Teen events are only for those in grades 6 – 12.

April Events

Anime Club
Tuesday, April 18, 3:30 – 5:30 PM, Sohier Room
Join us to watch anime with other fans, and enjoy free snacks!

Wednesday, April 19, 11 AM – 1:15 PM, Sohier Room
Bored and hungry during school vacation? Come eat free pizza at the library while you watch the latest Star Wars movie on our big screen!




21st Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Tuesday, April 25, 7 PM, Sohier Room
The library’s highly competitive Teen Poetry Contest received 627 entries this year! At this ceremony and reception, selected teen finalists will read their poems aloud, winners will be announced, and prizes will be awarded. Finalists and their families, participants in the contests, teachers, and all others, are welcome to attend. Join us for a night of excitement and amazing local poetry! A reception with refreshments in the Barnet Gallery will immediately follow the ceremony; no registration is necessary. The library is pleased to announce the 26 finalists in this year’s contest:

Middle School Division

Cassidy Coe for “The Blue House on Oakton Avenue” (Briscoe Middle School)
Rory Harmon for “Dear H,” (Briscoe Middle School)
Ali Kyrouz for “Soundtrack” (Briscoe Middle School)
Tyler Fong for “Snow Storm” (Glen Urquhart School)
Georgia Hart for “Where I’m From” (Glen Urquhart School)
Sarah Kennedy for “The Star Charts” (Shore Country Day School)
Anja Meaney for “Do-over” (Shore Country Day School)
Hope Nardone for “I know 16 pilgrim’s Path, Truro” (Shore Country Day School)
Ben Wilkinson for “Bear” (Shore Country Day School)
Cole Cunningham for “Middle” (Waring School)
Griffin Wells for “Bats” (Waring School)
Griffin Wells for “Morgantown” (Waring School)
Jemma West for “Chocolate” (Waring School)

High School Division

Nicole Garvey for “Fire” (Beverly High School)
Temujin Frost for “The Soldier’s Introspection” (Beverly High School)
Ashley Freda for “The Last Time We Were Together” (Northshore Recovery High School)
Ashley Freda for “On the Death of a Twelve-Year-Old” (Northshore Recovery High School)
Lucas Mendes for “I Still Wanna Go To Disney World” (Northshore Recovery High School)
Marina Bron for “Nesting Doll” (Northshore Recovery High School)
Michael Sandoval for “Lynn” (Northshore Recovery High School)
Elayna Sturm for “Fireflies” (The Clark School)
Erik Waxdal for “The Crook” (Waring School)
Gareth Buhl for “Lost Minutes” (Waring School)
Gareth Buhl for “First Sights” (Waring School)
Ilaria Bardini for “For Him” (Waring School)
Sarah Bradshaw for “Rain” (Waring School)

To all those who entered but were not selected for the final round: thank you for sharing your poetry with us. If you’re eligible, we hope you’ll enter again next year!

May Events

Anime Club
Tuesday, May 16, 3:30 – 5:30 PM, Sohier Room
Join us to watch anime with other fans, and enjoy free snacks!


Pizza and a Movie: Doctor Strange
Thursday, May 18, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Sohier Room
Join us for this action-packed Marvel movie on our big screen, and enjoy free pizza while you watch.