Items tagged with Teen

Midterm Mania!

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The Westport Library and Toquet Hall Teen Center are here to support you through Midterms! From Friday, January 13 through Wednesday, January 18 find special space around the Library for silent study and collaborative work. Looking for a place to work with a large group? Starting Saturday, January 14, reserve group space (2 or more) in advance at Toquet Hall or the Library. Reserve online. After reservation, you will receive a form to detail needs, preferences and the code of conduct. For a small charge, receive a “VIP Experience” with snacks and beverages. Please note the library will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Throughout Midterms, receive 10% off your purchase at the Westport Library Cafe with a student ID. 

Relax with visits by specially trained therapy dogs on Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 17 &18 and find other stress-relieving activities around the library and Toquet Hall. Dates are subject to change with inclement weather.
 

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

Midterm Mania!

Please see full event listing for date.

The Westport Library and Toquet Hall Teen Center are here to support you through Midterms! From Friday, January 13 through Wednesday, January 18 find special space around the Library for silent study and collaborative work. Looking for a place to work with a large group? Starting Saturday, January 14, reserve group space (2 or more) in advance at Toquet Hall or the Library. Reserve online. After reservation, you will receive a form to detail needs, preferences and the code of conduct. For a small charge, receive a “VIP Experience” with snacks and beverages. Please note the library will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Throughout Midterms, receive 10% off your purchase at the Westport Library Cafe with a student ID. 

Relax with visits by specially trained therapy dogs on Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 17 &18 and find other stress-relieving activities around the library and Toquet Hall. Dates are subject to change with inclement weather.
 

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

Midterm Mania!

Please see full event listing for date.

The Westport Library and Toquet Hall Teen Center are here to support you through Midterms! From Friday, January 13 through Wednesday, January 18 find special space around the Library for silent study and collaborative work. Looking for a place to work with a large group? Starting Saturday, January 14, reserve group space (2 or more) in advance at Toquet Hall or the Library. Reserve online. After reservation, you will receive a form to detail needs, preferences and the code of conduct. For a small charge, receive a “VIP Experience” with snacks and beverages. Please note the library will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Throughout Midterms, receive 10% off your purchase at the Westport Library Cafe with a student ID. 

Relax with visits by specially trained therapy dogs on Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 17 &18 and find other stress-relieving activities around the library and Toquet Hall. Dates are subject to change with inclement weather.
 

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

Midterm Mania!

Please see full event listing for date.

The Westport Library and Toquet Hall Teen Center are here to support you through Midterms! From Friday, January 13 through Wednesday, January 18 find special space around the Library for silent study and collaborative work. Looking for a place to work with a large group? Starting Saturday, January 14, reserve group space (2 or more) in advance at Toquet Hall or the Library. Reserve online. After reservation, you will receive a form to detail needs, preferences and the code of conduct. For a small charge, receive a “VIP Experience” with snacks and beverages. Please note the library will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Throughout Midterms, receive 10% off your purchase at the Westport Library Café with a student ID. 

Relax with visits by specially trained therapy dogs on Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan 17 &18 and find other stress-relieving activities around the library and Toquet Hall. Dates are subject to change with inclement weather.
 

Throughout Library
Teen
Teen

Newest Teen Books: Fall 2016

Posted by JainaL on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Check out the latest titles added to our Teen collection!

 

Teen

WestportWRITES: YA Lit Fest

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Meet first-time Young Adult (YA) literature authors Carrie Firestone (The Loose Ends List), Karen Fortunati (The Weight of Zero), Shannon Parker (The Girl Who Fell) and Rebecca Podos (The Mystery of Hollow Places). They will speak about their debut novels, their writing inspiration, and about the publishing process. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Grades 6-adult. Registration is free and includes coffee. Register online.
 
 
Carrie Firestone's debut novel is The Loose Ends List. She has lived in rural, urban, and suburban places, and, while she currently lives in the suburbs, she is decidedly a CITY person. When she isn’t writing, you might find her reluctantly sharing her popcorn at the movies, trying to get people (or dogs) to do a conga line, or adding items to her loose ends list.

Karen Fortunati’s debut YA novel, The Weight of Zero, was released in October 2016 by Delacorte/Random House. It's been named an Indies Introduce title, a Barnes and Noble 2016 Most Anticipated Debut, an Amazon Editors Favorite YA Book for Fall and was featured in the September issue of Seventeen Magazine's "What Hot This Month." Karen is currently working on her second novel and finishing her master's thesis at Trinity College.

Shannon M. Parker is the YA author of The Girl Who Fell, chosen as one of Amazon's Top 20 YA Books (so far) in 2016. Her sophomore YA release, The Rattled Bones, is due out from Simon & Schuster in August of 2017. Shannon is an educator and adoption advocate, as well as a contributing author to Welcome Home: A YA Anthology on Adoption, due out from Jolly Fish Press in September, 2017.

Rebecca Podos' debut YA novel, The Mystery of Hollow Places, is a Junior Library Guild Selection, receiving starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and BCCB (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.) Her second novel, Like Water, is due out Fall 2017 from Balzer + Bray. Rebecca works as a YA and MG agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston.
 
 

Community partner: Fairfield County Writers' Studio

This event is a part of WestportWRITES, a comprehensive new library program designed to guide writers through all stages of publishing. Look for more WestportWRITES programming throughout the year.

McManus Room
Authors, Teen

Countdown to College: Myths vs. Realities in the College Admissions Process

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Abby Siegel, a college entrance consultant and founder of Abby Siegel & Associates, will present "Myths vs. Facts In the College Admissions Process." She will debunk the various myths students and families often hear while engaged in the college search. Attendees will learn the real facts about what colleges truly think about academics, standardized testing, extracurricular activities, recommendations, essays and financial aid and scholarships. Registration is encouraged, but not required. 

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
Talks & Readings, Teen
College, Teen

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
Talks & Readings, Teen
College, Teen

Author Rob Wilder Speaks About His New Novel, Nickel

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Former Westporter Robert Wilder, author of Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge and Daddy Needs A Drink, discusses his newest novel Nickel. Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors, will introduce Wilder.

Nickel is Wilder's first young adult novel. Being a teenager is hard enough without your mother in rehab and your slightly inept stepfather doing his best not to screw things up. But at least Coy has Monroe. Coy is a quirky teenage boy and his best friend Monroe is a girl who is just as odd and funny and obsessed with 80’s culture as he is. So when Monroe comes down with a mysterious illness, his inner turmoil only grows. Augusten Burroughs says, "No one has ever written about the pains of being a teenager–physically and psychologically, inside and out–quite like Robert Wilder in his startling debut novel. He has created indelible characters in Monroe and Coy—funny and sad and strong and broken—and Nickel is about as real as it gets." "Wilder powers his classic coming-of-age narrative with a ferocious storytelling voice ... a humorous, poignant, and formidable debut.”—Booklist, starred review and their Best Young Adult Book of 2016.

A teacher for twenty-five years, Robert Wilder has earned numerous awards and fellowships, including the inaugural Innovations in Reading Prize by the National Book Foundation. He has published essays in Newsweek, Details, Salon, Parenting, Creative Nonfiction, plus numerous anthologies and has been a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition.
 

McManus Room
Authors, Teen
Authors, Teen

JavaScript for New Programmers

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Avid coder and MakerSpace coach Helena Lyng-Olsen will teach the basic concepts of JavaScript programming, an emerging and easy language used in video games and web applications. The class covers basic computer programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, and functions, and will also instruct students how to use JSProcessing to add images and animations to their projects. The KhanAcademy API will be used so your projects can be accessed from home to continue coding after the class has completed. Bring your own laptop. Grades 6-adult.

When: Sundays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 9 from 4-4:45 pm
(Note: No class on October 2)

Where: Teen Area, Great Hall
For grades 6 - Adult
Free: Advance registration required; maximum 8 students
 

The Great Hall
Maker Movement
Maker, Teen