November Reader’s Theater Remix!

For kids and teens in Grades 5-8

Sign up required to get the Zoom link. You will get the Zoom link Wednesday night, 11/11, the day before the program.

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 and acting skills and then read through it again with a fun challenge (ex. do it angrily, do it like you just ran a marathon, etc).  No pressure. No memorizing. We will have the script on the Zoom screen.

We will also play fun theater games!

We will also have teen volunteers with acting and dramatic experience!

October Reader’s Theater Remix!

For kids and teens in Grades 5-8

Sign up is required. When you sign up you will get the Zoom link; link will also be sent out the day of the program with a reminder.

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 and acting skills and then read through it again with a fun challenge (ex. do it angrily, do it like you just ran a marathon, etc).  No pressure. No memorizing. We will have the script on the Zoom screen.

We will also play fun theater games!

We will also have teen volunteers with acting and dramatic experience!

IGNITE Program (Boys and Girls, grades 5-12): Level Up: How to be a Video Game Developer

(If you’re a girl in Grades 7-12, click here to sign up)

This month’s activity: Talk to a female video game developer!

This program is Wed. September 30th, 4:00-4:30 PM for Boys and Girls, in Grades 5-12.

Sign up for this program to get the Zoom link!

What will we be doing this month? We will get to interview a woman video game developer. Love video games? Dream of one day working as a game developer? This is your chance to ask your questions to a woman who creates video games!

Miriam Verberg, executive producer and game developer at Bloom Digital, has been in the gaming industry for years. We’ll get to hear from Miriam about what it’s like working in the gaming industry and what the process of creating a video game is like! Bloom Digital’s latest game is called Later Daters and is currently available on Steam and on the Nintendo Switch.

 

What is the IGNITE program?

Session for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12: This month from 3:30-4:30 PM. Usually, a technology-focused program to empower teens who identify as girls. We teach a different skill and project each month. Girls then stay to help teach other kids and teens.

Session for boys & girls, grades 5-12: This month from 4:00-4:300 PM. Usually, a technology focused program that teaches you a different skill and project each month.

IGNITE Program (Girls only, grades 7-12): Level Up: How to be a Video Game Developer

(Boys and girls in Grades 5-12 can sign up here)

This month’s activity: Talk to a female video game developer!

This program is Wed. September 30th, 3:30 -4:30 PM for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12.

Girls in Grades 7-12 are encouraged to stay for both sessions.

Sign up for this program to get the Zoom link!

What will we be doing this month? We will get to interview a woman video game developer. Love video games? Dream of one day working as a game developer? This is your chance to ask your questions to a woman who creates video games!

Girls in the first session will get to brainstorm together and come up with the interview questions for our video game developer, then get to ask them!

Miriam Verberg, executive producer and game developer at Bloom Digital, has been in the gaming industry for years. We’ll get to hear from Miriam about what it’s like working in the gaming industry and what the process of creating a video game is like! Bloom Digital’s latest game is called Later Daters and is currently available on Steam and on the Nintendo Switch.

 

What is the IGNITE program?

Session for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12: This month from 3:30-4:30 PM. Usually, a technology-focused program to empower teens who identify as girls. We teach a different skill and project each month. Girls then stay to help teach other kids and teens.

Session for boys & girls, grades 5-12: This month from 4:00-4:30 PM. Usually, a technology focused program that teaches you a different skill and project each month.

 

September Reader’s Theater Remix!

For kids and teens in Grades 5-8

Sign up required to get the Zoom link. You will get the Zoom link Wednesday night, 9/9, the day before the program.

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 and acting skills and then read through it again with a fun challenge (ex. do it angrily, do it like you just ran a marathon, etc).  No pressure. No memorizing. We will have the script on the Zoom screen.

We will also play fun theater games!

We will also have teen volunteers with acting and dramatic experience!

August 18th Teen Book Talk Tuesday: Dark Fantasy books & LGBTQ+ titles!

Want to hear about some good books? Want to share what you’re reading?
Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

For teens entering Grades 7-12, and Class of 2020 Seniors!

What will we do?
Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

8/18: Dark Fantasy books & LGBTQ+ titles!

When will this happen?
Two Tuesdays a month in  July and August from 4-5 PM on Tues. 7/7 and 7/21, and Tues. 8/5 and 8/18.

Sign up separately for each program you want to attend.

How do I sign up?
Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/7 Teen Book Talk

Click here to sign up for 7/21 Teen Book Talk

Click here to sign up for 8/4 Teen Book Talk

August 11th (reschedule from 8/4) Teen Book Talk Tuesday: Mysteries, Riddles, Puzzles!

Want to hear about some good books? Want to share what you’re reading?
Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

For teens entering Grades 7-12, and Class of 2020 Seniors!

What will we do? Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

Newly rescheduled date: is Tues. 8/11, from 4:30-5:30 PM 8/4: Mysteries, Riddles, and Puzzles

8/18: Dark Fantasy books & LGBTQ+ titles!

When will this happen?
Two Tuesdays a month in  July and August from 4-5 PM

Sign up separately for each program you want to attend.

How do I sign up?
Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

 

Click here to sign up for 8/18 Teen Book Talk

July 21st Teen Book Talk Tuesday

Want to hear about some good books? Want to share what you’re reading?
Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

For teens entering Grades 7-12, and Class of 2020 Seniors!

What will we do?
Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

7/21 theme: Superheroes with a twist

8/4: TBD

8/18: TBD

When will this happen?
Two Tuesdays a month in  July and August from 4-5 PM on Tues. 7/7 and 7/21, and Tues. 8/5 and 8/18.

Sign up separately for each program you want to attend.

How do I sign up?
Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/7 Teen Book Talk

Click here to sign up for 8/4 Teen Book Talk

Click here to sign up for 8/18 Teen Book Talk

July 7th Teen Book Talk Tuesday

Want to hear about some good books? Want to share what you’re reading?
Sign up to share what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading. Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

For teens entering Grades 7-12, and Class of 2020 Seniors!

What will we do?
Each teen can briefly talk and share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

7/7 theme: EVIL ROYALS

7/21 theme: Superheroes with a twist

8/4: TBD

8/18: TBD

When will this happen?
Two Tuesdays a month in  July and August from 4-5 PM on Tues. 7/7 and 7/21, and Tues. 8/5 and 8/18.

Sign up separately for each program you want to attend.

How do I sign up?
Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no school email addresses, ex. @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event the morning of the Tuesday program.

Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.

 

Click here to sign up for 7/21 Teen Book Talk

Click here to sign up for 8/4 Teen Book Talk

Click here to sign up for 8/18 Teen Book Talk

Teen Book Talk Tuesdays: 4/28 What Are You Reading?

Want to hear about some good books?  Want to share what you’re reading?  Want to connect with other teens online?

Sign up below to connect with Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian, and other teens. You can share about what you’re reading and hear what other teens are reading.

What will we do?

Each teen will have 4-ish minutes to share about a book they are reading or have recently read.

This week Miss Marisa will book talk teen realistic fiction and historical fiction titles on Overdrive and Hoopla!

When will this happen?

Tuesdays from 4-5 PM on Tues. 4/14, 4/21, 4/28. Sign up separately for each event you’d like to attend.

How do I sign up?

Register with an email address someone regularly checks (no @avon.k12.ct.us emails) and you will receive an email with a code to join the Google Meet event on the day you signed up. Please click on the link between 3:55-4:05 PM.