Teen Events & Program - Events Calendar

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library

Totally Teen Time
Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:00-5:00pm. Teen Area

Take back the Totally Teen Area

Mondays from 3-5pm, Teen Librarian, Heather, will be available in the Teen Area. Laptops will be on hand for homework or gaming, whatever you need! A variety of special programs will also be scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month.
For teens in grades 7 - 12 (ages 12 - 18).  
Drop in, registration is not required, just stop by

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.

Hip Hop Culture Slam
Wednesday, November 29, 5:00pm. The Activity Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Everyone is invited to join in this showcase of the four pillars of Hip Hop (rapping, djaying, beatboxing and breaking! Rhymers, rappers, b-boys and girls may come and share their talents. MC Tang Sauce will be rapping and introducing.  DJ N.E.B. will be providing the music, and B-boy Bryan Giles and his team 'Of Shadow and Earth' will be moving. The graffiti signs which were painted at last May’s Hip Hop event by Alex Pock and the community of helpers will be on display. 
All ages are welcome. 
Drop in; no registration.

Sponsored by the Middletown Commission on the Arts and the Friends of the Russell Library. 

Intro to Knitting for Teens and Tweens
Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm. The Storytelling Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Join us for an introduction to casting on and simple knitting.  Patient, experienced knitters will assist beginners.
For students in grades 3 - 12 (ages 8 - 18).
Registration is required: sign up online, in person, or by phone at 860-344-8479.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.