Teens

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Welles-Turner
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2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
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Teens

Teens Landing-copyrighted imageWelcome teen visitors!

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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The Teen Summer Reading Program
continues through August 19. Click here for information.

Teen Scene

Upcoming Events 

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BINGO and Ice Cream

at the Library

Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 6:30-8pm
Place: Friends Room

Teens! B-1 of the lucky few who have spent time at the library after it has closed for the night. We will be making ice cream sundaes and playing some high stakes bingo. You will have the chance to win some fun prizes, including copies of books that haven’t been published yet! A permission slip must be signed by a parent or guardian for you to take part in this program – pick one up at the library’s Reference Desk. This is going to be an exciting night, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720 B-4 it’s too late!

 

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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

Film ReelCelebrate 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.

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Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 1-2pm
Place: Friends 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.

 

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Who: Teens entering grades 7-12
When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017*
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Friends Room

Let's get ready to go back to school in style! We'll be getting our hands just a little messy as we make incredible tie-dye creations. Bring your own white T-shirt (or pillowcase, socks, tote bag - the possibilities are endless! - anything white will do), and come dressed in clothes that can get a little beat up. We'll be dying our items on the library's front lawn. Join us as we celebrate the end of another great summer reading program! Space is limited, so register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

*Rain date: Wednesday, August 16 from 3:30-4:30pm

 

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Youth Empowerment Summit

Who: For teens and children ages 5 and up with caregiver
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 10am-12noon
Place: Friends Room

Join us for a fun, interactive, lively discussion that will help you discover and journal about your passion and create a personal "game plan" to realize your dreams for your future. You will be part of an author-guided journey and receive the keepsake action journal, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-awareness Developing Grit and Growth Mindset by local author Jim Cantoni. Space is limited, so register online or at Reference at 860-652-7720. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join in with participating children. Educators are welcome to attend to help empower students. Please arrive 15 minutes early to learn how you can help. For more information, contact Barbara Bailey, by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email.

 

 

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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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