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
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

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!

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

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

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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