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Movie Night: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Tuesday, September 19
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Charlie, a 15-year-old introvert, enters high school and is nervous about his new life. When he befriends his seniors, he learns to cope with his friend’s suicide and his tumultuous past.
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller
Rated: PG 13
Running time: 102 minutes
Based on Stephen Chbosky’s book of the same title.
G.A.M.E.S. Club Kick-Off!
Thursday, September 28th
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Ages 13 – 17 ONLY
Youth Department (2nd Floor)
Hey, everyone!! We hope your summer was awesome!! We want to invite you to our re-vamped Teen Anime Club!! It is now called G.A.M.E.S. which stands for Games, Anime, Movies, Entertainment and Snacks (what would we do without those!!)
We will meet upstairs in the Youth Dept. from 5:30 to 7:30, old and new friends are welcome to join in!! This club is for teens ages 13 to 17 ONLY! Meet our teen coordinators and discuss upcoming programming. This group will meet regularly 2 times per month on Thursday nights, (usually the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, unless there is a holiday).
You can just drop-in, we do keep a registration list for contact info!
All Ages Chess Club
Thursday, October 5
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Everyone is welcome to come to the library & find like-minded chess players.
No experience necessary, all ages & levels welcome.
Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, October 14
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
For Ages 10 to 16 only
Dungeons & Dragons Fall sessions have begun!! Join us on Saturday, October 14, November 18 and December 9 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM as we begin a new journey and more adventures!! This program is for students age 10 to 16. Our moderator is experienced D&D master Ms .Leann Key-Wallace. Please register online (below) or by calling us at 978-365-4160, ext. 5.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by the Bigelow Free Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hoopla has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
Hoopla Magazines is here!
Get unlimited streaming for 7 days with 1 Instant Borrow! Read current issues of 50+ popular and in-demand magazines with the Hoopla Magazines BingePass! You’ll get 7 days of unlimited access to great online content with a single borrow! Popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Inc, The Week Junior, and Men’s Health can all be accessed with a single borrow! Easily read an article from your smartphone, or use the Listen feature to hear an audio track.
* You can borrow up to 8 items each month.
* You must be a Clinton resident to log in and create an account.
Kanopy is a video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy partners with public libraries to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet, and online.
Play credits are used to play videos on Kanopy. You will receive 7 play credits per month through the Bigelow Free Public Library. Each video will use 1 play credit each, with the exception of those in Kanopy Kids. Once you press ‘play’ on a video and a play credit has been used, you will have 3 days (72 hours) to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit. Your play credits will reset back to 7 on the 1st day of each month.
Creating a Kanopy account is quick and easy! Once you’ve made an account, you’ll also have unlimited access to Kanopy Kids, which is appropriate for children ages 2 and up. Play credits are not required when using Kanopy Kids, allowing unlimited plays each month!
*Use your Bigelow Free Public Library card number and PIN to create an account and log in! Don’t know your PIN? Give us a call at 978-365-4160 for help. You can stream up to 7 films for free each month (unlimited plays each month with Kanopy Kids!).
Mango Languages is “a fun-infused way to learn a new language” and teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging!!
Mango Languages offers free mobile apps for your phone or tablet, so you can study anywhere you go! You can even download lessons to study later when you don’t have an internet connection!!
With Mango Languages, you can track your progress, learn through conversations and film, take specialized courses, and learn at your own pace!!
Library users can access Mango Languages from any computer with an internet connection — just have your library card available and create an account!
*Use your Bigelow Free Public Library card number and PIN to create an account and log in! Don’t know your PIN? Give us a call at 978-365-4160 for help.
Transparent Language Online for Libraries empowers anyone to learn 110+ languages anytime, anywhere, on any device
- 110+ languages (and growing!)
- Customized learning path
- Focus on a specific skill
- Learn on the go
Use it or lose it! By incorporating real-world language into your studies and reviewing it strategically, you will be able to put words and phrases to use when you need it.
Gale presents: Peterson’s Test Prep*
The Bigelow Free Public Library has formed a partnership with Driving-Tests.org to offer FREE practice exams for RMV permits, car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses.
The Massachusetts-specific exams are easily accessible. The collection includes Spanish versions of road sign practice exam and MA Driver’s Handbook. The site also include frequently asked questions about obtaining a Massachusetts driver’s license.
“This is just one more way we can help our patrons succeed with online resources,” says library director, Marie Letarte. The practice exams and electronic handbooks are accessible from home, as well as in the library.
As always, this online resource is FREE to the public.
Call us at (978) 365-4160 for more information.
Teen Mental Health FIRST AID
teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) teaches teens in grades 10-12, or ages 15-18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among their friends and peers.
- Why Teen Mental Health Needs to be Addressed
- Helping Your Friend Connect with a Trusted Adult
- How to Ask an Adult for Help
- Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress
- Being Grateful Can Improve Your Mental Health
More great websites just for TEENS!!
- TeenInk – a magazine, website, and so much more, written by teens since 1989!! It’s amazing — you’ll get hooked right away! The artwork, poetry, short stories, reviews and photography are incredible… it shows just how much teens can do!!
- Underlined is for you if you’re an aspiring writer, if you love to read and write fan fiction, or if you just want to connect with fellow book nerds and authors!
- YA Books Central – YABC was founded in 1998 by Kimberly Pauley. It has evolved into one of the largest sites targeted towards tween and teen readers. You can find book reviews by readers and staff reviewers, author interviews & bios, chapter excerpts, exciting giveaways, and much more.
- Epic Reads, brought to you by HarperCollins Publishers, is the largest online community of fans of young adult books! Visit EpicReads.com for book recommendations, quizzes, giveaways, infographics, videos and more!
- Library of Congress Teen Page – Explore, discover something new, make something amazing, and connect!