October 2018

Teen Programs

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The month of October is full of contests and free programming for Teens grades 6-12 thanks to the Friends of Kent Memorial Library. All programs are at 61 Ffyler Place unless specified. Please register at suffield-library.org

Stock Market Game for Kids

Ka-ching! Beginning October 1, Suffield Middle School and High School students can sign up to play the Stock Market Game. The Connecticut Stock Market Game is sponsored by SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association). Students can work individually or form teams to spend $100,000 in virtual money to build a diversified investment portfolio of stocks. Trades happen in real time so students experience how real-world events impact the capital market. A prize will be awarded to the top team or individual funded by The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library. Participants can sign up for the game even after it starts. However, to take full advantage of the game, sign up early!


October 2 and October 16 at 3 p.m. Help us create a new scarecrow entry for the Town’s Scare-it-up-Suffield event in October! We won free pizza last year, let’s do it again!

October 4 at 3 p.m. Teen Author Reading. Meet Suffield High School graduate and teen author of “Queen’s Judgement” Deanna Theodore. Deanna will share what it’s like to write and publish your own Young Adult novel. Royal refreshments served.

Teen Read Week

It’s from October 7-14.  Let’s celebrate by getting together for Paint It “Read” Night! on October 10, at 6:30 p.m. All materials provided, snacks served. Leave your painting in the Teen Art Gallery for a few weeks or take it home. Don’t miss this event. Also for Teen Read Week, teens can sign up to volunteer to read to a youngster in our Reading Buddies program. The first date is October 11 at 4 p.m.

Teen Volunteers Needed

October 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for Scare-It-Up-Suffield to help with crafts and food. Great opportunity to collect hours and feel like a kid again!

Sphero Play Day

October 23, 3 p.m. at KML. Stop over after school to meet BB-8 and our blue and orange Sphero robots. Let’s see what they can do!

Sunburst Mirrors

 October 27, 11 a.m. Sunburst Mirrors can brighten up a space in no time at all! All materials provided for this free event. Grades 6-12

Cupcake Decorating Contest

October 30, 3 p.m. Bring your skills and sweet tooth to this event! The staff will judge the most creative Fall cupcake and the winner gets a Dunkin’ gift card. Cupcakes and materials provided. Please note if you have any food allergies. 

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