Programs for Tweens & Teens

Book Clubs

The Tolkien Challenge – Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30 – 7:30. Join us as we explore the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic, The Lord of the Rings. This meeting our journey of the One Ring ends with The Return of the King! The Tolkien Challenge is open to tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of The Return of the King that they may keep. Copies are available for pickup at the Young Adult desk for participants. This is a hybrid program. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom. Space is limited. Registration is required to receive a copy of the book and the Zoom link. Click here for more information and to register.

Carm’s Classics Club – Thursday, October 27 @ 6:30 – 7:30. Join us for the next meeting of Carm’s Classics. This meeting we discuss love and murder with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Tirzah Price’s Pride and Premeditation! Carm’s Classics Club is open to tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of both Pride and Prejudice and Pride and Premeditation that they may keep. Copies are available for pickup at the Young Adult desk for participants. This is a hybrid program. You can join us in person or virtually through Zoom. Space is limited. Registration is required to receive copies of the books and the Zoom link. Click here for more information and to register.

Crafting & Writing Programs

Shut Up and Write – Thursdays in September @ 6:30 – 7:30. 1. Show up. 2. Find a seat, settle in, and write. 3. Take off or hang around to chat, share, help, and learn. Join us each week for a fun writing group. Having a hard time getting motivated to Write? We can help. Open to teens and adults. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit our calendar to register.

Craftastic: Bottle Monsters – Saturday, October 8 @ 3:00 – 4:00. What can you possibly do with an old plastic bottle? You can upcycle it into a monster to guard your candy! Join us as we take bottles, paint, and found objects to create bottle monsters. This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Sewing With Jeannine and Carol – Tuesday, October 11 @ 3:30 – 5:30. Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew but don’t know where to start? Or do you know how to sew but feel a little rusty? Jeannine and Carol are here to help! Come learn how to operate a sewing machine while having fun! This meeting’s project: create a pillowcase. This program is open to ages 7 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required. REGISTERATON CLOSED – WAIT LIST FULL.

Make a Spell Book With Katie Stevenson – Thursday, October 20 @ 4:00 – 5:30. Celebrate spooky season with a little book alteration! Join Katie Stevenson as she teaches you how to turn an ordinary book into a mystical tome of magic. Perfect for decorating your haunted house or witches grotto. This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Spooky Castles With Debbie Jaffe – Saturday, October 22 @ 10:30 – 12:00. Come and play with polymer clay! Join us as Debbie Jaffe shows us how to make fantastic creations using this wonderful, easy to sculpt, colorful clay. This month we’re making spooky castles, just in time for Halloween! A fun crafting program designed especially for younger makers. This program is for ages 6 – 12. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Chainmail Bracelets With Debbie Jaffe – Saturday, October 22 @ 12:30 – 3:00. Chainmail is created by linking small metal rings into patterns. It was once used to make armor, but did you know you can also create other items out of chainmail? Join us as Debbie Jaffe shows us how to make a chainmail bracelet. This program is for tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Gaming Programs

Midweek Game Night! – Wednesdays @ 5:00 – 7:45. Calling all gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop, card, and video games with others? Then join us each Wednesday for Midweek Game Night! Discover new games, play old favorites, and meet other gaming enthusiasts. Open to tweens, teens, families, and adults. Registration is not required.

Health and Happiness Events

10 Tips To Manage Stress With Dr. Wendy Hurwitz – Saturday, October 22 @ 11:00 – 12:00. Why can two people be in the same situation and respond to stress differently? Can going through stressful times without stress be a learned skill? Whatever your age or situation, this presentation will provide 10 tips to manage stress. Everyone will learn a technique to minimize stress and maximize vitality. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

Empowering Self-Esteem – Tuesday, November 15 @ 6:30 – 7:30. Do you ever feel like you don’t trust yourself? Perhaps you don’t feel quite as confident as you’d like. You’re not alone, many people feel this way. Join us for an evening of discussion and activities to explore more about yourself and gain some tips to empower you in life. This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

Makers Programs

October Makers’ Nights – Tuesday, October 4 & 18 @ 4:00 – 7:30. Come explore what we have to offer in the chbMAKERS’ Corner Monday afternoons! Learn a little about each piece of equipment and give some a try. Don’t know how to use something? We’re here to help. Please note: There is not a specific craft or project hooked with this program. This is a time when the makerspace is open without an appointment. Open to ages 6 and up. Patrons under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.

Robot Rumble – Saturday, October 22 @ 2:00 – 4:00. 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! Build robots and pit them against one another in a robot rumble. Follow the instructions or design a robot of your own. This activity uses Circuit Cubes, electronic building blocks. Due to the small size of some of the parts, this program is recommended for ages 8 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Visit our calendar for more teen programs.