Teens

Welcome to the Teen Department

The Teen Department is located on the second floor right as you come up the stairs or elevator. Meet here to gather with friends, work on homework, find something to do, or find something to read, watch, or listen to! We’ve got study tables, couches, and other seating options that are great for group or solo work.

Upcoming Teen Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Smartphone Mini-Scope

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teens
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEM/STEAM, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Open your eyes to the amazing world of the ultra-tiny when we convert your cell phone into a portable, picture-taking Miniscope using simple supplies.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cute Animals Hangout

6:00pm - 7:15pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Brown Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games and Recreation, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Come hangout with cute animals with Furry Scaly Friends!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Giant Games Night

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Children, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Upstairs
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games and Recreation, Summer Reading
Event Details:

Join us for an evening of Giant Games! Families, drop in between 6 and 7:30pm to enjoy a variety of traditional, larger-than-life, board games. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

All Ages

This program is for all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Macramé

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Create your own plant hanger or wall art! If you have ideas for what you’d like to make, please bring them! We'll also learn about the history of macramé, how macramé is used throughout the world, and how we can create art with cord.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Family Trivia Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Children, Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Games and Recreation, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us for another Family Trivia night! Work together as a family team to answer our trivia questions! We'll have a variety of topics, including kid-centric knowledge, general information, and questions aimed at parents, too.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

All Ages

This program is for all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pom-Pom Cacti

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:

Make pom-pom cacti! We'll turn yarn into very easy to care for cacti, no green thumb required!

Registration is required and space is limited.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Let’s create playful letters with brush pens! Taught by calligrapher, Debby Reelitz. Lettering with a brush is fun and challenging all at the same time.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games and Recreation, Gaming, Summer Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join us and Dungeon Master Ethan for a summer long Dungeons and Dragons campaign, open to experienced and new players alike!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Cooking Classes
Registration Required
Event Details:

Join Food Explorers to make Coffee Latte Trifles! You’ll be making coffee flavored cake pops to crumble up as your cake layer, chocolate pudding, and homemade whipped cream with a hint of coffee.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Dairy Allergy

Dairy will be present in this program.

Egg Allergy

Eggs will be present in this program.

Wheat/Gluten Allergy

Gluten will be present in this program.

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