Teen String Art
Wednesday, June 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Josey from Crafty Creations in Wethersfield will be here to help you design art using only a hammer, nails, wood and string. Come create something fun! Registration required.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Indoor Laser Tag
Friday, June 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Laser Tag is back! Rolling Video Games of New England is coming with their gear for a special after-hours adventure. Registration is required. Waiver forms will be available at the Adult Information Desk and must be completed.
Learn to Play Ukulele
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
For teens & adults! Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Registration
required.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Horror Movie Night
Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Hang out with your friends, eat pizza, and watch a horror movie. Movie to be determined by a vote. Feel free to bring bean bag chairs, pillows or blankets. All movies are rated PG-13. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Apollo Moon Landing: Looking Back 50 Years @ the Senior Center
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
For adults and teens ages 15 and up. Dr. Kristine Larsen, Professor, Geological Sciences Department at Central CT State University, will discuss the historic events of July 20, 1969, the date of the first moon landing.
Teen Art: Galaxy Painting
Thursday, July 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Make a galaxy-themed landscape painting with Jamie Pinto of CT Henna Queen! You can bring a favorite book quote to add to the painting if you wish. Registration required.Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Cupcake Decorating: Space
Monday, July 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Jan Holland will show us how to decorate out-of-this-world cupcakes! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen One Read: The Poet X
Lucy Robbins Welles Library, the Hill-Stead Museum, and other local libraries are partnering to offer you a
program series based on Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X.
Teen Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Located in the Hill-Stead Museum’s Makeshift Theater. Come discuss The Poet X, a National Book Award winner, and meet teens from other towns. Discussion will be led by poetry teacher Dana Moore. Registration is required.
Teen Poetry Slam
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Located in the Hill-Stead Museum’s Makeshift Theater. Share or hear poetry from local teens! Registration is required.
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival for Young Poets Day
Sunday, August 11, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
See Elizabeth Acevedo, the author of The Poet X, at this special event! Festival entrance is free for anyone under age 18. Adults can pay a $15 entrance fee online at the Hill-Stead Museum's website or $20 at the gate.
*All of these programs are happening at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, located at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT.
Universe of Stories Planetarium Show @ CCSU’s Copernican Observatory and Planetarium
Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00)
All ages. Experience the night sky’s thousands of glittering stars during CCSU’s Planetarium Show. Share
the excitement of learning about astronomy and the universe around us. Stargazing begins at 8:45 p.m.
Sponsored by CCSU.
Teen Art: Henna on Wood
Thursday, July 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Come learn how to do henna on wood with Jamie Pinto, from CT Henna Queen! We will also be making laminated galaxy bookmarks while we wait for the henna to dry. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Learn How to DJ
Tuesday, July 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6-12. A DJ from Bach to Rock will bring equipment to show & demonstrate some basics of what it takes to be a DJ. Registration required.
Teen Art: Mandala Project
Thursday, August 1, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Jamie Pinto of CT Henna Queen is back to make mandala t-shirts! Please bring one white shirt with you to decorate. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Welcome to the Real World
Monday, August 5, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 7-12. Do you like playing the game Life? Now is your opportunity to try a fun & interactive experience! Challenge yourself (and friends) to try a real world activity designed to teach how to explore career opportunities, make lifestyle & consumer choices, how to budget, and more. Registration required. Sponsored by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension program.
Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
For grades 6-12. Join us for a variety of projects that will all glow in the dark. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Magic in Our Universe
Friday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.
All ages. Join Magician David Reed Brown for an amazing and awe-inspiring evening of magic. Learn how life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities. Registration required.
Last Day for Teen Summer Reading Program 2019
Friday, August 16
The grand prize drawing winners will be contacted by phone the following week.