April Program Highlights
This month in the Teen Zone we’ll have two special events to go along with some of your favorite monthly programs.
You won’t want to miss Typewriter Poetry on Tuesday, April 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month! You’ll have the chance to create poetical masterpieces on an old-school typewriter. Don’t want to write a poem? You can type up a favorite poem instead. Make use of the creative aesthetic of these cool vintage visuals to give your writing a whole new spin!
For all those Whovians, be sure to swing by for a Teen Doctor Who Party on Thursday, April 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Doctor is back! Join us to celebrate the return of our favorite Gallifreyan in the Banx room, where we’ll have games, crafts and more! Costumes encouraged.
Everybody’s favorite, Masters of Minecraft will run on Wednesdays, April 4, 12, 19 & 26 starting at 4 p.m. Did you know the library has its very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every other Wednesday! We’ve got parkour maps, adventure maps, open creative mode worlds and more, and you don’t even have to have your own login to join in on the fun! It’s the best hour ever because it’s an hour of MINECRAFT!
This month, Rainbow Readers Bookclub will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. In conjunction with Worcester Youth Pride, WPL presents Rainbow Readers Book Club! Join us monthly to discuss LGBTQ + young adult books. April’s book is Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova.
Finally, swing by for Magic: The Gathering Open Play on Wednesday, April 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Teen Room for a Magic: The Gathering open, casual play event! Don’t have a deck? Always wanted to try the game? We have 2 decks you can borrow for the program on a first come first served basis! Bust out your best cards and strategies and battle it out at WPL!
May Program Highlights
This month in the Teen Zone there are a couple special programs you won’t want to miss in addition to some of our regular programs.
Join us for the History of Women’s Suffrage on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Did you know that the 1850 National Women’s Rights convention was considered by many, including famous suffragettes like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, to be the start of the crusade for women’s equality? Did you know it was held HERE IN WORCESTER? Learn more about the history of women’s voting rights and their Worcester connection with a member from the Worcester Women’s History Project!
You also won’t want to miss the Teen Poetry Slam on Wednesday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This explosive reunion of talented youth poets from the Louder Than A Bomb poetry festival comes to WPL! Come at 6 pm and hear their amazing performances! Then, at 7 pm, we’ll let other teens take center stage during the open mic portion of the evening. Sponsored by the Friends of Worcester Public Library.
Masters of Minecraft will continue every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. We’ve got parkour maps, adventure maps, open creative mode worlds and more, and you don’t even have to have your own login to join in on the fun!
The Magic: The Gathering Open Play will be held on Wednesday, May17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Don’t have a deck? Always wanted to try the game? We have two decks you can borrow for the program on a first come first served basis! Bust out your best cards and strategies and battle it out at WPL!
Finally, this month the Rainbow Readers Bookclub will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. In conjunction with Worcester Youth Pride, WPL presents Rainbow Readers Book Club! Join us monthly to discuss LGBTQ + young adult books. May’s book is If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo.