THINGS TO DO: ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR TEENS AT GLEASON
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Gleason Public Library hosts special events for teens throughout the year, including movies for 5th to 8th graders on early release Tuesdays each month, and TOGA (Teens of Gleason Advisors) on the first Friday of the month October through June. Have an idea for an event? Email Tahleen. New suggestions are always appreciated!
Past Special Events
Past events have included a duct tape program, a mug cooking program, a yoga workshop, henna tattoos, a costume party, a gaming night, an open mic night, a 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).
Photo by Jane Hamilton, published with permission from the Carlisle Mosquito, where it was first printed
In May 2014, Gleason Teens had its first ever Open Mic Night in partnership with the Carlisle School Library.
In May 2013, we had yoga instructor and henna tattoo artist Amanda come to the library! After a yoga class, we all got beautiful henna tattoos like this one.
Turkey Time! On November 1, we decorated Oreos to look like our favorite Thanksgiving bird.
On January 15, 2013, Nerdfighters from Carlisle and Concord got together to watch John & Hank Green: An Evening of Awesome in Carnegie Hall as it streamed live on YouTube.
Cal Armistead, author of the young adult novel Being Henry David, signs copies of her book after her talk on April 30, 2013.
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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.