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!

Programming in January

Let’s Stick Together!
Ongoing Throughout the Winter
Each time you sign out an item from the main floor circulation desk, receive a set of stickers to add to our stickerboard! This is a fun, collaborative effort to fill in an initially blank image with stickers. The result is a colorful picture that is slowly revealed as the stickers are put in place. Have fun!

4 question marks in conversation bubblesQuestion of the Week
Ongoing Throughout the Winter
Our Librarian Jessica has so many questions. Stop by the Teen Space and check out Jessica's Question of the Week. Teens who participate will receive a small treat.

Felting Workshop - Virtual
Tuesday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an evening of felting! Follow along with Rachel Benson as she demonstrates how to create a clutch of baby owls using the items included in our kits. Please email jwright@cwmars.org no later than January 4 if you would like to participate in this program. Each participant will be asked to contribute $10 towards the cost of the felting kits.

Financial Health and Wellness - Virtual
Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Webster First Federal Credit Union for an opportunity to learn more about ensuring your own personal financial health and wellness. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Card Making Workshop - Virtual 
Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Greeting card with pink heart
Join us on Zoom to craft three sweet greeting cards! Participants will be provided the materials needed to construct each card while being guided by our own card maker extraordinaire, MaryEllen! Please send an email to jwright@cwmars.org by January 19 to register for this program and reserve a crafting kit.

Programming in February

Let’s Stick Together!
Ongoing Throughout the Winter
Each time you sign out an item from the main floor circulation desk, receive a set of stickers to add to our stickerboard! This is a fun, collaborative effort to fill in an initially blank image with stickers. The result is a colorful picture that is slowly revealed as the stickers are put in place. Have fun!

4 question marks in conversation bubblesQuestion of the Week
Ongoing Throughout the Winter
Our Librarian Jessica has so many questions. Stop by the Teen Space and check out Jessica's Question of the Week. Teens who participate will receive a small treat.

Text Talk for Teens - In Person
Wednesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Jessica for a guided discussion about Maybe We're Electric by Val Emmich. Copies of the book will be available at the Library for borrowing one month prior to the discussion. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Raspberry Pi LogoRaspberry Pi Bootcamp for Beginners - In Person
Saturday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a two-hour workshop to learn how to build a Raspberry Pi, a system used to perform popular home technology tasks. Participants will gain hands-on experience searching for the right components to purchase, and assembling and programming the devices for home use. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Embroidery Take It and Make It Craft Kit
Wednesday, February 9
Celebrate National Embroidery Month by picking up a counted cross-stitch kit. This kit for beginners will provide an introduction to those who would like to learn more about this craft. The result will be a decorative piece that you can display! Email jwright@cwmars.org by January 26 to reserve your kit.

LightbulbTrivia Night for Teens and Adults! - Virtual
Friday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Kick off school vacation week with the Trivia Brothers and an evening of trivia! To participate, teens and adults can form teams of 3 to 6 participants and then email jwright@cwmars.org to register. The winning team will earn unlimited bragging rights!

Books and Banter - Virtual
Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
What are you reading? Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your current read. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Tutorials for Take It and Make It Craft Kits

chickadeeYarn Chickadee Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Yarn Chickadee included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

 

Fowlelt Owl Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Felt Owl included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

 

Dragon flying silhouetteBookshelf Diorama Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Bookshelf Diorama included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

 

Illustration of fox face

Fox Cozy Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Fox Cozy included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

Want to Get More Involved?

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Cat figurine posed on a stack of books

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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Winter Reading Challenge

Read for a Better World Beanstack Logo

From January 1 to January 31, Beaman Library is participating in Beanstack’s Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. "Read for a Better World" encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January! Visit our Beanstack page to learn more and register for the Winter Reading Challenge. Prizes will be awarded to readers of all ages at the end of the month!

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