GROTON, Conn. —Check out the Groton Public Library’s events for teens entering grades 6-12th. Join us for art projects, gaming, and more! To register, visit the SignUp link at tinyurl.com/gplteensignup or call the library at (860) 441-6750.

Teens in grades 6-12 can earn up to two hours of service by helping with projects and events at the Groton Public Library. This month, help the library make videos to promote summer reading and teach people how to participate, June 8 at 2 p.m.

Join us at the Groton Public Library for a teen book club that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community, June 13 at 6 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to take part in the conversation as we read books by and about queer people. We will be discussing graphic novels with LGBTQ themes. Copies of next month’s book selection will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is hosted in partnership with OutCT of New London County.

Summer is back and with it is our annual teen volunteer training! Any teen who wants to volunteer this summer must attend one of the three training dates, June 18-20 at 6 p.m. During these trainings we will learn:

• What volunteer positions are available

• How to sign up for volunteer shifts

• How to check in for your shift

• What the assigned duties are for each of the positions, followed by a quick orientation.

To register, visit the SignUp link at tinyurl.com/gplteensignup or call (860) 441-6750.

Volunteer applications are available during the training sessions or at the Library’s information desk.

Senior citizens are invited to attend this computer workshop, June 25 at 1:30 p.m., to receive help with their computers, phones, and devices from a teen volunteer. Teens are invited to volunteer and can contact Ms. Jessa at the Groton Public Library for applications. Seniors are encouraged to register with the Groton Senior Center. This program meets at the Groton Senior Center.

Join us for a hands-on cartooning workshop with Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studios, June 25 at 2 p.m. Expand your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional. Matt will guide the group through character design and page layout. For ages 7 and up; registration is not required. This program is sponsored in part by Connecticut Humanities.

Join us for a weekly art exploration, where adults and teens entering grade 5+ can experiment with different forms of artistic expression. To acrylic and beyond, we want to try it all! Registration is not required; supplies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. This activity takes place at 3:30 p.m. See the schedule below for each week's project:

• June 26 - Origami Stars

• July 3 - Astronaut Selfies with Photo Holders

• July 10 - Galaxy Painting

• July 17 - Airbrush & Temporary Tattoos

• July 24 - Moon Phase Wall Art

• July 31 - Galaxy Jars

• Aug. 7 - Space Jewelry

Join us for our third annual teens vs. library staff kickball game, June 28 at 3 p.m. The librarians and teens have each won a game; let’s see who comes out on top in this record-breaking event! Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate, while their friends and families are invited to cheer from the sidelines. Please bring a water bottle and exercise-appropriate clothes and shoes.

Connecticut Media Group