Teen Events

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube and NCTV

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube on this events page.. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration. Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.

  1. Phone: 860-665-8700


  2. Jennifer


If you want to view some past programs you may have missed, scroll down to the bottom of this page to view the videos.

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Teen Winter Reading

Cozy up with a good book! The Teen Winter Reading program will run from Feb 1 to Feb 28.
Teens can enter one reading log submission online for every book/graphic novel read. Each week two winners will receive a $15 gift card. One grand prize winner will win a curated book box to enjoy during our long winter. More info will be offered online.

Teen chinese new year grab n go
Teen Grab n Go
Monday, February 1
 

It’s the year of the Ox! Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Grab n Go full of fun facts, tasty treats, crafts and a fish that tells your fortune. Gung Hay Fat Choy! Call to register and arrange curbside pickup beginning Monday, February 1, and continuing through the month while supplies last.
Teen unvalentines day grab n go

Teen Grab n Go
Wednesday February 10

Tired of hearts and flowers? Ditch the sappy card this year and start a new tradition: celebrate “Un” Valentine’s Day! Call to register and arrange curbside pickup beginning Wednesday, February 10, and continuing through the month while supplies last

Spring Art Show

Spring Art ShowVirtual

For kids & teens. Join us for our first ever virtual art exhibit! Send us a picture of your original artwork that we can share on our webpage. Your piece can be any kind of art: painting, drawing, fan art, crochet, origami …anything goes! Please email images to lucykiddept@gmail.com. Be sure to include your first name and age. We will be collecting submissions until March 22. More info will be available online. We can’t wait to see the creative spirit of Newington!

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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. 



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Teen Demolition Stress Relief Grab n Go
Monday March 1

Do you have the Winter Blues? A teen De-Stress kit can help! This kit includes DIY hot cocoa mug, geodes you can smash, bubble wrap to pop, and other surprises for self-care to brighten your mood! Call to register and arrange curbside pickup beginning March 1, and continuing while supplies last. 


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Teen Spring Grab n Go
Monday, March 15

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a DIY birdfeeder and other fun activities. Call to register and arrange a curbside pickup beginning March 15th and continuing while supplies last.



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Culinary Delights: Chocolate Snowstorm Cookies
Tuesday, March 16

Watch Chef Rob Scott as he whips up a delicious treat for those cold nights. A video link & the recipe will be available on the Kid’s Events page beginning the day of the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   

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Book Spine Poetry Challenge – in honor of National Poetry Month

For kids & teens. Book spine poems are made by stacking books on top of each other and forming a witty, free-verse poem from their titles. Now we challenge YOU to come up with a book spine poem, with the titles you have around the house. You can use children's books, nonfiction, teen or adult titles- any books you can find! These poems can be serious or funny, the only requirement is that you be creative and have fun. Please email images to lucykiddept@gmail.com. Be sure to include your first name and age. We will be sharing submissions on our social media accounts (#lrwlpoetry) throughout April!

Blackout Poetry

Teen Blackout Poetry Grab & Go
Monday April 5

April is National Poetry Month! Armed with a Sharpie and discarded book pages, learn how to create your own black-out poetry and frame your masterpiece! Call to register and arrange curbside pickup for April 5th and continuing while supplies last.


Zen Garden

Teen Zen Garden Grab n Go
Monday, April 12

Bored and looking for something fun to do? Design and create your own Zen Garden! Practice mindfulness while raking your garden. Call to register and arrange curbside pickup for April 12 and continuing while supplies last.



chef scott

Culinary Delights: Apple Pie Calzones
Tuesday, April 13

Chef Rob Scott is back to create some cooking magic with yummy apple pie calzones. A video link & the recipe will be available on the Kid’s Events page beginning the day of the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.   

 Some past programs you may have missed    

 
Sew Simple with Miss Sarah

Sew Simple with Miss Sarah – Virtual
Tuesday, February 2

Join Miss Sarah for a virtual sewing class perfect for beginners and budding young tailors. Together you’ll go through all the steps to create your own hand sewn creations. This time we’ll learn how to make a Valentine’s Day plushie. A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program. 

cookbook club

Cookbook Club – Virtual
Wednesday, February 10
 

Ms. Beth has created a video cooking demo that you can do at home. Learn how to make fancy grilled cheese sandwiches (click here and here for recipes)! A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.