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Teen Clubs & Programs



JANUARY 2019

Teen and Tween Make & Take Mondays
Imagine, create, and Participate! Each Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Teens and Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities. This is a FREE drop - in event for Teens and Tweens in Grades 5 to 12, registration is not required.

Monday, January 7 at 3:30 pm: 3D SNOWFLAKES
Use paper, pipecleaners, glitter and gems to create winter cheer!
Monday, January 14 at 3:30 pm: THREE KINDS OF SLIME
Glitter Slime, Fluffy Slime and Glow-in-the-Dark Slime: What's the difference? Experiment as you go!
Monday, January 28 at 3:30 pm: HIDDEN SURPRISE BATH BOMBS
What will hatch out of your fizzy bath bomb?

Middle School Book Clubs
Library book clubs are open to teens in grades 6 to 8. Each club meets once a month from 2 pm to 3pm at school. Books, snacks and book-related activities provided. Book Clubs run from September 2018 to May 2019.

Stony Brook: Wednesday, January 9 at 2 pm
Keeper of The Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Sign-up at the Stony Brook Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Smith.

Blanchard: Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Sign-up at the Blanchard Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Brandt.

Teen & Tween Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, January 19 from 3 pm to 4 pm
Food! Fun! And most importantly a voice! Join the Library’s Teen and Tween Advisory Board and provide input for our programs with the young adult librarian. For kids in grades 5 to 9 who live in Westford have a parent who is a member of the Friends of the Library. The meeting(s) will be held in the Children’s Story Hour Room. This is a free, drop-in event. Registration not required.


FEBRUARY 2019

Teen and Tween Make & Take Mondays
Imagine, create, and Participate! Each Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Teens and Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities. This is a FREE drop - in event for Teens and Tweens in Grades 5 to 12, registration is not required.

Monday, February 4 at 3:30 pm: SOAP CARVING
Use paper, pipecleaners, glitter and gems to create winter cheer!
Monday, February11 at 3:30 pm: MICROWAVE MUG MEAL
With guest chef Debbie Alsebai. Bring your favorite mug or use one of ours!  
Monday, February 25 at 3:30 pm: CANDY AND COOKIE BUILDING
Use Graham Crackers and Royal Icing to create edible houses, cars, even...castles? Let your imagination go wild!

Middle School Book Clubs
Library book clubs are open to teens in grades 6 to 8. Each club meets once a month from 2 pm to 3pm at school. Books, snacks and book-related activities provided. Book Clubs run from September 2018 to May 2019.

Stony Brook: Wednesday, January 9 at 2 pm
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riorden
Sign-up at the Stony Brook Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Smith.

Blanchard: Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm
Book TBD
Sign-up at the Blanchard Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Brandt.

~*~February Vacation Week~*~

Playful Engineers Traveling Makerspace: Wednesday, February 20 from 2 to 4 pm  
This is a hands on STEM focused workshop where tweens can design, build, test, and play with mechanical doodads, ping pong catapults, exploding popsicle stick snakes, and domino pyramids, just to name a few. Tickets ($2.00) for tweens and adults are available in person starting Monday, Feb. 4. This program is for kids in grades 5 to 8. Please note that space is limited – adults may participate if invited by their tween.

Teen Bollywood Dance with Rachna Jangid: Thursday, February 21 from 11am to 12pm
Jump in and learn this exciting style of dance – no experience necessary! Register online starting Monday Feb. 11 at 9am. Space is limited to 20 participants and is open to teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12.
REGISTER HERE


MARCH 2019

Teen and Tween Make & Take Mondays
Imagine, create, and Participate! Each Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Teens and Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities. This is a FREE drop - in event for Teens and Tweens in Grades 5 to 12, registration is not required.

Monday, March 4 at 3:30 pm: WEARABLE TECH
Apple Watches got nothing on us!
Monday, March 11 at 3:30 pm: STAINED GLASS WINDOW STARS
Paper stars that turn your window into art!
Monday, March 18 at 3:30 pm: TBA
Monday, March 25 at 3:30 pm: TBA

Middle School Book Clubs
Library book clubs are open to teens in grades 6 to 8. Each club meets once a month from 2 pm to 3pm at school. Books, snacks and book-related activities provided. Book Clubs run from September 2018 to May 2019.

Stony Brook: Wednesday, January 9 at 2 pm
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Sign-up at the Stony Brook Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Smith.

Blanchard: Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm
Book TBD
Sign-up at the Blanchard Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Brandt.

Teen & Tween Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, March 16 from 3 pm to 4 pm
Food! Fun! And most importantly a voice! Join the Library’s Teen and Tween Advisory Board and provide input for the Summer Reading Program with the young adult librarian. For kids in grades 5 to 9 who live in Westford have a parent who is a member of the Friends of the Library. The meeting(s) will be held in the Children’s Story Hour Room. This is a free, drop-in event. Registration not required.



APRIL 2019

Teen and Tween Make & Take Mondays:
Each Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Teens and Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities. This is a FREE drop - in event for Teens and Tweens entering Grades 5 to 12, registration is not required.

Middle School Book Club (Stony Brook):

Middle School Book Club (Blanchard):

April Vacation Week:

April Vacation Week:


MAY 2019

Middle School Book Club (Stony Brook):

Middle School Book Club (Blanchard):

Teen & Tween Advisory Board Meeting:


SUMMER ARRIVES JUNE 21!
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