Teen Events & Program - Events Calendar

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library

Teen Volunteer Fair

Saturday, December 15, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Hubbard Room

Teens hoping to gain job experience, complete service hours for school, or get involved with their community can learn about local organizations that offer volunteer opportunities for teens.

For teens in grades 7 - 12 (ages 12 - 18) and their parents.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero film screening

Friday, December 28, 2:30pm
Hubbard Room

The incredible true story of a stray dog rescued off the streets of New Haven, CT who became a hero of World War I. For his keen instincts and fierce loyalty, Stubby is still recognized today as the most decorated canine in American history.

The film is rated PG for war action and some thematic elements. Run time is 1 hour 24 minutes.  

For all ages. Drop in; no registration required.

Tween Trivia

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Activity Room

Come join us for a friendly Kahoot trivia competition! Kate and Sharon, your friendly Children's Librarians, will be your hosts. Compete as a team or individually, your choice. Trivia questions will be related to books, music, sports and more. Refreshments will be served.

For kids in grades 5-8 (ages 10-14). Registration encouraged, but not required. 

Dear Martin: Write a Letter to Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday January 18, 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Teen Area

Challenge yourself to honor and reflect on Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. Prepare by reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone, multiple copies available in the Teen Area; come to chat about how the book reflects on current events. Use this opportunity to set the tone for the upcoming year, by starting a letter or journal, to MLK Jr. or yourself.

For teens in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18). Registration is suggested: sign up online, in person, or by phone at (860) 344-8479.

About the book: Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend, but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Family Game Night

Wednesday January 23, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Activity Room

Join us for a fun night of board games with the entire family!  Try your hand at some new favorites, get reacquainted with some classics.  Family + games = Family Game Night!  Come and join the fun.

All ages. Drop-In, No Registration

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Teens, do you want to get more involved in your community or do you need to earn community service for school? Russell Library is the place for you! The teen department is looking for student volunteers currently in grades 7 to 12 (ages 12-18). Registration is required so please sign up ASAP!

In order to volunteer at Russell Library, each student must:

1. Hand in an application for Winter 2019 by Monday January 28th at 5 pm for this orientation session. Application for Winter 2019 here: Winter 2019 Teen Volunteer Application (drop off your application at the library or email it to hscussell@russelllibrary.org)

2. Sign up for and attend one of the scheduled Teen Volunteer Orientations.
The next Orientation session will be: January 31, 2019.

Contact Teen Librarian Heather Scussell at hscussell@russelllibrary.org for any questions.