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Teen Programs

January Program Highlights

The Teen Zone has plenty to keep you busy this month!

You won’t want to miss Rainbow Readers Bookclub on Friday, January 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. In conjunction with Worcester Youth Pride, WPL presents Rainbow Readers Book Club! Join us monthly to discuss LGBTQ+ young adult books. January’s pick is None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio.

Learn Video Game Development: Intermediate will run on Friday, January 13, 20 & 27. Previous attendance in Beginner Course strongly encouraged. WPL is going to teach YOU how to make your own video game from start to finish! Join Becker College game designers Rejon and Rachel for this 6-week long workshop series as they help teens create a complete game from the ground up using Game Maker! Space is limited!

Start your year off right with Teen Unstresser on Tuesdays, January 24 & 31 and February 7, 14 & 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. Stressed out because of school? Family? Friends? Work? No matter what’s stressing you out, we’ve got your back. Join us to learn mindfulness techniques that will help you deal with your stress, and enjoy chill activities, food and company. Program beings on January 24 and is for teens ages 13 to 17 years old.

Join us for Escape the Room! on Monday, January 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Want to play a game where the entire room is a puzzle? Want to follow clues and solve mysteries while racing against the clock? Join us for an Escape the Room program. Gather all your wits about you, and see if you can ESCAPE!

Masters of Minecraft is back on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. Don’t miss Teen Advisory Group’s first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:30 p.m.

February Program Highlights

There are some really fun programs happening this month in the Teen Zone. You won’t want to miss Poképalooza Pokémon Party on Thursday, February 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room. This all ages party is a celebration of all things Pokémon! Bring your cards, your phones, your 3DS, or just yourself, and join in our Poké-celebration! We’ll have crafts, games and food for pokéfans of all ages, plus non-stop lure drops on the library pokéstops for Pokémon Go players!

Learn Video Game Development: Intermediate level will run on Fridays, February 3, 10 & 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Previous attendance in Beginner Course strongly encouraged.  WPL is going to teach YOU how to make your own video game from start to finish! Join Becker College game designers Rejon and Rachel for this 6-week long workshop series as they help teens create a complete game from the ground up using Game Maker! Space is limited!

You won’t want to miss Teen Unstresser on Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. In the Banx Room. Stressed out because of school? Family? Friends? Work? No matter what’s stressing you out, we’ve got your back. Join us to learn mindfulness techniques that will help you deal with your stress, and enjoy chill activities, food and company.

In conjunction with Worcester Youth Pride, WPL presents Rainbow Readers Book Club! Join us monthly to discuss LGBTQ+ young adult books. This month we will meet on Friday, February 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Banx Room. This month we will be reading Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz!

Join us in the Teen Room for monthly Magic: The Gathering open, casual play! No entry fee, no card restrictions, just Magic. This month we’re meeting on Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Don't have a deck? Always wanted to try this card game but don't know how it works? We have two decks you can borrow for the program on a first come first serve basis! Bust out your best cards and strategies and battle it out at the WPL!

We’ll also be hosting Masters of Minecraft on Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 8 to 17.

Fandom Friday will be on Fridays, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Banx Room. Join us for trivia, crafts, snacks, and games, all centering on your favorite fandoms. If you’re a comics fan, an anime fan, into BBC shows, or cartoons, whatever the fandom, it doesn’t matter, we want you to get your geek on here at the library! For ages 10 to 17.

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