Teen Programs

Teen Power Hour: Arts & Crafts @ Belleville Public LIbrary and Information Center: Teen Center
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Unleash your creative spirit!

The Teen Power Hour offers a range of activities for Belleville’s Middle School and High School kids in our Teen Center located on the first floor of the Belleville Public Library.

Our Teen Librarian and our volunteers are there to help with homework, research and general questions.

Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Major+Money +Me = College
Facilitator: Mickey Gilbert

The beginning of a search for a college that fits the needs and
wants of a student is one of the most important steps in the
college search process. This workshop will encourage a student
to choose what they want their college experience to look like.
We will explore three distinct aspects of the process.


Workshop Description:
The student will choose from a list of 295 possible majors to
study and explore. We will discuss Concentrations, Double
Majors, Minors, and the “Undecided” choice.

The student (and most likely the parent) will consider the varying costs of a four year college education. Together we will compare the differences between Private vs. State, Commuter vs. Resident, North vs. South. Scholarships, Loans, and Work Study programs will be explained and discussed.


The ME section is very personal. The student will choose the type of school they want to attend. Through various exercises, the students will weigh choices such as: Urban vs. Suburban, Snow vs. Sun, Fraternities vs. Independents, and Small vs. Large.

At this interactive workshop, open discussion in each section is welcomed and encouraged. Each student will actively work in their own workbook and leave the workshop with the crucial elements needed to begin their unique college search.
Anticipated workshop length: 1½ hours

Register at the Belleville Public Library 973-450-3434

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Major+Money and Me!

AARP Tax Aide @ Belleville Public Library & Information Center
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This program offers free tax preparation assistance Feb. 13th through April 9. Now in its 51st year, Tax-Aide has helped more than 68 million low- and moderate-income taxpayers. You don’t have to be an AARP member, and there’s no age requirement to get tax help from IRS-certified volunteers. Check the Tax-Aide Site Locator for locations or call 888-227-7669 toll-free.


Tax Preparation is done by appointment only on a first come first serve basis.  Please call 973-450-3434 for more information or to schedule your appointment.







Chess Kings & Queens @ Belleville Public Library Teen Room
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Chess Club Learn the basics, compete with friends. We have a competition with party and prizes tentatively planned for late May.

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