Spring Art Show – Virtual
For kids & teens. Join us for our first ever virtual art exhibit! Send us a picture of your original artwork that we can share on our webpage. Your piece can be any kind of art: painting, drawing, fan art, crochet, origami …anything goes! Please email images to email@example.com. Be sure to include your first name and age. We will be collecting submissions until March 22. More info will be available online. We can’t wait to see the creative spirit of Newington!
Customized Reading Recommendations
Need help finding a book? Answer some questions online by filling out a special form (located on the teen webpage) and we will choose up to 5 customized book suggestions for you.
Teen Demolition Stress Relief Grab n Go
Monday March 1
Do you have the Winter Blues? A teen De-Stress kit can help! This kit includes DIY hot cocoa mug, geodes you can smash, bubble wrap to pop, and other surprises for self-care to brighten your mood! Call to register and arrange curbside pickup beginning March 1, and continuing while supplies last.
Teen Spring Grab n Go
Monday, March 15
Celebrate the beginning of Spring with a DIY birdfeeder and other fun activities. Call to register and arrange a curbside pickup beginning March 15th and continuing while supplies last.
Book Spine Poetry Challenge – in honor of National Poetry Month
For kids & teens. Book spine poems are made by stacking books on top of each other and forming a witty, free-verse poem from their titles. Now we challenge YOU to come up with a book spine poem, with the titles you have around the house. You can use children's books, nonfiction, teen or adult titles- any books you can find! These poems can be serious or funny, the only requirement is that you be creative and have fun. Please email images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your first name and age. We will be sharing submissions on our social media accounts (#lrwlpoetry) throughout April!
Teen Blackout Poetry Grab & Go
Monday April 5
April is National Poetry Month! Armed with a Sharpie and discarded book pages, learn how to create your own black-out poetry and frame your masterpiece! Call to register and arrange curbside pickup for April 5th and continuing while supplies last.
Teen Zen Garden Grab n Go
Monday, April 12
Bored and looking for something fun to do? Design and create your own Zen Garden! Practice mindfulness while raking your garden. Call to register and arrange curbside pickup for April 12 and continuing while supplies last.
Teen Book Club
Thursday, April 15, 4:00 p.m.
For ages 15-18. Join us to discuss open and honest relationships in some of your favorite books! We will also plan out our summer meetings during this session. Registration required. The Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event. Sponsored with YWCA New Britain and the Cora J. Belden Library.
Click HERE to register for the event. Please read the form carefully before completing.
Thursday, April 15 - Virtual
Join StrongHouse Yoga for a gentle yoga practice to assist you in maintaining balance and stability with movement.
Sponsored by StrongHouse Yoga
Sew Simple with Miss Sarah – Virtual
Tuesday, February 2
Join Miss Sarah for a virtual sewing class perfect for beginners and budding young tailors. Together you’ll go through all the steps to create your own hand sewn creations. This time we’ll learn how to make a Valentine’s Day plushie. A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program.
Cookbook Club – Virtual
Wednesday, February 10
Ms. Beth has created a video cooking demo that you can do at home. Learn how to make fancy grilled cheese sandwiches (click here and here for recipes)! A video link will be available here beginning the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.