Teens

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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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 2020 Teens' Top Ten Nominations.

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Teen Scene

 

Upcoming Events

 

Lemon Blueberry Pop-Tarts ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

For teens in grades 7-12 Join Food Explorers to make homemade Lemon Blueberry Pop-Tarts! You’ll be making the pastry, filling and glaze all from scratch.

You’ll need the following ingredients/tools:
- cream cheese
- blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 lemon
- flour
- sugar
- butter
- powdered sugar
- rolling pin

Registration begins April 13, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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, June 12, 2021
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 and begins January 15; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Doodle Workshop ~ Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Virtual session

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Teens, come explore the art of doodling! Join instructor Cara Bean for this hands-on, visual thinking workshop, which will walk you through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence and grow creativity. Together, we will go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. No prior art experience is necessary. This session will be helpful for novices and experts alike. For this workshop, you will need six sheets of blank paper, a pencil and an eraser. Other art supplies like markers and pens are welcome, but not required. Registration begins May 13, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required 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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No-Sew Stars ~

Virtual Program for Teens

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Virtual session

 

Make your own fabric star — no needles required. Learn to fold fabric, origami style, into a fun decoration you will never want to take down. Fabric and instruction provided by local craft instructor Dawn Zillich. Fabric kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, June 15. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You will need scissors, a ruler and a flat work surface for this project. Additionally, you will need an iron and ironing board to give the star one last press after it is all done. Registration begins May 25, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

 

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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Driver Education

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For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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