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!

September Virtual Teen Writer’s Block

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12

This month’s theme is: How to get out of being stuck in the middle (of writing a story).

This meeting will be held via Google Meet.

Sign up required. Please use an email someone checks.  Registered teens will get a link to the Google Meet the night of Tues. 9/29.

This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented  local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group.  If you have a short piece of work that you want to share, and which gives us a window to one of your worlds, bring it along!

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 Teen Trivia Friday

Teen Trivia Friday!

Fri. 9/25, 3-4 PM

This month’s theme will be: DISNEY Trivia

Question categories will be all about Disney and Pixar. How much do you know?

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

This meeting will be held via Zoom.

Sign up required, please make sure to have access to a device that connect to the Zoom meeting.

September Teen Readers Unite: The Lost City by Amanda Hocking

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens in Grades 7-12

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT this book is published and if you can get a copy on your own you can sign up!

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Thurs. 9/24, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of The Lost City by Amanda Hocking: a high fantasy book

Ulla was abandoned in an isolated city as a baby, taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls of mixed blood. Even knowing this truth, she’s never stopped wondering about her family.

When Ulla is offered an internship working alongside the handsome Pan at a prestigious institution, she jumps at the chance to use this opportunity to hopefully find her parents. All she wants is to focus on her job and the search for her parents, but all of her attempts to find them are blocked when she learns her mother may be connected to the royal family.

Ulla and Pan get wrapped up in helping  wrapped up in helping a girl with amnesia and with abilities unlike any they have ever seen before.  More than one mystery will be unraveled.

September Teen Drawful Doodles

Mon. 9/14, 3:00-3:30 PM

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).

Open to teens in Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020.

Sign up required to get Zoom link.

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!

Teen Book Talk Tuesday 9/8: Back to School…with a twist

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.

Miss Marisa will book talk some of her favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too!

What is this month’s theme? BACK TO SCHOOL STORIES…WITH A TWIST

For teens in Grades 7-12

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

Once you register, you will get a confirmation email with the program link. The link will be sent out again the day of the program.

 

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

Readers Theater Remix for Grades 5-8

Thurs. August 13th, 4:00-5:00 PM

For kids and teens entering Grades 5-8

This program will meet via Zoom. Sign up required to get the Zoom link.

What is Readers 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). We will also play fun theater games!

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