Tabletop Tennis and Air Hockey at Brightwood

Tabletop tennis, anyone? How about air hockey? | Teens

Brightwood Branch
Second Wednesday of the month, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 11-18

Teens are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing tabletop tennis/ping pong and air hockey. Play for bragging rights or just for fun; plus it’s a great exercise workout!  Can you meet the challenge?

Teen Advisory Boards

Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens

East Forest Park
Every other month on the 2nd Saturday, from 1:30-2:30 PM | Ages 13 – 19

If interested, please contact the young adult reference librarian Beth Ortiz at bortiz@springfieldlibrary.org or 413-263-6836.

Meeting dates for this school year are September 8 and November 10, 2018, and January 12, March 9, and May 11, 2019.

East Springfield Branch
Teen Advisory Board
First Friday of the month, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 13-18

Teens, shouldn’t you have a say in what your library does? We want you to join our Teen Advisory Board. Share ideas about improving library programming and events and give input on  material selection. Talk about your ideas to make the library a better place. Come and enjoy refreshments while you meet new friends, and make your voice heard.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Teen Readers Advisory Panel
Last Tuesday of the month, from 4:30 – 5:45 PM | Ages 13-19

Here’s your chance to meet regularly to share ideas about improving library programming for your age group, plan events, give input for materials selection and other fun activities. Light refreshments will be served.  If interested, please fill in this online application below or contact the young adult reference librarian.

Application for the Teen Readers Advisory Panel (TRAP) - Sixteen Acres
Please read the Teen Advisory Information sheet before completing the form. Thank you.

Teens – Tasty Tuesday

Experience new flavors. Learn how to make a tasty snack. | Teens

Tasty Tuesday features a healthy and easy recipe for the teens to learn how to make. Teens will make a delicious after school snack as well as learning useful life skills and meal planning. Teens should come hungry and be ready to get their hands messy!

Brightwood Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 3:30-5:00 PM | Ages 11-18

Forest Park Branch
Third Tuesday of the month, from 3:15 – 4:15 PM | Ages 12-19 –

The scheduled March 19th Tasty Tuesday is canceled. It will be back on its normal date in April!

 

Learn Suminagashi, Japanese Art of Paper Marbling – March 13

Suminagashi, or “floating ink” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. | Teens

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, March 13 | 4-6 PM | For ages 12-18 | Register

Suminagashi originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. Dive in and take a swirl. Space is limited to 12. Please preregister online or at the branch. For more information please call (413) 263-6846.

Tai Chi for Everyone at East Springfield

Tai Chi is often referred to as “Moving Meditation” and can be practiced by almost anyone. | All Ages

East Springfield Branch
First Saturday of the month | 10 – 11  AM | For Adults, Teens, and Children Ages 10+

The April 6th, Tai Chi class is unfortunately canceled. Please join us again in May!

Tai Chi is a slow motion, low impact form of exercise that is suitable for people of any age.  Event will take place outside on the lawn at East Springfield Library, weather permitting.

Teen Tuesdays – Sixteen Acres

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.

Sixteen Acres Branch
Every Tuesday | 1 – 6 PM | Ages 12 – 18

Get inspired by using a wide array of art materials: write that masterpiece you’ve been pondering or play one of our many board games — and let’s not forget all the inspiration that rests right on our shelves. Enjoy the company of others or grab a quiet space for some precious alone time.

Comic Book Creation for Teens at East Forest Park

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? | Teens

East Forest Park Branch
Second Wednesday of the month, from 6-7:30 PM | Ages 10 – 18

Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided.