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Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Scene

Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Area, a haven for 7th through 12th graders. Come here to use the public computers, hang out with friends, look at magazines, and check out computer games and new music CDs. You can get assistance with your school projects or recommendations of new books to read. We also have a graphic novel collection, including manga.

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS MAY-JUNE 2015

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS for 5th-12th graders. Bring a friend!

Wednesday May 13th 6:30pm SCRATCH PROGRAMMING WITH Ms. Paine
Wednesday May 20th 6:30pm SCRATCH PROGRAMMING WITH Ms. Paine
Wednesday May 27th 6:30pm SCRATCH PROGRAMMING WITH Ms. Paine

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Sign up for a three part program introducing you to Scratch, a free visual programming language. If you already know how to use Scratch, you can work with Ms. Paine and friends to make new creations. Use Scratch for creating games, stories, animation and more! Sign up beginning April 27th by contacting the library 781-596-8867. Classes will be from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Wednesday JUNE 10th 6pm-7pm Teen Advisory Board

Bring your ideas and your appetite. We’ll give you free dinner and plan programs you’d like!

SHOW CANCELLED – WHERE ARE ALL THE SWAMPSCOTT BANDS?

I tried keeping the show without any bands from Swampscott Middle School or Swampscott High School. But without that local component and no bonfire, the audience size was too small. I couldn’t justify making bands come from far away with that size group of listeners. Very disappointing and I hope that things change in the future. Hopefully, new students will come along and form bands, just like in all these other communities. Why no band in Swampscott — I find it puzzling but don’t know the answer. Anyway — thank you for the support the last 12 years. Thank you to all the musicians, family members who lugged components, people who came to hear everyone play, Newbury Comics for donating gift certificates, DPW for setting up the stage, Police Department for keeping it all safe, Jackson Schultz and the Swampscott Yacht Club for all their assistance every year, and Kevin Breen and the Fire Department for lending the generator and lots of support.

SATURDAY June 27th 4-9pm SWAMPSCOTT LIBRARY BEACH SHOW @ FISHERMAN’S BEACH

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Teen Musicians! Are you in a band? We want you! The Swampscott Public Library is sponsoring the 13th annual local teen band concert on Saturday, June 27th 4-9pm at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott. To register your band, call Sandy 781-596-8867 extension 304, or stop in the library. Deadline to register: Monday, May 11th.

Teen Poetry Contest Finalists Named

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Olivia Reiser and Lisa Gaber, First Prize Winners

The finalists have been announced for the 11th Annual Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest. From over 250 poems submitted, the judges have selected the following finalists:

From Swampscott Middle School:

Elif Bithell -grade 6, Annie Burgett – grade 8, Isaac Dreeben – grade 8, Alexandra Fisk – grade 8, Clara Harrington – grade 8, Aidan McMaster -grade 6, Bianna Pierce – grade 7, Odin Randell- grade 7, Olivia Reiser – grade 8, Ethan Runstadler – grade 8, Vreni Runstadler – grade 5, Bella Seligson – grade 7, Marley Schmidt – grade 8, Sarah Tribendis – grade 6, and Maddie Winklosky – grade 6.

From Swampscott High School:

Brandon Adelman -grade 11, Lisa Gaber -grade 12, and Ethan Smith-grade 11.

Teen Area Programs March and April 2015

For 5th – 12th Graders – Bring a Friend!
And remember: Teen Advisory Board participation counts toward Community Service hours!
Tuesday March 3rd 6pm-7pm TEEN BOOK CLUB Discussion of Scorch Trials by James Dashner. All are welcome. Books & snacks provided, you lead the discussion!
Wednesday March 11th 6pm-7pm TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Bring your ideas and your appetite. We’ll give you free dinner and plan programs you’d like.
Tuesday April 7th 6pm-7pm TEEN BOOK CLUB Discussion of Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. Books & snacks provided, you lead the discussion.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 8th 6pm-7pm TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Bring your ideas and your appetite. We’ll give you free dinner and plan programs you’d like.

SPECIAL 3d PRINTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN TECH WEEK

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Teens! Try out our new 3d printer using the program Tinkercad to learn how to design. Work in teams to develop your product and learn how the printer works. Space is limited. Register for the 2 part program starting on March 16th. Program open to 5th through 12th graders. The first part will be Tuesday, April 7th from 6:30pm to 8pm. The second part will be Tuesday, April 14th from 6:30pm to 8pm.

TEENS! JOIN THE CIRCUS!

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Learn gravity-defying feats of juggling! Test your balance with plate spinning, and improve your agility with acrobatics! Balance a feather on your face! A professionally trained circus instructor will engage your physical and creative abilities and help you learn many different styles of circus skills. Explore the amazing world of the circus and discover talents that could last a lifetime and amaze your friends and family! Staff members of Building Circus will be at the Swampscott Public Library on Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm to teach you these skills. Space is limited. This program is open to 5th through 12th graders. To register, contact the Library 781-596-8867 or moltz@noblenet.org starting Monday, March 30th. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Swampscott Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

THE LEE GOLOMB CADIFF TEEN POETRY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY
On Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00pm, we will have The 11th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest awards ceremony. The contest has been expanded to include grades 5 through 12. Two special categories were added this year: Best Sports Poem & Best Humorous Poem. The ceremony honors the local poets who submitted the best original poems. Come hear the winning entries—all are welcome. Refreshments will be served. CHEER ON YOUR FRIENDS!

Teen Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony

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On Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00pm, we will have The 11th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest awards ceremony. The contest has been expanded to include grades 5 through 12. Two special categories were added this year: Best Sports Poem & Best Humorous Poem. The ceremony honors the local poets who submitted the best original poems. Come hear the winning entries—all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD & TEEN BOOK CLUB Re-do, and Re-start JANUARY 14th

IT’S A NEW YEAR – NEW TEEN ADVISORY BOARD WANTED!
NEW TEEN BOOK CLUB WANTED!
MEETING: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015 6PM – 7PM

Are you in 5th through 12th grade? Full of opinions about how the Swampscott Public Library could be better? Want to give orders to the Young Adult Librarian? Or are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion?
This is your chance to have the kind of program you want at your local library! We want to begin again with a new Teen Advisory Board and a new Teen Book Club. Come to the Wednesday, January 14th 6pm to 7pm meeting! We will serve FREE DINNER. Bring some friends with you to the meeting. No registration required.

NEW TEEN DVD’s
We now have a separate DVD section for teen movies. New Teen DVDs are by the new books in the Teen Area. Recent arrivals include I am Number Four, If I Stay, Mortal Bones, Vampire Academy and the Complete Hunger Games and Twilight series.

Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR SENDING IN ALL THESE AMAZING POEMS – I’M GLAD I’M NOT A JUDGE!

The entry forms are available for the 11th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest sponsored by the Swampscott Public Library. The contest is to encourage original poetry writing by teens either residing in Swampscott or attending a Swampscott school. The poems are judged by a local poetry group, the Tin Box Poets. The contest is made possible through the support and assistance of Mrs. Norma Cadiff Finn, Swampscott Middle School, Swampscott High School, and the Tin Box Poets.

Exciting changes have been made to the contest this year:

    We’ve included the entire Middle School, 5th through 8th grade
    We’ve raised the amount of money for all the approximately 14 prizes, so the finalists will receive between $40 and $150
    We’ve added two special prizes this year: one for best sports poem, and one for the best humorous poem
    And we’ve added an option for the poet to submit the entry by e-mail

Requirements
It’s time for the Teen Poetry Contest! This contest is for original poetry, with a 40 line limit. Be sure and check your grammar and spelling – the judges will be checking, too!

THE LEE GOLOMB CADIFF
TEEN POETRY CONTEST
We are proud to announce The 11th Annual Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest. To enter, you must live in Swampscott, MA or attend a school located in Swampscott, MA. The contest is for 5th – 12th grade students. CASH AND OTHER PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS. Entry forms will be available at local schools, the library and on the library’s website http://www.noblenet.org/swampscott on the Teen Scene Page. Poems must be submitted by Thursday, February 26, 2015. Please call the library 781-596-8867 for further information.

TEEN DVD’s

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We now have a separate DVD section for teen movies. New Teen DVDs are by the new books in the Teen Area. Recent arrivals include I am Number Four, If I Stay, Mortal Bones, Vampire Academy and the Complete Hunger Games and Twilight series.

TEEN PROGRAM NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS
TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 Wed. November 5th 5:00pm
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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the teen book club 2.0. November 5th book is Looking for Alaska by John Green. We’ll provide books and snacks.

Robots On The Run WEDNESDAY Nov. 5th 6 – 8pm
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The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a free Workshop called “Robots on the Run”. You will learn programmable electronics, and instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more.
We’ll take time to learn about interactive software titled “Arduino” and you can create your own sample
“Robot”. If you’ve are a gadget geek, science nerd, budding engineer or other electronics‐obsessed teen, come build a robot with us. Bring your broken electronics and we’ll take them apart with you to learn about circuits. This program is open to 5th through 12th graders, and space is limited. Registration begins October 20th, call 781-596-8867.

Atlas Devices WEDNESDAY Nov. 12th 7pm
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Where would Batman buy his equipment if he lived in Massachusetts? Come and hear an engineer from Atlas Devices talk about making “real life superhero gear!”

TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 Wed. December 3rd 5:00pm
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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the teen book club 2.0. December 3rd book is If I Stay by Gayle Forman. The library will provide books and snacks.

Robots on the Run Wed. November 5th 6:00pm

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The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a free Workshop called “Robots on the Run”. The
workshop aims to explain basic circuits and instructions on how to build a simple robot. You will learn
programmable electronics, and instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more.
We’ll take time to learn about interactive software titled “Arduino” and you can create your own sample
“Robot”.

If you’ve are a gadget geek, science nerd, budding engineer or other electronics‐obsessed teen,
come build a robot with us. Bring your broken electronics and we’ll take them apart with you to learn
about circuits.
This program is open to 5th through 12th graders, and space is limited. Registration begins October 20th, call 781-596-8867. Admission is free.

Teen Area Programs September-October 2014

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL PROGRAMS! BRING A FRIEND!

TEEN BOOK CLUB – NO MEETING IN SEPTEMBER

FREE PSAT TEST FROM KAPLAN TEST PREP
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 10:30AM – 1:30PM

This October, the Classes of 2016 & 2017 will be facing the administration of the PSAT. Many of the students will be dealing with this testing for the first time. To help students build confidence and experience the PSAT we have arranged for a Free PSAT from Kaplan Test Prep.
Swampscott Public Library will be offering students the FREE opportunity to familiarize themselves with the features of the PSAT including: SAT math, critical reading passages, sentence completions, and a grammar section. Each student will receive a score report detailing his or her performance on the practice PSAT.
 Experience each PSAT section
 Receive a detailed analysis of your performance
 Improve your score by understanding your strengths and needs
Students should bring sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS FREE PSAT PRACTICE AT: KAPTEST or CALL 1-800-KAP-TEST

TEEN READ WEEK IN OCTOBER
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CLEAR YOUR LIBRARY FINES!!
Library fines got you down? Pick up a coupon in the Teen Area & your Swampscott Library fines will be erased. Remember: Only Swampscott library items that have been returned!
RETURN OF THE TREASURE CHEST!
Free goodies will be available in the Teen Area starting Tuesday, October 14th. Come by and pick up some free books, pens, and other treasure

TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1st 5:00pm
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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the teen book club 2.0. The October book is Starters by Lissa Price. The library will provide books and snacks.

BLUEFIN ROBOTICS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1st 6:30pm
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Mike McDonough and Russ Burgett of Bluefin Robotics will talk about the subsea uses for the AUVs. They will bring a full-size model of the autonomous underwater vehicle.

LIBRARY KUNG FU: MARTIAL ARTS FOR YOUNG DRAGONS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th 6:30pm

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Instructors Paul & Rosalie DiCrescenzo present a one hour workshop to introduce 5th through 12th graders to the fun, excitement, and challenge of Chinese martial arts practice. The workshop will include warm up exercises and stretching, learning some basic unarmed kung fu techniques & exercises, learning a basic unarmed kung fu form, learning some basic sword moves using a foam padded practice sword, and finishing up with cool down exercises to relax the muscles to prevent soreness. All participants will get a Young Dragon Certificate of Achievement for their efforts in the workshop!

TEEN STEAMpunk ADVENTURE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd 6:00PM

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The Baroness is on the loose and it’s your job to catch her! It will take some clever minds & nimble hands to track her down and deliver her to the proper authorities. If you think you’ve got what it takes, come to the library on October 22nd 6:00pm-7:30pm to join this STEAMpunk adventure, run by FutureFixers. You will get to invent stuff, build things, and solve puzzles, applying the skills that you and your fellow “punks” have in all the realms of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). This program is open to 5th through 12th graders. All are welcome to bring or wear their favorite Steampunk paraphernalia, but all other materials will be provided. Space is limited, so register early by calling the library at 781-596-8867, beginning on Monday, October 6th!

Cool and Practical Robots Wed. July 16 6:30pm

iRobot Bringing Robots That Make a Difference

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Wednesday, July 16th 6:30pm Matthew Lloyd, Director of Corporate Communications at iRobot, will give a presentation about the company and its famous products. Their robots are manufactured for commercial and defense applications. Mr. Lloyd will talk about the different types of robots and their uses. And Mr. Lloyd will bring robots to the program for the audience to see. The iRobot Roomba, the vacuum cleaning robot, may be their most famous product. The iRobot 510 Packbot is one of their robots for defense and security. It is used for bomb disposal, and surveillance.

iRobot makes practical robots which are changing the world. From revolutionizing how you clean your home, to protecting our troops from danger, to enabling remote workers to more personally collaborate throughout the workplace, their robots are making everyday life simpler, and safer. Come see how the robots work, the science behind the robot and get a chance to interact with the robots up close and personal. This program is open to teens and adults.

Teen Programs July-August

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL PROGRAMS! BRING A FRIEND!

KAPLAN FREE TEST CANCELLED. NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE REGISTERED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 Wed. July 2nd 5:00pm
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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the next meeting of our teen book club 2.0. The club will discuss Noggin by John Corey Whaley. The library will provide books and snacks. Bring a friend!

HUNGER GAMES PROGRAM Wed. July 16th 1:00pm
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Calling all tributes! Welcome to the 74th Annual Hunger Games! The time has come to say goodbye to loved ones and journey to the capitol to begin your training.

    Learn to create life-saving shelter anywhere
    Discover how to locate and purify water
    Learn to build a quick fire that can be lit using only one match
    Practice Katniss’s famous twitch-up snare
    Learn four edible/medicinal wild plants that are abundant throughout North America year-round
    Try your hand at Peeta’s camouflage techniques
    Learn archery basics & one or more participants get to shoot a replica of Katniss’s bow

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds ever be in your favor!

iRobot Program Wed. July 16th 6:30pm
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Matthew Lloyd, Director of Corporate Communications at iRobot, will give a presentation about the company and its famous products. He’ll be bringing two robots – one of their robots for home use and a robot for defense.

Free SAT/ACT Combo Test from KAPLAN TEST PREP Tues. July 22nd 10:30am
This school year, the Classes of 2015 & 2016 will be facing the administration of the SAT or the ACT. Some of the students will be dealing with this testing for the first time. To help students build confidence and explore each test we have arranged for a Free SAT/ACT Combo Test from Kaplan Test Prep.
Swampscott Public Library will be offering students the FREE opportunity to familiarize themselves with the features of the each exam including: advanced math, an ACT science section, a grammar section, and a timed SAT essay. This exam will give students the chance to see what each test is like. Each student will receive a score report detailing his or her performance on the practice combo test.

    Experience each ACT and SAT section
    Receive a detailed analysis of your performance on each test
    Improve your score with our exclusive strategies

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS FREE COMBO TEST AT:

Kaptest or Call 1-800-KAP-TEST

TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 Wed. August 6th 5:00pm
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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the teen book club 2.0. The August book is The Selection by Kiera Cass. The library will provide books and snacks. Bring a friend!

Swampscott Library Beach Show June 28th

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Check out the photos from Saturday’s 12th Annual Swampscott Public Library Local Teen Band Concert

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It’s the 12 Annual Swampscott Public Library Teen Band Concert – also known as the Beach Show – on Saturday, June 28th at 4pm at Fisherman’s Beach 425 Humphrey Street Swampscott. This is the real beginning of Swampscott Summer! Come and hear the best local bands on the North Shore. Admission is free and the ocean view can’t be beat! Bring your friends and spread the word…great music needs a great audience.

MAY JUNE TEEN AREA PROGRAMS

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FREE ADMISSION TO ALL PROGRAMS! BRING A FRIEND!

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS
TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0
Wed. May 7th 5:00pm
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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the next meeting of our teen book club 2.0. The club will discuss Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. The library will provide books and snacks. Bring a friend!
MONDAY MAY 12th 7:00pm LEARN THE SECRETS OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS!
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Lisa Yaeger, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions – Emerson College, will explain what admissions officers look for in your applications.
TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 Wed. JUNE 4th 5:00pm
Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the teen book club 2.0. The June book is Wonder by RJ Palacio. The library will provide books and snacks. Bring a friend!
SATURDAY JUNE 28th 4:00pm – 9:00pm Swampscott Public Library Beach Show @ Fisherman’s Beach
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Teen Musicians! Are you in a band? We want you! The Swampscott Public Library is sponsoring the 12th annual local teen band concert on Saturday, June 28th 4-9pm at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott. To register your band, call Sandy 781-596-8867 extension 304, or stop in the library. Deadline to register: Monday, May 12th.

THANK YOU TO GELFAND FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST

We want to thank the Gelfand Family Charitable Trust for its recent donation in support of STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) enrichment and activities at the Swampscott Public Library. We are grateful to be able to offer more of these programs. In fact, iRobot, a Massachusetts robotics company, has agreed to bring some robots here in the near future. Watch the newsletter for details!

Teens — if you have some STEM or STEAM ideas, please let Sandy, Young Adult Librarian, know!

Save the Date – High School Students: This is for you!

MIND-READING, OR WHAT IS THAT ADMISSIONS OFFICER THINKING?

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LISA YAEGER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION/TRANSFER COORDINATOR AT EMERSON COLLEGE, WILL SPEAK AT SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY MONDAY, MAY 12TH 7PM TO 8PM. SHE WILL EXPLAIN WHAT MAJOR AREAS THE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS LOOK FOR IN YOUR APPLICATIONS. THIS PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS ONLY, NOT THE FINANCIAL PIECE. THERE WILL BE A QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION. THE SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY IS LOCATED AT 61 BURRILL STREET, 781-596-8867. THIS PROGRAM IS GEARED TO STUDENTS OR PARENTS.

10th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony

Here’s a link to the photos from The 10th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest awards ceremony:
10th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony.

First prize winners Sophie Bereaud and Claire Weaver-Zeman

First prize winners Sophia Bereaud and Claire Weaver-Zeman


The two first prize winners, Sophia Bereaud and Claire Weaver-Zeman, also read their poems at Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 6th. They were terrific. Check out the Teen Poetry Contest page, a link from this page, to read the poems by all twelve finalists, and see their pictures.

TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 April 2nd 5:00pm

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Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the Teen Book Club 2.0 meeting on Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:00pm. The book is The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde. Only people who like FUN should read this book! The library has copies of the book for you to check out. Bring a friend! Snacks will be provided.

SPECIAL TREAT! The author has written a special discussion guide just for our group!

Teen Area Programs for March & April

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL PROGRAMS! BRING A FRIEND!

TEEN AREA PROGRAMS
TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0
Wed. March 5 5:00pm
Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the first meeting of our teen book club 2.0. This meeting will just be to get acquainted and pick a book for the next meeting. The library will provide books and snacks. Bring a friend!
WEDNESDAY MARCH 19th 7:00pm Building a Better Robot Lobster

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Daniel Blustein, graduate student at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center Biomimetic Underwater Robot Lab, will be speaking at the Swampscott Public Library on Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm.He will talk about his work studying animals and trying to create robots similar to these creatures. He will be bringing a lobster robot, a lamprey robot, and a flying robot!
WEDNESDAY MARCH 26th 6:00pm MARDI GRAS COOKING PROGRAM
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Deborah Alsebai of Kidz Cooking will teach you how to make a Mardi Gras feast and read about the history of this holiday. Registration begins Monday, March 17th. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Swampscott Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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TEEN BOOK CLUB 2.0 Wed. APRIL 2nd 5:00pm
Are you looking for a book club where YOU pick the books and YOU get to lead the discussion? Then come to the teen book club 2.0. Check the library website or Facebook page to find out the title of the book. The library will provide books and snacks. Bring a friend!
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Wed. APRIL 16th 6:00pm
Are you in 5th through 12th grade? Full of opinions about how the Swampscott Public Library could be better? Want to give orders to the Young Adult Librarian? Come to the Wednesday, April 16th 6pm to 7pm meeting!
We will serve FREE DINNER. Bring some friends with you to the meeting. No registration required.
WEDNESDAY April 30th 7:00pm Teen POETRY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY Come hear the finalists read their award-winning original poetry.
Cheer on your friends!!

BUILDING A BETTER LOBSTER ROBOT

THANK YOU TO MR. BLUSTEIN FOR SUCH A FABULOUS EVENING!

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Daniel Blustein, graduate student at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center Biomimetic Underwater Robot Lab, will be speaking at the Swampscott Public Library on Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm. He will talk about his work studying animals and trying to create robots similar to these creatures. Mr. Blustein also works with students using LEGOs to create robots. “I want to inspire stu¬dents to get into sci¬ence because I think sci¬ence is awe¬some,” said Mr. Blustein. And to inspire the audience, Mr. Blustein will be bringing a lobster robot, a lamprey robot, and a flying robot!

And Tor Books has donated a selection of science fiction books for door prizes drawings!