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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 2019 Teens' Top Ten Nominations.

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Upcoming Events

Teen Program: DIY Hot Chocolate

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Almost everyone loves having a hot chocolate on a cold winter day. The only thing better is adding a ton of elaborate ingredients to create your own hot chocolate concoction! All supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Note: In the case of food allergies, you may bring your own ingredients. Speak to a librarian for ingredient details.

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Teen Program: Valentine Day Card Making

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Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Teens, come join Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Noble to learn how to make a Valentine’s Day themed greeting card! All supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Teen Program: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Make-and-Take

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Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Teens, come join us for an evening all about chocolate! Presenter Kim Larkin will highlight the history of chocolate, share some fun chocolate trivia, and then you’ll be able to make your own Valentine’s Day chocolate treats! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so registration is requested online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: Chocolate used in this program is produced in facilities that use tree nuts and coconut.

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College Entrance Exam Practice Session

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Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 10am-1pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The 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 online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session.

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Emoji Cookies

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Teens, come join instructor Jan Holland of Icing on the Cake to learn the basics of working with fondant! In this workshop, you will be able to decorate four emoji cookies of your own design. Embellish cookies with fondant circles, and add your choice of facial expressions using cutters and edible markers. This is a fun and tasty introduction to decorating with fondant! Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Allergy warning: The fondant used in this program is made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, eggs, milk and soy products.

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Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

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Who: Teens and parents
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The college admissions process is nearly over, and now it is time to choose a college! C2 Education has partnered with the University of Hartford to provide information about the different financial aid opportunities that you may receive. Come with your award letters, and hear from a financial aid representative about how much aid you're actually being offered, which monies are free and what needs to be paid back, and what the next steps are to enrolling. We will also discuss where to look for outside scholarships. Seating is limited, so registration is requested starting February 19, online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

2019 Teens' Top Ten Titles Announced

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The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations were posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country voted on their favorite titles. Readers ages 12-18 voted online between mid-August and Teen Read Week™ in October on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners were announced on October 16. Their rankings are indicated below.

Source: YALSA*

The titles nominated for the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by title):

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#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil (Freeform Books/Disney Book Group) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Dutton Books/Penguin Random House)

 

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing)

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American Panda by Gloria Chao (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster)

 

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House)

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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Freeform Books/Disney Book Group)

 

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough (Dutton Books/Penguin Random House)

5

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

3

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson (Henry Holt & Co/Macmillian)

 

Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram (Dial Books/Penguin Random House)

 

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache (Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing)

 

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan)

 

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group)

 

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert (Hyperion/Disney Book Group)

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen/HarperCollins) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second/Macmillian) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

9

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

4

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown (HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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Wildcard by Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

2018 Teens' Top 10 Winners

1

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Dutton/Penguin) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

2

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Delacorte/Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

3

Warcross by Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

4

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

5

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (Knopf/Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

8

Paper Hearts by Ali Novak (Sourcebooks Fire) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown and Company) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

10

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (Viking/Penguin) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 

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