Teen Events & Programs

Lego Mindstorm EV3Master Builder’s Club

Monday, February 8
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room 2

Did you who enjoy Builder’s Club in the Children’s Department, but feel too old to continue? Then this club is for you! Compete in Challenges, create pieces of artwork by using the Lego© Picture Creator, and be creative by making your own inventions. Learn how to program the Library’s NEW Lego© Mindstorm EV3. The Master Builder’s Club meets on the 2nd Monday on each month from 3:30 to 4:30.
Grades: 7 to 12. Drop-in, no registration.

Otakus - Anime / Manga ClubOtakus

Second & Fourth Tuesdays, 7:00pm
February 9- Meeting Room 3
February 23 - Hubbard Room
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!

 

Cromwell Martial ArtsOtakus - Anime / Manga Club Featuring Cromwell Martial Arts

Tuesday, February 23
7 to 8 pm,
Hubbard Room

Do you enjoy Anime, Manga, Cosplay, or gaming? Then Otakus is for you! 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 Tuesday, we will host Cromwell Martial Arts! You will get a chance to move around and try your hand (and feet) at Martial Arts. 
Ages 11 & up. Drop-in, no registration.

Squirt gun paintingTeen Crafternoon

Second Wednesday, February 17
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room Three
Grades: 7 to 12

‘Crafternoons’ will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Craft to be announced!
Registration is required and in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

 

Teen Tech ThursdaysCODE.org

Thursday, February 18
Meeting Room 3
Grades: 7 to 12

A brand-new technology series for teens at the Russell Library is being launched called Teen Tech Thursdays. Are you interested in a career in computer science, robotics, or engineering? Have you ever wondered how games and apps are made? If so, this is the Teen Tech Thursday for you! New Teen Librarian Heather, will help you join the worldwide coding movement. We will be using code.org, hands-on activities, and games to introduce students to computer coding.

Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Russell Library’s Gaming GuildMagic The Gathering

First & Third Mondays, March 7
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room 3

If you like Minecraft, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, board games, or electronic games, this is the club for you! Explore Middletown’s Minecraft server and create your own space. The club has laptops, decks of cards, and an XBOX 360 with plenty of games! Bring your own cards and geek out from 3:30 to 4:30!  
Grades: 7 to 12. No registration is required.

Teen Advisory Council - Grades: 7 to 12

First Wednesday, March 2
Hubbard Room
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Grades: 7 to 12

Earn community service hours, plan library activities, decorate bulletin boards, and much more. If you would like to join TAC, please contact Heather at hscussell@russell.lioninc.org.
Registration is required in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.