For Tweens, Teens & Young Adults...

Let's celebrate Earth Day, National Poetry Month & Bake Bread!
Find what you need to get through quarantine at our Digital Library .



ePROGRAMS

Congrats to our HAIKU
Quaran-themed
National Poetry Month
contest winner!

Swimming through honey,
treading so I stay afloat.
Lost without routine.

Honorable Mention:

I am daydreaming
Because it's the only way
We'll glimpse the future.

*Winner will be receiving a $10 eGiftcard.
Thanks for all the great submissions!
What should you do TONIGHT?
Thursday is weekly
Teen GAME NIGHT !

Join Laura for a
fun virtual game night.

April 16 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
*5th - 8th grade
What should you do THIS SATURDAY?
ART Challenge
Deadline is this Saturday

CHALK your WALK
National Poetry Month style

Submissions due April 18 at 3:00 PM
*All ages--get your siblings involved!
What should you do ON SUNDAY?
SOURDOUGH
Show & Tell

Our teens are big into wild yeast!
Forget pet rocks! Grow your own starter
to bake some fabulous bread for the family!
(We also welcome pics of regular yeasted bread.)

Submissions due April 19th by 8pm.
*All ages--get your parents & siblings involved!
What should you do NEXT WEEK?
EARTH DAY Expo
Show & Tell on Zoom

Listen in on sustainable life hacks
or team up with a parent to
share your own mini (2-3 minute) presentation!

April 22nd at 4:30 PM
*Presenter Application (just a sentence or two)
Deadline is April 17th at 12:00 PM
*For adults & teens 5th grade & up!
What should you do FTW?
Free online SAT/ACT
Practice Test

The College Board cancelled the June Testing
but you can still get in some extra practice.

Saturday, April 25th
*Test takers must register by Friday, April 24th.
*Recommended for those who have
completed Algebra 2.
What should you do to CELEBRATE Earth Day?

  • SUPPORT our very own local environmental group! Check out and get involved in Planet New Canaan and follow on Insta.
  • LEARN how to identify the trees in your neighborhood simply by the kinds of leaves it produces. Gather specimens on your next walk & check out the tree identification guide from the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • HELP others and the planet. Take on the #DoGoodFromHome challenge and discover that you have the power to do good from anywhere.
  • CELEBRATE with the American Museum of Natural History. Join their day-long virtual Earth Day 2020 Festival happening Wednesday, April 22.



eRecommendations



Kathleen's Pick: movie on Kanopy
Clue (1985)
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

"This movie is pure comfort food: as long as your comfort food involves a group of people getting invited to a mysterious mansion only to learn that there's a murderer in their midst--which mine totally does. It's clever, hilarious, and so much fun! I've seen it too many times to count, but it never gets old! "
--Kathleen
Marie's Must-Read: Online Graphic Novel
Check, Please! by Ngozi Uzaku
If you loved Check, Please! Year One , about Eric Bittle, a former junior figureskating champion who joins the Samwell University hockey team, you can now read Book Two "Sticks and Scones" and the entire series free online.

"The story is now complete
(UGLY SOBBING) it was so good! 
There are a tons of great webcomics that can be read for free everywhere! Some on apps like Tapas ( Heartstopper   by Alice Oseman) and Webtoon ( Space Boy  by Stephen McCranie)" 
--Marie
Sam Suggests: eBinge the Series
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
 On May 19th 2020, Suzanne Collins will release the much anticipated prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy! Now's the time to practice on your makeshift bow & arrow, read for the first time, or revisit Katniss, Peeta, & Gale in one of the best-loved teen series of all time.

"The announcement that the Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, would be about President Snow threw the internet into a tizzy.
Gear up for the release by revisiting Panem during the pandemic ."
--Sam
What Laura is Loving: eBook on Hoopla
Art Starts with a Line by Erin Mcmanness
An interactive drawing guide for everyone! Draw exercises for decorative borders, botanicals and more- each starting with a simple line.


"I've been inspired to dig out my pencils and pens to start drawing again. I don't really have the focus for anything too complicated, but I love finding simple drawing exercises to try out and this book is full of them!"
--Laura

Check out or put a hold on these recent YA releases!




for PARENTS



Adapting to Changes to the
2019-2020 Academic Year
Zoom Information Session

C2 Education discusses impact of COVID-19 changes to the academic timeline including how state, College Board, and individual college mandates impact your teen.

Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:00 - 5:45 PM
Digital Library LIVE DEMO
Zoom Information Session

Learn how to use eBooks, digital newspapers, language-learning platforms, & online movie access.

April 22nd, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



For the whole family...



New! Ancestry Library Edition is now available from home for a limited time! Now you can research with your family, call your grandparents for deets & uncover your personal history right from your home computer!

Remote access is available until the end of April.
Are you hoping to get a summer job? Are you watching your younger siblings a lot these days? Take an online babysitting course or learn a new hobby or skill on Universal Class for free with your library card!

to access over 500 courses on Universal Class!
Experience 29 films from 8 countries!  

Virtual Ticket passes $175
( $100 discounted price for Health Care Workers, Seniors,
Students, Military & First Responders)

24-Hour Access from May 1 – May 3
20% of your ticket price comes back to the New Caanan Library if you use the link on our website!

We miss you!
Enjoy the Spring Weather
&
Keep Reading!