It’s all about the arts this month in the Teen Room! Join us for lots of programs that will get your creativity flowing and inspire you to create. On Fridays April 4th, 11th, and 18th from 4-5pm, we will be having our first sessions of Studio Art 101, taught by local artist Nancy McBride. Nancy will teach students over the three-week course about painting with acrylics. This class requires registration and students are asked to attend all three sessions. Register at the Teen or Children’s Room Desk by April 3rd.
April is also National Poetry Month, so we will be welcoming back poet Alex Charalambides for a Poetry Slam on April 16th from 6-7:30pm in the Banx Room. Come listen to other teens perform their poetry, or prepare something of your own to share in this friendly and supportive environment. All teens are welcome!
On April 25th from 3:30-5 in the Teen Room we will be crafting with recycled materials to celebrate Earth Day. Recycling whiz Carmen Barbosa will teach us how to upcycle used materials into awesome new items, including earrings, wallets, and purses. She will also give insight into the importance of recycling, so make sure to thank Mother Earth this month by coming to this crafty program!
If you are in the mood for something a little more palatable, come to our Edible Art program on April 18th at 4pm in the Teen Room. Everyone can create a work of art using some very tasty ingredients, and then eat it! And don’t forget about our Learn to Draw Manga classes on April 11th and 25th from 3-4pm in the Banx Room. These classes are taught by talented graphic artists Andy Fish and Jamie Buckmaster, and open to all teens for free and without registration. Join us!And, of course, don’t forget about our other ongoing programs including Level Up: Video Gaming on Wednesdays from 4:30-6, Chess Club on Thursdays from 3-5, Teen Reads Book Club on April 15th from 5:30-6:30, the Teen Advisory Group meeting on April 8th from 4-5:30, the Spilled Ink writers club on April 30th from 6-7:30, and more! For more information about any of these programs, please email Teen Librarian Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-799-1671.