Our online teen summer reading program for students going into grades 9-12 is now active and goes until August 25. Earn rewards for registering for and completing the program, and be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card when you finish the program! It’s super simple: register online for the “Spark a Reaction” program and log each book you read, along with a review that is at least a paragraph long. Log and review three books – the same number you have to read for Windham Public Schools summer reading – and you’ve finished the program. Why not join the program and earn rewards for the books you’re going to read anyways?
A free writing workshop on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM for teens and adults with poet Lisa Taylor, author of Necessary Silence and three other books. Lisa holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and she currently teaches writing at Eastern Connecticut State University and Nichols College. Explore your creative side with one of our local authors! This workshop is free and open to all ages 13 and up. Space is limited – please register at 860-465-3079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a Halloween-themed short story, poem, or limerick you would like to write or tell? Submit an entry into our Howl At the Moon Story Contest! Contest is for kids and teens ages 10-18. Entries must have a Halloween theme and not exceed 1,000 words. One submission per category is allowed (short story, poem, or limerick) and prizes will be awarded for each category. Entries must be submitted either at the Library or to email@example.com by Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 PM. No late entries will be accepted. Please make sure your entry has the following information in front: your name, date, age, phone number. Then join us at the Library on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 PM for a special program where the winners will be announced. Wear a costume, read your entry out loud if you’d like, eat Goblin Guts and drink Witches’ Brew, and find out which entries have won prizes!
Don’t forget that our teen summer reading program ends Monday, August 26! You have until the end of the day Monday to finish logging your books. Log and review three books and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a Kindle!
Calling all Hunger Games fans aged 12-18! We’re having a Hunger Games Jeopardy game at 6:00 on Thursday, August 8. Trivia questions are based on the book “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, with a few movie questions on the side. Snacks will be provided and there are prizes for the winner! Call the Library at 860-465-3082 x3 to sign up for the program.
Nev Levin, henna artist behind the ReMarkable Blackbird studio, will create her magical henna artwork on teens ages 12-18. All-natural plant-based henna is used. There will be two one-hour sessions on Friday, August 2: 2:00-3:00 PM and 3:00-4:00 PM. Call the Library at 860-465-3082 x3 to register for the session of your choice. Hurry – the spots available are filling up quickly!