Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Teen Events: Introducing Girls Who Code and TBT Book Group

A new month and new school year means that we are revamping our teen programs! I'm going to highlight some of our new programs but you can scroll down for a list with program details of all of our September programs for Teens (we use this term loosely and mean those in grades 6-12). We are very excited to be offering a Girls Who Code club at the Robbins Library starting on October 19th. We will have an Open House with more information about the club as well as a lottery to be entered for one of the 24 spots. 

Another exciting new program is our To Be Teens Book Group for those almost teens in grades 6-7. I know many of you were disappointed to graduate from Lauren's book groups in Children's and wanted to offer the chance to continue to share your love of reading. This group will meet every other month and discuss a book chosen by attendees at the last meeting. 

While we have infrequently offered Early Release Day programs for teens at the library, we are going to try to offer many more this school year. While I can't guarantee a program on every early release day, I am going to do my best to offer programs on most scheduled Early Release Days. Some programs will be in the Community Room and others will be in the Teen Area.

Back by popular demand will be the LGBTQ+ Drop In afternoons, which will now start at 3:30, Food Fridays, and the Writer'sWorkshop for Teens. Please keep in mind that the Community Room is closed for the book sale for most of September so most of these events will be in the 4th Floor Conference Room or Teen Area.

Event Details

LGBTQ+ Drop In
Thursday, September 1
3:30-5 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace, or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an afternoon of fun.
*Special Note: this month’s meeting will be in the 4th floor Conference Room.

Food Friday!
Friday, September 9
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Teens, come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! This food tasting event is for those in grades 6-12.

To Be Teens Book Group
Tuesday, September 13
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
Join us for our new bimonthly book group just for youth in grades 6 and 7. September’s book is Foiled by Jane Yolen. Copies will be available to pick up in the Teen Area by the end of August.

Writer's Workshop for Teens
Starts September 19
Robbins Library Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, published writer and writing instructor, to begin or move forward on your writing projects. Ms. Benton will inspire and guide you on your writing journey. If you wish, bring writing you’ve been working on (short story, novel excerpt, poetry). The group meets every other Monday for six sessions.  For ages 12-18. Registration begins September 6 at 9:00 am at

Early Release Movie:
Tuesday, September 20
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Enjoy the early release day with snacks and a screening of Zootopia in the Teen Area. Open to those in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code Open House

Wednesday, September 28
7-8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
This school year, the Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code ( club open to girls in grades 6 through 12. The club will meet Wednesdays October,  through June from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We invite interested girls and their guardians to an open house to learn more about the club and to be entered into a lottery to receive one of the 24 available spaces. The first part of the evening will go over club specifics and introduce the girls to our volunteers. The second part of the evening will be a lottery for the 24 available spaces in the club. Attendance at open house is mandatory for lottery participation.
Register for this open house starting September 1 at

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