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Teen Crafternoon: Paint a Pumpkin

Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2pm Looking for something to do on your half-day? Come on down to the library and paint a pumpkin! We’ll be set up outside the Summer St entrance, but in the case of inclement weather we will move into the auditorium – plenty of space to spread out! Open to those […]

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Blue Dog Halloween Virtual Paint Class

October 25 at 4pm Paint George Rorigue’s famous “Blue Dog” in a Halloween setting with glow in the dark paint! This class will be led by Doris Benter of LibraryArts and will be taught over Zoom. Kits will be available to pick up at the library. Open to those in grades 6-12.

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Each year the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrates TeenTober – a time to raise awareness and celebrate everything that libraries offer teens! Our very own Teen Zone is a dedicated space in the library just for teens and houses a vast print collection which includes fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, manga, magazines, Spanish language […]

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Special FX makeup with Decimated Designs (virtual)

October 14 at 3:30pm Just in time for Halloween, learn how to “gore”ify your Halloween costume using basic, everyday materials.  Zombie? Mummy? Ghoul? Join the professionals at Decimated Designs and get a chance to see how it’s really done.   Interact with the designers and if time allows, get a short studio tour.  This program is […]

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Banned Books Week 2021

Every September, the American Library Association (ALA) holds Banned Books Week which celebrates our freedom to read. It highlights attempts (both past and current) of the censorship of books in schools and libraries. Unsurprisingly, most challenged books contain LGBTQ+ content, race, sexual situations, or anti-Christian viewpoints. The vast majority of challenged books are also titles […]

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Climate Preparedness Week

September 24-30 is recognized as Climate Preparedness Week by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW). They provide educational events and resources to help communities better prepare for extreme weather events. For more info visit here. Below are some books about climate change (a major factor in extreme weather). Click on the image to request the […]

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Teen Crafternoon: DIY Neon Signs

October 4 at 4pm Make your own neon sign to decorate your room using EL wire! Open to grades 6-12. Registration required. This program is offered in person and virtually.

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Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms

Annie is a top student, but her anti-social behavior makes the guidance counselor think she’ll have trouble getting into college and recommends that she tries some extracurriculars. Annie’s mom did cheerleading when she was in high school and convinces her to try out for the cheerleading team. Through cheer, Annie reconnects with an old friend, […]

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September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Did you know that you can learn Pirate on the Mango Languages app? Create a free account with your library card and become an expert in Pirate! Check out one of these swashbuckling tales! Click the image to request that title from our catalog. Books Movies