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)

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

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.

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

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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Own the Night: Teen Summer Reading June 19 – August 17

*Sign up for the reading program at readsinma.org/chicopee
*Read books, comics, audibooks or ebooks.
*Log in to the summer reading website to record what you read and write reviews.
*Read and review your first book of the summer and get a t-shirt
*Get a raffle ticket for each additional book you read and review

Teen Tuesdays!
Something different every week from June 26 – August 14 @ 3:00
June 26 – Reiki – learn about this healing art
July 3 – Make a Comic
July 10 – Minecraft Zombie Apocalypse – space limited, first ten zombie hunters admitted
July 17 – Book release party for Reunited by Hilary Wiseman Graham with live music by Dilly Dilly, a photo booth, free mp3s by fictional band Level3, and free excerpts from the book!
July 24 – Steampunk Mad Tea Party – come in costume!
Want to learn more about steampunk? Click here!
July 31 – Crafts! – melting crayons, glowing jars, and t-shirt bleach art (bring a dark colored t-shirt, perhaps your summer reading shirt to decorate)
August 7 – Chocolate! – Ever wanted to dip bacon in chocolate? Try it here! (we’ll have other more regular chocolate pairings like fruit and marshmallows, too)
August 14 – End of Summer Reading Party! – play Just Dance on the Wii while summer reading raffle prizes are announced!

Reader’s Theater
Mondays in July from 2 -4
Performance on July 30
Create short plays based on storybooks to perform for children. Pick the books, write the plays, make the props and take the stage!

Book Freaks Teen Book Club
Thursdays @ 3:30 – July 5, August 9 & 23
Open discussion of anything and everything you’re reading.
Book reviews and recommendations. Writing exercises and
opportunities to share your work.



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Teen Programs May & June 2012

Video Games
Fridays @ 2:30
May 4 & 18
June 1 & 15
Games for Wii, Playstation 2, and old-school Nintendo and Super Nintendo.

Anime Club
Thursday @ 3:00
May 10 & 24
June 7 & 21
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss.

Low Tech Gaming
Fridays @ 2:30
May 11 & 25
Unplug with board games and card games.

Wednesdays @ 3:30
Dates in May tba (pending computer updates)
June 13 & 20
Try new ways of playing this creative adventure game on the library’s MinecraftEdu server.

Book Club
Thursday May 17 @ 3:30
Join us at a slightly later time to talk books, trade reading recommendations, and try the occasional writing exercise.

Teen Craft: Duct Tape
Thursday May 31
Drop in 4:00 – 6:00
Learn to make flowers, wallets, and more from this most versatile of adhesives.

Book Preview Party
Friday June 8 @ 3:00
Your faithful librarian is attending Book Expo America in New York City and will return with a pile of Advanced Reading Copies and all the latest news about upcoming books. Get excited about new books and maybe take home a book that hasn’t even been published yet!

Coming Soon: Summer Reading!
Summer Reading Kickoff Event: Poi Spinning Workshop and Fire Performance
by NegativeQ
Tuesday June 19
Workshop @ 6:00
Performance @ 8:00
Learn about the Maori art of spinning poi and watch professionals in action at an exciting performance. Registration is required for the workshop. Performance open to all.

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March & April Teen Programs

Teen Tech Week
March 4 – 10

Computer Lab Challenge
Wednesday March 7 @ 3:00
Creative online challenges
involving passwords, memes, HTML and Minecraft.

Retro Gaming & E-Readers
Friday March 9 @ 2:30
Console games from the 80’s and 90’s and e-readers for the future.
Get your hands on technology old and new!

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
March 1, 15, 29
April 12 & 26
Watch anime, read manga, draw & discuss.

Video Games
Fridays @ 2:30
March 2, 23, 30
Play Wii on the big screen and PS2 on the small screen.

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesdays @ 3:00
March 14- Pi Day
April 11 – Summer Program Planning
Share your opinions to shape library programs and collections and celebrate the occasional random holiday.

Wednesdays @ 3:30
March 21
April 4 & 18
Play this creative adventure game on the library’s multiplayer  server.

Book Club
Thursdays @ 3:00
March 22 & April 5
Relaxed discussion about books, reading and writing.

Craft: Snack Wrapper Wallets
Friday March 16 @ 2:30
Make a wallet out of your favorite snack wrapper. All materials
provided. Bring your own 4×3 piece of snack wrapper if you like.

How to Succeed in College: A Talk by John Thornmeyer
Tuesday April 24 @ 4:00
A talk for college-bound 11th and 12th graders.

Avengers April!
Fridays @ 2:30

Join us for movies and trivia in anticipation of the Avengers movie in May.

April 13 – Captain America

April 20 -  Thor

April 27 – Iron Man 2

Avengers Assemble!







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Teen Programming Schedule Updates

Just a short note to remind you of some details of the teen programming schedule in the coming weeks.

Our Wednesday Minecraft group will take a short hiatus and return on February 22 at 3:30, during school vacation week. We’ll also be offering a Minecraft program for kids ages 9 – 12 on the same day, earlier in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00.  Minecraft will be a part of a Teen Tech Week program on March 7 from 3-5.  The regular every other Wednesday schedule will resume on March 21.


Super 8 will be our February Break Teen Movie, Friday February 24 @ 1:00. Thanks to everyone who voted!


Watch this space for the full schedule of teen programs for March & April, coming soon!

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February Teen Movie Poll

We’re showing a movie during February School Vacation – Friday February 24 @ 1:00.  Which of these would you like to watch?  Watch the trailers and then vote below!

Super 8

Real Steel

The Social Network

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2


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January & February 2012 Teen Programs

Special Events

Swordsmanship Demonstration
Friday January 13 @ 3:00
Local sword enthusiasts from the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship (ARMS) will give a talk and show you some of their moves.

After Valentine’s Day Party
Friday February 17 @ 3:00
Leftover chocolate and love stories.  Talk about your favorite romances in books and movies.

Ongoing Programs

Wednesdays @ 3:30  January 4 & 18, February 1 & 22
Join us in the computer lab to explore this creative multiplayer game. Sign in to our server with your account, or use one of ours.

Anime Club
Thursdays @ 3:00 January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16
Watch anime, read manga, draw and discuss with friends.

Low Tech Games & Crafts
Fridays @ 2:30 January 6 & February 3
Unplug with games and crafts. Different activities each month.


Video Games
Fridays @ 2:30  January 20 & 27, February 10
Play Nintendo Wii on the big screen and Playstation 2 on the small screen.
We have SmashBros, Rock Band, Just Dance and more!

Book Club
Thursdays @ 3:00 January 26 and February 9
At our January meeting we will discuss The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Stop by the circulation desk to reserve a copy of this popular book.  We will also make plans for the February meeting in January.

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesdays @ 3:00
January 25 – Chinese New Year
February 8 – Spring Program Planning
Help plan library programs, discuss the library and life in general, partake in the occasional random holiday celebration.

February Break Movie
Friday February 24 @ 1:00
What will we watch? You decide!
Watch this space for voting instructions.

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