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Teen Program and Events


Digital Programs

The antidote for social distance? Digital connection. Stay tuned for more programs you can attend from home.


Digital Program: Teen Art Therapy Circle

Thursday, January 21, 4 PM via Zoom

Join us with Katie Ziskind, local Child & Young Adult Therapist and owner of Wisdom Within Counseling, for a youth-focused arts therapy circle to break from exams and virtual classes. Participants will create and express themselves in a safe space during this guided session. In doing so, teens can learn to process difficult emotions through expressive outlets. Supplies will be provided by the library. You can pick up your grab and go kit of supplies by registering and calling to arrange a pickup. 

This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Please register HERE.

Digital Program: Creative Feast presents a Grain, Noodle and Veggie Bowl Cooking Class for Teens!

Tuesday, February 16, 4:30 PM via Zoom

Grain, noodle, and veggie bowls are all the rage, and for good reason! Fast, versatile and packed with nutrients, these one-bowl meals combine tasty grains or noodles, fresh veggies, and healthy proteins. And, don't forget the dressing that brings all the flavors together. Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will introduce you to flavor, color, and texture combinations for a variety of ingredients you will love. 

This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

Please register HERE.


Connecticut Nutmeg Book Awards

Nutmeg Children's Book Award logo.The Nutmeg Book Awards encourage children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. 

Middle School Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 7 - 8)

High School Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 9 - 12)


College Readiness

Throughout the year the Teen Department hosts several programs related to preparing for college for both students and parents. Program topics include how to pay for college and writing the college essay. Please check our events calendar to stay informed about these programs.

Helpful Websites
Undergraduate Writing Guide

Test Prep

The College Board
The Princeton Review

Applying to College

The Common Application
College Confidential
College Prowler
Campus Virtual Tours
College Search Site
Test Optional Schools

Scholarships and Financial Aid

“Weird” Scholarships
Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid
Student Loan Guide
 


Practice Tests

Connecticut DMV Permit Practice Tests