Teens

Teen Advisory Board

Motivated, dedicated teens wanted! Earn Community service credit. Design your own library programs.  Teens ages 13-19 only! Call 860-285-1919 for more information.

Write & Draw Your Own Comics

Join award-winning author/illustrator Marek Bennett for a special hands-on workshop that will teach you how to produce you very own comics!  Tweens/Teens in Grades 6-12. Monday, November 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Lego Master Building Competition

Compete with your friends to win awesome prizes!  Tweens/Teens ages 10-18. Saturday, November 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Teen Tuesday

Modern & Retro Gaming Consoles
Fortnite, Roblox & Minecraft
New & Classic Board Games
Advanced Coloring & Art Tutorials
First dibs on New Books!
Snacks, friends and fun!
Every other Tuesday 3:30-5:00PM

Anime/Manga Club

The Anime/Manga Club is back and better-than-ever! Practice your very own manga-style art, eat strange and exotic Japanese treats, work with paper crafts, and watch some of the best new Anime movies and shows! Grades 6-12 welcome Monday, November 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm!

November 12, 2019
  • Teen Tuesday

    November 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    New board games, art supplies, Nintendo Switch, Super NES, Wii, Xbox, Giant Jenga, Minecraft, and Fortnite. Invite your friends, grab some snacks, and chill with us after school every other Tuesday! You will also have first dibs on all the newest YA books. Stop by any time between 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Free. (860) 285-1919.

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Librarian Picks

Supernova

by Marissa Meyer

All’s fair in love and anarchy…

Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City.

The Queen of Nothing

by Holly Black

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.

Reeling from Cardan’s betrayal, an exiled Jude risks her life to sneak back into the treacherous Faerie Court to save the life of her deceptive twin, only to become ensnared in Elfhame’s violent political war and the fallout of a powerful curse

Here There Are Monsters

by Amelinda Berube

Here There Are Monsters is a terrifyingly good choice if you’re in the mood for chilling YA literature this October. The story begins when two teen sisters, Skye and Deirdre, move across the country to a new house situated on the edge of a creepy forest and a foggy swamp. When Deirdre starts wandering around the woods and making strange totems out of twigs and bones, Skye assumes it’s just her social misfit sister acting weird as usual. Then Deirdre vanishes.

Will Skye be able to save her sister and come to grips with the true depth of the darkness she’s about to uncover?

The author creates a vivid (albeit bleak) atmosphere throughout her novel that is guaranteed to give readers goosebumps. There is an underlying message relating to the damage caused by bullying, but the book will mostly resonate with young fans of Gothic horror stories/movies who are in for a good scare.

If you’re looking for a terrifyingly good book to keep you up at night, Here There Are Monsters is for you.

The Secret Commonwealth

by Philip Pullman

The Secret Commonwealth is the second volume in Philip Pullman’s epic YA fantasy trilogy, The Book of Dust. For those who don’t know, The Book of Dust is the author’s brand new companion trilogy to his award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass). The main protagonists of His Dark Materials were the scrappy, 12-year-old heroine, Lyra Belacqua (aka Lyra Silvertounge), and her daemon, Pantalaimon. The first volume of The Book of Dust, La Belle Sauvage, served as a prequel to His Dark Materials. In that book, readers followed baby Lyra and her 11-year-old guardian, Malcolm Polstead, along a hair-raising chase during a flood of biblical proportions. Now, The Secret Commonwealth takes readers 20 years into the future (roughly 10 years after the events at the end of His Dark Materials) and introduces them to adult Lyra for the first time.

 Pullman’s new book features all the suspense, adventures, and gorgeous prose that have made all of his previous novels so special and so popular. If you liked His Dark Materials and La Belle Sauvage, you’re going to love The Secret Commonwealth. If you’re new to the series, you still have time to catch up before the new His Dark Materials television series drops later this month!

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