Ventress Memorial Library

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Teen Programs

We have fun things every month for teens in grades 7-12 to explore interests and build community. Download PDFs of our program calendars or continue reading for upcoming special events and monthly programs. 

Special Events

Single Session RPG: Honey Heist - CANCELLED

Thursday, March 19 from 5-7 PM. Are you a Dungeons & Dragons fan? Looking for a group of teens to do role playing games with? role playing games? Get in on the action and join us for "Honey Heist," where everyone plays a different bear. *Registration Required.






South Shore Teen Fan Fest - POSTPONED (NEW DATE TBD)

fan fest logoMarshfield is hosting Fan Fest 2020! Come to the Ventress Memorial Library new date TBD for Virtual Reality with One Up Games, a cosplay contest, trivia and prizes, button making, board games, fan tea, and more! The South Shore Teen Fan Fest is for folks ages 11-18. To get a sense of previous years' Fan Fest events, check out the Fan Fest Facebook page.

Spring Break: Drop-in Earth Day Bottle Planters

picture of the craftTuesday, April 21 from 11 AM - 1 PM. April 22 is Earth Day! Stop by The Wave Makerspace any time between 11 AM and 1 PM and make a bottle planter with soil and seed to take home.






Spring Break: Mario Kart Tournament

mario racingThursday, April 23 from 3-5 PM. Are you a Super Mario Kart whiz? Or do you want to try playing against other teens for fun? Compete to win the grand prize. *Registration Required.





Study Week @ the Teen Room

vml teen logoMay 11-13, 3-5 PM each day. Leading up to senior final exams, any teens grades 7-12 are welcome to study in the Teen Room. Studying can be stressful. To make it more relaxing, we will have a Self-Care Station with calming activities, and snacks and hot drinks.




Monthly Programs

Whether you're looking to be part of a community of crafters, gamers, or leaders, we've got the group for you! Programs are for teens in grades 7-12.


Registration Required

Board Games in the Teen Room: An Early Release Day Drop-In

image of some of our board gamesOn Marshfield Public School District early release days, we put out our special board games that are not always out in the Teen Room. Come as an individual or a group and try your hand at one of our games. Trivia, Settlers of Catan, Lords of Waterdeep, classic Clue, Werewolf, Superfight, and more!

Special games are in the teen room every early release day, one Thursday a month from 2-4 PM. The remaining dates are April 30, and May 14.

There will be no Board Games in the Teen Room during the summer months. Check back for our fall schedule!





Drop-In Video Gaming

a couch and tv with game controlers in our makerspaceOn regularly scheduled dates, drop in and play games on the Nintendo Switch with friends. All in-house games are multiplayer and rated T or lower. Up to eight players at a time. Players limited to a half hour if there is a wait list.

Video Games will be available the following Tuesdays from 3-6 PM. The remaining dates are April 7, April 14, May 5, May 19, and June 2.

Check back here for our summer months schedule!








Making Waves: A Makerspace Drop-In

gif of makerspaceInterested in tinkering with the Cricut or the 3D Printer, or designing media on the mac? If so, this making session is for you. Each month we offer a tutorial on a different thing to make. We provide supplies, prompts, and examples!

Makerspace drop-ins happen one Tuesday a month during the school year, from 4-5 PM. The remaining dates are April 28: TBD, and May 26: TBD.




Dungeons & Dragons*New to D&D? Sign up for our waiting list! We are currently at capacity with all of our campaigns and cannot accommodate new players at this time

Grades 7-8  meet Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The remaining dates for the spring session are April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, and July 2.

Grades 9-12 meet Saturdays from 2:00-4:00 PM. The remaining dates for the spring session are April 18, May 2, May 16, June 13, and July 11.

Dungeons & Dragons Club will pause during the summer and resume in the fall.

Thanks to our Partner, Manny's Pizza in Marshfield, for their sponsorship of this program.






TAG: Teen Advisory Group

*New members always welcome!* 

TAG - short for Teen Advisory Group - is for teens who want to help us plan our next big events, help pick books to add to our collection, decorate the Teen Room, and more! Volunteering at the library and attending T.A.G. meetings count towards community service hours. *Registration Required.

TAG meets one Thursday a month during the school year from 5-6 PM. The remaining dates are April 30 (register), and May 28 (register).