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Events

Programs:

  • Dungeons & Dragons | 1st Saturday of the month | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Teens in grades 7 and up (also open to adults with teens!). We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Registration is required in advance to play. Please register for each session you are coming to. All participants will be going through the campaign Hoard of the Dragon Queen. DMs are already selected, please come to play! No experience with D&D required.

Contact: Robert Carter, Head of Children’s Services, rcarter@minlib.net

  • Haunted Gingerbread House Decorating & Contest | October 14th | 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, October 14th from 1-3pm for Haunted Gingerbread House Decorating at the Library! We will provide everything you need to construct a delicious spooky haunted house. Due to popularity, please reserve your spot by registering for this event. Completed haunted gingerbread houses may be submitted to the Acton Memorial Library Haunted Gingerbread House Contest! Winners will be awarded with prizes in Adult, Teen and Children’s categories.

  • Patriots and Potters: Trouble Brewing with Pied Potter Hamelin | December 9th | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join Rick Hamelin, also known as Pied Potter Hamelin for a special pottery demonstration for teens & adults: “Patriots and Potters: Trouble Brewing”. A pottery demonstration with stories told about the colonial potter and the teapot in Massachusetts before and during the Revolutionary War. Tales of the lives of the men and women who worked in the clay trades from Charlestown to Freetown and throughout Massachusetts will be discussed. The audience will see many unique pots thrown on the potter’s wheel and have some hands-on opportunities.

Hands-on: We will be passing from person to person a freshly made pot from the potter’s wheel and the chance to feel a dry and wet pot as it rotates on the wheel. Each person will also make a pinch pot (cup made from a ball of clay by pinching the clay with the thumb and finger) and the unfired piece goes home with the participant.

Registration is required for this event!

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board:

The AML Teen Advisory Board is a leadership volunteer opportunity that meets during the school year on the last Wednesday of the month. Are you looking to gain volunteer hours, meet other teens, or gain leadership experience? If so consider joining our meeting and help us decide on events, books, and other teen services! To join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) email actadultservices@minlib.net for more information.

  • September 27th | 3:34 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • October 25th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • November 22nd | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • No Meeting in December
  • January 24th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • February 28th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • March 27th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • April 24th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • May 22nd | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)
  • June 26th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Conference Room)

Volunteer

Volunteering:

Teenage boy reaching for a book

Are you looking to be a Teen Volunteer? Do you need to complete you community service hours? Our volunteers help to keep shelves in order, re-shelve returned items, assist in the Reference, Children’s, Technical Services or Circulation departments, or perform other tasks as needed. Please email asood@actonma.gov for a copy of the application or for more information.