THINGS TO DO: ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR TEENS AT GLEASON
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Gingerbread House Extravaganza
Join us to make your own magical (and tasty!) creation on Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. We'll provide the ingredients, you provide the creativity! For ages 8 to adult; younger children are welcome if assisted by an adult.
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)
The Gleason Public Library's Teens of Gleason Advisors (TOGA) will have its next meeting on Friday, December 6 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
Our next early release movie will be on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m. The winning movie in our poll is about an elf by the name of Buddy who goes to NYC to find his long-lost dad. 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.