Category Archives: TeenEvents

Yes, People….Summer is Here! Register online for the ‘Spark a Reaction’ Summer Teen Reads 2014


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Reading, writing, dreaming, steampunking, Hunger Games survival training…and more.  Register for Teen Summer Reading at  ‘So easy and you receive a gift card to Chipotle Restaurants. Please search high and low for great things to do this summer (including relaxing) and don’t forget your local library (or any library, anywhere).  There is still room in the Steampunk Oddments Workshop with Nettie Berkeley.  Register online at, Events.  You need to have hit  the lucky ’13’ years to do this, though.  Have a great summer and keep in touch.

Tomorrow’s Writers Today is back! May 17th!


capecodwritersTeen Writers…apply to Tomorrow’s Writers Today, a program presented by the Cape Cod Writers Center. Saturday, May 17th classes begin at 9:30 am and end at 3:30 pm at the Barnstable Intermediate School in Hyannis.  Student are expected to bring a bag lunch and a flash drive to save their work: CCWC will provide drinks and snacks.  Visit the website for more information:

The Rolling Scones! Here! Friday, February 21st!


rolling sconesYes, The Rolling Scones will be here, Friday, February 21, 10:15-11:30 am.  Teen Patrons (aka Young Adults, 12-18 yrs) are invited for an onsite demo of intense scone-making (recipe provided), eating the goods and then spend a few moments sharing thoughts and ideas about a future SPL from the teen viewpoint.  Things are changing.  So do libraries.  The SPL Board of Trustees is interested in getting input and perspective from teen patrons.  Part breakfast, part focus group, please drop by.  You can use this as community service time perhaps. Bring friends.  We may not always get what we want but sometimes we may just get what we need.  Please participate!

The New Year Approaches….


2014-Year-of-horse-4  The Lunar New Year Celebration at Sandwich High this Saturday from 1:00-3:00 pm. This is one of my favorite events hosted by the Library, and the teens who are the Chinese Folk Art Workshop of Boston are as inspirational and impressive as ever.

The Year 2014 is considered as the Year of the Horse which begins on January 31, 2014 and ends on February 18, 2015. It is the Year of Wood Horse.  Wood is related to tree or green, so it is also called Year of Green Horse. 2014 is the jiăwŭ (甲午) year. The Chinese zodiac calendar comprises 12 animal signs and horse is the seventh among all of them. In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance.  People born in the Year of the Horse are smart, fabulous speakers who have a gift for getting through to other people. People bearing the horse sign strive towards seeking freedom and happiness. In general, 2014 would be a better year for those people who were born under The Year of the Horse.