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Marisa Hicking, Teen Librarian

March 2021

Mental Health Matters!: Q&A + Discussion with YA Authors Julia Tannenbaum & Jen Petro-Roy

Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

Mental Health Matters!: Q&A + Discussion with YA Authors Julia Tannenbaum & Jen Petro-Roy Tuesday March 2nd, 7:00 PM. Open to kids and teens in Grades 6-12, Educators, and family members.  Registration required. Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the program.  Join us for an important conversation with authors and activists Julia Tannenbaum and Jen Petro-Roy, who will talk about their YA books that address eating disorders, mental health, and recovery. When you register, submit an anonymous…

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Little Buddy sign up for WINTER 2021 BOOK BUDDIES

Thursday, March 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 5, 2021

Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

Winter 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Little Buddies! (if you're a teen in Grades 7-12 and want to sign up, go here) Time: 4:00-5:00 PM  Dates: Thursday February 11, 18, 25, and Thursday March 4. Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings! What is the Book Buddies program? Little Buddies (kids in Grades K-3), practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Big Buddies will also read to their Little Buddies. Little Buddies get to…

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Big Buddy sign up for WINTER 2021 BOOK BUDDIES

Thursday, March 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 5, 2021

online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001

Winter 2021 Virtual Book Buddies sign up for Big Buddies! (if you want to sign your child in Grades K-3 up to be a Little Buddy, go here) Time: 4:00-5:00 PM  Dates: Thursday February 11, 18, 25, and Thursday March 4. Check your schedule that you can attend all 4 meetings! Who can be a Big Buddy? Teens in Grades 7-12. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours if you love working with kids! What is the Book…

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March Teen Book Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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What is this month’s theme? TBD Want to hear about some good books and share what you’re reading? Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. You are also welcome to just listen in. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too! This program is for teens in Grades 7-12   Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration…

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March Teen Writer’s Block

Wednesday, March 10 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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When: Wednesday March 10th, time 4:00-5:00 PM This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. This group will be run by Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderful local science fiction and fantasy author. This month's theme: Sharing and feedback day! Bring a short selection of your work—maybe a page or two, or a poem—to read to the group. Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information…

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March Reader’s Theater Remix!

Thursday, March 11 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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For kids and teens in Grades 5-8 Sign up required to get the Zoom link. Just in case we will email the Zoom link out the night before/the day of. What is Reader’s Theater Remix? It is a fun program where kids and teens will each get their own part in a short story or picture book. We will practice our dramatic reading  skills by reading with a funny voice challenge (ex. do it angrily, do it like you just…

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Thursday, March 11 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students will…

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3/16 Teen Readers Unite Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

Tuesday, March 16 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU) Title: Can't Take That Away From Me by Steven Salvatore This discussion will occur on Google Meet. Program open to teens in Grades 7-12.   How does this work: 1. Pick the day & time you will get the book from the Curbside Pickup table WHEN you register! (If you miss your Curbside Pickup date, you will have to email mhicking@libraryconnection.info to reschedule). Curbside Pickup table hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11-6:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 11-4:30…

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March Middle Grade Book Talk

Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Who can sign up? Kids in Grades 4, 5, and 6! What will we do? Each child will have 2-3 minutes to share about 1-2 books they are reading or have recently read. It can be any type of kid’s book type: realistic, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel book for kids! When will this happen? We now meet on Wednesdays! BONUS: Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and Miss Danielle, a Children’s Library Specialist, will book talk their books you…

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Teen Magazine Brainstorming meeting

Thursday, March 18 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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We made the Winter 2020 Imagine Magazine a success. You asked to do it again, so let's plan. This is a planning meeting! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm. The goal would be for a teen-lead magazine creation. You, the teens, brainstorm, create & write content, and edit the materials into a final product (with some assistance from your friendly librarians).    This program is open to teens in Grades 7-12.   

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March Dreadful Doodles

Monday, March 22 at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Dreadful doodles logo

Open to teens in Grades 7-12. Let’s draw together…poorly. Bring your own writing paper and pen or pencil. Miss Marisa will tell you (poorly) how to draw something (she won’t show what it was until the end). Registration required for Google Meet link. How do I sign up? Register with a phone and email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. DON’T use: @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Zoom program.…

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Kid Readers Unite (KRU) book discussion of These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn

Tuesday, March 23 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Kid Readers Unite book discussion (KRU) Are you in Grades 4-6 and LOVE to read? Do you want to get a free book just for reading? Then KRU is for you! Your parent can sign you up to get your own free advance reader copy (arc) of this month's title. Pick up the book from our Curbside Kids Cart, read it, show and participate in a fun discussion-and the book is yours to keep! This month's title: These Unlucky Stars…

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Thurs. 3/25 Teen Advisory Board meeting

Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours! Open to teens in Grades 9-12. Registration required. Two meetings in March: Thursday 3/25, 5:00-6:00 PM and  Tuesday, 3/30, 5:00-6:00 PM  This is the Thursday 3/25 sign up. You can sign up for one or both meetings and do different things at each meeting. What do we do at our meetings? This month we will have new books and manga to vote on buying for the Teen Room,…

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March Teen Trivia Friday

Friday, March 26 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Trivia Friday! Fri.  3/26,  3:45-4:45 PM We will ask 6 questions on a grab bag of 8 different categories. Open to teens in Grades 7-12. This meeting will be held via Zoom. Sign up required. Get the Zoom link when you register!   Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information for safety issues. If we are unable to confirm information, you will not be let in the day of the program.…

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Friday, March 26 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students will…

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Tues. 3/30 Teen Advisory Board meeting

Tuesday, March 30 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Advisory Board logo

AFPL Teen Advisory Board A great way to get your volunteers hours! Open to teens in Grades 9-12. Registration required. Two meetings in March: Thursday 3/25, 5:00-6:00 PM and  Tuesday, 3/30, 5:00-6:00 PM  This is the Tuesday 3/30 sign up. You can sign up for one or both meetings and do different things at each meeting.  What do we do at our meetings? This month we will have new books and manga to vote on buying for the Teen Room,…

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IGNITE: Racing to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, March 31 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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IGNITE = Inspiring Girls IN Technology Exploration What will we be learning about this month? Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. We will speak with Grace Stutzmann, Professor & Discipline Chair of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Therapeutics. She runs her own lab, performing cutting edge research focusing on finding a cure for Alzheimer's. This program is Wed., March 31sth,…

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IGNITE: Racing to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, March 31 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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IGNITE = Inspiring Girls IN Technology Exploration What will we be learning about this month? Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. We will speak with Grace Stutzmann, Professor & Discipline Chair of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Therapeutics. She runs her own lab, performing cutting edge research focusing on finding a cure for Alzheimer's. This program is Wed., March 31sth,…

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April 2021

April Dreadful Doodles

Monday, April 5 at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
online, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Dreadful doodles logo

Open to teens in Grades 7-12. Let’s draw together…poorly. Bring your own writing paper and pen or pencil. Miss Marisa will tell you (poorly) how to draw something (she won’t show what it was until the end). Registration required for Google Meet link. How do I sign up? Register with a phone and email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. DON’T use: @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Zoom program.…

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Thursday, April 8 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, 4/8, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students…

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Thursday, April 22 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, 4/22, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students…

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April Teen Trivia Friday

Friday, April 23 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online (Zoom- Kids and Teens), 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Teen Trivia Friday! Fri.  4/23,  3:45-4:45 PM We will ask 6 questions on a grab bag of 8 different categories. Open to teens in Grades 7-12. This meeting will be held via Zoom. Sign up required. Get the Zoom link when you register!   Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information for safety issues. If we are unable to confirm information, you will not be let in the day of the program.…

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May 2021

Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Thursday, May 6 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, 5/6, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students…

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Free Virtual College Entrance Exam Practice Test!

Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online: C2 Education, 315 W. Main St/ Marshalls Plaza
Avon, CT 06001 United States

The Avon Free Public Library is partnering with C2 Education to offer free, full-length, virtual practice tests for the ACT/SAT/PSAT for local students.   This program is for teens in Grades 8-12. Sign up required. We will offer this program twice each month. Register by 4:30 pm on Thursday, 5/20, the day of the test. The link will be sent out from C2 Education by 9pm on Thursday night. Your link will be valid for 72 hours. After the exam: Students…

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