your mom to attend this event with you (for Mother’s Day) and grow your plants together! Space is limited for this event, so please sign up for one spot per family (and share with your mom). To register for this event, click here.

Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

Teen Take & Make (Grades 5-12)

Teen Take & Make (Grades 5-12)

Wednesday, April 28

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Once a month, we’re putting together bags with a craft, just for you. Drop by the library, pick one up, take it & make it! Each month is a different activity. It could be a craft to keep, a challenge to participate in, or an edible activity you eat!

Kits are available while supplies last during no-contact pickup hours, 10am-12 pm, 2pm-8 pm. No registration is required. Kits are first come, first served. Want to receive a reminder to pick up a kit? Sign up for an email reminder here!

Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

Teen Game Night (Grades 6-12)

Monday, May 10

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Miss Sarah in Discord for a night of Among Us, Jackbox Games & more!

Once a month, we’re using our Virtual Teen Space to meet for game night! We’ll explore the viral game sensation Among Us, Jackbox Games, and more! Space is limited for this event. To receive an invitation to join us in our Virtual Teen Space (on discord), please register for this event. You’ll receive an email with instructions to join!

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

TAG: Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, May 20

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Earn community service virtually! Whether you’ve volunteered for our in-person teen group in the past or you’re brand new to our community, join us in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a club where we review new books for the library to purchase & choose upcoming events. Best of all, meetings count as community service.

Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Open to mature teens in grades 6 through 12. Please note: registration is required to receive an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to register.

Nailed It: A Teen Cooking Club (Grades 5-12)

Nailed It: A Teen Cooking Club (Grades 5-12)

Monday, May 24

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Gather your own ingredients and join Miss Sarah and our special guest baker in our virtual teen space (on discord) for a chance to cook and eat together. What will we make? Each session will be something new–it could be a dinner or a dessert. You don’t need any cooking or baking experience to join, just your parent’s permission and some creativity! Sign up is required to receive a shopping list of ingredients and an invitation to join us on discord. Click here to sign up. 

Teen Take & Make (Grades 5-12)

Teen Take & Make (Grades 5-12)

Wednesday, May 26

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Once a month, we’re putting together bags with a craft, just for you. Drop by the library, pick one up, take it & make it! Each month is a different activity. It could be a craft to keep, a challenge to participate in, or an edible activity you eat!

Kits are available while supplies last during no-contact pickup hours, 10am-12 pm, 2pm-8 pm. No registration is required. Kits are first come, first served. Want to receive a reminder to pick up a kit? Sign up for an email reminder here!

Sponsored by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Thursday, May 27

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing division with the goal of sharing new cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore, and heritage. OR, we may find ourselves diving into other recommended reads.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Thursday of every month 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.

Our next book will be voted on to read soon, so check back!