For teens in grades 7-12
Teens, come explore the art of doodling! Join instructor Cara Bean for this hands-on, visual thinking workshop, which will walk you through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence and grow creativity. Together, we will go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. No prior art experience is necessary. This session will be helpful for novices and experts alike. For this workshop, you will need six sheets of blank paper, a pencil and an eraser. Other art supplies like markers and pens are welcome, but not required. Registration begins May 13, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
For students in grades 9-12
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for local high school students. On the day of the testing event, participants will receive a link via email that will bring them to a timed exam. After the exam is submitted, students will receive a score report with a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses via email. Registration is required; please sign up online here. For assistance, please call Reference at 860-652-7720.
Please note: Teens who attend multiple testing events are not guaranteed a unique exam each session.
For teens entering grades 7-12
Make your own fabric star — no needles required. Learn to fold fabric, origami style, into a fun decoration you will never want to take down. Fabric and instruction provided by local craft instructor Dawn Zillich. Fabric kits will be available for pick up at the library beginning Tuesday, June 15. The teen librarian will email you to arrange a pickup day and time. You will need scissors, a ruler and a flat work surface for this project. Additionally, you will need an iron and ironing board to give the star one last press after it is all done. Registration begins May 25, online or by calling Reference at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.