Teen Events & Programs

STEM Buddies with the Teen Advisory Council

Mondays, April 24, Slime
4:30 to 5:30 PM
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!

April- Whether or not you like sushi, you will like Candy Sushi made with rice cereal, fruit rolls, gummi worms, and Swedish Fish. Members of the Teen Advisory Council will be here to help you make some delicious creations.

For students in grades 2 to 5.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-344-8479.


All Sewn Up

Tuesday, April 25, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Hubbard Room

Learn basic clothing maintenance and repair in order to reduce trips to the dry cleaner or tailor. Russell Library's workshop will provide guidance on fixing hems, sewing on buttons, and repairing split seams. Participants will also be able to learn how to iron a shirt, skirt, or pants. See how an investment in a package of needles, several spools of thread, an iron and an ironing board can mean real savings for your budget!
For ages 14+ only.

Registration suggested but not required. Please call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520 to register.

Couponing for Teens

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Activity Room

Need new clothes for school, a dance, or a date? Come learn how to use apps on your phone to be thrifty and get good deals! Teen Librarian and Master Couponer Heather Scussell will walk you through getting deals on makeup, apparel, and much more.   
Grades 7 - 12.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, (860) 344-8479.

How to Pay for College without Bankrupting Yourself and Your Children

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30pm
Hubbard Room

With education costs rising year after year, paying for college is a concern for most families. Additionally, the financial aid process can be confusing, intimidating, and often frustrating. Leave your checkbooks at home; nothing will be sold at this seminar, just solid information for your financial aid planning.
Topics covered:
-How families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid
-Which colleges offer the best financial aid packages
-How to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile
-How private universities can cost less than a state school
-How students can potentially receive more free money and fewer loans

Presented by Peter Leppones, CFP, Financial Advisor at Apella Capital LLC.
Light refreshments provided.
Drop-in, no registration. 

Provided with support from The Friends of the Russell Library.

Reading BuddiesReading Buddies with the Teen Advisory Council

2nd Monday, May 8
4:30 to 5:30 PM

Children’s Activity Room
Ages 3-10

Do you love reading? 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 take home!
Ages 3-10.

Registration is required, in person or by phone, (860) 344-8479.