New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Teen Events

For more information about any of these events, contact the library at 732-745-5108 x20.
(See our Google Calendar for all library events.)

Download the Event Calendar for
October | November.

Recurring Events:

Tween Tuesdays

Readers Club
Come read every Tuesday with your friends! Enjoy One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia during the summer months, then Becoming Naomi León by Pamela Muñoz Ryan starting in September.
Every Tuesday (unless otherwise noted) at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room.
Open to grades 4-8. For details about Tween programs, contact Ms. Chelsea at

Teen Afternoons

Hour of Code
Come to our Hour of Code program and learn how to create your own website using HTML or your very own computer game through MIT's Scratch.
Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) *anytime between 2:30 & 6 p.m.* in the Teen Room.

Open to ages 13-18.

Teen Game Time
Stop in every Thursday to play some of the library's board games or test your mettle with one of our video games.
Every Thursday at 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 13-18.

On the 'Zine

Magazine Meetings
Do you like to write, draw, take photographs, or do any other kind of art? Do you want to share your voice and viewpoint with the world? Come to our regular meetings for our library magazine, On the 'Zine @ the NBFPL! (See past issues on the Teen Home Page.)
Fridays 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, & 12/2, from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Open to ages 10-18.

Special Event:

Day of the Dead Celebration / Fiesta del Dia de los Muertos
Take part in the creation of a collective Day of the Dead altar. Bring fruit, chocolate, bread or flowers for the ofrenda. Write the name of someone you want to remember and honor on a colorful piece of paper. You can bring photos or draw a picture of your deceased relative to take a place at the altar.
The celebration will continue with music and Aztec dance performances by the Calpulli Huehuetlatolli dance troupe. Enjoy reading time, papel picado (paper flower making), a Sugar Skull workshop, and face painting as well. The festivities will close with a sampling of tamales (Mexican appetizers) and champurrado (a chocolate-based Mexican drink).
Sunday, October 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.
This program is free and open to all ages!
New Brunswick Free Public Library's Day of the Dead program includes collaborations with: Lazos America Unida, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture, New Brunswick 4H Club, Unity Square, the Harmony Family Success Center at PRAB, Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and The Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service.
Please call Kavita Pandey at 732-745-5108 x20 or e-mail with any questions or to schedule school visits.

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Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday*: 1-5pm (*except in Summer)