Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Teen Room at WPL

The Teen Room is a space at the library just for teenagers ages 13-18 that has lots of wonderful teen books, movies, video games, magazines and more, as well as a variety of programs geared towards teens of many different backgrounds and interests. All teens are encouraged to come check out the teen room and participate in one of our programs, all of which are free and open to all – no registration required. Some of our current programs are:

Spilled Ink: a Teen Readers and Writers Club that meets monthly and can help you to improve your skills as a writer.
Learn to Draw Manga Program, led by graphic artists Andy Fish and Jamie Buckmaster that will teach you how to draw in the comic form.
Crafternoons: a fun, teen led craft program that happens once per month.
Level Up: a video gaming club held every Wednesday from 4:30-6pm.
Teen Advisory Group, which meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month to help assist the Teen Librarian in improving teen services.

The Teen Librarian also works with a group of teenagers to produce a magazine: Turtle Soup. The magazine features stories, poems, art, photography, book reviews and more from Worcester teens, and gets published monthly – you can pick up a copy in the Teen Room today! Any creative, talented, or expressive teens who are interested in getting involved in the magazine can contact Samantha at or 508-799-1671.

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