Teen Programs

teen chef

Teen Chef

Thursday, May 4th
6:00pm, Griffin Room

Come and learn how to cook from a professional chef! Kashia Cave from My City Kitchen will be here to teach us some fun new recipes. All items will be provided. Sign up here or call 203-630-6347.


Creating Comic Book Characters

Wednesdays, May 10, 17, & 24
3:30-5pm, Griffin Room

Matt Ryan is back to teach you about the art of character design. Over a series of three classes you will explore the different aspects of character creating including gesture, posture, emotion and details.

Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Participants are expected to come to all three classes. Space is limited. Sign up here.


Teen Advisory Group

Thursday, May 11
4:00- 5:00 PM, Cook Room

MOTIVATED AND DEDICATED TEENS WANTED! Join the Teen Advisory Group of the Meriden Public Library for your chance to make new friends, offer suggestions about programs and materials for teens, and make the library a better place! Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Sign up online through the Library’s Event Calendar here.

anime club

Teen Anime Club

Friday, May 12
2:30- 4:30 PM, Griffin Room

Are you a fan of anime, manga or just like Japanese culture? All are welcome whether you're an otaku or just discovering anime and manga.

Open to 13-18 year olds. Snacks and drinks are provided. Sign up here.


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Monday Night Card Duels

Monday, May 15
6:00pm, Griffin Room

Do you play Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon or Magic: The Gathering? Come and play with your friends at our monthly Trading Card Game Night. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own deck or learn how to play from one of our members.

your dream life

Your Dream Life by Susane Colasanti

Tuesday, May 16
6:30pm, Griffin Room

What can you do right now to make your dreams a reality? YA Author Susane Colasanti, will be here to share what's worked for her and what you can do to create a plan and work towards achieving your goals.

Q & A and author signing will follow the event Books will be available to purchase.

For teens in grades 6-12. Snacks and drinks provided.

Sign up here!

minecraft meetup

Minecraft Meetup

Thursday, May 18
4:00- 5:00 PM, Griffin Room

Are you into Minecraft? Want to meet up with other Minecraft players? Come play with fellow crafters in person or virtually on our LION Libraries server. We will have a few laptops available or you can bring your own laptop or device. Be sure to bring your account login information to sign into Minecraft. Open to ages 5-17.
Sign up here if you want to reserve a computer.
Not signed up yet for our server? Download the form here or get one from the Children's Room Information Desk.

If you have any questions contact 203-630-6347


T-Shirt Decorating

Thursday, May 18
6:00- 8:00 PM, Cook Room

Decorate your own t-shirt with local artist, Karen Rossi. Large whit shirts will be provided or bring your own. Come and learn different fabric painting techniques!

Sign up here

body scrub

Make Your Own Body Scrub

Thursday, May 25
6:30- 8:00 PM, Cook Room

Come and learn how to make your own homemade body scrub. Each participant will make two different types, a lemon sugar scrub and a cinnamon coffee scrub. Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Register here.

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647