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Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
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Teens

Welcome teen visitors!

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Did you know that you can also visit us on Facebook? We look forward to your visits – in person, on Facebook and, here, on our web site!

You can reach us by phone at 860-652-7720.

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Upcoming Events

Student Taking Exam-copyright Syda Productions/Fotolia.comCollege Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10am-1pm
Place: Friends Room

C2 Education LogoThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free full-length practice tests for the PSAT, ACT and SAT for local high school students. Participants will get to experience a real test environment and will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by going online or by calling the reference desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Paint Night with Pam Halligan

Teen Paint Night

Who: Students entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Friends Room

We’re getting the teen summer reading program off to a rocking start! Young adults going into grades 7-12 have the opportunity to learn how to paint a real painting! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful completed work of art! All supplies and snacks provided. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins May 29, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Chocolate Bars-copyright yvdavid/Fotolia.comChocolate Rocks!

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 3:30-4:45pm
Place: Friends Room

Kim Larkin will be visiting the library to share with teens the best thing ever – chocolate! Kim will introduce the history of chocolate, test your knowledge on chocolate trivia and teach you how to make some delicious chocolate creations to take home (if you can wait that long to eat it)! All supplies provided. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins June 13, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Microphone and Stage Lights-copyright Carlos Yudica/Fotolia.comTeen Karaoke Coding

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Monday, July 30, 2018
Time: 3:30-5pm
Place: Friends Room

Rock On! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will be visiting the library to lead a workshop using portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers. Teens will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record and modify their voices and design their very own beat box! For teens going into grades 7-12. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is required and begins July 2, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

2017 Teens' Top Ten List

YALSA* announced the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominations on April 13, 2017 (listed below). The stars of the movie "Everything, Everything" announced the titles in a video, and teens across the country voted on their favorite titles. The winners were announced on October 19. Click on the video link (at right) to view the 2017 Teen Top 10 announcement!

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The titles nominated for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by author last name). Highlighted titles made the Top Ten.

 

Nightstruck by Jenna Black (Tor Teen)

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The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Disney-Hyperion)

 

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (Disney Press)

 

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Random House)

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry)

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)

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Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster)

 

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books)

 

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (Delacorte Press)

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Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Feiwel & Friends)

 

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Viking Books)

 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Simon & Schuster)

 

Starflight by Melissa Landers (Disney-Hyperion)

 

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin (Simon & Schuster)

 

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh (Random House)

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends)

 

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills (Bloomsbury)

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This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks Fire)

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Flatiron Books)

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster)

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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (Simon & Schuster)

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P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Scholastic)

 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


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