Checkout the library's February programs for tweens and teens.

Beacon Library Teenscape  
February 2018
New! Teen Library Council
Wednesday, March 8th, 3:15-4:30pm

The Library is excited to announce the formation of a new Teen Library Council. The TLC is a group of dedicated teens that meet each month to help make the library a better place for teens. The first meeting of the TLC is on Wednesday, March 8th, 3:15-4:30.

Do you wish there were more activities for teens in Beacon? Do you already enjoy the teen programs at the library but wish there were more? Would you like to suggest books and movies for the library to purchase? Then the Teen Library Council is for you!

Join the TLC and help create new library programs, select new books and movies, create book displays and decorate the teen area. TLC members can also design their own community service projects like building a little free library, planting a garden in front of the library or helping other local causes.

A special perk of being a member of the TLC is attending our annual book buying trip to Barnes & Noble. TLC volunteers will also receive community service credit for school, gain valuable leadership experience, and attend fun library programs and events. Being a member of the TLC is a fun way to give back to your community!
Stop by the library to pick up a TLC registration form or contact Michelle at or 845-831-1134 x101.
New This Month:
Sketchbook Open Studio
Friday, February 28th, 3-5pm

Calling all notebook doodlers, comic book creators and sketchbook artists. Stop by the Beacon Public Library the last Wednesday of every month for Sketchbook Open Studio.
Sketchbook Studio is an open space for middle school and high school students to work on sketchbooks, art journals and other drawing projects. Connect with other local creative teens and get inspired in this supportive and open-ended group. Bring in a project or start something new. Monthly drawing prompts will also be available for inspiration. All kinds of art materials will be available to use during studio time. Bring your own sketchbook. All skill levels welcome. Sketchbook Studio meets the last Wednesday of every month. The first session is Wednesday, February 28th, 3-5pm.

No registration needed. RSVP is appreciated so we have enough supplies available. For more information, contact Michelle at
High School Writing Lab
Thursdays 2:30-4pm
Through March 1st  

Need help with college essays or other writing assignments? High School students can stop by the Writing Lab after school on Thursdays starting on January 11th. Facilitator, Jess Conway, an instructor at Teachers College, will be available to provide support, assistance, and encouragement for students in grades 9-12 at work on school or personal writing projects and college essays.
Writing Lab help is available on a drop-in basis,
no registration needed.
Card and Board Games Club
Friday, February 2nd, 3-5pm

The first Friday of every month, middle & high school students can get together to play D&D and other card games from Magic to Yugioh. Just bring your cards and we'll provide the tables and snacks. New and classic board games are also available to play. 
Bakeology 101
Friday, February 9th, 3:30-5pm

Learn to bake like a pro with the help of local baker and educator, Dana Devine O'Malley. Each month we'll be baking up a homemade treat. This month we'll be making different types of icing. Registration is required as space is limited. **Register by emailing
This class is full. Registration for the March class will open February 10th. 

Button Making @
Art & Zine Club

Friday, February 16th, 3:30-5pm

Calling all artists and cartoonists. Meet up with other Beacon area creative teens to draw and makes some zines. What's a Zine? Zines are DIY self published art books and magazines. Different types of zines and art making techniques are introduced each month. Artists can work independently or collaboratively. This month we'll be make our own buttons and create a mini accordion book. 

RSVP preferred so we have enough supplies available.

Anime Club
Friday, February 23rd, 3-5pm

Anime watchers & Manga readers alike, come join us the 4th Friday of each month from 3-5pm for Anime Club. Join our fandom and talk about your favorite anime and manga series. Members get to choose the anime we watch from the library's collection or streaming on Anime Club is open to middle & high school students.
No registration needed.

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