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Teens

Teens in a CircleWelcome teen visitors!

Is this the Teen Landing Page? What's happening?Since 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 reach us by phone at 860-652-7720.

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Upcoming Events

Earrings by Heather TorreJEWELRY WORKSHOP

One-to-Keep, One-to-Give

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Gift Wrapped-Open Clip Art-secretlondonLooking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season? We have just the thing! Jewelry creator Heather Torre will be here to teach us how to make our own unique pair of earrings. You will be able to make one set to keep for yourself, as well as a set to give away … but we won’t tell if you decide to keep them both. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

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Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Let’s come together to give back to our community this winter! We will be making no-sew fleece blankets here at the library that will be donated to the Glastonbury Social Services Department. These blankets will then be distributed to our neighbors who are in need of a little extra warmth this winter. This is a great opportunity to help those in need, and we hope to see you there. All supplies will be provided. Register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

NaNoWriMo ShieldNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Who: Adults and teens ages 13+
When: November 1-30, 2017

Is there a novelist hiding inside you … waiting to come out? Get ready for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), November 1-30, a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm on November 30. Remember: “The world needs your novel.” We’re here to help you get started. Join us for our NaNoWriMo events ("Write-Ins" and celebration) at the library. For more information on NaNoWriMo, visit nanowrimo.org.

NaNoWriMo 2017 Participant BadgeNaNoWriMo "Write-Ins"

Session 1: Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 1-8 pm
Session 2: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1-3 pm
Place: Friends Room

Laptop-Open Clip Art-MindukaWriters are welcome to come to the library anytime to write. The library has comfortable chairs, tables, study rooms and Wi-Fi. For those who might want the fun of writing in a group, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library has scheduled two “Write-Ins” in our Friends Room. The library will provide tables, chairs, outlets, pencils, snacks and beverages. Come and go as your schedule allows, and work on your novel in the company of fellow WriMos. Drop in!

T.G.I.O. (Thank Goodness It’s Over) Celebration!

Who: NaNoWriMo participants
When:
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 1-3 pm
Place: Friends Room

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Join your fellow authors in a celebration of your effort, win or lose, as WTML hosts its T.G.I.O. (“Thank Goodness It’s Over”) party. Whether you attained your word count goal or not, we want to celebrate your achievement! Bring an excerpt from your still-unedited work to read aloud. All ages. Drop in. For more information, visit NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

 

 

2017 Teens' Top Ten List

YALSA* announced the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominations on April 13, 2017 (listed below). The stars of the movie "Everything, Everything" announced the titles in a video, and teens across the country voted on their favorite titles. The winners were announced on October 19. Click on the video link (at right) to view the 2017 Teen Top 10 announcement!

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

 

Nightstruck by Jenna Black (Tor Teen)

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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)

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry)

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)

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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)

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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)

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends)

 

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills (Bloomsbury)

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

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

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster)

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

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

 

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

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


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


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