THINGS TO DO: ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR TEENS AT GLEASON
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Teen Movie Nights: Where No Man Has Gone Before
For all you Trekkies out there who are eagerly awaiting the second movie in the new series, here’s a chance to refresh your memory on the first. On Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. we’ll be watching James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. Make sure to dress up for the costume contest! Refreshments will be served. This event is limited to ages 10 and up. For more information, call 978-369-4898 or e-mail email@example.com.
Gleason Public Library hosts special events for teens throughout the year. Have an idea for an event? Email Tahleen. New suggestions are always appreciated!
Information about Summer Reading 2013 coming soon!
TOGA (Teens of Gleason Advisors)
The Gleason Public Library's next Teens of Gleason Advisory (TOGA) meeting will be held on Friday, June 7, from 3-4 pm. We'll talk about upcoming events and projects, and in the second half hour we'll do an activity. For grades 5-8. New members are always welcome! For more information, contact Tahleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 1-978-369-4898.
Early Release Movie
On Tuesday, May 21, at 1:30 pm, Gleason Teens will show a movie after the school's early release. This month we'll watch a bumbling Pirate Captain, along with his rag-tag band of pirates, as he tries to win the Pirate of the Year Award. All the while, they never forget about the thing pirates love best: adventure! Popcorn, juice, and soda will be served. For grades 5-8.
Middle School Book Club
Gleason Teens will be hosting the next Middle School Book Club meeting on Friday, May 17, at 2:45 p.m. This month we are reading The Running Dream by Wendelin van Draanen. Copies are available at the circulation desk. We will meet monthly on the second Friday of every month.
For more information on this and all teen programming, please contact Tahleen 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!
At the February 2013 TOGA, members made candy sushi out of Rice Krispie treats, Fruit by the Foot, and gummy candy.
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).
In our March TOGA meeting, we got creative with decorating marshmallows for candy kabobs. These were created with edible markers.
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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.