Join us to start or continue working on a project, or just to check out the equipment! All ages are welcome! Ms. Becky will be on hand for assistance.

September Events

Monday Sept. 1st @ 5pm: Teen 3D Printing: Puzzle Pieces – Enjoy the last Maker Space program before school starts by making 3D Puzzle Pieces! Ms. Becky promises it is not as difficult as it looks, and will be there to guide you through. Bring your friends and see what you can create!

Thursday Sept. 8th @ 5pm: Dinner and a Movie – join us once a month on Thursday nights for dinner and a movie! This month’s selection is TBD, so if you have anything you want to see, be sure to let Ms. Becky or Ms. Colleen know! Dinner and dessert will be served during the movie, along with an optional craft to keep your hands busy!

Thursday Sept. 15th @ 3pm: Teens Cook! This week Ms. Becky will show you a great homemade recipe for Chex Mix – the flavor options are endless! If you have any food allergies, please let us know ahead of time.

Wednesday Sept. 28th @ 4pm: Creative Sewing for Teens – Karen Katin, of Dancing Threads RI, will be here in our Maker Lab to show you some creative sewing skills! She will be teaching us some basic stitches to bring your ideas to life! Make fabric pop in 3D by stitching over and/or adding designs, learn some basic embroidery, or use any of our fabric, buttons, felt, etc. to make your own creation! Absolutely no skill or experience necessary, and all supplies will be provided for you.

Monday, Sept. 29th @ 5:30pm: the teen advisory board (TAB) will meet in the Stride Room.  This is a chance for teens to have a say in all things teen at the library.  Share program ideas, create book displays, decorate the teen area and more. At the this, the first meeting, we will also work on scheduling a time that works best for everyone. The TAB meets once each month, September thru June, for about one hour.  This time does count toward NHS and other community service requirements.  Additional hours can be accumulated by helping with teen events throughout the month.  We do ask that you commit to a full school year, but understand that sometimes you just can’t make it.

October Events

Monday Oct. 3rd 5pm: Glow-in-the-Dark T-Shirts – We have gotten our hands on some glow-in-the-dark vinyl, and now you can create any T-shirt design you want! Perfect for Halloween, or just to wear something cool out at night. All materials will be provided. Located in the Maker Lab. While we do provide the T-shirts, feel free to bring a specific one from home you might want to change up a bit, or even a hoodie or cloth bag.

Thursday Oct. 13th 4pm: Dessert Decorating – Listen to music, decorate cupcakes and cookies, and play some games! Let your creative juices flow while hanging out with your friends and then eating your yummy creations!

Thursday Oct. 20th 5pm: Dinner and a Movie – Book Edition – Help us to celebrate Teen Read Week by watching a great book turned into a great movie! If you have any suggestions, please give them to Ms. Colleen or Ms. Becky by October 1st. There will be a related craft on hand, plenty of food and dessert, and lots of fun to be had!

Thursday Oct. 27th 5:30pm: Melted Crayon Art with Pumpkins – We have done the melted crayon art before, but not like this! Pumpkins from local farms will be provided to teens to create their own halloween/fall version of this great classic art activity. We will provide the crayons, blow dryers, pumpkins, snacks, etc … we just need you to provide the creativity and design what you would like!

Watch the teen calendar, the library Facebook page, and Twitter account (@NewportLib) or find our info on our Instagram account for details and timely reminders for all our events. Don’t miss out!