Teen Programs

June Program Highlights

This month there’s plenty of exciting things to do in the Teen Zone as we gear up for the Summer Reading Program. First, join us for Teen Games Guild: Forbidden Island on Thursday, June 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Teen Games Guild is back! Join us in the teen room for an afternoon of tabletop gaming. This month’s showcase is Forbidden Island, a cooperative board game where the players race a sinking island as they attempt to find and escape with its archaeological treasures!

Make sure to swing by for the Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can sign up for the Summer Reading Program and take part in all the fun stuff going on for all ages!

Next you won’t want to miss the first of three summer escape rooms. Escape Room: The Mighty Pen will be held on Tuesday, June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Test out your sleuthing mettle with these dramatic games of deduction. We will lock you in, and you'll have 45 minutes to follow the clues and find the final key. You will be tasked with unraveling the mystery of a crate,m which is the only remnant of the room’s former life as a studio for many famous artists and writers. Do you have what it takes to escape the room?

During DIY Summer Spa come pamper yourself this summer with homemade sugar scrubs and bath bombs! We’ll provide everything you need to create a luxurious home spa experience, made for you, by you. This will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Finally we’ll host FIFA Fridays beginning Friday, June 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Fire up the library’s Xbox One and join us for FIFA Fridays! We’ll take turns duking it out on the soccer pitch in this popular video game.

July Program Highlights

There are so many things going on in the Teen Zone this month at WPL! First join us for Make a pocket LED Flashlight on Thursday, July 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. Next stop by for Teen Games Guild: Pandemic on Thursday, July 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Know Your Rights for Teens with the ACLU will be held on Friday, July 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. What can you do when a police officer stops you? What are your rights at the voting booth? What if ICE knocks on your door? What if you’re part of a protest? Join Chris Robarge, the Central Massachusetts Field Coordinator for the ACLU of Massachusetts, as he helps you navigate the ins and outs of these - and other situations - where you need to Know Your Rights.

You won’t want to miss Printing with Technocopia for TEENS! on Tuesday, July 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.! Drew Wilson from Worcester's largest makerspace Technocopia will give a 15-minute narrative about the common ways that t-shirts are printed with stencils, then we'll prepare our stencils and make our prints!

Swing by for the Express Yourself! Songwriting Workshop with Laura Ramsey. Session 1 will be on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn all about the art of writing lyrics from Berklee-trained performer and educator Laura Ramsey!

Escape Room: The Room of Requirement will be on Thursday, July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Test out your sleuthing mettle with these dramatic games of deduction.

FIFA Fridays will be on Friday, July 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. Fire up the library’s Xbox One and join us for FIFA Fridays! We’ll take turns duking it out on the soccer pitch in this popular video game.

The Teen Advisory Group TAG will meet this month on Tuesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 from 2 to 3 p.m.

This month is also the beginning of our Book Cover Redesign Contest, which runs from from July 1 to August 19. This summer, we’re asking our teens to see if they can redesign those book covers to make them EVEN MORE APPEALING. Choose a favorite book and make a new cover for it – illustrate it, collage it, photograph it, whatever art medium you like! You can submit your finished artwork either to librarian Rachel in the Youth Services department, or online via an email to rmoir@mywpl.org. Be sure to include your name, age, school, the title and author of the book you are redesigning, and a phone number or email address where we can contact you! We will display the entries in the teen room starting at the end of August, and our panel of judges will pick one lucky winner – who gets their choice of either the program Clip Paint Studio pro (formerly known as Manga Studio) or a $25 VISA giftcard! Deadline is August 19 at 5:30 pm.

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