Friday, June 18, 2021
Home Local Resources Killingworth Library Killingworth Library: Summer Tween & Teen Programs, Raffle, & HKHS Art Show...

Killingworth Library: Summer Tween & Teen Programs, Raffle, & HKHS Art Show Winners

Submitted by Tammy Eustice.

Tween & Teen Summer Book Discussions at the Killingworth Library

Tweens (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-18) are invited to join us at the library for a series of book discussions this summer. Each discussion will be led by library volunteer Nikki Ritchie, extra copies will be available for checkout at the circulation desk, and yes… there will be pizza!

The series starts with the graphic novel for tweens: The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks, discussion on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00pm. The teens will meet the following Wednesday, June 30th, at 6:00pm to discuss Endangered by Eliot Schrefer.

Future titles (dates to be set) include: El Deafo by Cece Bell in July and New Kid by Jerry Craft in August (for tweens) and The Raft by S.A. Bodeen in July and Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin in August (for teens).

Space is limited, so please register in advance through the calendar on the library’s website. Links will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Teen Craft Programs at Killingworth Library

Lauren Burchsted of My Favorite Things Farm is offering two craft programs for teens ages 12-17 this summer, at the Killingworth Library:

Make Your Own Dreamcatcher on Wednesday, July 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Learn How to Spin on a Drop Spindle on Wednesday, August 11th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Supplies will be provided, but space is limited. Please register in advance through the calendar on the library’s website. Links will also be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Killingworth Library Summer Fun Raffle

Announcing Killingworth Library’s Summer Fun Raffle! Don’t miss your chance to win one of four fabulous prizes:

  1. A couple’s escape to Chatfield Hollow Inn
  2. An overnight family stay in Mystic
  3. A cruise on the Connecticut River followed by dinner
  4. “We Love Killingworth!” bundle of gift certificates to local businesses: Running Brook Nursery, LaForesta Restaurant, DaVinci Pizza, Killingworth Pharmacy, Copper Skillet, Andie’s Cookies, Barrelhouse, Lavender Pond Farm, Cooking Company, True Value, and Rustic Barn.

Each package has a minimum value of $500.

Tickets are on sale at the library, or you can enter online through RallyUp:

Ticket Prices:

1 Ticket = $10

3 Tickets = $25*

10 Tickets = $75*

*Discounted tickets must all be for the same prize

Ticket sales end on June 28th, so don’t miss out on your chance to win – and to help the library!

Winners of the HKHS Art Show & Silent Auction at Killingworth Library 

 The Killingworth Library is pleased to announce the winners of our first HKHS Art Show & Silent Auction!

Aubrey Tucker

  • Freshman Aubrey Tucker won the Best in Show prize, for her white charcoal portrait of singer Kurt Cobain. Members of the Killingworth Lions Club chose the work as the winning piece.

    Kimball Grier
  • Senior Kimball Grier won the drawing for a $500 scholarship. Kimball will be attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall.

The library extends many thanks to the student artists; HK Arts Instructors Jason Cannan, Betsy Himmelman, and Megan Martin; the Killingworth Lions Club; and everyone who admired and purchased pieces from the show. We look forward to future collaborations!


Sharon Challenger
I am a professional Scenic Artist and have also worked as a Systems Analyst and Senior Programmer Analyst for the Travelers and Yale University. Education: Post University, Wesleyan University and Yale University School of Drama.

Must Read

Middlesex Chamber Announces Winners for 2021 Start Your Engines to Sunday Funday

Submitted by Sierra Lopez. (Middletown, CT.) Chairman Tom Byrne and Event Chairman Joe Santaniello of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce invited the community to ride with the Middlesex...

New musical added to “Goodspeed by the River” line-up — Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical

Submitted by Elisa Hale.  Goodspeed Musicals’ Popular Outdoor Summer Series will Welcome Broadway’s Laiona Michelle to the Tent August 4 -29! EAST HADDAM, CT, June 17, 2021: ...

Haddam P&Z Votes Unanimously to Allow Recreational Sale of Marijuana

By Austin Mirmina. (June 17, 2021) Haddam’s Planning and Zoning Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to remove the recreational sale of marijuana from its list...

Find a Fur Baby: Oreo, Lab-Hound Puppy

Submitted by Judith Levin. (June 17, 2021) -- Oreo is waiting so patiently for her new family. This gorgeous baby is about 10-11 weeks old and...

Maura Dooley of Killingworth Graduates from University of the Sciences

Merit Pages News. PHILADELPHIA, PA (06/17/2021)-- Maura Dooley of Killingworth, CT, was among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences' 200th commencement celebration, a virtual...