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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

Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 10am-1pm
Place: Virtual session

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The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT and SAT for local high school students.

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On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here.

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

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Peeps Dioramas ~

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Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***

Teens, come join us for a Peeps diorama contest! We will provide cardboard boxes, decorating supplies and Peeps. You bring in your best idea for a Peeps scene - you may base your diorama on a book, a movie or something from your own imagination! You may also bring in your own supplies if you have a specific idea in mind. Once we’re done creating our dioramas, we will vote for best overall, most creative and other fun categories. 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 Yoga ~ CANCELLED

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Monday, April 13, 2020
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

*** Program cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***

Teens, come join instructor Mandee Morris of Glastonbury Parks & Recreation for a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class. Take this opportunity to be introduced to yoga through some simple, gentle poses and stretches. Please bring a towel or mat for the class. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required starting online or at the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

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Homemade Ravioli ~ POSTPONED

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

*** Program postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions ***

Learn how to make homemade ravioli with Registered Dietitian Katie Shepherd of Food Explorers! You’ll start from scratch by making your own pasta dough, then knead, roll and fill with a delicious cheesy filling. Come hungry, because it’s going to be delicious! Recipe will be nut-free, but contains dairy and eggs. 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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College Entrance Exam Practice Session

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Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Saturday, May 9, 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 starting April 10, 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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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)

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

6

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

7

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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