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Teen and Young Adult Programs

All programs are free but some require advance registration.

For further info about Teen or Young Adult programs call one of our friendly staff members at 203-574-8213.

Do you love anime, gaming, or chess? Check out our Geekdom page for upcoming events!



Teen Poetry Contest
Submissions Due: April 12, 2024

The Teen Poetry Contest is open to all Waterbury students in grades 9 through12. All poems must be original pieces. One entry per person.

Submission Suggestions:

     Blackout poem

     "All Together Now"

     Free Form

Click here to download the complete submission rules and entry form.




Teen Game Night
Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Relax at the library with our weekly teen game night. Bring a friend or meet new ones!                             



Teen Advisory Committee
Fridays, March 22, April 26, May 24, 3:30 p.m.

Meet up with other teens to play board games and talk about what you would like to see at the library.



Career & College Empowerment with Higher Heights
Cohort 1: March 24 - May 9, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
Cohort 2: May 20 - June 27, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
Cohort 3: July 8 - August 16, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Students in 8th Grade will receive vital resources and support to prepare them for college and help them become future leaders in our community. Presented by Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. Each cohort is limited to 20 participants.

Advance registration is required. Click here to register using the Higher Heights form.



Level Up: Bridging the Gap
Fridays, March 15, April 19, May 17, 3:45 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Gain financial literacy through virtual reality with Brandon Garcia of Community iNreach in partnership with TD Bank. Participants will be able to open an account with TD Bank as part of the financial literacy training. For ages 12-18.



Make Your Own Flower
Tuesday, March 19, 6 p.m.

Using our craft supplies, make and decorate with yarn or ribbon a flower to take home with you. For ages 12 and up.