Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week at the Library with programs that help teens Turn Dreams Into Reality!

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Do you know what you want to do in life, but are not sure how to make it happen? Or are you trying to figure out what you want to do? At East Forest Park on Saturday October 18 at 12 noon, experts from Holyoke Community College and the UAspire Springfield Promise Program as well as local organizations that mentor teens will show you how to focus on your dreams and turn them into a reality.

Confused by the college admissions process? Learn all about how you can be ready to apply and open the door to college at Mason Square Saturday October 11 at 12 noon, at the Central Library Wednesday Oct. 15 at 6:00 pm, and at Sixteen Acres Tuesday Oct. 21 at 6:00 pm. Cynthia Swan and her staff from Springfield College will answer all your questions and share some of their personal experiences as students.

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Teens who want a way to build their skills for schoolwork, or who enjoy learning something new online, can come to the Brightwood Branch Library on Thursday, October 16 at 4:30 pm to join educator Scott Wohlers in a demonstration of Khan Academy. This not-for-profit organization aims to the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. A session for students of all ages, and their coaches, including parents and teachers will take place at the Central Library on Monday October 20 at 6:30 pm.

Teens’ dreams of shining onstage can happen when they come to the Teen Talent Show at the Forest Park Branch Library on Saturday October 18 at 1:00 pm. Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, recite a poem, or tell jokes? Show us your unique talent, no matter what it is!

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All week, Dreams Into Reality Art Days are happening – check the calendar for times and days at your branch library. Stop by the teen area at the Central Library, Brightwood, Forest Park, or Indian Orchard and use our art materials to make a poster or a three dimensional creation expressing the Teen Read Week theme “Turn Your Dreams Into Reality.” Put your artwork on display at the Library and earn an energy bar to get you going in making your dreams come true!

For all activities for teens and tweens, make sure you check our online calendar!



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