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Many of our virtual programs that are live will take place on our Zoom Platform. Information on how to join a program can be found by clicking here. Registration is required for these programs. You may now register online by clicking here or calling the library at 860-665-8700. Program information as well as the Zoom link to access the program will be emailed prior to the event. We also offer some live programming on our Facebook page. We hope to see you there!
Other programs that are recorded and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube or on this events page listed below.
Please contact the library or view this webpage for the most up to date information. These programs may need to change based on COVID-19 restrictions or inclement weather. We appreciate your patience in this matter. Our primary concern is everyone's safety.
To view recorded programs that you may have missed, scroll down to the end of the page to view the video.
Customized Reading Recommendations
Need help finding a book? Answer some questions online by filling out a special form (located on the teen webpage) and we will choose up to 5 customized book suggestions for you.
Nutmeg Book Awards
The 2023 Nutmeg Nominees are now available. Stop into the library or click below for the new nominee lists.
Grab & Go Bee Friendly Garden
Thursday, June 15
Come by the library and pick up a kit for planting your own bee-friendly garden. Each kit includes a honeybee flower seed mix, as well as a biodegradable pot to plant the seeds in while supplies last.
SUMMER READING KICKOFF – ALL AGES
Summer Reading 2023 – Find Your Voice!
Friday, June 16, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an exciting kickoff! There will be a petting zoo, glitter tattoo artists, and Italian ice for kids & teens. Teens who sign up at the kickoff can enter a drawing for a prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Lit Loot Box: Fantasy
Beginning June 19
Each box contains one book related to the theme as well as a few treats or a craft. You get to keep the book and the treats! Boxes are available to reserve starting June 19. Any boxes not picked up by Wednesday, June 28 will be made available to the next person on the waiting list. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Movie Night: Pixar vs Disney
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.
For ages 12 – 18. Come hang with your friends, eat pizza, and watch a movie. Movie to be determined by a vote. Feel free to bring bean bag chairs, pillows, or blankets. All movies are rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Lotus Lanterns
Thursday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.
The Members of Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will show a short film and then be on hand to help you make a lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Grab & Go: Bubble Tea
Beginning Monday, July 3
For grades 6 – 12. Reserve your own boba tea kit! Just add milk! Call beginning July 3 to reserve. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Paint Night
Thursday, July 6, 6:00 p.m.
For grades 6 - 12. Follow step-by-step instructions to create your own masterpiece! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Lego Tournament
Monday, July 10, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Are you a brickmaster? Join us for an afternoon of fast-paced challenges & creativity! All participants will be entered to win a Lego set! Registration required.
Teen Hydro Dip Art
Tuesday, July 18, 4:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Library staff will show you how to make a one-of-a-kind creation using hydro dipping! Hydro dipping is a method of making permanent marbleized designs on almost any non-porous surface. We will provide all supplies! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Indoor Laser Tag
Friday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Teens will be able to play laser tag in the library! Rolling Video Games of New England is coming with their gear for a special after-hours adventure. Please wear a hat/baseball cap or bring $5 to purchase one. Registration is required as space is limited. Waiver forms will be available at the Adult Information Desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Lit Loot Box: Realistic
Beginning Monday, July 24
Each box contains one book related to the theme as well as a few treats or a craft. You get to keep the book and the treats! Boxes are available to reserve starting July 24. Any boxes not picked up by Wednesday, August 2, will be made available to the next person on the waiting list. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Cookbook Club
Wednesday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. We will make edible cookie dough! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Crochet – Itty Bitty Wittle Bunny
Thursdays, July 27 & August 3, 3 – 5 p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet amigurumi and create a baby bunny! Registration required.
Tiny Art for Teens
Tuesday, August 1, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Help us decorate the Teen Corner by creating Tiny Art! You will get the chance to paint two mini canvases, one to keep and one for display at the library. Come dressed ready to paint and have fun! All materials will be provided. Registration required.
Teen Cricut Creations
Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Let your creativity flow! Design your own logo for a book bag, chrome book or water bottle. Have fun with your one-of-a-kind creation. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Makedo Giant Windball Challenge
Thursday, August 10, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Take up the challenge to work as a team to build the Tanaka Satoshi Windball! We will then try them out on the green! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Sweet & Salty Taste Test Challenge
Tuesday, August 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Join us for a blind taste test challenge! Put your taste buds to the test. Come sample a variety of flavors of Oreos and chips! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Traveling Touch Tank
Wednesday, August 16, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and shellfish right to us! Registration begins August 2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Kids Craft Fair
Saturday, August 19, 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Attention crafters between the ages of 8 – 18, and craft lovers of all ages! Mark your calendars for our kids craft show. Please call to reserve a table to sell your non-food kid-made crafts. Buyers of all ages are welcome. Stop by to view the creative talents of Newington’s kids! Table reservations begin July 1 until list is full.