Programming in December

*Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to a program to register.

Glorious Garlands
Ongoing Throughout the Winter

Help decorate the Teen Space! Next time you are in the Library, decorate a piece of paper with the provided materials. Your unique piece will be added to a garland that will be strung in the space for all to enjoy.

Settlers of Catan
Saturday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m.
Join other teens at the Library to play Settlers of Catan, a board game about settling a new world, harvesting resources, trading with other players and attempting to create the largest kingdom. Game play requires approximately 2 hours.

Manga and Anime Club
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Do you like to watch anime? Do you enjoy reading manga? Join other manga and anime enthusiasts at the Library to watch anime, chat about your favorite manga, and create related art or craft projects.

Make a Pair of Sock Snowmen
Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Come to the Library and learn how to make sock snowmen with Michelle! This adorable craft will make a perfect gift for a friend during the holiday season (or you may choose to keep them for yourself!).

Potato Printing
Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to make wrapping paper using brown paper, paint, and a potato! The paper created will be unique to you, adding a personalized touch to any gifts that you give!

Sweets Decorating
Tuesday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Come to the Library and decorate some sugary treats. Share your creative confections with others to add a bit of sweetness to their holiday season.

Chapters and Chipper Chatter
Thursday, December 22 at 4:00 p.m.

A book discussion group for those readers transitioning be(TWEEN) the children’s collection and young adult collection. Join Miss Sue and Jessica for an afternoon to read and discuss the first chapter of a fun, lighthearted young adult book. Copies of the book will be available to borrow so participants can finish the selected title at home.

Programming in January

*Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to a program to register.

Glorious Garlands
Ongoing Throughout the Winter

Help decorate the Teen Space! Next time you are in the Library, decorate a piece of paper with the provided materials. Your unique piece will be added to a garland that will be strung in the space for all to enjoy.

All the Feels Winter Reading Challenge
January 1-31

Adults and Teens can experience 'All the Feels' during this winter reading challenge! During the month of January, learn about emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully. Earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging your reading and completing activities. If readers log more than 250 minutes during this reading challenge, they will be entered into an end-of-challenge drawing! A prize will be awarded to both a teen and adult reader. To pre-register for this reading challenge, visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page.

Paper Snowflakes
Wednesday, January 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Learn how to make a three dimensional snowflake using only a handful of simple materials to add an element of wintry wonder to any indoor space.

Settlers of Catan
Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Join other teens at the Library to play Settlers of Catan, a board game about settling a new world, harvesting resources, trading with other players and attempting to create the largest kingdom. Game play requires approximately 2 hours.

National Houseplant Appreciation Day
Tuesday, January 10, All Day

Learn about houseplants, participate in a houseplant swap (bring your cuttings), create your own pot, and leave with a plant! Email ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Plant' in the subject line to register. Thank you to Jerry’s Hardware for donating herb seeds for this program!

Manga and Anime Club
Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Do you like to watch anime? Do you enjoy reading manga? Join other manga and anime enthusiasts at the Library to watch anime, chat about your favorite manga, and create related art or craft projects.

Gaming Tournament
Friday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for our video game free play event, hosted by Massachusetts eSport and gaming venue, One Up Games! Explore virtual worlds with the Oculus Quest, or play the latest titles on Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch! Bring a friend! For ages 10 to 17.

Mug Meals with Julie on Zoom
Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a live cooking program with Julie. During this 30-minute class, learn how to make a
delicious meal in a mug! Participants will receive the ingredient list ahead of timeso that they can prepare to cook alongside Julie.

Chapters and Chipper Chatter
Thursday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m.

A book discussion group for those readers transitioning be(TWEEN) the children’s collection and young adult collection. Join Miss Sue and Jessica for an afternoon to read and discuss the first chapter of a fun, lighthearted young adult book. Copies of the book will be available to borrow so participants can finish the selected title at home.

Programming in February

*Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to a program to register.

Glorious Garlands
Ongoing Throughout the Winter

Help decorate the Teen Space! Next time you are in the Library, decorate a piece of paper with the provided materials. Your unique piece will be added to a garland that will be strung in the space for all to enjoy.

The Search for Life
Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Among the questions humans have, perhaps the most profound is “Are we alone?” There must be life elsewhere with billions of galaxies and trillions of stars and quadrillions of planets revolving around each other. Join NASA Solar System Ambassador, Geoff McLean for a presentation as we explore the various ways in which we humans are trying to detect life on other planets.

Manga and Anime Club
Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Do you like to watch anime? Do you enjoy reading manga? Join other manga and anime enthusiasts at the Library to watch anime, chat about your favorite manga, and create related art or craft projects.

Valentine’s Day Wish Pin
Thursday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Do you have someone special that you would like to send a wish to? Join Jessica to learn how to make a wish pin! Using techniques similar to those used to make traditional friendship bracelets, participants will use the materials provided to create pins with a simple image that corresponds to their wish for a friend.

Fox Felting Workshop
Wednesday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of felting! Follow along with Rachel as she demonstrates how to create a wintry fox using the items included in our felting kits. Please email jwright@cwmars.org by February 1 to participate in this program. Each participant will be asked to contribute $5 towards the cost of kits. The Friends of the Beaman Library will sponsor the remainder of the cost.

Mug Meals with Julie on Zoom
Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a live cooking program with Julie. During this 30-minute class, learn how to make a
delicious meal in a mug! Participants will receive the ingredient list ahead of timeso that they can prepare to cook alongside Julie.

Chapters and Chipper Chatter
Thursday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m.

A book discussion group for those readers transitioning be(TWEEN) the children’s collection and young adult collection. Join Miss Sue and Jessica for an afternoon to read and discuss the first chapter of a fun, lighthearted young adult book. Copies of the book will be available to borrow so participants can finish the selected title at home.


100 Books Before Graduation Beanstack Logo

 

A new reading challenge has been launched just for teens - to read 100 books before graduation! Visit Beaman Library’s Beanstack page to register. Earn a new set of badges along the way. Once you complete the challenge you will be awarded a personalized prize package! Please email jwright@cmwars.org or call 508-835-3711 with questions!

Want to Get More Involved?

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

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This essential group helps the Young Adult Librarian decide what programs to offer and suggests materials for the collection. TAG members also make decorations, create displays, assist with children’s programs and more! If you are interested in joining, please email Jessica Wright.

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