Teen Programs for November and December

Take the chill off your fall afternoons and come to one or all of our programs in November and December.

  • Anime Club: Meeting Thursdays November 7 and 21 and also                                   December 5 and 19. Watch great anime. Draw Manga. Always @ 3 p.m.
  • Minecraft: Minecraft for teens (12+) Wednesday, December 18 @ 3 p.m.              Sign-up in the Children’s Room.
  • Chess and Checkers for Teens and Kids: Tuesdays, November 5 and 19 @ 3:30 p.m. and  Tuesdays, December 3 and 17 @ 3:30 p.m.                                                           All skill levels are welcome. Share your tips and strategies.
  • Teen Book Club: Thursday, November 14 @ 3 p.m. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Bring a current project. Time for tips, feedback and story development Thursday December 12 @ 3 p.m. delve deeper into the Hunger Games series. Discuss the newest movie, Catching Fire.
  • Chicopee Library Teens: Friday, November 1st @ 3 p.m. help plan the Steampunk Holiday Party. Friday, December 6th @ 3 p.m. look ahead to 2014.
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Learn about Photography and Video Production

Chuck’s Computer Lab Extravaganza

Join Chuck on Wednesdays at 3 p.m and take over the Chicopee Public Library’s Computer Lab for a four week session exploring the world of photography, video editing and production. Bring in your own images or video footage to create a slideshow or short film. Help design and plan a CPL and CPL Teen Youtube channel. What could be more fun than that!!

The four Wednesdays are October 30, November 6, November 13 and November 20.

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Teen Programs September and October 2013

There are many different programs to choose from this fall.                              Pick one or come to all of them!

  • Anime Club: Meeting Thursdays September 12 and 26 and also                                   October 10 and 24. Watch anime.  Read and draw Manga.
  • Minecraft: Minecraft for teens (12+) Wednesday, September 25 @ 3 p.m. and  Wednesday, October 16 @ 3 p.m. Sign-up in the Children’s Room.
  • Girl’s Only Minecraft: Wednesday, September 18 @ 3:30 p.m.                               Sign-up in the Children’s Room.
  • Chess for Teens and Kids: Tuesdays, September 10 and 24 @ 3:30 p.m. and  Tuesdays, October 8 and 22 @ 3:30 p.m.                                                                                All skill levels are welcome. Share your tips and strategies.
  • Teen Book Club: Thursday, October 3 @ 3 p.m. Random books discussions. First dibs on the newest releases and the occasional writing exercise.
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Spooky Special events in October:

The World of Tarot with Kathi Munson. Thursday, October 17 @ 6:00 p.m.

Ghostology 201 with Agawam Paranormal Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Movie special event – Poltergeist Thursday, October 31 @ 3:00 p.m.
Comment on the movie while you watch by texting with MuVChat, ask us how!

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Help the Chicopee Public Library better serve Teens

Teen Advisory Board:

            The Teen Advisory Board has returned and meets on the first Friday of the month. The next meeting is Friday, October 4 @ 3 p.m. Come and let your voice be heard. Help plan library programs and suggest materials for the Teen collection.

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Teen Programs Summer 2013

To sign up for Summer Reading visit readsinma.org/chicopee
For more info on what to do, how the prizes work, and for Summer Reading lists from the High Schools, click here.

*Friday Flicks are at 1:00*
(not 1:30) Movies & popcorn for six weeks, starting July 12
scroll down for full list of movies.

Teen Tuesdays @ 2:00
Something different every week!
June 25 – Summer Reading Kickoff party – sign up, play games, and eat some pizza
July 2 – Anime Club
July 9 – Ghostology 101 with Agawam Paranormal
July 16 – Swords through the Ages with Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship (ARMS)
July 23 – Minecraft: One Hour Adventure Map *sign up required
July 30 – Ask a Psychic Medium with Kathi Munson
August 6 – Zentangle – the art of relaxing doodles *sign up required
August 13 – Cosplay & Henna – dress as a fictional character and get henna tattoos from Mandy Roberge
August 20 – Outside! – catch some rays & play some games. Raffle prizes will be awarded!

Reader’s Theater
Write short plays to perform, read books theatrically, and make sets and costumes for a performance for young children.
Planning sessions: Mondays @ 2:00 July 1 – August 12
Performance: Wednesday, August 14 @ 2:00 (arrive at 1:00 for set up)

Friday Flicks
Movies & popcorn, Fridays @ 1:00
July 12 – Paranorman
July 19 – Men in Black 3
July 26 – Rise of the Guardians
August 2 – Hotel Transylvania
August 9 – Frankenweenie
August 16 – John Carter

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Teen Programs End of May & Beginning June 2013

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
May 16 & June 6

Magic: The Gathering
Play this popular collectible card game. Bring your deck!
Fridays @ 2:30
May 17 & June 14

Tuesday, May 21 @ 3:30

Wednesdays @ 3:30
May 22 & June 5 – Middle School Group
May 29 & June 12 – High School Group

Teen Craft: Junkbox Jewelry
Friday, May 24 @ 3:00
Make jewelry from found objects. Bring your own junk, or use some of ours.

Summer reading starts June 24!
Read books, write reviews, enter raffles for cool stuff.
Teen programs every Tuesday @ 2.
This year’s theme: Beneath the Surface.
Watch this space for updates.

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Teen Programs April 2013

Minecraft (13+)
Wednesdays @ 3:30
April 3 & 10

Girls Only Minecraft
Tuesday, April 30 @ 3:30
Ages 9+ Sign up in the Children’s Room

Tuesday, April 23 @ 3:30
Children’s Program Room
Kids and Teens, all levels welcome.

Book Club
Thursday, April 4 @ 3:30
Book recommendations, random discussions, and the occasional writing exercise.

Magic: The Gathering
Friday, April 5 @ 2:30
Play this popular collectible card game.

April School Vacation Week
A Visit with Author/Illustrator Mark Crilley
Tuesday, April 16 @ 2:00
Mark Crilley is the author of Miki Falls, Brody’s Ghost, and Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley. He also makes videos about drawing on his youtube channel.
This program is brought to you in part by the Chicopee Local Cultural Council.

Video Games
Wednesday, April 17 @ 2:30
Wii Games on the big screen.

Movie: Wall-E
Friday, April 19 @ 1:00
Popcorn will be served!

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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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