Programs for Tweens & Teens

Carm’s Classics Clubs

Carm’s Classics Clubs are currently hybrid programs. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom. Please note, Carm’s Kids contains hands-on activities that may not be available virtually. All participants will receive a copy of that club’s current book that they may keep. For more information, and to register, click on the program name.

Carm’s Classics Club: Monkey King & Unsouled – Thursday, January 12 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This meeting is a martial arts fest with Wu Cheng’en’s Monkey King: Journey to the West and Will Wight’s Unsouled! Recommended for tweens, teens, and adults. Registration required.
Carm’s Kids Book Club: Show Me a Sign – Thursday, January 26 @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join us for January’s meeting of Carm’s Kids Book Club! This meeting we follow Mary’s adventure in Ann Clare LeZotte’s Show Me a Sign! This program is for ages 6 – 12. Registration required.

Virtual Author Talks

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The Gilded Ones Series: Author Talk with Namina Forna – Saturday, January 7 @ 2:00 pm. Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones. Registration is required.

All CT Reads Virtual Author Launch – Thursday, January 12 @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Kick off this year’s All CT Reads with a talk from this year’s primary read authors… Rosena Fung, author of Living with Viola (kids pick), Samira Ahmed author of Hollow Fires (teen pick), and Dawnie Walton, author of The Final Revival of Opal and Nev (adult pick). Each author will discuss their work and answer questions from our community. Registration is required.

xkcd Webcomic and What if? Series Creator: Author Talk with Randall Munroe – Tuesday, January 31 @ 2:00 pm. Join us for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Registration is required.

 

Programs For All Ages

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Nintendo Switch Gaming in the YA Department. Looking for something to do after school? Bored on the weekends? Want a place to hang out with others? Then stop by the YA Department for some video game fun! Our Switch is available during library hours. All ages welcome.

Programs For Ages 6 – 12

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Learn As We Go Crochet – Wednesdays (starting January 4) @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Come to the Young Adult Department Wednesdays for an afternoon of crochet fun. Relax as you create projects using only a hook and loops of yarn. Don’t know how to crochet? No worries, we’re here to learn together! Bring your own project to work on or start a new one. Beginners welcome. Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided. This program is for ages 7 – 18. Registration is not required.

Sketchbook Thursdays – Thursdays (starting January 5) @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The key to drawing well is practice. A great way to practice is to keep a sketchbook. How do you stay motivated to use it? One way is by having fun sketching with others! Come to the Young Adult Department Thursdays for an hour of dedicated sketching time. Spend a relaxing afternoon doodling, drawing, and sketching with Darcy, a former comic creator and illustrator. All skill levels are welcome. Sketchbooks and materials will be provided. This program is for ages 7 – 18. Registration is not required.

Robot Rumble – Saturday, January 21 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm. A pile of plastic bricks, some motors, wheels, and a battery pack. Doesn’t sound very interesting… until you combine these together to make a robot! Registration required.

Programs For Ages 12 and Up

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Learn As We Go Crochet – Wednesdays (starting January 4) @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Come to the Young Adult Department Wednesdays for an afternoon of crochet fun. Relax as you create projects using only a hook and loops of yarn. Don’t know how to crochet? No worries, we’re here to learn together! Bring your own project to work on or start a new one. Beginners welcome. Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided. This program is for ages 7 – 18. Registration is not required.

Sketchbook Thursdays– Thursdays (starting January 5) @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The key to drawing well is practice. A great way to practice is to keep a sketchbook. How do you stay motivated to use it? One way is by having fun sketching with others! Come to the Young Adult Department Thursdays for an hour of dedicated sketching time. Spend a relaxing afternoon doodling, drawing, and sketching with Darcy, a former comic creator and illustrator. All skill levels are welcome. Sketchbooks and materials will be provided. This program is for ages 7 – 18. Registration is not required.

Shut Up & Write – Thursdays @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm. A dedicated time to gather with other writers, share ideas, encourage one another, and… write! Registration not required.
Young Adult Council Meeting – Saturday, January 7 @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Need community service hours? Want to get involved in the library? Join the Young Adult Council! The Young Adult Council (YAC) is a group of teens in grades 6 – 12. We meet once a month to plan programs, choose books, create displays, and work on projects to help the library. Come join us!
Acting Workshop: Pandora’ Box – Saturday, January 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Have you ever been like Pandora, so desperate to know a secret that you took no notice of a warning? Join us for a morning of acting with Ingrid Schaeffer and discover what evil spirits Pandora lets out into the world as well as the one who stays and gives “hope.” In this workshop, we will read a short one-act script. Then we will cast the play, add some costume pieces and act it out! This program is open to ages 11 and up.

 

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