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Teen Programs

Dungeons & Dragons: Dragon of Icespire Peak


 

Live Zoom Event - Click Here To Register

Fridays:  7:00 pm For Grades 6 -12

February 5, 12, 19 & 26

 

Join us each Friday evening in February for weekly challenges in the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure: Dragon of Icespire Peak. If you already have a character, email Mrs. Tricia ([email protected]) your character sheet. If you need to design a character we will meet virtually ahead of time so that we are able to dive right into our campaign—again, email Mrs. Tricia (your newbie Dungeon Master) at [email protected] and we will set that up.

 

Registration is Required to receive the Zoom link to this program.
Click here to register.

Questions? Email Patricia Moore (aka Mrs. Tricia) at
[email protected]

 

Two Districts, One Book


 

Beginning March 1 ~ Grades K - 12

 

All of Region 6 and Litchfield public school students are asked to join administration, teachers and staff in reading Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh and featuring stories by Kwame Alexander, Kelly J. Baptist, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson.

Families with students in kindergarten through grade twelve will all receive a copy of the book! Our goal is for every family to enjoy the book together and engage in several fun activities connected to this diverse collection of stories. Families will receive bookmarks with discussion questions and reading-related activities. Additionally, various administration, teachers, staff, and community members will record each story being read aloud and release two stories a week for the duration of this exciting six-week program.

As a result of this collaboration between Region 6, Litchfield public schools, and area public libraries, we are able to make this community reading experience extra meaningful and enriching for families. 

 

Read with Your Teen Kits


 

Beginning March 1 ~ Grades 7 - 12

 

To supplement this wonderful community-wide school initiative OWL has created supplemental Book Bundles focused on the 10 authors featured in Flying Lessons. Each Read with Your Teen Kit will contain a book bundle (2 copies each of several books by the featured author) as well as discussion questions and fun activity prompts. These will be available for checkout beginning in March.

 For a complete list of book-bundles and /or to place a hold, email [email protected]

 

 

Short Story Contest


 

Beginning March 1 ~ Grades K - 12

 

We hope all students will be inspired after reading this collection of short stories and will want to try their hand at writing one of their very own.

The Two Districts, One Book planning committee will be hosting a short story contest with two winners in each grade band: K-3 students, 4-6 students, 7-8 students, and 9-12 students.

Submit your stories of 500+ words to [email protected] by April 23rd for consideration.

 

 

 

 

Manga Workshop: Clay Chibi


 

Live Zoom Event - Click Here To Register
Wednesday, March 24 at 4:00 PM ~ For Ages 10 - 14

 

Clay Chibi is a fun cartoon program where tweens & teens will work with Crayola Model Magic and create their own "Manga Chibi" creation with instruction from teaching-artist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham. 

Participants are only given the primary colors of red, yellow, blue, black and white and we work together mixing to create all the colors they will use on their own Manga creations. Then they add the legs, eyes, antennas, arms, tails, wings... whatever their imaginations can come up with for their Chibi character.

Packets of clay will be available for Curbside pickup the week before the event.  

Registration is Required to receive the Zoom link to this event.

 

 

Manga Cartooning Workshop


 

Live Zoom Event - Click Here To Register
Wednesday, March 31 at 4:00 PM ~ For Ages  10 - 14

 

This is a great program for young people who seriously love to draw Manga Cartoons and want to learn more about the world of Anime. Debi Hamuka-Falkenham, a professional cartoonist will teach tweens & teens how to draw Manga cartoons and Chibi characters. 


This class is for participants who want to go on to the next step in cartooning. From big foot to little foot Manga cartoons, the lessons will focus on the Manga cartoon face, expressions and the cartoon manga figure in motion. Kids will work on developing their own Manga or Chibi cartoon character and they will also learn more about the world of Anime. 

Registration is Required to receive the Zoom link to this event.

 


 

Teen E-List
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Catch the bus to OWL
Need to take the bus to OWL for a program? Bus service is available for Litchfield Public School Students. If your child or teen needs a ride to OWL from the Litchfield Public Schools, notify the school in writing at least two weeks prior to the program date.


Outreach
Too busy with sports and afterschool activities to make it to OWL, with weekly drop-in crafts at the LMS/LHS Media Center we bring the programs to you!


Materials for Teens
OWL’s teen collection is stocked with new and popular fiction, timely nonfiction created especially for teens, audiobooks, e-content, and an extensive graphic novel collection. Search our catalog here.

 

Teen Staff Reading Recommendations
For Young Adult Recommended Reading from our Young Adult Librarian, Patricia Moore (aka Mrs. Tricia), click here.

Other questions on Teen Reading, Events or Programs?
Email Patricia Moore at [email protected]