Programs for Tweens & Teens

2022 Summer Reading Program

We’re getting ready to celebrate the summer with programs and prizes! Signups for the 2022 Summer Reading Program will begin soon. For now, here’s a little preview of what’s to come…

Special Events For June

Juneteenth: Celebration and Story with Laconia Therrio – Saturday, June 18 @ 3:00 – 4:00 Join us at Trinity Episcopal Church as master story teller, Laconia Therrio shares stories about Juneteenth! Here stories from across the globe that will remind us more of our commonalities than our differences. Recommended for ages 6 to adult. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Book Clubs

Carm’s Kids Book Club – Friday, June 17th @ 3:30 – 4:30. Join us for the June meeting of Carm’s Kids Book Club, a version of our Carm’s Classics Club made just for kids ages 6 – 12! This meeting we go on an epic quest for survival with Robert C. O’Brien’s Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH! All participants will receive a copy of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH 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, June 23rd @ 6:30 – 7:30. Join us for the next meeting of Carm’s Classics as we go on a sea cruise with Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and C.B. Lee’s A Clash of Steel! Carm’s Classics Club is open to tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of both Treasure Island and A Clash of Steel 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.

The Tolkien Challenge – Tuesday, June 28th @ 6:30 – 7:30. Join us for a special summer version of Carm’s Classics, as we go on the ultimate hike with J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic, The Lord of the Rings. This meeting we begin our journey with The Fellowship of the Ring! The Tolkien Challenge is open to tweens, teens, and adults. All participants will receive a copy of The Fellowship of the Ring 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. Refreshments will be served. 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.

Crafting Programs

Craftastic! – Kits on Wednesdays Craftastic returns in June with new crafts. A limited number of kits will be available, while supplies last, on Wednesdays for pick up.

  • June 1: Wish Bracelets
  • June 8: Bleach Painting Tote Bags
  • June 15: Rainbow Sunglasses
  • June 22: Pom-Pom Cactus
  • June 29: Mason Jar Terrariums

This program is open to tween and teens. Registration is not required.

Customize a Water Bottle – Saturday, June 11 @ 1:00 – 3:00 Water bottles are an essential part of summer, but let’s be honest, sometimes they can look a little boring. Learn how to jazz up a plain bottle using our Cricut vinyl cutter! Water bottles and vinyl will be provided. All you need to bring is your imagination. This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Needle Felting With Katie Stevenson – Thursday, June 16 @ 4:00 – 5:30 Needle felting is the art and craft of transforming wool into an object using a special needle that has tiny barbs on the end. The wool fibers tangle together, making the felt. The work surface is a foam block which keeps the wool in place as you stab the fibers. There are various techniques to create both flat and 3-dimensional projects such as bookmarks, appliqués, “paintings” and small sculpted items that could be ornaments or pins. Animals and figures are favorite subjects. Join us as we enjoy creating with Katie Stevenson! This program is open to teens and adults. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Build a Birdhouse – Friday, June 24 @ 3:00 – 4:30 Join us for a little hands-on building. This month we’re using wood, hammers, and nails to create birdhouses! Attract birds to your yard by offering them a home of their own. Once your birdhouse is built you can decorate it with paint or leave it bare. It’s all up to you! This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Polymer Clay With Debbie Jaffe – Wednesday, June 29 @ 2:00 – 5:00 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 mushrooms. Perfect for your cottagecore home or hobbit hole! This program is open to tweens and teens. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Gaming Programs

Game On! – Tuesdays and Fridays @ 2:45 – 4:45 Meet up with friends for some multiplayer video game fun! Use our Switch to race karts, cook meals, and splatter paint! Available games include: Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft, Overcooked! All You Can Eat, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This program is open to tweens and teens. Registration is not required.

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.

Dungeons & Dragons – Thursdays @ 5:00 – 7:00 Fight monsters! Hunt for treasure! Cause chaos! Join us Thursdays for Dungeons & Dragons Night! Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop fantasy role playing game where players work together to complete quests. The game is overseen by Joseph, our Dungeon Master (DM), who provides the plot and acts as the referee. All that’s required to play is some dice, a character, and your imagination! All skill levels are invited. The program is for grades 6 – 12. Space is limited. Registration is required. Visit our calendar to register.

Makers Programs

Get to Know… Cricut! – Saturday, June 18 @ 1:00 – 2:00 The chbMAKERS’ Corner houses an amazing array of equipment to help you unleash your creative side. Each month we’ll explore a different piece of technology. This month we’ll talk about our Cricut vinyl cutting system. Did you know that you can create decals, iron-ons for shirts and bags, even design mugs using a Cricut? You can! We’ll show you how in this quick introductory program. This program is open to tweens, teens, and adults. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Other Programs

Young Adult Council Meeting – Sunday, June 5 @ 1:00 – 2:00 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.

 

Visit our calendar for more teen programs.