Teens

Welcome to the Stratford Library Teen Page!

  • Teens Gaming, Reading, Hans Solo S’mores & Scholarship Deadline!


    Attention all HS Seniors!  Scholarship Deadline is April 30.

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    May the Fourth Han Solo Smores
    GRAB ‘N’ GO KIT

    Celebrate May the Fourth, the special holiday just for Star Wars fans! You can pick up a grab ‘n’ go kit and make your own Han Solo Smores!
    Grab ‘N’ Go Kit sign-up begin April 27

     

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    uCreate: Game Chat Discord Meetup

    Hop on our Discord server and meet us in the gaming channel to share what video games you’re currently hooked on, get recommendations from others, exchange gaming tips and tricks, and make new friends! Plus, be entered into a gaming-themed giveaway. Register and we’ll email you a link to join the Teen Discord server (if you haven’t already). For grades 6 – freshman year of college.
    May 4  |  7-7:30 pm | Discord

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    ASL (Beginner & Advanced)

    Learn the basics of ASL! Teen volunteer instructor Emily will cover the alphabet along with current conversational symbols & phrases. Practice your skills with other interested teens too. We will be combining both Beginner & Advanced levels so all skill levels are welcome. Register for the Zoom invite. Grades 5-12. (Zoom (link will be sent to your email).
    May 13 & 27 | 4-4:45 pm | Zoom
    *Watch for announcements about location change for upcoming meetings!

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    Teen Book Buzz on Discord
    GRAB ‘N’ GO KIT

    Hear about the latest & greatest teen books and share what you’re reading.  Register and pick up a special treat to enjoy while we chat about books! Email us at slateen@stratfordlibrary.org if you are not already on the Teen Discord Server.  Registration begins May 4.
    May 18 | 4-4:30 pm | Discord

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    uCreate: Video Game Club Online

    Join us the third Thursday of each month for Video Game Club Online! For gamers grades 6 – freshman year of college. All skill levels are welcome. Register and we’ll email you instructions for participating as well as a link to join our just-for-teens Discord server (if you haven’t already!).
    May 20 | 7-8 pm | Discord
    This month’s theme: TBD. Check back!

     

     

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  • GRAB ‘N’ GO KITS–Peeps Contest! & Baby Yoda Keychain

    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.
    Register while supplies last.
    Grades 6-13.  Grab ‘n’ Go sign-up: 4/13-4/26

    Paracord Baby Yoda Keychain
    GRAB ‘N’ GO
    Teens! Make what is arguably the freakin’ *CUTEST* character in the Star Wars franchise EVER! Each kit includes all the supplies you’ll need to make your own baby Yoda keychain. Register while supplies last.
    Grab ‘N’ Go sign-ups 4/13-4/26

     

     

     

     

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  • 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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