20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 pm
Dawn Foss is the author of an inspirational book for teens entitled, I Will
Stand. Dawn is a Nurse Practitioner.
A presentation on her book will be followed by a book signing.
More information to follow!
Welcome to TAG! The new Tween
Activity Group founded and run by the Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Join us
at one or all of the following programs and check us out!
Surface, Are You an Activist?
Thursday, June 27th at 4:00 p.m.
Bleach Pen Cause T-Shirts
What cause is closest to your heart? Do you want to help feed homeless
animals? Start a penny drive for disaster relief? The list of things we can
do as teens is HUGE! We will be partnering with “DOSOMETHING.ORG” and
looking at what teens are doing around the country and discussing what we
can do right here in Connecticut. Bring a colored t-shirt and make your own
bleach-pen t-shirt to show your support for your cause! Registration is
Surface, Are You an Artist?
Thursday, July 11th at 4:00 p.m.
Chalk it up!
The Library sidewalk is your canvas, make it sparkle! Join us as we
transform the Library entrance way from boring to spectacular, with original
works of art. Using vibrant chalk pastels rather then the play chalk you
used as children, each participant will have a section of the sidewalk in
which, to create their masterpiece. Registration is required.
Surface, Do You Wish You Lived in a
Thursday, July 18th at 4:00 p.m.
Steampunk Jewelry and Book Group
In case you haven’t heard, Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series is
being made into a movie due out this August! To us, this news = STEAMPUNK!
Tweens are invited to join us this afternoon to discuss books from the
steampunk genre and make some punk’d-inspired, creative pieces. Multiple
copies of select ‘steampunk’ books are available for loan. Participants
should read or be reading, at least one book from the genre before this
program. Registration is required.
Surface, You are Saving the Earth!
Thursday, July 25th at 4:00 p.m.
Art is all about creativity and seeing things differently….and so is
upcycling! During this intense 1 hour workshop, tweens in grades 6 and up
will explore the imaginative world of upcycling and design
their own inspired projects! Registration is required.
Surface, You are a SUPERSTAR!
Thursday, August 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Let your INNER PERFORMER free! Join us this afternoon and show us what
you’ve got! Prizes will be given for Best Singing, Best Dancing, Most Unique
Act, Best Costume, and many more zany categories. Participants must be
going into grade 6 or higher to enter the Talent Show and must pre-register.
Audience members of all ages are always welcome.
See the our teens' Facebook page!
The Young Adult area of the Library is designed
especially to meet the needs of our middle school aged patrons. The
collection is made up of books, audio books, and magazines.
There are nonfiction books with subjects that young teens will especially
find helpful and reference materials for a teen's reading level.
Videos, DVDs, and Music CDs are located in the Adult collection.
Teen Advisory Board
The next Advisory Board Meeting will be on
Thursday, June 20th at 4:00 p.m.
TAB is a teen-run group of dedicated students in grades 7 and up. Members
advise staff on book
purchases, programming, and teen issues.
New members are always welcome!
Snacks will be provided.
TAB is a teen-run group of dedicated students in grades 7 and up.
Members advise staff on book
purchases, programming, and teen issues.
New members are always
is required for all Teen programs.
Nutmeg Award: Chosen by Connecticut’s Youth
2014 High School Nominees
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton
Legend by Marie Lu
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Paper Towns by John Green
Shine by Lauren Myracle
The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
2014 Teen Nominees
City of Orphans by Avi
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Portland Library has purchased multiple
copies of each title for your convenience.
Click here Nutmeg Award