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.
Teen Grab & Go: Holiday Crafts
Beginning Friday, December 1
For grades 6 – 12. Get into the spirit of the season by creating fun festive crafts. Each bag will include a verity of winter themed crafts that will help you spread holiday cheer. Starting December 1, drop in or call 860-665-8700 to reserve your kit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Kids Winter Craft Fair
Saturday, December 2, 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' winter 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 and stock up for any holiday gift giving!
Teen Winter Chill Out - PROGRAM FULL WAITING LIST AVAILABLE
Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Join us in celebrating the holiday season with a night of hot cocoa, decorating ninja bread man, and creating holiday cards to give to friends and family. All while watching a holiday movie to be decided upon by a vote. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Cookbook Club - PROGRAM FULL WAITING LIST AVAILABLE
Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Let's get ready for the festive season by making a recipe jar. We will all layer dry ingredients in a Mason jar and then decorate the jar and gift tag. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Sewing Workshop
Thursday, December 28, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Follow along with our new teen librarian Sarah in a sewing class perfect for beginners. Together you'll go through all the steps to create your own hand sewn penguin. All materials will be provided. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Pop Up: Shrinky Dinks
Tuesday, January 9, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Hang out with friends in the teen corner and show off your creativity by making shrinky dinks. We'll draw or trace our designs onto special plastic sheets and watch them transform into amazing miniature art. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Night
Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Do you want to be the very best like no one ever was? Then join us for a meetup of Pokémon fans and trading card lovers. Show off your collection, go head-to-head with other players, or trade cards. Whether you’re a Pokémon master or brand new to the game there will be something for everyone. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen DIY Yarn Letters
Tuesday, January 23, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Show off your own individual style and create a personalized letter using just colorful yarn and cardboard. Brighten up any space with your custom-made yarn initial. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen No-Sew Campfire Pillows
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
For grades 6 – 12. Let's have s'more fun at the library! Come learn how to create your very own no-sew fleece pillow! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.