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Category Archives: Teen Services

Break Up Summit

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by Laura in Teen Services

The Boston Public Health Commission is hosting their 4th annual Break Up Summit! On Wednesday, July 24, from 10 am to 3:30pm, at Simmons College. The Break Up Summit is a FREE day long gathering for youth ages 14-18 years old to talk about relationships, communication, gender, and how to have a safe and healthy break-up. Registration is happening now.


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Contact Nicole Daley, 617-534-2269 or



Aveda Salon Workshops

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by Anna in Events, News, Programs, Teen Services
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Our Escape Aveda Salon hair and makeup workshops have switched dates!

Wednesday, June 19th at 3pm will be the MAKEUP workshop.

Thursday, June 20th at 3pm will be the HAIR tips and tricks workshop.

Previously, the makeup workshop was scheduled for Thursday and the hair workshop was scheduled for Wednesday.

For fast updates on the programs and happenings in the Central Library Teen Room, follow us on Twitter: @BPLTeenCentral.

2013 Teen Summer Reading

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by Mary in Teen Services

It’s Summer time and we have some great events for you this year as well as our popular online summer reading program for teens.

  • Summer Events for Teens
  • Summer Reading Lists
  • Teen Online Summer Reading Program – Thanks to everyone who participated and to everyone who won prizes this Summer!

Have a great Summer!


Update 9/5/2013: The Boston Public Library Teen Summer Reading Programs are over. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Stanley Cup Time!

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by Laura in Teen Services

Are you excited to watch the Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs? So are we! If you can’t get enough hockey, try one of these great teen stories.

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Cracking the Ice by Dave Henderson


I Know It’s Over by C.K. Kelly Martin


A Great Day for a Parade

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by Mary in Teen Services

What a great day for a parade- the Boston Pride Parade. The stormy weather including the dark clouds cleared by 10:45am. It looked amazing outside. Like a new day.

Members from the Central Library Teen Council as well as students from the Madison Park High School GSA and our own librarians, Jennifer Koerber and Anna Draves marched with the City of Boston group sponsored by 2013 Grand Marshall, Mayor Thomas Menino who was unable to participate due to his recuperation. He cheered the parade on from his temporary residence in the city. Our group was given the honor of carrying the banner.


This picture was taken outside the BPL Central Library before the group walked down to their designated spot.