Teen Events

November and December

Mug Meals
  • November 5: Rich and creamy MAC & CHEEEESE
  • November 12: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE party!
  • December 3: Oooey gooey CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE!
  • December 17: Old Country LASAGNA!

Meal in a Mug Cooking Workshop for Teens and Tweens

You like chocolate chip cookies? Gooey lasagna? Bubbling lava cake? Join Julie Manning in November and December to learn how to pull these feasts together quickly and–get this–in a mug! Perfect for lunch, dinner, midnight snacks, mug meals are super easy and totally satisfying. Learn one recipe per week for three more weeks: Thursdays, November 12, December 3 and 17, 5:30-6 PM. You just need a mug! To register, email Maile at mblack@manchesterpl.org.


Teen Writers’ Workshop with Oli

“I would tend bar, load trucks, chauffeur – do whatever it took. But from the moment I took my first writing workshop, I was a writer.” –Dennis Lehane

Let talented and friendly high school senior, Oli Turner, guide and inspire your inner storyteller in a once-a-month writing workshop. First Fridays of every month (via Zoom until further notice) starting December 4. To register, email Maile at mblack@manchesterpl.org

Bullet Journaling 101
Also known as a BuJo, the bullet journal is a powerfully personal way to plan, organize, and reflect upon your life. According to its original designer, the bullet journal is “a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.” Get your life (and your head, and your heart) together in this four-part seminar led by very recent high school grad and overall superstar Tatum Galuski. To register, email Maile at mblack@manchesterpl.org. First 6 people to register will receive a BuJo kit complete with a dot journal and some sweet calligraphy pens!

November Teen Advisory Board Meeting
High schoolers in Manchester-Essex: The Teen Advisory Board, or TAB, plans all kinds of programs of special interest to local teens. Past programs included summer job fairs, bicycling, cooking, a graphic novelist, arts & crafts. TAB this year will be meeting (via Zoom at first) on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. The next meeting is Wednesday, November 18th. You can earn Community Service hours while eating pizza and organizing FUN times for your friends and neighbors! Open to all teens, grades 9-12. For information contact Maile Black, Young Adult Librarian, at mblack@manchesterpl.org.