Thursday, February 23, 2017

Keep Your Ears Open for WPL's Pecha Kucha!



Pecha Kucha will be coming to Westborough!  

Pecha-what?

Pecha Kucha is Japanese for “chatter.”  Beginning in Tokyo, back in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, Pecha Kucha's original goal was to create an area where designers could express their ideas and passions with one another.

But...giving a designer a microphone?  Dangerous!  Do you even know how long they'll speak?  To prevent speakers from droning on and on and on, Pecha Kucha applies a simple set of rules to each presentation: exactly 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each, no matter what the topic or who the speaker is.  This results in a length of 6 minutes and 40 seconds per speaker/presentation.


During the day on Saturday, May 13th or at night on Thursday, May 18th, the Westborough Public Library, for roughly two hours, will be hosting it's own Pecha Kucha!  Who are the speakers?  10 local teens who will express their interests in a variety of topics.  Keep your ears open for more news!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Patriot Predictions Contest

Get into the mood for the Super Bowl and enter the Patriot Predictions contest. All you need to do is complete this form or pick up a paper copy from the Teen Zone and predict what you think will happen at the Super Bowl. You do not need any football knowledge to participate, The teen that scores the most points will win a goody bag, gift card and be entered into win a Patriot Super Fan prize! This contest is only open to teens in grades 6 through 12. Each teen may only submit one set of predictions. All submissions must be received by 12 PM on Super Bowl Sunday. So what are you waiting for????

Patriot Tail-Gating Party in the Teen Zone

The Teen Zone will be hosting a Tail-Gating Party to show our support for the New England Patriots on Saturday, February 4. Teens will be hosting but the event will be open to fans of all ages. I need lots of teen volunteers- contact us if you are interested. We are going to have food, fun, and a great prize to be raffled off!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SAT Prep Class

We will be offering an SAT Prep class for teens preparing to take the SATs. The class will meet on four Mondays (February 6, 13, 27, and March 6) at 7 PM. The class is for teens only. It is FREE but teens are asked to bring a donation for the local Food Pantry. There will be more information coming in the next few days but if you know you are interested...please sign up now. Space is limited.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Scheduling Change

Due to low teen registrations, The Silent Library scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm has been cancelled. If there is enough interest the program may be rescheduled in the future.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Save the Dates

Next Friday, January 13, is half day and we will be hosting a Movies & Munchies afternoon. Bring a friend and we'll provide the movie and the munchies.

Silent Library is coming on Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM. Can you hold it together while enduring challenges geared towards getting you to make noise? The name of this game is Silent Library and- in order to win- you must complete “interesting” tasks without making a sound. Bring a friend and compete as a team. Open to students in grades 6 through 12. Sign up today: https://goo.gl/forms/Asl268GDE0ARzTzp1


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Check Out the Teen Zone

Check out this video about the Teen Zone made by an amazing Teen Volunteer. Watch the video and then come to the library and see for yourself.