Items tagged with Teen

Teen Photography Contest Exhibt

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See the winners of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest which had submissions in the categories of portrait, landscape, abstract, and “transformation.” Photographs were judged by local illustrator/photographer and Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs and are featured in this exhibit in the Great Hall Teen section in July 24-September 5. 

Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

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Countdown to College: ACT/SAT Practice Test

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Take a free practice test for the new SAT or redesigned ACT, administered by C2 Education of Westport. Space is limited; register online and specify which test you would like to take. Bring a #2 pencil and a calculator. Breaks will be provided, just as in the official tests. Register online.

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college.
Link to resource guide on these topics.

McManus Room
Teen, Talks & Readings
Teen, College

Post-Secondary Transition Challenges for Students with ADHD and LD

April 4, 2017
Robert Tudisco

Disability advocate, attorney and motivational speaker Robert Tudisco discussed the difficult transition from high school to college for students diagnosed with ADHD & LD on April 4, 2017 at the Westport Library.

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Robert-Tudisco-4-4-17.mp3


Award Ceremony & Reception: Teens Photo Contest

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Enjoy the results of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest.

Display runs July in the Teen section of the Great Hall through September 5. There will be an artist reception and awards ceremony on Monday, July 24 from 5-6 pm in the Great Hall.

Image: Best in Show 2016—Whimsical Endeavors by Gabriella Petrone

 

The Great Hall
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Award Ceremony for Teen Photography Contest

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Meet the winners of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest which explored the theme of transformation through photography. The entries were judged by local illustrator/photographer and Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs and will be featured in an exhibit in the Riverwalk Hallway through June 29. 

Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

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Teen Photography Contest

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Enter the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest with submissions in the categories of portrait, landscape, abstract, and “transformation.” The contest is open to Fairfield County residents in incoming grades 6-12. With a maximum of three photos per student; email high-resolution jpgs to westportteenphoto [at] gmail [dot] com. Photos should be titled with "first name last name" format and numbers if submitting more than one photo (3 max!). Example: "JainaShaw1.jpg"

Entries must be received by Saturday, July 15. Photographs will be judged by local illustrator/photographer and Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs and will be featured in an exhibit in the Great Hall Teen section in July 24-September 5. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday, July 24 from 5-6 pm. 


Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

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Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Teens Behind the Lens

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Enjoy the results of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest.

Display runs June 7-29. There will be an artist reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 7 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Best in Show 2016—Whimsical Endeavors by Gabriella Petrone

 

Riverwalk Level Hallway
Teen

Domestic Violence Among Teens

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A short clip from the One Love Foundation will kick off a discussion of unhealthy vs. healthy dating relationships. According to the One Love Foundation, "#ThatsNotLove campaign introduces the “Couplets,” a series of digital shorts so named for the graphically appealing animated pairs who use humor to demonstrate the difference between a good relationship and an unhealthy one. Funny and teen-accessible, the couplets tackle 8 common warning signs (Intensity, Obsession, Isolation, Disrespect, Blame, Control, Anger and Put-downs) with one objective: to help young people more readily recognize the warning signs of an unhealthy or dangerous relationship and stand up to them before they escalate." The panel discussion will include WPD Lt. Jillian Cabana, DVCC Advocate Nicole Dodge, and DVCC Attorney Advocate Allison Roach.

WestportNow article on the program.

The Westport Domestic Violence Task for is a community awareness group that supports the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, which services our area, in its mission. The WDVTF is comprised of community members, professionals, members of the Police, Fire and Human Services Departments, mental health professionals, advocates and members of the interfaith community. They meet monthly and host events or donation drives each year.

Community Partner: Westport Domestic Violence Task Force

McManus Room
Teen, Seminars & Workshops
Teen

It’s a Drag

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Join the Westport Library, Toquet Hall, the Triangle Community Center and the Staples High School Gender Sexualities Alliance for an exploration of gender identity, performance, and fun! The evening will feature a panel discussion and performance by four local drag queens. This is a rare opportunity to attend a drag show at an all-age venue. This event is FREE and open to all students in grades 8-12. Register online. 

We are also looking for students to do a lip-sync performance as their drag queen or king alter-ego. Please submit performer information using this form.

Note location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

The performers are:

Kiki Lucia is a New Haven-based drag performance artist with a background that includes classical ballet, aerial acrobatics, music theatre, modern dance and acting, as well as theatre production, directing, and costume and production design and producing. She regularly performs throughout Connecticut and has appeared at events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Some notable performances include Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus Live, Roxie Hart in Chicago, and as a featured performer in 3 different productions of Escapade: An Unusual Experience! She also hosts her own monthly show at Partners Café in New Haven. When not performing, Kiki uses her experience as a non-profit and fundraising professional to raise awareness and funds for many LGBTQ+ organizations and causes, as well as serves as a member of the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut, Inc.

Cassandra Fiore has been entertaining audiences for 20 years including many CT nightclubs. She has used her persona to raise funds for those less fortunate in our community. She works with many charitable causes through her work with the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut. She’s received numerous awards, the most prestigious; The Double Eagle, a lifetime achievement award. She was honored by Triangles Community Center of Norwalk in 2012 for her community work. She now enjoys performing with her gal pals in local shows such as CT’s # 1 Drag show held at 168 York Street or Ladies of Illusion.

Mia E Z'Lay is a colorful cartoon queen who leaves her audiences wondering, "Can I get a refund?" She can do it all... Except sing. Don't ask her to sing.

Robin Banks is the love child of a one night stand between a Carnival Barker and a Lucille Ball impersonator. She has been the host of New Haven's drag show The #1 Drag Show in CT over 10 years. If she doesn't make you laugh you probably weren't paying attention. 

 
Toquet Hall Teen Center
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High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
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Grade9, Grade8

Teens and the Law: What Parents and Students Need to Know

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Laws change all the time but often, teenage behavior doesn’t. Lawyer Matthew Maddox will help students and parents understand the responsibility and consequences of new and existing Connecticut laws, including affirmative consent, social hosting, cyber-bullying and more.

Community partner: Positive Directions 

Matthew Maddox is a Fairfield County trial attorney who has represented thousands of individuals and their families in criminal cases and serious injury cases. Matthew volunteers substantial time assisting student and parent groups throughout Connecticut about underage substance abuse. He was the co-founder of the Ram Council, a New Canaan High School student-run organization for the advancement of safe and healthy practices for Fairfield County youth. Most recently, Matthew established Informed Ascent, LLC, a company whose mission is to bring reliable data and information to families about topics that impact their health and their future. 

McManus Room
Teen
Law, Teen