Spring 2019 YA Programs
First Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Each month we celebrate a new popular theme with kids in grades 5 and up. We make crafts, talk about our favorite aspects of our chosen theme, eat snacks, and play games.
January 2- Cats vs. Dogs.
Come represent your team in the age-old battle between canine and feline. Watch our furry friends duke it out on the big screen, and make a DIY fleece toy to bring home to your pet, or donate to an animal in need!
February 6- LEGO.
Legos are fun for all ages! Watch one of the hilarious LEGO films, and use old bricks to show your creativity with a craft.
March 6- Chaos Walking.
This month we will focus on all things zombie. We will make a zombie plushie, knock out zombie targets, and just try to survive the day!
April 3 - Space.
Get far out at Random Fandom this month: make your own galaxy in a jar while listening to outer space-inspired music!
May 1 - Aladdin.
Are you excited to see the live-action version of the classic Disney adventure later this month? Let's reminisce with the original movie while we craft tin can lanterns to summon our own genies.
Second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Stop by the library to try out a new craft! We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!
January 16- Yarn Orbs. An inflated balloon gives us the shape we need to make a cool decoration for your room!
February 13- Clay Hearts. Make a simple dough, then craft and decorate a gift for your sweetheart or family member.
March 13- Homemade Soap. It's time to make soap again! Add swirling colors, springtime scents, and even a dash of glitter if you like.
April 10 - DIY Pompoms. We will give you some simple loom options to layer yarn, then one scissor cut blooms a beautiful homemade pompom!
May 8 - Altered Picture Book Art. Use amazing art from old children's books to cover a canvas with your own imaginative scene.
3/20, 5/15 at 1:30 p.m.
You never know what fun you might find at the library after school! Whether it's a movie on our brand new projection screen, a hands-on workshop with a member of our local community, or a chance to work with technology--we have some exciting things in the works for 2019. Come by to find out what's happening!
March 20- Minute-to-Win-It Challenges. Some people are hiding secret talents, or have ones they don't even know about yet! Can you best one of our challenges and win a prize?
May 15- Take Apart Day. Technology gets outdated quickly. Come tinker with some old devices we have collected! Let's take them apart to see what makes them tick, and maybe put them back together into something new.
Teen Game Tournament
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Drop by the library on the last Wednesday of each month to participate in our ongoing gaming tournament. Each month, we will have new competitive games for you to try your hand at - from retro board games to Wii marathons to our new Nintendo Switch!
January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22
Last Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
Join us for a movie of your choosing! Teens and tweens will get to vote on which title to watch, and we will have popcorn to go along with it.
January 30, May 29
These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
For more information, please contact Jade Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.
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Teen Reads: Interested in learning about new books? Teen Reads might just be the place for you! It is filled with a little bit of everything, reviews, author interviews, and contests.
Reading Rants: Want to find a new book to read? Try this website which features out-of-the-ordinary book suggestions
Epic Reads: Like browsing BuzzFeed but want it to be more book focused? Try Epic Reads, a listicle website complete with funny gifs and lots of YA books
No Flying No Tights: Love graphic novels? Check out this website which is filled with graphic novel reviews
Figment: Do you like to read, write, and connect with other writers? Then Figment might be a great place to explore. It's a website to share your writing, read new writing, and discover new ideas.
Teen Ink: Do you like to write, read, and make art? Then check out Teen Ink, a website for teens ages 13 - 19 who love to write or express themselves artistically.
A Thin Line: Curious about the digital world, but worried about it at the same time? Check out this website which was created by MTV to help spot, respond to, and prevent digital abuse. Learn how to be more tech savvy and safe.