Teen Events & Programs

Reading Buddies

Mondays, December 12 - 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Activity Room
For students ages 6 to 8

Do you love reading? Or are you a struggling reader? Members of the Teen Advisory Council will help you learn to love reading or continue love reading by being YOUR reading Buddy! Bring your own favorite books or come find one in the library. Your reading buddy with give you a book to go home with!
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Hour of Code

Monday, December 5 -4:30 to 5:30 pm
Meeting Room 3, Hour of Code

Take part in the Hour of Code, with Code.org, a global technology movement and learn how to code at the Russell Library. We will do hands-on unplugged activities and get started on code.org, so you can explore further at home.
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.
For students entering grades 7 to 12.  
Drop-in, no registration.


Magic! The GatheringMagic! The gathering

Wednesday, December 14, - 6:30 pm
Activity Room
Grades 5 to 12  

Are you new to Magic! Or an old pro? Either way, come to the activity room to try play some Magic! The library has two board games for new players, and a card set, please bring your own cards if you have them. 
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Candy Sushi

Thursday, December 15 - 6 to 7 pm
Hubbard Room

Do you like Sushi or better yet do you like candy? Come to the library on Thursday, December 15 to make Candy Sushi! Combine candy and rice crispy treats to make a delectable treat!
For students grades 5 and up.  

Slime with the Teen Advisory Council

Monday, December 19 - 4:30 to 5:30
Activity Room

Members of the Teen Advisory Council want to have some fun and make Slime with you. Have fun and be messy by making slime and take some home!
For students in grades 2 to 5.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.