Teen Events & Programs

Otakus - Anime / Manga ClubOtakus

Second & Fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
September 27 - Hubbard Room Bunraku Puppets

October 11 - Meeting Room 3
October 25 - Hubbard Room: Come celebrate Halloween by dressing up as your favorite character in Cosplay and enjoy a Halloween Party!

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!

Bunraku Puppetry

Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Hubbard Room

Bunraku is a form of puppetry practiced in Japan. We will be introduced to the traditions of this ancient art form and learn the basics of manipulating a simple “American Bunraku” style puppet. 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. Ages 11 & up.  
This is a drop-in program, so come and enjoy the fun!

Robots at the Library!

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Hubbard Room,
Grades 5 to 12

Are you interested in robotics, science, or engineering? The First Robotics team from Mercy is coming to the library to demonstrate their competition robot. Try engineering for yourself with a hands-on project prepared by the students.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Magic! The Gathering

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Activity Room
Grades 5 to 12  

Are you new to Magic! Or an old pro? Either way, come to the activity room to try play some Magic! The library has two board games for new players, and a card set, please bring your own cards if you have them.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Reading Buddies

Monday, October 24, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Activity Room
For students ages 6 to 8

Do you love reading? Or are you a struggling reader? Members of the Teen Advisory Council will help you learn to love reading or continue love reading by being YOUR reading Buddy! Bring your own favorite books or come find one in the library. Your reading buddy with give you a book to go home with!
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.

Homeschool Book Club

Monday, October 24, 10 to 11 am
Teen Area
Grades 7 to 12

For the first time, the Russell Library is offering a book club for homeschooled students! The first book will be The Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Copies of the book can be found at the library, please contact Heather Scussell to get one! Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-347-2520.