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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.

Looking for reading recommendations from fellow teens? Check out YALSA's 2019 Teens' Top Ten Nominations.

Teen Scene

Upcoming Events

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2019 Teen Summer Reading Program

June 17-August 15, 2019

For MORE INFO, click here.

To REGISTER and RECORD YOUR READING, click here.


College Entrance Exam Practice Sessions

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Various dates – see CALENDAR
Place: Library's Friends Room

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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 receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Please bring your own calculator and pencils – all other supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

To register for the Saturday, August 10 session, click here.

Teen Program:

Paint Night

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Galaxy Painting-Pam Halligan

Teens entering grades 7-12, come learn how to paint a real painting! Follow instructor Pamela Halligan of Pam’s Picassos as she walks you through creating your own masterpiece. In keeping with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories,” the paintings will be of galaxies. All supplies will be provided, and the completed painting will be yours to take home. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Teen Movie Night:

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:45pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Young Han Solo teams up with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian for his first smuggling mission. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton. PG-13; 135 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration ~ drop in! For more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

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Teen Program: Soy Candle Making

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 3-5pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Teens entering grades 7-12, come create two soy candles in this workshop with Creative Girl Mobile Studios! We will use organic cotton wicks and wax that burns clean. With over 65 scents to choose from, we plan on having a fun time, too! Each candle will burn over 25 hours. All materials, including jars and decorative tags, are included. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Teen Program: Cupcake Wars

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Teens entering grades 7-12, compete to see who can decorate the most original cupcake! Join us in decorating, judging and then eating cupcakes. All supplies will be provided. In the case of food allergies, you may bring your own supplies. Speak to a librarian for ingredient details. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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2019 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

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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 vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages 12-18 will vote online between mid-August and Teen Read Week™ in October on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

Source: YALSA*

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The titles nominated for the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by title):

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil (Freeform Books/Disney Book Group)

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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)

American Panda by Gloria Chao (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster)

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster)

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House)

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

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Freeform Books/Disney Book Group)

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough (Dutton Books/Penguin Random House)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group)

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)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second/Macmillian)

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan)

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown (HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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

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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