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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 2020 Teens' Top Ten Nominations.

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Upcoming Events

All About Credit ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

Join Kathleen Titsworth from the Connecticut Department of Banking to learn the basics of credit. What is credit, and why do I need to establish good credit? What is the difference between a credit and a debit card? What is a credit report, and why do I need to know what is on mine? These questions and more are addressed in a discussion aimed at helping teens understand the importance of establishing good credit. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins October 15, online or by calling the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Saturday, November 14, 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, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. 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. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Virtual Teen Program: Arm Knitting

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Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Place: Virtual session

Learn to knit … with your arms! In less than an hour, this fast and fun knitting project will teach you the basics of knitting, and the result will be a stylish addition to your fall and winter wardrobe. Get tips and personalized instruction from sewing and knitting instructor, Dawn Zillich. This class will prepare you for other arm knit and traditional knit projects. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins October 27, online or by calling the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting. Yarn will be available to pick up at the library beginning Monday, November 16. You must be registered for the program in order to pick up yarn.

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Occu-pie My Thoughts & I'm Going Bananas ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

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Need a mental break? Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, for "Occu-pie My Thoughts & I'm Going Bananas," an interactive workshop that will teach you how to make a sugar scrub and face mask using edible ingredients from your home! For this program, you must gather the necessary supplies to participate. You will need: 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey 1/8 cup oil cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice) 1/4 banana 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon yogurt a jar a small bowl. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Registration begins November 12, online or by calling the library’s Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

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Free Online Resources for Teens

 

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Teens' Top Ten Titles for 2020 - Voting is ON!

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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. Readers ages 12-18 are eligible to vote online between August 15 and October 15 on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after voting closes. For more information, click here.

Source: YALSA*

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2020 Teens' Top 10 Nominees

 

#MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil

 

 

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

Lovely War by Julie Berry

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Stolen Time (Dark Stars #1) by Danielle Rollins

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World by Jeff Henigson

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) by Hafsah Faizal

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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2019 Teens' Top 10 Winners

 

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

2

Wildcard by Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) 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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House) 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

10

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen/HarperCollins) 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

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

9

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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