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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.

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.

Teen Poetry Contest Finalists Named

Jonas Schultz, 2013 First Prize Winner

Jonas Schultz, 2013 First Prize Winner

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner, and Norma Cadiff Finn

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner, and Norma Cadiff Finn

The finalists have been announced for the 10th Annual Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest. From over 300 poems submitted, the judges have selected the following finalists:

From Swampscott Middle School:

Sophia Bereaud -grade 8, Annie Burgett– grade 7, Luana Dos Santos – grade 8, Brian Hoang – grade 8, Gina Hollenbach – grade 8, Ruby Jacobs- grade 8, Lori Kholomyansky – grade 7, and Troy Levine – grade 8

From Swampscott High School:
Erica Markarian -grade 12, Deanna Mazina-grade12, Luke O’Brien-grade 11, and Claire Weaver-Zeman -grade 12

The finalists will find out what prize they won at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm at the Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill Street, 781-596-8867.The award winners will read their original poetry. Dessert will be served. The public is welcome.

10th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony

Jonas Schultz, 2013 First Prize Winner

Jonas Schultz, 2013 First Prize Winner

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner, and Norma Cadiff Finn

Thomas McEnaney, 2013 First Prize Winner, and Norma Cadiff Finn


APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

On Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00pm, we will have The 10th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest awards ceremony. The ceremony will honor the local poets from grades 7 through 12 who submitted the best original poems. Last year, we were thrilled by the quality and diversity of the poetry. Come and hear the winning entries—all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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!

Teen Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony

Jonas Schultz

Jonas Schultz

Thomas McEnaney

Thomas McEnaney

On Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00pm, we will have The 10th Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest awards ceremony. The ceremony will honor the local poets from grades 7 through 12 who submitted the best original poems. Last year, we were thrilled by the quality and diversity of the poetry. Come and hear the winning entries—all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! Come to a Mardi Gras Feast for Teens

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On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm, the Swampscott Public Library has invited Debbie Alsebai of Kidz Cooking to bring her Cooks & Books program to the Teen Area. She will teach the teens how to prepare chicken gumbo, quick jambalaya and Bananas Foster for an awesome Mardi Gras feast. During the class she will be reading excerpts from books about the history and customs of Mardi Gras. The class is limited to 20 and registration will begin on 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 Area Re-Do

Thank you to the teens who beautified the Teen Area by painting furniture and adorning the windows:

TEEN PROGRAMS FOR JANUARY 2014

**TEEN ADVISORY BOARD 2.0 Wed. Jan. 15th 6pm – 7pm MESSY SESSION!!
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, January 15th 6pm to 7pm meeting!
We will serve FREE DINNER. Bring some friends with you to the meeting. No registration required.
And due to popular demand: We are going to beautify the Teen Area. Wear messy clothes in case of paint spills!

LISTENING CLUB WED. JAN.22nd 6:30pm-7:30pm
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Think you know a lot about music? Want to share your knowledge? A teen-run listening club is the answer. We supply the iPod speakers and the snacks, you bring the playlist. Create your own ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL!!

College Night & Robotics Teen Program October 2013

SCHOOL DAZE: NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXPERIENCE Wednesday, October 2nd 6:30pm

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Yessika Hurtado

Joanna Ganci

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High school students and parents are invited to a program Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm to learn about applying to colleges. Emily Barnum and Jennifer Magary from Swampscott High School Guidance Department will give an overview of the process and explain the role of the Guidance Department. Joanna Ganci, Swampscott High School English Department Chair, will give advice on writing essays & getting teacher recommendations. Yessika Hurtado, Educational Adviser at Lynn Educational Opportunity Center, will speak about FAFSA, PROFILE, and financial aid. Sherry Brass, Director of Pre-College Programs at Kaplan Test Prep, will cover standardized testing. No registration is required–students welcome (and parents, too). We will have drawings to win college guides!

THANK YOU TO OUR PANEL & THE AUDIENCE FOR A LIVELY PRESENTATION. THANK YOU TO KAPLAN PUBLISHING AND RANDOM HOUSE FOR THE DONATIONS OF COLLEGE GUIDES FOR OUR DRAWING.

TEEN READ WEEK 2013
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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! ROBOTICS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF SCIENCE WED. OCT. 16 6:00PM

Photos from Robotics Program

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On Wednesday, October 16th 6:00pm, Professor Constantinos Mavroidis, Director of the Biomedical Mechatronics Laboratory, Northeastern University will discuss the work of his lab, including the exoskeleton robots used to help patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Professor Mavroidis and several of his PhD students will show videos of this work. He also plans to bring a new type of 3D printer and various parts built with the printer. He will also demonstrate how to use it. No registration is required.

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 Wednesday, October 16th. Come by and pick up some free books, pens, and other treasure!

TEEN READ WEEK COMING IN OCTOBER

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Visit Teen Read Week

We are planning our October programs – including a robotics program with a new kind of 3D printer. Watch this page for more information. And we’ll have the return of the famous treasure chest with all kinds of free goodies for the taking!

11th Annual Swampscott Library Beach Show

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2013 Swampscott Library Beach Show IS THE LINK TO SEE ALL THE PICTURES FROM THE CONCERT.

Thank you to the bands who played at the June 22, 2013 Swampscott Library 11th Annual Beach Show: Uncle John’s Band – reunion show, Tyler Pedersen Trio, The Undefeated Losers, Dark Tones, Cannon Hills, Jonathan Perlstein, Dork, The Cranks, and Erich Yaeger and Friends. Thanks to the people who came out to support their local music community. Weather was perfect. See you next year!

Swampscott Summer Reading Lists Update

AS OF JUNE 24, 2013, WE HAVE RECEIVED THE SWAMPSCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AND THE SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL AMERICAN STUDIES SUMMER READING LISTS. THINGS WE HAVEN’T RECEIVED YET:
HOWEVER, WE NEVER RECEIVED THE TWO AP COURSE SUMMER READING LISTS FROM SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL.

Are You Ready to CRUMBLE???? CUPCAKE WARS!!!

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ARE YOU READY TO CRUMBLE? CUPCAKE WARS! Wednesday May 15th 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thanks to the generosity of Newman’s Bakery, and Austin Sagan of Cakes by Austin; we held a cupcake war. Enjoy these pictures!

Teen Area Programs May and June 2013

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL PROGRAMS! BRING A FRIEND!

TEEN BOOK CLUB Thurs. MAY 2nd 7th 5:30pm-6:30pm
The book group will discuss I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier. New members wanted!

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ARE YOU READY TO CRUMBLE? CUPCAKE WARS! Wednesday May 15th 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thanks to the generosity of Newman’s Bakery, we’re having a cupcake war. You can participate by yourself, or with a team of friends. Newman’s Bakery is donating undecorated cupcakes and half moons. Celebrity judge Austin Sagan, local baking legend, and other members of the Teen Advisory Board will rate your decorating skills. Bring your artistic skills and your appetite.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Wed. June 19th 6:00pm

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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, June 19th 6pm to 7pm meeting!
Why join?
COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT
• LOOKS GOOD ON COLLEGE APPLICATION
• GET PROGRAMS YOU WANT!
We will serve FREE DINNER. Bring some friends with you to the meeting. No registration required.

SATURDAY JUNE 22nd 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 11th annual local teen band concert on Saturday, June 22nd 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: Tuesday, April, 30th.

And we hope you all spread the word and get a good crowd out to hear all the bands. It’s the beginning of the summer season!

Teen Poetry Contest Finalists

Yesterday, we had the Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony. The finalists did a terrific job of reading their poems. Here is the final standings:

From Swampscott Middle School:
Marina Bron-grade 8 HONORABLE MENTION, Elisa Dunleavy – grade 8 HONORABLE MENTION, Ryan Frauenholz – grade 8 DONOR PRIZE, Stephen Hopkins – grade 8 THIRD PRIZE, Matthew Legere – grade 8 LIBRARY STAFF PRIZE, Juliana Mora- grade 8 RISING STAR, Kiely Quinn – grade 8 HONORABLE MENTION, Nate Ryan – grade 8 SECOND PRIZE, and Jonas Schultz – grade 7 FIRST PRIZE.

From Swampscott High School:
Jessica Fagundo-grade 12 HONORABLE MENTION, Sionna Hopkins-grade 12 HONORABLE MENTION, Michelle LaConte-grade 11 HONORABLE MENTION, Thomas McEnaney-grade 12 FIRST PRIZE, Nora Walker-grade 11 THIRD PRIZE, and Claire Weaver-Zeman-grade 11 SECOND PRIZE.

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Swampscott Library’s Droid App – it’s free to download!

Who says libraries aren’t cutting edge? The Swampscott Public Library has its very own android app! It allows you to search the catalog, view the hours, and send a message. The application is free to download, but is only for android phones.

This app designed to be viewed on an android phone. It does not support android tablet devices, just phones. The best way to access this app is via the Google Play Store. Select the play store from your phone’s list of applications. There you can type “Swampscott Public Library” into the search function, and you will be able to download the Swampscott Public Library application directly to your phone.

You can also view the Google Play store on your PC at https://play.google.com/store. On the left hand side of the page select android applications. At the top of the page, you will see a search bar. You can type “Swampscott Public Library” into that bar and the Swampscott Public Library App will appear. If you click install, you will be prompted to enter your gmail account.

Enter the account that you have associated with your android phone and the Google Play store will automatically find you phone and install the app. The phone DOES NOT need to be hardwired to the PC for this transfer to occur.

Teen Book Lists on Pinterest

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Check out our book lists on Pinterest. Looking for some suggestions of new books to read? We have lists for children, teens and adults.

Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Area

Sandy Moltz, Young Adult Librarian


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