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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

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. Register 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.

Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Session

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Saturday, December 12, 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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Food Explorers: Cinnamon Rolls ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Place: Virtual session

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make quick and easy homemade cinnamon rolls! This recipe is yeast-free, and uses self-raising flour to get the cinnamon rolls nice and fluffy. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

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  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 5 cups self-raising flour
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • powdered sugar
  • salt

You will need a rolling pin and non-stick baking spray; no electric mixer required.

Registration begins December 17, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department 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.

Disney Trivia ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

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Teens, grab your family and get ready to enjoy a night of testing your knowledge of all things Disney! From animation to theme parks to LucasFilm to ESPN - if it's part of the Disney family, get ready to put your thinking cap on about it! Get ready to test your brain, laugh, sing along and learn some fun new facts as we explore the whole Wonderful World. This program is meant for teen dreamers and their families, so grab your ears and get ready for a good time! Registration begins December 29, 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. We are accepting a maximum of 20 teams with no more than six people per team.

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Connecticut’s African American Heroines ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Place: Virtual session

African Americans have played a major role in the development of our state, our nation and our world. African American women from Connecticut are no exception! Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, and learn about some of Connecticut's most remarkable African American heroines. From women's rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you'll be inspired as we explore the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut.

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Registration begins January 14, 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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Teens' Top Ten Titles for 2020 - Winners!

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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 voted online between August 15 and October 15 on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners have been announced! And the title voted #1 by teens is ...

Source: YALSA*

 

"10"-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com2020 Teens' Top 10 Nominees and Winners

The Teens' Top 10 Winners for 2020 are ranked according to the numbers indicated below.

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#MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

4

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

 

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

5

Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

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

8

Lovely War by Julie Berry Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

10

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill

 

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

2

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

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

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Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

7

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) by Hafsah Faizal Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

9

Wilder Girls by Rory Power Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

3

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

For a list of the 2020 winners and their storylines, click here.

2019 Teens' Top 10 Winners

 

1

#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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