Teens

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Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Teens

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You can reach us by phone at 860-652-7720.

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Upcoming Events 

Yoga Pose Silhouette-Open Clip Art-GDJBuild a Better Mind and Body

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 11am-12noon
Place: Glastonbury Room

Lotus Silhouette-Open Clip Art-GDJTeens, get ready to exercise your body and mind with yoga instructor Stacie Kaye. She will be teaching you traditional yoga postures as a way to build inner and outer strength and to increase your flexibility. Breath work and relaxation techniques will provide tools for calming the mind and body, both on and off the mat. Please bring your own mat or towel if possible - there will be a limited number available to borrow. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

T-Shirt ToteBuild a Better Craft: T-Shirt Tote Bags

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Join us at the library as we upcycle old T-shirts into a brand new life! We will be creating no-sew tote bags that will be perfect for your trips to the beach this summer. We will have T-shirts available for you to use but, if you want a particularly fun color or design, you might want to bring your own. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

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Squirt Gun Masterpieces

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Squirt guns - they're not just for water fights. We'll turn ourselves into modern day Jackson Pollocks as we create incredible works of art using paint and water guns. Weather permitting, the program will take place outside on the library's front lawn. This program could get messy, so dress accordingly. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Earrings by Heather TorreBuild a Better Pair of Earrings

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 3-4pm
Place: Friends Room

Jewelry creator Heather Torre will be joining us at the library to teach us how to make our own unique pairs of earrings. Make a pair for yourself or a set to give to a friend! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

Build a Better Interactive Movie Night

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Monday, July 31, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Celebrate the birthday of everyone's favorite boy wizard by joining in the fun at our interactive movie night. You will get to solemnly swear that you are up to no good at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, choose your own wand, eat some magical treats and more! Register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

YALSA Teens' Top Ten Logo2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Video Play Button-copyright Soul wind/Fotolia.comYALSA* announced the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominations PDF on April 13! The stars of the upcoming movie "Everything, Everything" announced the titles in a video you can see here! Teens across the country can vote on their favorite titles starting August 15 until the end of Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated October 8-14. The winners will be announced on the following week.

The titles nominated for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten are as follows (in order by author last name):

 

Nightstruck by Jenna Black (Tor Teen)

 

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Disney-Hyperion)

 

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell (Disney Press)

 

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Random House)

 

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry)

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)

 

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster)

 

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman (Clarion Books)

 

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (Delacorte Press)

 

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Feiwel & Friends)

 

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Viking Books)

 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Simon & Schuster)

 

Starflight by Melissa Landers (Disney-Hyperion)

 

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin (Simon & Schuster)

 

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh (Random House)

 

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends)

 

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills (Bloomsbury)

 

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks Fire)

 

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Flatiron Books)

 

Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster)

 

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (Simon & Schuster)

 

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Scholastic)

 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

 

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


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