Teen Events & Programs

Otakus - Anime / Manga ClubOtakus

Second & Fourth Tuesdays, 7:00pm
July 12 - Meeting Room 3
July 26 - Meeting Room 3
Ages 11 & up
No registration required
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Otakus is Russell Library’s teen group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese. Meeting twice a month, we view anime shorts, discuss our favorite manga series and explore the culture that has produced such art forms. Food, music, costumes, arts and other expressions of Japan are all parts of Otakus. This is a drop-in program, so come and enjoy the fun!

 

Teen Summer Reading

Summer ReadingBegins Monday, June 13

  • Students entering grades 7 to 12 can sign up for the Summer Reading Game. You will receive a free book just for signing up.
  • Keep track of how many minutes you have read in the Reading Record. You wil receive a raffle ticket for each 200 minutes of reading.
  • The Summer Reading Game also contains optional challenges, such as finishing a bingo and word games. You will receive a raffle ticket for each challenge accomplished.
  • You wil receive a raffle ticket for each Teen Library Program attended.
  • To redemm your tickets; place them in the raffle prize baskets at the reference desk, the week of Monday, August 22 to Friday August 26 or at the Teen End of Summer Party on Friday, August 26 from 3 to 4 PM. The prizes will be drawn at the party. You do not need to be at the party ot win a prize.

Teen Advisory Council

Thursday, July 21
10 to 11 am
Teen Area
Students entering grades 7 to 12
 

Come join the new and improved Russell Library Teen Advisory Council (TAC). TAC meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from 3:30-4:30 pm. 

Earn community service hours, plan library activities, decorate bulletin boards, and much more. If you cannot make it to the meeting, but would like to join TAC, please contact Heather at hscussell@russell.lioninc.org.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2528.

Teen Book Club

Audacity by Melanie CrowderThursday, June 30
from 10 to 11 am
Teen Area

Start off your summer with a powerful quick read, Audacity, by Melanie Crowder, the inspiring story of Clara Lemlich, whose fight for equal rights led to the largest strike by women in American history. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike, organize, and unionize, culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000.  Please come ready to discuss the book. Copies of the book can be found at Russell or the library can obtain a copy from another library.

Wii® Sports Competition

Friday, July 15 from 3 to 4 pm
Teen Area
Students entering grades 7 to 12

If you like to game or if you like a good competition, come to the Teen Area of the library for a friendly competition playing Wii® Sports! The library owns some games, but feel free to bring some of your own Wii® games! Or, just come and watch others play while snacking on cookies! This is a drop-in program, so come and enjoy the fun! This is a drop-in program, so come and enjoy the fun!

The Beautiful Girl Project with Shannon Marzella

Wednesdays, July 20 OR July 27 Beautiful Girl Project with Shannon Marzella
from 3 to 4 pm

Meeting Room 3
Students entering grades 5 to 12

The Russell Library is hosting the Beautiful Girl Project, which teaches girls in grades 5-12 emotional literacy through expressive writing. Using a combination of mindfulness, poetry, and discussions, girls read poems and engage in writing that is self-reflective and allows them to reflect on issues such as self-esteem, body image, and peer relationships in order to cultivate self-compassion and respect for themselves and others. Come to EITHER meeting. Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Chocolate Olympics for Teens

Thursday, July 28 from 3 to 4 pm
Teen Area
Students entering grades 7 to 12

Do you like chocolate and games? Combine them both to participate in the Chocolate Olympics participate in Minute-to-Win-it type games and eat tons of chocolate!
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.