Teens

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Welles-Turner
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Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Teens

Welcome 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 …

Teen Meeting-copyright .shock/Fotolia.comDid 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!

Teen Advisory Board

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 6-7pm (pizza included)
Place: Friends Room

Pizza-Open Clip Art-toons4bizTeens, let your voices be heard! Do you have ideas about the types of programs we have or materials we purchase at the library? Then join the Teen Advisory Board where you'll have a chance to help make the Welles Turner Memorial Library an even better place for you and your friends. As a bonus, membership in TAB will look great on your resume and college applications! Pizza will be provided, so stop by for a slice and to share your vision for the future of the Teen Room. Please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

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Upcoming Events 

"Based on the Book" Movie Matinée

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Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:15pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Each month, we'll watch a movie based on a popular book. Interested in reading the original? We'll have copies of the book the movie is based on available at the library at the beginning of each month - just ask a Reference Librarian! And, of course, there will be popcorn. This month, we'll see a movie in which a high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." Rated PG-13. For movie title and to register for the program, contact the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720. To register online, click here.

 

 

Smoothies-copyright bestvc/Fotolia.comSmoothie Tuesday

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Looking for a tasty afternoon treat? You've come to the right place ... We'll be making delicious smoothies at the library. We'll have all the ingredients on hand to create some classic flavors, or you can experiment to concoct your own taste sensation. There's a prize in it for the maker of the best drink! Space is limited, so please register online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Marshmallow Pops-copyright Teressa/Fotolia.comValentine Marshmallow Pops

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Heart Confetti-Open Clip Art-GDJAre you ready for the sweetest day of the year? Stop by the library where we will be making marshmallow pops - they are just the thing for Valentine's Day! We will have all the supplies needed to make these delicious treats for you to give to your best friend, your crush (and maybe keep 2 or 3 for yourself). Space is limited for this program, so register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

Video Game Controller-copyright Petr Malyshev/Fotolia.comMake Your Own Video Game

Who: Teens in grades 7-12
When: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Have you ever played a video game and wondered how it was made? Wonder no more! The Rhode Island Computer Museum will visit the library to teach you how to create your own. We’ll learn to use the interactive software called “Scratch” – a computer program developed at MIT to teach software coding. It will be an exciting afternoon, so put down your controllers and learn how to make the action for yourself. Space is extremely limited for this program, so register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

 

 

102016 Teens' Top Ten Titles

Video Play Button-copyright Soul wind/Fotolia.comThe results are in! YALSA* has announced the official titles of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (October 9-15, 2016).

The official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

1

Alive by Chandler Baker (Disney/Hyperion)

2

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)

3

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)

4

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co.)

5

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Random House/Delacorte Press)

6

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (Disney/Hyperion)

7

The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)

8

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)

9

When by Victoria Laurie (Disney/Hyperion)

10

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)


*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 


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