Teens

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Wed 12 pm - 9 pm
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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.

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Teen Scene

 

Upcoming Events

Teen Advisory Board

Who: Teens in grades 7 - 12
When: Thursday, December 8
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours.

Register online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Teens in grades 9 - 12
When: Saturday, December 10
Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

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

Register online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

SAT vs ACT: Which Test is Right for You?

Who: Teens in grades 9 - 12
When: Wednesday, December 14
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Friends Room

Many people are unaware that colleges accept either the SAT or ACT. Though CT has students take the SAT, others on their own may find that the ACT is a better test for them.

Students and families are welcome to come learn about the core differences between both tests, how it affects the admissions process, and recent updates to the SAT and ACT that may affect your application process.

Register online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

Teen Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Who: Teens in grades 7 - 12
When: Thursday, December 15
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

Join Food Explorers for another delicious cooking class! You’ll make individual Chocolate Banana Cream Pies, with layers of graham cracker, chocolate pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped cream.

Recipe is nut-free but will contain dairy.

Register online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Teens in grades 9 - 12
When: Saturday, January 14
Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

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

Registration begins December 17th, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

Teen Advisory Board

Who: Teens in grades 7 - 12
When: Thursday, January 19
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours.

Registration begins December 22th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Teens in grades 9 - 12
When: Saturday, February 11
Time: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

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 then receive a score report via email with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses.

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

Registration begins January 14th, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

Teen Advisory Board

Who: Teens in grades 7 - 12
When: Thursday, February 16
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours.

Registration begins January 19th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

Teen Advisory Board

Who: Teens in grades 7 - 12
When: Thursday, March 16
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

Join the Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas for programs, materials, and improvements we can make in the Teen Department. In addition to giving your opinion, you can earn volunteer/community service hours.

Registration begins February 16th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

 

Teen Smartphone Photography

Who: Teens in grades 7 - 12
When: Thursday, March 30
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Place: Friends Room

Want to learn how to turn your favorite photo into a work of art? Now you can! Join Andy Mars, freelance photographer, for a hands-on workshop to learn some basic tips on how to take better photos with your smartphone and then move on to editing techniques using the free editing app, Snapseed. Finally, turn your images into photo paintings using the free version of the painting app, Prisma. Your digital artwork can be printed as a unique gift for special occasions that will wow your family and friends!

Bring your smartphone and/or tablet (batteries charged and relevant user IDs/passwords in hand).

Registration begins on March 2nd, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

 

For all library events,
see the CALENDAR.

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Free Online Resources for Teens

 

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www.gutenberg.org

 

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www.ReadPrint.com

 

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www.wtmlib.info

 

Driver Education

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For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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