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July 2019

Movie Monday: Guardians of the Galaxy

July 8, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our summer Movie Mondays! We'll be watching Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), rated PG-13. Runtime 125 minutes. For tweens/teen entering grades 6-12. FYI: There will no longer be a Groot craft at today's showing of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

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Video Game Drop-In

July 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It's time to level-up! Stop by to play your favorite game on our Nintendo Switch. For information contact: Megan Coffey, mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net or 617-796-1360

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LGBTQIA Drop-In Reads a Book!

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12. This month, we'll be reading a book! Our June meeting will decide which book we read. If you'd like information on the book or the drop-in, contact Megan…

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Space Maker Wednesdays

July 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a drop in STEAM activity as you learn how Astronauts live and work in Space! For ages 9-12. For more information, please contact the library at 617-796-1360.

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Movie Monday: Captain Marvel

July 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our summer Movie Mondays! We'll be watching Captain Marvel (2014), rated PG-13. Runtime 125 minutes. For tweens/teen entering grades 6-12.

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Video Game Drop-In

July 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It's time to level-up! Stop by to play your favorite game on our Nintendo Switch. For information contact: Megan Coffey, mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net or 617-796-1360

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Space Maker Wednesdays

July 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a drop in STEAM activity as you learn how Astronauts live and work in Space! For ages 9-12.

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Anime Movie: Mirai

July 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In addition to Second Friday Anime, we'll also have Anime movies this summer! Mirai (2018) is rated PG. Runtime 98 minutes. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. For tweens/teens entering grades 6-12.

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Tween Galaxy Slime

July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Stop by to make some slime that is truly out of this world. We'll make slime that glitters and glows! For tweens entering grades 6-8.

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Tween Harry Potter Birthday Party!

July 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hogwarts Express

Join us to celebrate Harry's birthday at a magical party with crafts, house sorting, photography, relays, and trivia! Feel free to dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character. For tweens entering grades 6 to 8.

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August 2019

Movie Monday: Five Feet Apart

August 5, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our summer Movie Mondays! We'll be watching Five Feet Apart (2019), rated PG-13. Runtime 135 minutes. For tweens/teen entering grades 6-12.

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Video Game Drop-In

August 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It's time to level-up! Stop by to play your favorite game on our Nintendo Switch. For information contact: Megan Coffey, mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net or 617-796-1360

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Project Cosplay: Get Your Head in the Game!

August 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Looking to dive into cosplay? Get your head in the game by making a cosplay headpiece! Our very own cosplay pro, Julia Carlaw, will help you create the headpiece of your dreams! This includes antlers, crowns, ears, and horns. Feel free to bring your own masterpieces and ongoing projects! For tweens and teens entering grades 6-12.

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Movie Monday: The Princess Bride

August 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our summer Movie Mondays! We'll be watching The Princess Bride (1987), rated PG. Runtime 98 minutes. For tweens/teen entering grades 6-12.

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Video Game Drop-In

August 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It's time to level-up! Stop by to play your favorite game on our Nintendo Switch. For information contact: Megan Coffey, mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net or 617-796-1360

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LGBTQIA Drop-In Potluck

August 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12. This month, we'll hosting a potluck dinner for folx. If you'd like information on the potluck or the drop-in, contact Megan Coffey at teens@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Tween/Teen Summer Celebration

August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the end of our Out of This World summer with space themed Minute-To-Win-It games and ice cream! The idea is to complete challenges in under a minute using simple, everyday items. For tweens and teens entering grades 6-12.

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Anime Movie: Patema Inverted

August 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In addition to Second Friday Anime, we'll also have Anime movies this summer! Our second movie is Patema Inverted (2013). Runtime 99 minutes. Snacks & refreshments will be provided. For teens/tweens entering grades 6-12.

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Back to School Hacks!

August 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Looking for ways to make back to school easier? Join us to make fun and unique items that will make you stand out at school! Tweens entering grades 5-7.

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September 2019

Anime/Manga Club

September 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! We’ll meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12. For more information contact Megan at tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Teen/Tween Advisory Board

September 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in making the Teen Room a space for all tweens and teens? Experience the Tween/Teen Advisory Board, where members will have direct involvement in ideas, events and displays in the Teen Area! Involvement will also include naming the Advisory Board and the Teen Room! There will be pizza and refreshments. Grades 5-12. For more information contact Megan at teens@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Back to School Hacks!

September 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Looking for ways to make back to school easier? Join us to make fun and unique items that will make you stand out at school! Tweens entering grades 5-7.

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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tweens in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/10, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10,4/14, 5/12, and 6/9. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 25th. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months. For more information, please call the library: 617-796-1360.

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Video Game Drop-In

September 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

It's time to level-up! Stop by to play your favorite game on our Nintendo Switch. Grades 5-12. For information contact: Megan Coffey, mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net or 617-796-1360

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October 2019

Overbooked: Teen Book Club

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have too much to do? Want to add something else to your plate? Join our book club, directed at the overscheduled teen! We'll discuss the book while munching on snacks. This month we'll be discussing TBD. Please pick up the book at the Main Desk. Grades 9-12.

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Teen/Tween Halloween!

October 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Let's get spooky! We'll have games, watch a movie, and indulge in a quick cupcake competition. Costumes encouraged. Grades 5-12.

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Tween/Teen Anime Early Release Movie: Kiki’s Delivery Service

October 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school? We’ll be watching Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) on the big screen in the Teen Area! Feel free to dress up for the occasion. Rated-G. Runtime: 105 minutes. Snacks will be provided. Grades 5-12.

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November 2019

Get It Write: The Nano Sessions

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calling all teen writers! Get It Write is a two-hour workshop series, specifically designed for teens who write stories, poems and personal essays. Feel free to bring a sample of your writing to read aloud for guidance and gentle feedback. This workshop will be taught by Lynette Benton, of Tools and Tactics Writers. Online registration required for ALL FOUR sessions: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9. Grades 6-12.

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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tweens in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/10, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10,4/14, 5/12, and 6/9. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 25th. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months. For more information, please call the library: 617-796-1360.

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Graphic Novel Book Club

November 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

If you enjoy the pace, imagery and stories presented in graphic novels then this is the club for you! We’ll meet once a month on 9/11. 10/16, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13 & 6/10. Grades 5-7. Online registration (required) begins August 19th. This month the group will discuss the Guts by Raina Telgemeier. For more information contact Megan at tweens@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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January 2020

Teen/Tween Advisory Board

January 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in making the Teen Room a space for all tweens and teens? Experience the Tween/Teen Advisory Board, where members will have direct involvement in ideas, events and displays in the Teen Area! Involvement will also include naming the Advisory Board and the Teen Room! There will be pizza and refreshments. Grades 5-12.For more information contact Megan at teens@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Sweet Reads

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.We meet once a month on 9/3, 10/15, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, and 6/2. Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 25th. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.For more information, please call the…

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