Programs for Teens

Book Clubs

Carm’s Classics Club

Carm’s Classics Club is a discussion group dedicated to celebrating classic literature that has enduring influence on readers. Carmel “Carm” O’Neill was an active volunteer for the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library for 20 years. Her specialty was the Classics section. After her passing in 2018 a group of her friends made a generous donation in her honor for a classic literature program for people of all ages. The goal of the Carm O’Neill Classics Club is to create lasting connections to classic literature for the people of Newtown.

December's books.Next Meeting: December 28th @ 6:30 – 7:30. Join us for the next meeting of Carm’s Classics. This meeting we journey into the deep with Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Rick Riordan’s latest novel, Daughter of the Deep – a modern sequel to Verne’s classic adventure!

Carm’s Classics Club is open to tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of both Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Daughter of the Deep 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. For more information and to register, click here.


Ongoing Events

Young Adult Council

The Young Adult Council (YAC) is a group of young 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 and the Newtown community. We currently meet on the first Sunday of each month at 1pm. Due to the Holiday Festival, there will be no meeting in December.


Join us Wednesday afternoons for winter crafts. Penguins made of pom-poms, lanterns from mason jars, even a snowman slingshot game. Drop in for a new craft each week! All materials will be provided. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required for this program.
  • December 1 – Pom-Pom Penguins
  • December 8 – Mason Jar Lanterns
  • December 15 – Animal Snowflakes
  • December 22 – Snowman Slingshot
  • December 29 – Snow Globes

Shelf Love Book Group

Shelf Love is a group that meets twice a month on the first and the third Friday at 4pm to discuss books. Which books? Any ones we want! Share titles, discuss ideas, try out new genres, leave reviews… all in an informal club! Fiction, nonfiction, comics, and manga are all welcome. Tweens and teens welcome. Registration is not required.

Midweek Game Night!

Calling all tabletop gamers! Are you looking for a place to play? Want to share your love of tabletop with others? Then join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5pm – 7pm 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.


Visit our calendar for more teen programs.