YA Programs Fall 2019
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

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 4- the Lion King
Did you see the new Lion King movie over the summer? Let’s take a walk on the wild side as we paint savannah rocks, discover which member of the Pride we are, and make a character button to show off!

October 2- Pirates
Make your own message in a bottle, feast on a treasure of snacks, and catch some swashbuckling action on the big screen!

November 6- Harry Potter
Have you checked out the cool new content on the Pottermore website lately? Try some of the new games, sorting quizzes, and more. We will also craft unique pencil wands to add a little magic to your homework routine!

December 4- Holidays
Let’s get in the holiday spirit with festive crafts, snacks, and games! 

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 11- Marbled Paper
Shaving cream and paint or food coloring combine in this messy and colorful craft. Make your own stationery to start the school year with!

October 9- Paint Chip Mosaics
From city skylines to abstract animals, see what you can create with scissors and paint chips.

November 13- Hot Air Balloon Lightbulbs
It’s up, up, and away as we upcycle old lightbulbs into delicate decorations for your room.

December 11- Holiday Stained Glass Suncatchers with Kitri from Ways of Color
Guest crafter Kitri from Ways of Color will guide 15 teens as they learn to make beautiful holiday-themed stained glass suncatchers. Registration for this event is FULL. 

Teen Event
Wednesday, September 18 and October 16 at 1:30 pm
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 the end of 2019. Come by to find out what’s happening!  

September 18- Shoebox Smartphone Projectors
Use some simple supplies to turn an old shoebox into a wall projector for your smartphone! Watch YouTube marathons on the big screen…of your bedroom wall.

October 16- 3D Greeting Card Stars with Lucy Hardy
You won’t want to miss this awesome upcycle craft presented by a member of our local community. Create an ornament for the holidays or just decoration at home.

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 DS marathons to our Nintendo Switch! 
September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18


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.