Programs Newton Free Library
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Monday August 27, 2018
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Gallery
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Teen D.I.Y.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in hands-on, self-directed building and exploration? We'll look to use materials from the Makerspace to create and inspire our projects! This is a monthly drop-in event. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Friday September 7, 2018
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Teen/Tween Advisory Board
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in making the Teen Room a space for all tweens and teens? Experience the Tween/Teen Advisory Board, where members will have direct involvement in ideas, events and displays in the Teen Room! Involvement will also include naming the Advisory Board and the Teen Room! There will be pizza and refreshments. Grades 5-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Start Your Common App
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Explore the Common App with Abby van Geldern of Collegewise. Learn how to:

  • Tell your story in a way admissions directors will find compelling
  • Inject your personality
  • Protect your shortcomings
  • How admissions officers use your information to make decisions
CONTACT:  Megan  (617) 796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Girls Who Code Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join us for an information session about Girls Who Code (GWC), a national nonprofit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. We’ll be discussing what GWC is, what to expect for the year, how to register, when we’ll begin and more! GWC is for girls in Grades 6-12. Register online.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 24, 2018
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Gallery
 
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Writing College Essays That Make a Difference
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Schwartz will provide students with strategies for writing a college application essay that can make the difference between a "Yes" and a "Maybe." We'll look at case studies of successful essays and student will have the opportunity to have their essays assessed. Dr. Adam Schwartz has:

  • Taught writing at Harvard and Wellesley College for twenty-five years
  • Worked on the Board of Admissions at Wellesley College
  • Published stories in The New Yorker
  • Won additional awards for his novels.

If you'd like to have a draft assessed by Dr. Schwartz, please email him at aschwartz42695@gmail.com by Sunday, September 23 at 5:00 pm. Teens and their adults are welcome to this event.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Finch Robots
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Learn how to use computer programming to code finch robots.  In this session, we’ll code a Pac-Man game!  Grades 9-12.  Online registration (required) begins Wednesday, September 5.

CONTACT:  Megan   617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Computer Center
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Tween/Teen Early Release Movie
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school? We’ll be watching Avengers: Infinity War (2018) on the big screen in the Teen Room! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Grades 5-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Comic Book Workshop Series
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about comic book drawing, storytelling, structure, paneling and more! By the end of the course, you'll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series and we ask that you try to commit to coming to all four sessions. Register online. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan Coffey  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Teen D.I.Y.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in hands-on, self-directed building and exploration? We'll look to use materials from the Makerspace to create and inspire our projects! This is a monthly drop-in event. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Comic Book Workshop Series
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about comic book drawing, storytelling, structure, paneling and more! By the end of the course, you'll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series and we ask that you try to commit to coming to all four sessions. Register online. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan Coffey  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Financial Aid 101
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Are you worried about how you will pay for college?
  • Don’t think you or your child will qualify for financial aid?
  • Do you the terms “EFC” and “CSS/Profile” make your head spin?
  • Are you in high school or a parent of a high school student?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above questions, then this talk is for you! Learn basic college financial aid literacy, and leave with a handout featuring useful links that help make financial aid understandable. After the talk, there will be time for Q&A. Dr. Vitols is an independent comprehensive college consultant, who works with families with students in grades 9-12. A native of Newton and a graduate of Newton South, Dr. Vitols is a Fulbright Scholar who brings over a decade of experience in higher education. Her expertise as a former professor at Emerson and Olin Colleges and as an admission office staff member is further enriched by her professional certificate in College Counseling from the UCLA Extension School.

 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Teen Gallery Opening
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All are welcome to attend the joint opening for Newton North and South High Schools combined art show. Details will follow.

LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Comic Book Workshop Series
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about comic book drawing, storytelling, structure, paneling and more! By the end of the course, you'll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series and we ask that you try to commit to coming to all four sessions. Register online. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan Coffey  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday October 22, 2018
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Gallery
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Why Students Need To Rethink Social Media in 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Today, both colleges and employers are actively looking at students' social media profiles.  Research from companies like Social Assurity and Social Intelligence confirms that while colleges are using sophisticated software to track student interest and interactions, many employers are using third-party background screening companies as part of their hiring process. Legally, these companies can look at up to seven years of internet and social media history, which means what students are posting today may be part of a social media audit that could affect their prospective employment opportunities.

Join us to hear Robin Clebnik, Career Exploration Expert and founder of InternBoston, explain exactly what information prospective schools and employers are looking for, as well as how students can use social media to build an authentic, discoverable and informative digital presence. There’s time for a Q + A at the end of the talk and all participants will receive a digital copy of this presentation. This is for teens and their adults. 

 
CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Think Big!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ever wondered about the jobs people do in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math? Think Big is a chance for middle and high school students to network and talk one-on-one with professionals working in STEM careers. Find out more about what they do, how they got there and whether their career might be a good fit for you! In partnership with NewtonSTEM and the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton. Refreshments provided by Cabots. Grades 6-12. Online registration (required) begins Monday, October 1. 

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Teen D.I.Y.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in hands-on, self-directed building and exploration? We'll look to use materials from the Makerspace to create and inspire our projects! This is a monthly drop-in event. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Scholarships & Grants
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Are you worried about how you will pay for college?
  • Are you in high school or a parent of a high school student?
  • Do you want to apply for external scholarships, but don’t know where to start?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of the above questions, then this talk is for you! Come hear Dr. Vitols discuss how to research scholarships and grants for undergraduates, and learn some useful techniques for creating a strong application. After the talk, there will be time for Q&A. Dr. Vitols is an independent comprehensive college consultant, who works with families with students in grades 9-12. A native of Newton and a graduate of Newton South, Dr. Vitols is a Fulbright Scholar who brings over a decade of experience in higher education. Her expertise as a former professor at Emerson and Olin Colleges and as an admission office staff member is further enriched by her professional certificate in College Counseling from the UCLA Extension School.

 
CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  teens@newtonfreelibrary.net
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Monday November 26, 2018
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Typewriter Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

typewriterGet creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Gallery
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Teen D.I.Y.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Interested in hands-on, self-directed building and exploration? We'll look to use materials from the Makerspace to create and inspire our projects! This is a monthly drop-in event. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Area
 
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Teens in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group. We meet once a month on 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, and 6/4.  Online registration (required) begins Tuesday, June 26. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

CONTACT:  Newton Free Library  617-796-1360  
LOCATION: Teen Area
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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LGBTQIA+ Drop-In
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA+ teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an evening of fun! Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Megan  617-796-1360  mcoffey.ntn@minlib.net
LOCATION: Room B

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