Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Great Cookie Challenge

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Calling all teen bakers....we need you and your favorite home-baked cookie. Enter the second annual Great Cookie Challenge. Bake your favorite cookie and bring several dozen to be tasted and rated by library patrons. The baker of the cookie that receives the most "likes" will win a sweet treat!!
Cookie Check-In: 2:00 pm
Voting: 2:10-4:00 pm
Winners Announced: 4:15 pm
** All cookies must be accompanied by a recipe.
**No mixes, frozen dough, or store bought cookies allowed.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Create Candy Sushi: Tuesday, November 29 at 3 pm

Join us in the Teen Zone on Tuesday, November 29 at 3 pm and create some colorful and delectable candy sushi. Sweet prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Humans of Westborough

Check out this awesome Facebook page created by members of TAB (Teen Advisory Board.)

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Teen Read Week: Read For the Fun Of It

Teen Read Week starts on Sunday. The Teen Zone will have a week of fun programs and on-going activities.

Teen Zone Open House.....Drop in on Tuesday, October 11 between 2-4 pm to eat lots of snacks and learn about the upcoming events in the Teen Zone

Cook Up a Book Contest on Wednesday, October 12 at 2pm. Come to the library and decorate cookies. The cookie with the best literary theme will win a gift card. Sign up required: https://goo.gl/forms/CAM039LRzcpVkex93

Read it and Rip Crafts on October 13....drop in between 2-4 pm. We'll take reading material, rip it up and make some pretty great things.

Library Coffee House on  Saturday, October 15. The Teen Zone will have coffee and donuts for any teen that comes in and shares some info about a book (any book, any info...we just want to hear about what you're reading.) Drop in between 3 and 4 pm.

Librarian Challenge: The WPL librarians have challenged Westborough teens to a reading contest. It's pretty simple...just sign up and log the number of minutes you read each day during the week (beginning October 9 and running through October 15.) The side that averages the most minutes read will win ice cream for the every member. Sign up today and start logging minutes on Sunday!!! https://goo.gl/forms/b1B07eEm1LpOU4tz2

 Top Ten book selections will be announced at the conclusion of Teen Read Week. Watch this video to learn more about Yalsa's Top Ten.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mindfulness for High School...Introductory Class on October 4 at 7 pm


High School…..it has the potential to be exciting and rewarding with the possibilities to engage in new ideas, meet new people, and gain more independence.   But for many of us, for too many moments, what we feel is stress or anxiety.  Challenges or setbacks occur for all of us, but sometimes the mind gets stuck on all the negative things that might happen.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The good news is that we can all learn skills to have our minds work for us, as an ally, rather than against us. 

Mindfulness – paying attention to what is happening in our minds and bodies in each present moment – can help us to develop those skills.   With practice, we can all learn how to notice early warning signals of troubling emotions and how to best work with them.  We can develop the tools to feel more relaxed, calm, balanced and happy.
This introductory course to Mindfulness for Teens will offer guidance on two foundational practices of mindfulness – the body scan and breath awareness – and will explore how to apply these exercises to the normal challenges of daily life.  Participants will learn techniques to help with stress and generate a more confident calm. 

Mindfulness for Teens will meet on Tuesday, October 4, at 7 pm at the Westborough Library.  There is no charge.   If participants are interested to continue to meet, additional sessions at the Library will be set.  Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/4l0enUHCwjL09br92

Greg Topakian, Ph.D., is a Westborough resident and a long time educator.  He taught in high school for over ten years, where he introduced dozens of students to mindfulness and yoga.   He now teaches mindfulness to employees of local colleges, town governments, and corporations across the state.  Last Fall and Spring, he offered multi-week Introduction to Mindfulness courses for adults at the Library.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Free Art Class

Super talented Volunteen, Niki, will be offering two free art classes for students in grades 6-8 on August 2 and August 4 from 4-5:30. Space is limited, sign up today!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Harry Potter Marathon

Jump into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 

The Teen Zone is hosting a FULL day of Harry Potter on Wednesday. August 3, 2016. It will be a Harry Potter marathon day starting with the opening of the Library and lasting until closing. You are more than welcome to attend the entire event but we know that's not feasible for everyone. In order for you to make the most of your day, take a list at the marathon schedule posted below and plan accordingly. You do not have to register but it is strongly encouraged. Teens that sign up will be guaranteed to receive event supplies. For those who do not sign up, it will be first come, first served!

Take a look at the schedule and plan which activities you want to join!!!
10:20- 1:00 pm      Interactive viewing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
                                  Watch the movie that started it all and follow goofy and sometimes tasty
                                   instructions throughout the movie
1:00-2:00 pm         House Sorting & button making, Wand making, Butterbeer tasting
2:00-3:00 pm         Harry Potter Scene It Game, Potions Class
3:00-4:00 pm         Snitch Hunt, Horcrux & Mythical Beasts Scavenger Hunt
4:00-6:30 pm         Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part I (movie viewing)
6:30-8:40 pm         Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II (movie viewing)

We encourage all Harry Potter fans to come dressed in their best wizard outfits. Prizes will be awarded to the teen demonstrating the best Harry Potter spirit. There will also be special dessert (for those that sign up) from Florian Fortiscue's Ice Cream Parlor