Teen Events

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Teen Services

Jennifer Bassett
Teen Librarian
Email Jennifer Bassett

Virtual Events & Programs may be held via the Zoom platform, or through Facebook Live.

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.

In Person Programs & Outdoor Programs

 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.

Past Programs

To view recorded programs that you may have missed, scroll down to the end of the page to view the video.

Reading Recommendations

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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. 


Nutmeg Book Awards
The 2023 Nutmeg Nominees are now available. Stop into the library or click below for the new nominee lists.


Upcoming Programs

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Teen Winter Reading: Reading is a Treat!
Treat yourself to a good book (or graphic novel)! The Teen Winter Reading program will run from February 3 to March 11. Teens can register online and print a Teen Bingo Board to participate. Print copies will be available at the Adult Information Desk as well. More info will be offered online!

see Teen Winter Reading page for more information

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Teen Life Skill Series 
Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:00 p.m. 
For grades 6 – 12. Our life skills group will consist of participating in fun arts and crafts activities, such as coloring, drawing, creating vision boards, and many more fun activities! The group will also have gentle discussions surrounding feelings of anxiety, stress, and other emotions that may arise due to situations at school, and/or in daily life. Snacks will be provided! Registration required. Sponsored with the Newington Department of Human Services. 

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Teen Cookbook Club
Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 pm
For grades 6 – 12. Join us tonight for mug cakes! Please bring a microwave-safe mug to the activity. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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Marvel March Madness
Thursday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate March Madness with all things Marvel! Vote for your favorite Marvel movie on the Library's Teen Events Page and the winner will be shown. Snacks and some fun marvel goodies will be provided. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

TEENS: Click here to vote for your Marvel movie choice!


Teen Pop Up 
Tuesday, March 21, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For Grades 6-12. Hang out with friends in the teen corner and choose from several crafts to make. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.