Gaming, Sign Language, Book Club & Peeps and MUCH MORE!

Game Chat
DISCORD MEET-UP
Share what video games you’re currently hooked on & get recommendations from other teens! Register & we’ll email you the link to our Teen Discord server if you’re not already a member.
Grades 6-13.
4/6 | 7-7:45 | Discord

 

American Sign Language
(Beginner/Advanced)
Teen volunteer instructor Emily covers the alphabet as well as conversational symbols & phrases. Register for the Zoom invite & we’ll email you the link. Grades 5-12.
Beginner 4/8 | 4-4:30 pm | Zoom
Advanced 4/8 | 4:30-5 pm | Zoom

 

Teen Graphic Novel: “The Crossover” Discord Meet-Up
Join our super fun & informal book club discussion of The Crossover by Kwame Alexander on our Teen Discord Server’s #BookChat Channel!  If you’ve read the book & want to join us for the discussion, register below to request a link to join the Teen Discord Server discussion only. If you would like to try to register for a Teen Graphic Novel Grab ‘n’ Go Kit, click on the link to see if any are still available. Registration can be done in-person or online. Grades 7-12.

 

Video Game Club
DISCORD MEET-UP
Join us the 3rd Thursday of each month for gaming online! All skill levels ae welcome. Register & we’ll email you instructions for participating & for joining our Teen Discord server. Grades 6-13.
4/15 | 7-8 pm | Discord

 

Star Wars Paper Lantern
GRAB ‘N’ GO
Star Wars fans make your own working paper lantern featuring your favorite characters from the Star Wars Universe! Snap & share a pic on our Discord #Fandoms Channel via Discord. Register while supplies last. Grades 6-13.
Grab ‘n’ Go sign-up: 4/13-4/26

 

Peeps Diorama Contest
GRAB ‘N’ GO
Re-create your favorite fandom using Marshmallow Peeps! Do you have a favorite book or movie? How about a video game or comic? This is your chance to recreate your favorite fandom using the famous sweet Easter treats. Participation is simple: showcase a favorite scene or highlight your favorite characters &/or create an original mash-up of two different fandoms & then use your Peeps to convey your story to show us who (& what!) you stan. We’ll supply everything you need EXCEPT a shoe box for your diorama design. Once you’re done, snap & send us a photo of your diorama via email (slateen@stratfordlibrary.org) by Friday April 30th to be entered into the prize contest. Register while supplies last.
Grades 6-13.”Grab ‘n’ Go sign-up: 4/13-4/26

Celebrate  National Poetry Month w/
Books in Verse

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
“As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn’s fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.”

 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
“Xiomara “feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers–especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. When she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.”

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
“Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.”

 

 

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen
“In 1993 in New York City, high school senior Mira uncovers many secrets, including that her father has a secret life and is gay.”

 

 

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
“In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, abuse and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother’s stories of strong women of the Bible.”

 

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkrataman
“In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an accident.”

 

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Tuesday & Wednesday 1-8