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Teens

Welcome teen visitors!

Painting Sky-copyright adam121/AdobeStock.comSince you’ve arrived here @ wtmlib.info, you know that you can visit us virtually as well as at our Main Street scene. You might be surprised, though, by all that there is for you here. So, as long as you’re here, take a look around …

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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Teen Scene

 

Join Us as We "Read Around Town

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For this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program, we encourage you to stay close to home and read! Register online, and then log each time you complete a book or audiobook. Once items are logged, you will be entered into a weekly drawing to win one of several gift cards. At the end of the program, if you have read or listened to at least one book, you will have a chance at a grand prize.

Additionally, if you take a picture of yourself or your reading material as you “Read Around Town” and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #WTMLibrary and #ReadAroundTown, you will be entered into a separate raffle to win an Amazon gift card. Feel free to call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 if you have any questions.

"Thank you!" to the Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library for sponsoring the program prizes.

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Free Online Resources for Teens

 

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Upcoming Events

Teen Take and Make: Henna Tattoos ~ Online Program

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Sunday, July 5 through Saturday, July 11, 2020
Time: 9am-9pm
Place: Online

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Henna 101 - Teens, learn how to apply henna yourself! Join Jamilah, of Jamilah Henna Creations, to learn more about this ancient art. During the week of July 5 through July 11, teens will be able to access a one-hour instructional video that will teach the history and origins of henna, as well as how to apply designs. You will be provided with a henna cone and worksheets. A link and password will be sent to registrants by email in order to access the video, and arrangements will be made for picking up supplies in advance. Click here to register.

Note: When you register, the form will indicate the date of July 5; the link and password you receive will allow you to participate any time of your choosing from July 5-July 11, 9am-9pm.

 

Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

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Who: Students entering grades 9-12
When: Saturday, July 11, 2020
Time: 10am-1pm
Place: Virtual session

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. 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; click here to sign up online. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Homemade Fettuccine ~ Virtual Program for Teens

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Who:Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 4-5:30pm
Place: Virtual session

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make some homemade fettuccine! You’ll learn how to mix, knead, roll and cut your own fettuccine, and have it for dinner with your favorite sauce. All you’ll need for this program are: a rolling pin, flour, 2 eggs, olive oil and salt. That’s it! This program will be conducted using Zoom. Register online or at Reference at 860-652-7720.

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

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Meditation for Teens: Dealing with Stress ~ Virtual Program

Who:Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. Young adults today still face a great deal of turmoil in their private lives and in the world; however, meditation is a tool that can be used to cope with the pains of everyday life and reduce stress. There are many benefits that come from meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. During this engaging Virtual workshop, you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try it out! Please join Eileen Carlotto, who has been meditating for over 30 years.

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Register online or by calling Reference 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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Virtual Teen Paint Night

Who:Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Virtual session

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Teens entering grades 7-12, learn how to paint a real painting! Join us in celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday by learning how to paint Hedwig. Follow along with instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. This is a virtual program that will be held via Zoom. Paint kits will be available to pick up at the library beginning Monday, July 27. You must be registered for the program in order to pick up a paint kit. You will be sent the Zoom link the day of the program. Spaces are limited, so registration is required starting July 2, online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. Click here to register.

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

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

6

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

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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