Teen Programs

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.

March Program Highlights

This month in the Teen Zone we have all kinds of exciting new programs for you! Join us for 3Doodling on Monday, March 6 at 4 p.m. and celebrate teen tech week by trying out our new tech - 3D printing pens! We'll provide the plastic and the pens, you provide the creativity, as you draw your own creation in 3 dimensions!

Next up, you won't want to miss Minecraft Build-off on Tuesday, March 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. You have an hour and a half to create the best castle possible. Prizes to the winners!

You won't want to miss Cosplay Q & A with Jay Justice on Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. Come learn all about the art of cosplay from Jay Justice, cosplayer extraordinaire, co-director of the LGBTQHQ comics convention service, and official cover model for She-Hulk as part of Marvel Comics' cosplay variant covers.

Make art out of your food! Pancake Art will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 4 p.m. We'll draw our pancakes using dyed batter, then eat up our creations!

Don't forget about all our monthly programs! Masters of Minecraft will be held on Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 4 p.m. Swing by for Magic: The Gathering Open Play on Wednesday, March 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Finally, in conjunction with Worcester Youth Pride, Rainbow Readers Bookclub will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Join us to discuss LGBTQ + young adult books. March's book is Boy Robot by Simon Curtis.

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