Teens

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:08
picture of stacks of yarn and the book Almost American Girl

We are excited to be in the third month of our new teen program, Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind.

Do you love art? Reading? Want to meet like-minded people? Brain Sparks may be for you!

Each month will feature a different art medium and book. Registered teens will receive a box of art supplies and a book to keep. Participants will also receive a Creativebug website subscription (good for a year). These supplies are to be used at the monthly Brain Sparks program.

This program runs September 2021-June 2022. There are two sessions each month and teens must be able to attend both sessions since the skills build from the first session to the second. In the first session, we will learn how to use the art supplies. At our second session, we will discuss the book and using the skills we learned previously, create something inspired by the book. 

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https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/eat-your-fruits-veggies-crochet-along-orange-and-slice

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:56
picture of art supplies: ink, linoleum blocks, brayers, paper and the book, Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

We are excited to be in the second month of our new teen program, Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind.

Do you love art? Reading? Want to meet like-minded people? Brain Sparks may be for you!

Each month will feature a different art medium and book. Registered teens will receive a box of art supplies and a book to keep. Participants will also receive a Creativebug website subscription (good for a year). These supplies are to be used at the monthly Brain Sparks program.

This program runs September 2021-June 2022. There are two sessions each month and teens must be able to attend both sessions since the skills build from the first session to the second. In the first session, we will learn how to use the art supplies. At our second session, we will discuss the book and using the skills we learned previously, create something inspired by the book. 

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 15:29
picture of art supplies: markers, pens, book

 

We are excited to announce a new teen program! Brain Sparks: Creative Fuel for the Mind.

Do you love art? Reading? Want to meet like-minded people? Brain Sparks may be for you!

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:38
Battle of the Books logo

 

That's right! Battle of the Books is back for 2021!

It's in a modified form, but your team still has the opportunity to bring home the coveted trophy and the bragging rights that brings with it. 

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 11:22
Sign that says, "vaccine"

Are you interested in getting a vaccination for COVID-19? 

The Erie County Department of Health will be hosting 3 COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teenagers ages 16-17 for the Pfizer Vaccine, and the Moderna Vaccine for those ages 18 and older, on Saturday, May 1, 2021. 

More information can be found at these links https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-vaccine-informationhttps://www.wkbw.com/news/coronavirus/vaccinating-western-new-york/several-vaccination-clinics-to-be-held-in-wny-geared-towards-teenagers

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 17:03
sign that says " Save the Date Yallwest"

Are you a fan of Holly Black? Or maybe the writing of Tehereh Mafi or Nicola Yoon is more your style. Don't miss these authors plus an amazing line-up of additional Middle Grade and YA authors at this year's Yallwest Virtual Book Festival.

Saturday, April 24

https://www.yallwest.com/

Want to read and discuss books like these with other teens? Check out Central Library's book groups! 

Reader's Quest Middle School Book Group 

This book group is run like a Battle of the Books program. After a short discussion of the book, participants are asked trivia questions from the month's selection. For youth in 5th-8th grade.

Next Book: The Sixty-Eight Rooms  by Marianne Malone

Next Meeting: Saturday, April 17 @ 1:30 - 3:00 (virtual via Zoom) 

 

Rising Voices Social Justice Book Discussion Group

For teens in 9th -12th grade

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 14:30
Among us figure

Looking for something new to do? Read on to learn about Central's winter virtual teen programming! 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

TAG is a group of teens, ages 13 to 17, who meet once a month via Zoom to help the library figure out how to best serve teens and others. It's a great opportunity to build leadership skills, work on creative projects, and meet new people. 

  Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Friday, December 11
  • Friday, January 8    
  • Friday, February 12 
  • Friday, March 12      
  • Friday, April 9 

Teen Take and Make Craft Hangout

Each month, teens pick up a different Take and Make Craft bag at the Central library and join others, via zoom, to make the craft, listen to music and hang out. Registration is required for this program. 

  Time: 3:30-5:00 

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 14:46
Freedom to Read


Banned Books Week is September 27th through October 3rd, 2020.  This library stands by your right to read without censorship! 

What is Banned Books Week, you ask?
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

What books are being banned in the United States? 

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 13:18
habitat jars

 

Looking for something new to do? Read on to learn about Central's virtual teen fall programming! 

 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

TAG is a group of teens, ages 13 to 17, who meet once a month via Zoom to help the library figure out how to best serve teens and others. It's a great opportunity to build leadership skills, work on creative projects, and meet new people. 

  • Friday, September 11, 3:30-5:00
  • Friday, October 9, 3:30-5:00
  • Friday, November 6, 3:30-5:00
  • Friday, December 11, 3:30-5:00

Teen Take and Make Craft Hangout

Each month, teens pick up a different Take and Make Craft bag at the Central library and join others, via zoom, to make the craft, listen to music and hang out. Bags are available at the beginning of each month and are given out while supplies last. 

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 20:00
cover of Monday's not Coming

Hello Everyone! 

Central Library’s social justice book group, Rising Voices, is meeting online currently.  Want to join us? Read on for details! 

We will be meeting via Zoom. You can participate on your computer, tablet or phone. I will invite people to the event with a link through their email. This link will not be made public. To obtain this code, you must email me, lowem@buffalolib.org, sometime before the start of the meeting date and time to let me know you’re interested. 

At this point, you may be wondering who I am. My name is Maria and I am the teen services librarian at the Central Library. It's nice to meet you. Now that we’ve got the nuts and bolts out of the way, on to the fun stuff! I am happy to meet you and/or a parent before the group, in a short Zoom meeting, if that makes you more comfortable. 

Rising Voices Social Justice Book Group