Events Calendar / Teens

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Virtual Reality Tour: Traveling While Black

Experience this cinematic VR journey that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans, confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America. This documentary is rated Teen and contains language that is historically difficult. Please call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 or https://tinyurl.com/sign-up-online to reserve your 45 minute time block.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Girls Who Code (6th-12th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls, non-binary teens, and any other 6-12th graders who support the Girls Who Code mission, can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 6-12th Grade Clubs encourage you to impact your community in a positive way through code. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! We have tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Technology will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
There are two ways you can register. Teen must be registered prior to the first session, October 23, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  1. Register from home. Go to: hq.girlswhocode.com & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 6th-12th Grade club code: MA51696.
  2. Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.

 

Grades 6-12

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Victorian: Yuletide Cards

The Holiday cards we know and love today did not start out as friendly, festive, and jolly. Victorians shared the holiday spirit with images of singing beetles, dead birds, and dancing frogs. All ages, join us to create your very own Victorian Yuletide card to hang in your living room or send out to friends and family. Drop in any time between 2pm and 7pm.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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No Sew Gnomes @ Main Library

Gnomes! These were such a hit last year, that they’re making a comeback. Join us to make your own decorative gnome with no sewing required.

Fill out our registration form here  if you'd like to sign up for Teen Craft program reminders: https://bit.ly/FPL-Teen-Crafts

Grades 6-12

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Happy Birth-Tay

Calling all Swifties! Join us for a fun and fabulous Birth-Tay Extravaganza! Come dressed in your Eras Tour best to make and trade friendship bracelets, decorate polaroids, and try your luck at ‘Bejeweled’ Bingo. Snacks will be provided. All ages welcome. Bingo starts promptly at 4.

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Girls Who Code (6th-12th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls, non-binary teens, and any other 6-12th graders who support the Girls Who Code mission, can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 6-12th Grade Clubs encourage you to impact your community in a positive way through code. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! We have tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Technology will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
There are two ways you can register. Teen must be registered prior to the first session, October 23, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  1. Register from home. Go to: hq.girlswhocode.com & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 6th-12th Grade club code: MA51696.
  2. Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.

 

Grades 6-12

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Video Game Hangout

Play video games and eat snacks! This time we'll be meeting in the Teen Room so we can test out the new gaming setup!

If you'd like to be added to our monthly reminder email list for our Video Game Hangouts, just fill out the form at this link: https://bit.ly/VGH-Reminder

Grades 6-12