Teen Events

space cupcake decorating

Teen Cupcake Decorating: Space
Monday, July 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Jan Holland will show us how to decorate out-of-this-world cupcakes! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X

Teen One Read: The Poet X 
Lucy Robbins Welles Library, the Hill-Stead Museum, and other local libraries are partnering to offer you a
program series based on Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X.

Teen Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Located in the Hill-Stead Museum’s Makeshift Theater. Come discuss The Poet X, a National Book Award winner, and meet teens from other towns. Discussion will be led by poetry teacher Dana Moore. Registration is required.

Teen Poetry Slam
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Located in the Hill-Stead Museum’s Makeshift Theater. Share or hear poetry from local teens! Registration is required. 

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival for Young Poets Day
Sunday, August 11, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
See Elizabeth Acevedo, the author of The Poet X, at this special event! Festival entrance is free for anyone under age 18.  Adults can pay a $15 entrance fee online at the Hill-Stead Museum's website or $20 at the gate.

*All of these programs are happening at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, located at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT. 

Planetarium show

Universe of Stories Planetarium Show @ CCSU’s Copernican Observatory and Planetarium
Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)
All ages. Experience the night sky’s thousands of glittering stars during CCSU’s Planetarium Show. Share
the excitement of learning about astronomy and the universe around us. Stargazing begins at 8:45 p.m.
Sponsored by CCSU.

henna on bowls

Teen Art: Henna on Wood
Thursday, July 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Come learn how to do henna on wood with Jamie Pinto, from CT Henna Queen! We will also be making laminated galaxy bookmarks while we wait for the henna to dry. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

learn to dj

Learn How to DJ
Tuesday, July 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6-12. A DJ from Bach to Rock will bring equipment to show & demonstrate some basics of what it takes to be a DJ. Registration required.

mandala

Teen Art: Mandala Project
Thursday, August 1, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Jamie Pinto of CT Henna Queen is back to make mandala t-shirts! Please bring one white shirt with you to decorate. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


game of life

Welcome to the Real World
Monday, August 5, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 7-12. Do you like playing the game Life? Now is your opportunity to try a fun & interactive experience! Challenge yourself (and friends) to try a real world activity designed to teach how to explore career opportunities, make lifestyle & consumer choices, how to budget, and more. Registration required. Sponsored by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension program.


teen makerspace

Teen Makerspace
Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Join us for a variety of projects that will all glow in the dark. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Magic in our Universe

Magic in Our Universe
Friday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.
All ages. Join Magician David Reed Brown for an amazing and awe-inspiring evening of magic. Learn how life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities. Registration required. 

Space girl with book

Last Day for Teen Summer Reading Program 2019
Friday, August 16
The grand prize drawing winners will be contacted by phone the following week.