Teen Events & Programs

Otakus - Anime / Manga ClubOtakus

Second & Fourth Tuesdays, 7:00pm
May 10 - Meeting Room 3
May 24- Hubbard Room: Steampunk Guest Speaker!
Ages 11 & up
No registration required

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!


Meet Your Teen New Librarian

Wednesday, May 17
6 to 8 pm

Teen Area
Parents and students in grades 7 to 12  

Drop by the Teen Area on May 17 from 6 to 8 pm for Pizza, Ice Cream, and other refreshments and meet YOUR Teen Librarians. Come find out about the exciting new programs being offered to teens and explore the teen area. We hope to see you here!
No registration required. 

Teen Tech ThursdaysCODE.org

Thursday, May 19
3:30 to 4:30 pm
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. On May 19, help decorate your teen area by creating book trailers for your favorite books! Take pictures and videos to construct movies to encourage others to read your favorite books.

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

Zentangle by Pam Hartz MillerZentangle for Teens: Chill Out Before Exams

Thursday, May 26
6 to 8 pm
Meeting Room 3
Grades: 7 to 12

Middletown artist, Pam Hartz Miller, is coming to help you calm your anxiety before final exams by instructing you in new art form called Zentangle. Zentangle is a form of art that encourages meditative thinking through patterns. 

Registration is limited, please register in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.