Teen Events & Program - Events Calendar

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library


Writing the College Essay for Teens

Tuesday September 26
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hubbard Room

Learn more about writing the college essay by coming to a FREE presentation at the Russell Library. On Tuesday, September 26, College Counselor Jodie Smalls, will aid students and parents in the college essay writing process.

For students in grades 7 - 12 (ages 12-18). Registration is required; sign up below, in person, or at (860) 344-8479.

Horror Writing for Teens with Author

Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Hubbard Room
For students in grades 7 - 12 (ages 12-18)

C.J. Malarsky, a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature, writes for middle grade and young adult audiences. She will be sharing her expertise on writing horror stories, come to this free workshop to learn more!
For students in grades 7 - 12 (ages 12-18).
Registration is required; sign up below, in person, or by phone at (860) 344-8479.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

Girls Who Code

Wednesday October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Meeting Room 3

Girls Who Code

Computing skills are the most sought-after in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average. Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit works with other agencies, such as the Russell Library to close the gender gap in tech and prepare girls for tomorrow's jobs. Our Girls Who Code Club is a FREE after-school program for students in grades 6-12.
The Russell Library's club will take place over 20 sessions, starting on October 18 and ending on March 14, from 6 to 8pm in Meeting Room 3. (Excluding two dates: February 21 and December 27).
An informal Open House will be held on September 13, from 6 to 7pm, in the Young Adult Area.
The Club requires the use of computers; the library will supply some computers. If the registered student has access to a laptop, please bring it to the meetings.
For students of all genders in grades 6 - 12 (ages 11-18).
Registration is required; Space will be limited to 10 students; registration will open on Monday, September 11 and close on Friday, September 29.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

Hobbit Book Club

Thursday October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Activity Room

Partnering with Signum University, the Russell Library Teen Department will be hosting a Hobbit Book Club! Each week will focus on a certain number of chapters in order to finish the book on November 16th.
Copies of the book will be available to checkout at the Youth and Family Learning Department. When you pick up the book, you will also be given the schedule which covers the chapters covered for each week.
This program will take place in the Storytelling Room inside the Activity Room.
This is a 6 part workshop; please try to attend all sessions to get the most out of the program.
For teens in grades 7 - 12 (ages 12-18).
Registration is required;