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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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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 2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominations.

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Upcoming Events

College Entrance Exam Practice Sessions

Who: Students in grades 9-12
When: Various dates and times – 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.

Registration is now open for the February 9, 2019 session.

 

DIY Snow Globes

Who: Teens ages 13-18
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 3-4pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

DIY Snow Globe

Snowman-Open Clip Art-schugschugCreate the winter wonderland of your dreams when we make snow globes at Welles-Turner Memorial Library! We will provide all of the necessary materials, though you are welcome to bring your own jar or figurine if you have something in mind. There will be a limited amount of supplies, so registration is required online or by calling the Reference desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Book-to-Film Series: "Love, Simon"

Who: Teens ages 13-18
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 3-5pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

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Teens, come join us for another movie in our Book-to-Film Series! In this movie, "Love, Simon," a teenage boy is keeping a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: He's gay. When that secret is threatened, the boy must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. The movie stars Nick "Join Us"-Open Clip ArtRobinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel. It is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes. We will be enjoying candy hearts and other Valentine’s Day treats during the film. All teens ages 13-18 are welcome. Seating is limited, so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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2018 Teens' Top Ten Winners

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YALSA* has announced the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten winners! Teens across the country had the opportunity to vote on their favorite titles and, following Teen Read Week (October 7-13, 2018), the winners were announced. Click on the video link (at right) to view the 2018 Teens' Top 10 winners!

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The titles nominated for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by title). The winners' rankings are indicated below:

 

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The Black Witch by Laurie Forest (Harlequin Teen)

 

Book of Lies by Teri Terry (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (Little, Brown and Company)

 

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (Knopf/Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Clarion/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Invictus by Ryan Graudin (Little, Brown and Company)

 

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster)

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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)

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Once and For All by Sarah Dessen (Viking/Penguin) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Delacorte/Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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Paper Hearts by Ali Novak (Sourcebooks Fire) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne (Disney-Hyperion)

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown and Company) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green (Dutton/Penguin) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

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Warcross by Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Waste of Space by Gina Damico (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

4

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (Knopf/Random House)


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


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