Fall 2018 YA Programs

Random Fandom
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.

September 5- Welcome to the library!
Stop by after school for snacks and info on the fun programs going on at the library every early release Wednesday.
October 3- Henna.
Find out about the do’s and don’ts of expressing yourself with body art expert Denice G. Kelly of Squirrelcat Designs. Then receive a free henna design!
November 7- Riverdale.
Are you a proud Northsider…or a Southside Serpent? An Archie or a Jughead? Betty or Veronica!? Find out at this month’s Random Fandom as we celebrate all things Riverdale.
December 5 - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
Disney’s new spin on the classic Christmas tale was awesome! Let’s take some inspiration from Clara and her friends as we get ready for the holiday.

Teen Craft
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!
September 12- Robopots. This week, GizmoGardens will show us how to make a clever planter that waters itself!
October 10- Animal Mason Jars. Craft a cool jar featuring your favorite animal to hold your Halloween haul.
November 14- Thrift Canvas Art. Take an old painting and make it modern with your own ideas and our supplies!
December 12 - ZenTangles. You can make some pretty crazy art from just a simple drawing pattern repeated. Let us show you how!

Teen Food Workshop
Third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
Want to improve your food prep skills? Have some culinary fun and get your snack on with our Teen Food Workshop. Each workshop will show how to make a cool snack step by step, and then we’ll eat what we’ve made together!  All ingredients and tools provided. Please inform library staff of any food allergies before participating in this program. 

 September 19- Mermaid Ice Cream. Make your own ice cream with an ocean-themed twist!
October 17- Bell Pepper Jack-o’-lanterns. Carve a pepper like a Halloween pumpkin, then fill with tasty veggie dip!
December 19 - Peppermint Fudge Energy Bites. Get a taste of the holidays ahead of time with these healthy minty chocolate treats!

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! 
September 26, October 24, November 28

Teen Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31 at 1 p.m.
Teens are invited to enjoy the season, too! Come in costume, make spooky crafts, eat yummy treats. 

These free programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

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Resources for Teens

Book Reviews and Suggestions

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

Writing Resources

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. 

Cyber Awareness

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.