Teen Fall Programs

Random Fandom
Wednesday, September 6, October 4, November 1 at 2 p.m.
The first Wednesday of every month, we’ll be celebrating a new popular theme geared towards kids in grades 5-8.  We’ll make crafts, eat snacks, play games, and talk all about the theme.
September: Celebrate the country we live in and the state(s) we love with our USA Random Fandom! Craft your favorite state with string art; make sure you can say you’ve been everywhere (man) with the retro Game of the States, and more.
October: get into the spooky season mood by celebrating Maine’s own master of horror. Try blood spatter painting, test your knowledge of the King universe, and more!
November: Charge up your superpowers by celebrating all the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe! Paint a rock with the logo or likeness of your favorite character, view a recent Marvel movie, and more.
Teen Craft
Wednesday, September 13, October 11, November 8 at 2 p.m.
Stop by the library on the second Wednesday in each month to try out a new craft!  We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!
September: Magazine Roll-up Animals- Let’s continue our celebration of the States by crafting your favorite state’s official animal from recycled magazines.
October: CD Shard Art- Let’s see what we can decorate with CD & DVD shards to make some cool art.
November: Safety Pin Jewelry- Let’s try making some safety pin jewelry to give you some new bling right before the holiday season.

Teen Food Workshop
Wednesday, September 20, October 18, and November 15 at 2 p.m.
Want to improve your food prep skills? Have some culinary fun and get your snack on after early release with Teen Food Workshop, the third Wednesday of each month. Each workshop will show how to make a cool snack step by step, and then we’ll eat what we’ve made together!
September: Crunchy Apple Boats
 October: Monster Energy Bites
November: Unicorn Cookies
All ingredients and tools provided. Please inform library staff of any food allergies before participating in this program. 

Teen Game Tournament
Wednesday, September 27, October 25, and November 29 at 2 p.m.
Need something to do on an early release day? Drop by the library on the last Wednesday of each month to participate in our ongoing gaming tournament. Each month, we will have a new competitive game for you to try your hand at - from retro board games to Wii marathons to lawn games. The top scorer at the end of our chosen game will win a prize! 

These free events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

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Resources for Teens

Book Reviews and Suggestions

Teen Reads: Interested in learning about new books? Teen Reads might just be the place for you! It is filled with a little bit of everything, reviews, author interviews, and contests. 

Reading Rants: Want to find a new book to read? Try this website which features out-of-the-ordinary book suggestions

Epic Reads: Like browsing BuzzFeed but want it to be more book focused? Try Epic Reads, a listicle website complete with funny gifs and lots of YA books

No Flying No Tights: Love graphic novels? Check out this website which is filled with graphic novel reviews

Writing Resources

Figment: Do you like to read, write, and connect with other writers? Then Figment might be a great place to explore. It's a website to share your writing, read new writing, and discover new ideas.

Teen Ink: Do you like to write, read, and make art? Then check out Teen Ink, a website for teens ages 13 - 19 who love to write or express themselves artistically. 

Cyber Awareness

A Thin Line: Curious about the digital world, but worried about it at the same time? Check out this website which was created by MTV to help spot, respond to, and prevent digital abuse. Learn how to be more tech savvy and safe.