Programs and Resources for Teens

Programs & Resources

Join us for hybrid programming this Fall, when we offer in-person and virtual options for classes, events, and programs!

 

In Person Programs: Please note: Masks are required for all attendees for all in-person events and programs. This program may shift to a virtual format at any time if circumstances prohibit meeting in person.  

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  1. Guatemalan Kite Class, 10/20, Wednesday, 4-5:30pm

The All Saint’s Day Kite Festival occurs every year on November 1 in Guatemala. The festival occurs as part of the Day of the Dead festivities. Traditionally, families spend 40 days creating their kite, some of which are up to 25 feet wide! The kites are flown in a cemetery to honor the dead. During our slideshow learn more about this spectacular Guatemalan festival and make your own decorative kite using a round hoop, tissue paper and your imagination.

Kits for this class have been provided by the library and will available in class. 

 

2. Rescue Readers Program, 10/27, Wednesday, 4-5pm: Want to help local shelter animals that are waiting for their furever homes? Join the Rockport Public Library and Cape Ann Animal Aid for “Rescue Readers”, a monthly program where you can sign up to read to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that are waiting to be adopted. This is a great opportunity for you to practice (or even show off!) your reading skills, and to help socialize and acclimate these amazing animals to human voices. By the end of the session, you might even make a new fur friend!

3. Baya Mehieddine Peacock, 11/17, Wednesday, 4-5:30pm: Baya Mahieddine was an Algerian artist that influenced Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andre Breton. At the age of 16 she had her first exhibition in Paris. In 1948 Picasso invited her to work with him and her art was believed to influence his Women in Algeria series. Her work was rooted in her childhood and her Algerian home. She created painting, ceramics and wall murals. Her work features flowing figures, animals and instruments.

4. Rescue Readers Program, 12/1, Wednesday, 4-5pm: Want to help local shelter animals that are waiting for their furever homes? Join the Rockport Public Library and Cape Ann Animal Aid for “Rescue Readers”, a monthly program where you can sign up to read to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that are waiting to be adopted. This is a great opportunity for you to practice (or even show off!) your reading skills, and to help socialize and acclimate these amazing animals to human voices. By the end of the session, you might even make a new fur friend!

 

Virtual Programs:

  1. Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting, 10/13, Wednesday, 3:30-5pm:

Do you love using your imagination to adventure to other worlds and complete fantastic quests? Then our Dungeons & Dragons Club is for you! This fall our teen-led club is joining forces with our friends at the Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library to create an even more awesome D&D Club. We will meet via Zoom and are looking for sorcerers, bards, rogues, rangers, and everyone in between to join our campaign.

  1. Guatemalan Kite Class, 10/21, Thursday, 4-5pm: The All Saint’s Day Kite Festival occurs every year on November 1 in Guatemala. The festival occurs as part of the Day of the Dead festivities. Traditionally, families spend 40 days creating their kite, some of which are up to 25 feet wide! The kites are flown in a cemetery to honor the dead. During our slideshow learn more about this spectacular Guatemalan festival and make your own decorative kite using a round hoop, tissue paper and your imagination.

Kits for this class have been provided by the library and will available for pickup at the library.

  1. Rescue Readers Program, Thursday, 10/28, 4-5pm: Want to help local shelter animals that are waiting for their furever homes? Join the Rockport Public Library and Cape Ann Animal Aid for “Rescue Readers”, a monthly program where you can sign up to read to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that are waiting to be adopted. This is a great opportunity for you to practice (or even show off!) your reading skills, and to help socialize and acclimate these amazing animals to human voices. By the end of the session, you might even make a new fur friend! Please note: All sessions will take place via Zoom and readers who sign up will be assigned 15 minute time slots between 4 and 5pm on the day the program takes place.  

4. Baya Mehieddine Peacock, 11/18, Wednesday, 4-5pm: Baya Mahieddine was an Algerian artist that influenced Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andre Breton. At the age of 16 she had her first exhibition in Paris. In 1948 Picasso invited her to work with him and her art was believed to influence his Women in Algeria series. Her work was rooted in her childhood and her Algerian home. She created painting, ceramics and wall murals. Her work features flowing figures, animals and instruments.

5. Rescue Readers Program, 12/2, Thursday, 4-5pm: Want to help local shelter animals that are waiting for their furever homes? Join the Rockport Public Library and Cape Ann Animal Aid for “Rescue Readers”, a monthly program where you can sign up to read to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that are waiting to be adopted. This is a great opportunity for you to practice (or even show off!) your reading skills, and to help socialize and acclimate these amazing animals to human voices. By the end of the session, you might even make a new fur friend!

 

Community Resources:

Younity Youth Drop-In Center:

Younity provides an array of services to transition-aged youth (ages 16-25) who are looking for social, psychological, and group supports.

When you come to Younity, you are respected for who you are and for the person you want to be. We are LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome any creed, religion, race, or personal reason for spending time with our drop-in community.

Our vision for Younity is informed by your ideas, your suggestions, and your dreams.

Respect, Dignity, and Support are just a few of the values you can expect from us.

Contact: Younity Drop-In Center

                   6 Elm St

                   Gloucester MA

                   gloucesteryounity@gmail.com

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