Teen Programs for grades 7 - 12.

News and Coming Programs

Programs for teens in grades 7 - 12 unless otherwise noted. 

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for photos of past programs.

Also see family programs on the "Kids" page.

It's All About Those Books!





Garden State Teen Book Awards 

Winners Announced!

Check out a copy from your local library today!

Fiction: Grades 6 - 8

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Fiction: Grades 9 - 12

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Nonfiction: Grades 6 - 12

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blementhal



Maze Runner Party!  Based on the book by James Dashner


Sussex-Wantage Library:  Friday, January 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  Maze Runner movie showing, pizza, contests, and merchandise raffle.



One Book / One Community 2015 runs from February 1 - 28.

Add your own precepts to our bulletin boards.

Read the books with your family and attend one of our library programs:

Put your own precepts on the precepts bulletin boards at the Dennis, Main and Sussex-Wantage Libraries.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio will be featured at the following programs:Monday February 9, 23, at 4:00 PM at the Sussex-Wantage Branch (art projects)

Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM at the Adult Fans of Teen Books at the Main Library

Saturday, February 21 at 10 AM at the Main Library (art projects)

Saturday, February 28 at 2 PM at the R.E.A.D. Book Club for ages 8 - 11.



Blind Date with a Book

Stop by the Main Library or the Sussex-Wantage, Dennis, or Frankin Branches anytime between February 2 and 14 and check out a wrapped book to be your blind date.  If you don't like it, just return it.  Unlike real blind dates you won't hurt any feelings.



Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is February 8 - 14

As part of One Book / One Community, three branches will have buckets of ideas for RAKs.  Pick one up and tie it on the branches when you've performed it.  Also pick up "tags" to hand out to those you have RAK'd.



Onigiri Animanga Club @ Main Library

 First Friday of each month, February 6 from 4 - 5:30 PM.

Third Saturday of each month, February 21 from 2 - 4 PM.

No registration needed.





Adult (and teen) Fans of Teen Books @ the Main Library

We are a group of adults who are not embarressed to admit that we love teen books.  We are looking for teens to join us, who can recommend and discuss teen books with us..

Third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.

February 18 - Wonder by R. J. Palaccio

Light refreshments servef.

No registration needed.



Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 PM

A family-friendly group that plays an energetic mix of music arrangments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Registration not required.



Drawing with Alfonso Caliendo @ the Franklin Branch

Thursday, February 26 from 1 - 3 PM

Local artist and gallery owner Alfonso Caliendo will lead an introductory class in drawing.

For adults and teens ages 13 and up. The class is free but you should bring your own pencils and sketch pad.

Space is limited and registration begins January 15.



Family Board Game Time @ the Main Library with intro to Qwirkle

Saturday, February 28 at 10:30 AM

Qwirkle is an award winning game of matching colors and shapes. The rules are simple to learn, but the strategy keeps it fun.  Other games will be available, as well.

For 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up. We will play at least two rounds to allow for more participation.

Registration begins February 14.



Milk Chalk Painting Class @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Keepsake Treasure Box

Saturday, March 14 from 10 - 11:30 AM

For teens attending high schoo.

Heather Carlson from His & Hers of Andover will be leading an introduction to chalk paint class as you creature your own unique treasure box.  A $5 fee will be collected at the beginning of the class for materials.

Sponsored by the Sussex-Wantage Friends of the Library.

Please register as this class is limited to 25.



Children's Chorus of Sussex County @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 PM

Don't miss this sneak peek of the Children's Chorus of Sussex County's Spring Repertoire.

Sponsored by the Sussex-Wantage Friends of the Library.

Registration not required.



Percussion! @ the Sussex-Wantage Branch

Friday, April 10 at 11:00 AM AND

1:00 PM

Don't miss this Precious Gems Music's presentation of all things in the "Percussion" family - from the djembe to the cymbals.  This hands-on presentation will open your eyes to the world of persussion with the roots from the MIddle East, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please register as it is limited 20 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.