Teen Tech Week 2013

 

This Teen Tech Week™ (March 10 – 16, 2013), the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites you to Check In @ your library! This year’s theme encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase the outstanding technology they offer, from services such as online homework help and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.

Here at the Chicopee Public Library we have great technology resources:

Click the links above to get started (some will require your library card), or ask a librarian next time you’re in the library!

If you have questions you can always ask me, Erin Daly, Youth Librarian (if you’re looking for me try the Children’s Room) or send me an email edaly at cwmars dot org.

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Teen Programs March 2013

Video Games
Friday, March 1 @ 2:30
Wii on the big screen.

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
March 7 & 28
March 7 we will meet upstairs in the Teen Space to draw and make buttons.
March 28 is back to watching anime downstairs.

Book Club
Thursday March 21 @ 3:30
Random discussions, book recommendations and the occasional writing exercise.

Minecraft (13+)
Wednesdays @ 3:30
March 6, 13, 20, 27

Minecraft Design Contest
Build something inspired by a fictional place or create a skin based on a fictional character.
Send in a screenshot to be included in an online gallery.
details at www.cplminecraft.tumblr.com

Steampunk Craft
Friday March 22 @ 3:00
Wear your top hat or goggles while we make accessories out of gears and shiny duct tape.

 

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February 2013 Teen Programs

Friday February 1
(students at Chicopee Public Schools have no school)
Teen Movie: The Avengers @ 1:00
popcorn will be served!

Minecraft
Wednesdays @ 3:30
February 6 & 13

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
February 7

Book Club
Thursdays @ 3:30
February 28

School Vacation Week February 18-22
Monday February 18 – the library will be closed for Presidents’ Day
Wednesday February 20 – Video Games @ 2:30
Friday February 22 – All Ages movie: The Lorax @ 1:00

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January 2013 Teen Programs

Anime Club
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss.
Thursdays @ 3:00
January 3 & 24

Video Games
Wii on the big screen, PS2 on the small screen.
Friday, January 4 @ 2:30

Minecraft
Playful exploration of this popular computer game.
What if we made our own adventure maps?
Wednesdays @ 3:30
January 9, 16, & 23
*note this schedule is for the 13+ Minecraft group. For Minecraft programs for ages 9-12 please refer to the Children’s Room programming schedule.

Book Freaks Teen Book Club
Reading recommendations, new book news, random discussions of all things book-related, and the occasional writing exercise.
Thursdays @ 3:30
January 17 & 31

Teen Craft: Bleach T-shirt Art
Bring your own shirt or recycle a leftover Summer Reading shirt.
Friday, January 25 @ 3:00

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Teen Programs December 2012

Minecraft (13 +)
Wednesdays @ 3:30
December 5 & 12

Minecraft (9-12)
Wednesday, December 19 @ 3:30
Creative Mode
Registration required. Sign up in the Children’s room starting December 1

Book Freaks Teen Book Club
Discussion of anything and everything about books and writing.
Regular meeting plus fun with the button maker – Thursday, December 6 @ 3:30
Skype Chat (rescheduled from November 15) with Jonathan Maberry,
author of Rot & Ruin – Thursday, December 20 @ 3:30

Video Games
Fridays @ 2:30
December 7 & 21
Play the Wii on the big screen and PS2 on the small screen.

Anime Club
Thursday December 13 @ 3:00
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss.

Meditation & Grounding Workshop with Kathi Munson
Friday, December 14 @ 3:00
Connect to the self, the spirit, and the earth.
Learn more about this program here.

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Healing Arts with Kathi Munson

Kathi Munson, psychic, medium, healer and reiki master will be giving two talks in the coming weeks here in the Chicopee Library Community Room.

Introduction to Reiki
Friday, November 30 @ 3:00
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing that involves the laying on of hands. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through all living things and that improving the flow of this energy can improve the quality of life.
Learn more about this talk here.

Grounding & Meditation
Friday, December 14 @ 3:00
Learn to connect to the self, the spirit, and the energy of the earth by exploring different techniques for meditation and grounding.
Learn more about this talk here.

Learn more about Kathi on her website www.psychibilities.com

If you have stress in your life (and who doesn’t?) these techniques can really help!
So come meet Kathi and learn more about inviting calm and well-being into your life.

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Teen Programs November 2012

Book Freaks Teen Book Club
Open discussion of all things related to reading and writing.
Thursdays @ 3:30
November 1 & 15

Video Games, Etc
Fridays @ 2:30
Your Friday afternoon hangout with games for Wii, PS2, and Nintendo, board games, card games and the occasional random craft.
November 2, 9, & 16 (may start late on 11/16)

Minecraft
Wednesdays @ 3:30 in the computer lab
Creative fun with this awesome adventure game.
November 1, 7, & 14 (teen group, 13 +)
November 28 (9-12 group)

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss.
November 8 & 29

Introduction to Reiki with Kathi Munson
Learn about natural healing energy and how it can relieve stress and help you concentrate!
Friday, November 30 @ 3:00

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Teen Programs October 2012

Minecraft
Wednesdays @ 3:30
Experiment with new ways of playing this creative adventure game.
October 10 – 13+ group
October 24 – 9 – 12 group
October 31 – Minecraft Halloween – open to both groups, more info to come.

Video Games, Etc
Friday, October 12 @ 2:30
Your Friday afternoon hangout with games for Wii, PS2, and Nintendo, board games, card games and the occasional random craft.

Teen Read Week – October 14 – 20
Celebrate reading for fun!
Hunger Games Movie -  Wednesday October 17 @ 4:00
Book Freaks Teen Book Club – Thursday October 18 @ 3:30
Teen Space Read-In – Friday October 19 2:30 – 4:45 – Read all together in the Teen Space!

Anime Club
Thursday October 25 @ 3:00
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss.

Halloweenpunk
Friday, October 26 @ 3:00
A steampunk inspired Halloween party. Come in costume (think: fake 19th century and interpret it however you like. Steampunk interpretations of fictional characters encouraged) for snacks, crafts and society.

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Teen Programs September 2012

Minecraft
Wednesdays @ 3:30
Play the game (ages 13+) September 5 in the computer lab.
Meet to discuss Minecraft plans for the year September 12 in the community room.

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss.
September 6 & 27

Book Freaks Book Club
Thursdays @ 3:30
Are you a freak for books? Join us for discussion of whatever you’re reading, new book news, recommendations, and writing exercises.
September 13

Video Games, Etc
Fridays @ 2:30
Your Friday afternoon hangout with games for Wii, PS2, and Nintendo, board games, card games and the occasional random craft.
September 14 & 28

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Teens’ Top Ten

We’re taking a little break from programming for the last two weeks of August.  Regularly scheduled things like Anime Club, Minecraft, and Friday Afternoon Gaming will return in September.

In the meantime, vote for your favorites in the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten.
Click here for the list of nominated titles.
Voting is from August 15 – September 15 for this national teen choice book list.
If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, click here to vote!

We’re also running our own local version of the Teens’ Top Ten using the same site we used for summer reading.
Write a review and vote for your favorite Teens’ Top Ten nominees here!
(Make sure you click on Teens’ Top Ten and sign up)
Reviews will be accepted from August 15 – October 13.

We will announce the winners of the national and local Teens’ Top Tens during
Teen Read Week, October 14 – 20.

Join us for a Read In
Friday October 19, 2:30 – 5:00
Celebrate reading for the fun of it by reading all together in the Teen Space!

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