Category Archives: Events

Teen Council getting ready for the Boston Pride Parade

Posted on June 9th, 2012 by mdevine in Events, Teen Services
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Here are Anna, Jessi and Jervani getting ready to leave for the Boston Pride Parade.  

Modelling their Teen Council t-shirts and other rainbow accessories

Show Your Pride!

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by Akunna in Events
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Teens are welcome to join Boston Public Library staff, The Teen Council of the Central Library, and Mayor Thomas M. Menino to walk in the Pride Parade this Saturday, June 9! The Teen Council will be making t-shirts to wear for the event. Anyone who wishes to join can make their own shirt, too.

The Pride Parade starts at noon on Boylston Street and Clarendon St. and ends at Government Center. Anyone interested in joining should email teen librarian Anna Draves at adraves@bpl.org.


Teen/Tween Craft Hour -what we made

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by mdevine in Events, Programs, Teen Services
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On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the Copley Teen Room had our Teen/Tween Craft Hour. We had lots of fun painting precut wooden masks. Everyone had a different idea of what they wanted on their masks-paint, embellishments, feathers and more. One mask is on display in the glass display case in the Copley Teen Room.


Here are two pictures showing 4 masks that were made:

Our next craft hour will be on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. For information, please contact the Copley Teen Room.

Even More Teen Poetry…

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by Anna in Events, Programs
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“Revolution” by M.

Only we will

kiss the fire

one heart blazes war

but near the sun

comes absolute light

“Friends” by M.

Friends are something


friends are something

you have to hold on to,

make each day last,

keep your friends

close some might say,

but keep your heart


“The End Of The World As We Know It” by Mary Devine, Teen Librarian

Skyscrapers tipping

Broken windows

the Earth reclaims with Nature

Green lucious trees and plants

Vines winding floor to floor

Animals reclaim their kingdom

Cars and metal become rust

Humanity eliminated

Piles of Dust

All we are is dust in the wind,


More Teen Poetry…

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by Anna in Events, Programs
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“I Dance” by Brianna

I dance

dance to the rhythm you left me in

the rhythm that you used when my mom

has your pleasurable shelter.

The type of rhythm that the savages

used when their freedom was about to


I dance to that rhythm. That rhythm

of life.


I see you when I dance

I see the eyes that capture me when

I was born.

The two hands that held me in your

strong arms

the hands that went through dirt and

pulled out the struggles of what you

went through.


But I can’t feel you when I stop


So I take each step so I can see you

as my father.

I take each step to feel you

but every time I lose my way

try to find music to help me breathe


Sometimes I don’t know who you are

cause when I stop dancing

the building around me shut down

the people turn around and face each other

and the love for each other on the

inside fades away


the bruises on my mom’s arm


And the happiness you once felt turns to be anger

I wonder why you are like this

cause God stopped playing the music

I wonder why you are not listening

cause the grooviness of your step lost

its way

I wonder why you don’t see me anymore

cause the music in our lives stop showing

a happy image.

I can’t take it when everything stops

cause I stomp my feet to hear singing

and I stomp my feet to the beat to breathe

in life.

I stomp my feet to end the fighting

that’s going on

I tap my feet to bring back your

heart from hell.


I try to bee the reason of the

had autotune violent music in our


But I breathe in the soulness of

the 60’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

To get a trace of what a family

of music should be like.


So I dance, dance to the stress of the beat

I dance, dance to the anger it its


I swing my hair in the air of


and shake myself up and down

to get the happiness flowing

I sweat cause I need to survive

so I can get a happy home in this

house we call saintairs home.

I dance cause it’s the only freedom

I call my mother.