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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 also reach us by phone at 860-652-7720.

Looking for reading recommendations from fellow teens? Check out YALSA's 2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominations.

Teen Scene

Upcoming Events

Kindness Rocks: Create, Hide, Find & Inspire

Who: Teens & adults
When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

This summer is all about how Libraries Rock, but we think Kindness Rocks even more! Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Shirley Musumeci, Glastonbury Rocks, will lend her expertise for newcomers and experienced “rockers.” Please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you’re encouraged to bring your own design if you choose. Adults and teens age 12 and over are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Bath Bombs-copyright Perlav/Fotolia.comBathtime Rocks: Creating Scent-sational Bath Bombs

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Treat yo’ self! Join Ms. Meghan at the library as we learn to make luxurious bath bombs that will make your next bath explode with awesomeness! These luxurious creations fizz up in the water and release soothing epsom salts and essential oils. Choose from a variety of scents and colors to make your own unique combination. Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested and begins June 27, online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Adults and teens age 12 and over are welcome. Space is limited, so registration is requested online or at Reference 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 online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Totes Rock: Designing a One-of-a-Kind Shoulder Bags

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

We will be using the library’s new Silhouette machine to design stencils for use creating a bespoke carryall. There will be a variety of paints and designs to choose from, and the bags are the perfect size to lug home all of your library books. You’ll make everyone on the street say, “OMG I’m so jelly! That tote is totes adorbs!” Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Hydration Rocks: Customizing Plastic Tumblers

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 3-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

August is one of the hottest months, so make sure you are getting your daily allotment of water in style! We will be using the Silhouette machine once again to create vinyl designs that are perfect for creating a personalized cup that you can use at the library, the beach … or anywhere you find yourself this summer. Never worry about someone accidentally drinking from your cup again! Supplies are included. Space is limited, so registration is requested online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

 

 

2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominations

YALSA* announced the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten nominations earlier this year. A video announcement was made, and teens across the country will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite titles during Teen Read Week, October 7-13, 2018. The winners will be announced the following week. Click on the video link (at right) to view the 2018 Teens' Top 10 nominations!

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The titles nominated for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by title).

 

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The Black Witch by Laurie Forest (Harlequin Teen)

 

Book of Lies by Teri Terry (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron)

 

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (Little, Brown and Company)

 

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (Knopf/Random House)

 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Clarion/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Invictus by Ryan Graudin (Little, Brown and Company)

 

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster)

 

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)

 

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)

 

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (Viking/Penguin)

 

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Delacorte/Random House)

 

Paper Hearts by Ali Novak (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne (Disney-Hyperion)

 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown and Company)

 

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Dutton/Penguin)

 

Warcross by Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin)

 

Waste of Space by Gina Damico (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Random House)

 

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (Knopf/Random House)


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


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