THINGS TO DO: ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR TEENS AT GLEASON
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St. Patrick's Day Craft
Friday, March 14, 3-4 p.m.
Come make a seasonal craft. Wear green if you can! For grades 5-8.
Mug Cooking 101
Friday, April 18, 3-4 p.m.
Gleason Teens will show you how to make snacks and desserts for one, using just a mug, a microwave, and some common household ingredients. For grades 5-8.
Open Mic Night!
Friday, May 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Come to the very first Gleason Teens open mic night! Showcase your talents by singing, reading your poetry or prose, playing an instrument, or telling jokes. We will provide the microphone and the stage; any other equipment you need, you must bring yourself.
Registration is strongly encouraged if you would like to perform, as we will only guarantee spots for the first 20 registrants. Acts are limited to 5 minutes each. Registration will begin in late April or early May; please check back here for more information.
Keep an eye out for fun special events for teens at the library!
Gleason Public Library hosts special events for teens throughout the year. Have an idea for an event? Email Tahleen. New suggestions are always appreciated!
TOGA (Teens of Gleason Advisors)
First Friday of the month, October through April
The Gleason Public Library's Teens of Gleason Advisors (TOGA) will have its next meeting on Friday, April 4 at 3 p.m. TOGA meets on the first Friday of each month during the school year. We talk about and plan upcoming events and projects, and in the second half hour we'll do an activity. For grades 5-8. If you've always wanted a say in what happens at the library, TOGA is for you! New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Tahleen at email@example.com or call the library at 978-369-4898.
Early Release Movie
Tuesdays, Regularly Scheduled Early Release Days at the Carlisle School
Our next early release movie will be on Tuesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. The Jamaican bobsled team is going to try to win gold at this month's movie! On each early release day during the school year, Gleason Teens will show a movie for grades 5 through 8 at 1:30 pm. Popcorn, juice, and soda will be served.
Middle School Book Club
Right now there are no book club meetings scheduled. Want to get the middle school book club started up again? Get some friends together, e-mail Tahleen at firstname.lastname@example.org, and spread the word!
Thanks for making this year's summer reading successful and fun! Got ideas for next year? Send Tahleen an e-mail at email@example.com.
Past Special Events
Past events have included a duct tape program, a Name that Tune! game, a dystopian scavenger hunt, a movie night and book chat, a costume party, a gaming night, a New Moon party, an Un-Valentine's Day party, the grand opening of the newly redesigned teen space, and a whodunit night. Be sure to bookmark this webpage to read the details on upcoming events as soon as they are posted!
In our December 2013 TOGA meeting, we made delicious marshmallow snowmen.
In May, the Gleason Library had special visitors Brad Peters and Jan Ross bring in their Civil War artifact collection. We were able to hold the rifles, swords, and other smaller artifacts ourselves! Matt shows us a genuine sword used in the Civil War (top), and Jan shows the audience one of their rifles, complete with bayonet (bottom).
At the February 2013 TOGA, members made candy sushi out of Rice Krispie treats, Fruit by the Foot, and gummy candy.
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gleasonteens.tumblr.com is Gleason’s blog for teens. The blog is moderated by our teen librarian and is a place where teens can share thoughts and ideas about books, activities and the teen advisory board (TOGA). Guest bloggers and book review submissions are always welcome. Please email Tahleen for a book review form if you would like to contribute. For older blog posts, please visit teensofgleasonblogspot.com.