Teens

Lights, Camera, IMPROV! An Interactive Workshop

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and wish you could participate? Say YES… And join us for an evening of Improv and rediscover your inner silly.  Connect with your laugh reflex, play creative games in a relaxed, supportive environment all while meeting new friends at the library! So, come and deck the halls with boughs of JOLLY! Launch your holiday season with comfort and joy, laughter and FUN with Improv!  Say you'll be there and register at actwvpl.eventbrite.com.

*fun exercises
*silly games
*wholesome, good natured FUN!

With Acting Teacher, Mary McCann, Certified Alexander Technique Instructor Explorealexander.com

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Qi Gong for Women's Health

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Moms, Daughters, & Sisters - Bring your body back into balance.  Experience this ancient Chinese energy practice and learn seven powerful self-healing Qigong movements unique to a woman’s body.  Tap into your body’s power to transform itself; increase energy, balance emotions, and improve your health.

This is a FREE workshop in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  Give yourself the gift of health and pay it forward with a donation this evening to Unite for Her, a local nonprofit committed to helping women diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their way through treatment by providing complementary integrative breast cancer therapies and education.  SAY YOU'LL BE THERE!  Tell a friend, bring a friend!  Register online at qiwvpl.eventbrite.com

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Build a Better Mind: Mindfulness for Teens Workshop

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Do you feel overwhelmed with pressures from school, friends, parents, or even pressure you put on yourself, and have a hard time finding space to just BE?

Do you get stressed or anxious just thinking about all of the things you have to do?

Have you ever freaked-out about something, only to later regret how you acted?

Do you ever feel like you've got so much going on in your head that it's hard to think clearly?

What if you could slow down, find quiet, and enjoy the moment, no matter what's happening around you?

Mindfulness empowers you to be able to recognize when you're feeling stressed or out of control, and gives you the ability to move forward with compassion, focus, selfawareness, acceptance, and inner peace.

In this 4-week workshop, we'll practice:

  • Guided meditations to help you feel grounded and maintain focus and clarity during a hectic day.
  • Being able to notice and cope with strong emotions (like anger, stress, anxiety, or sadness) before they overwhelm your brain, body, and influence your actions.
  • How to apply mindfulness in your daily life, especially to help you effectively communicate with others, be able to get 'in the zone' during a game or before a test, and to create a space for you to just be YOU.

For ages 13-18 (middle & high school students). FREE. Registration required (link will register you for all four sessions). Must be able to attend all sessions. Tuesday, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1 @ 12 to 1 PM.

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Build a Better Mind: Mindfulness for Teens Workshop

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Do you feel overwhelmed with pressures from school, friends, parents, or even pressure you put on yourself, and have a hard time finding space to just BE?

Do you get stressed or anxious just thinking about all of the things you have to do?

Have you ever freaked-out about something, only to later regret how you acted?

Do you ever feel like you've got so much going on in your head that it's hard to think clearly?

What if you could slow down, find quiet, and enjoy the moment, no matter what's happening around you?

Mindfulness empowers you to be able to recognize when you're feeling stressed or out of control, and gives you the ability to move forward with compassion, focus, selfawareness, acceptance, and inner peace.

In this 4-week workshop, we'll practice:

  • Guided meditations to help you feel grounded and maintain focus and clarity during a hectic day.
  • Being able to notice and cope with strong emotions (like anger, stress, anxiety, or sadness) before they overwhelm your brain, body, and influence your actions.
  • How to apply mindfulness in your daily life, especially to help you effectively communicate with others, be able to get 'in the zone' during a game or before a test, and to create a space for you to just be YOU.

For ages 13-18 (middle & high school students). FREE. Registration required (link will register you for all four sessions). Must be able to attend all sessions. Tuesday, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1 @ 12 to 1 PM.

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Build a Better Mind: Mindfulness for Teens Workshop

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Do you feel overwhelmed with pressures from school, friends, parents, or even pressure you put on yourself, and have a hard time finding space to just BE?

Do you get stressed or anxious just thinking about all of the things you have to do?

Have you ever freaked-out about something, only to later regret how you acted?

Do you ever feel like you've got so much going on in your head that it's hard to think clearly?

What if you could slow down, find quiet, and enjoy the moment, no matter what's happening around you?

Mindfulness empowers you to be able to recognize when you're feeling stressed or out of control, and gives you the ability to move forward with compassion, focus, selfawareness, acceptance, and inner peace.

In this 4-week workshop, we'll practice:

  • Guided meditations to help you feel grounded and maintain focus and clarity during a hectic day.
  • Being able to notice and cope with strong emotions (like anger, stress, anxiety, or sadness) before they overwhelm your brain, body, and influence your actions.
  • How to apply mindfulness in your daily life, especially to help you effectively communicate with others, be able to get 'in the zone' during a game or before a test, and to create a space for you to just be YOU.

For ages 13-18 (middle & high school students). FREE. Registration required (link will register you for all four sessions). Must be able to attend all sessions. Tuesday, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1 @ 12 to 1 PM.

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Build a Better Mind: Mindfulness for Teens Workshop

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Do you feel overwhelmed with pressures from school, friends, parents, or evenpressure you put on yourself, and have a hard time finding space to just BE?

Do you get stressed or anxious just thinking about all of the things you have to do?

Have you ever freaked-out about something, only to later regret how you acted?

Do you ever feel like you've got so much going on in your head that it's hard to think clearly?What if you could slow down, find quiet, and enjoy the moment, no matter what's happening around you?

 

Mindfulness empowers you to be able to recognize when you're feeling stressed or out of control, and gives you the ability to move forward with compassion, focus, selfawareness, acceptance, and inner peace.

In this 4-week workshop, we'll practice:

  • Guided meditations to help you feel grounded and maintain focus and clarity during a hectic day.
  • Being able to notice and cope with strong emotions (like anger, stress, anxiety, or sadness) before they overwhelm your brain, body, and influence your actions.
  • How to apply mindfulness in your daily life, especially to help you effectively communicate with others, be able to get 'in the zone' during a game or before a test, and to create a space for you to just be YOU.

For ages 13-18 (middle & high school students). FREE. Registration required (link will register you for all four sessions). Must be able to attend all sessions. Tuesday, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1 @ 12 to 1 PM.

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Meet Author Blair Thornburgh @ Ambler

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

Debut author Blair Thornburgh will visit the Ambler Branch to discuss her debut book, Who's That Girl, and her writing.

Ages 13- 17 ~ Registration Required ~ Great for Teens and Adults!

From girl next door to the top of the charts…

A laugh-out-loud debut filled with hilarious awkward encounters, a supportive LGBTQ organization, and too many cheesy lyrics to count.

Junior Nattie McCullough has always been that under-the-radar straight girl who hangs out in the cafeteria with her gay-straight alliance friends. She’s never been the girl that gets the guy, let alone the girl that gets a hit song named after her.

But when last summer’s crush, smoking-hot musician Sebastian Delacroix—who has recently hit the mainstream big-time—returns home to play a local show, that’s just what she gets. He and his band, the Young Lungs, have written a chart-topping single—“Natalie”—which instantly makes Nattie second guess everything she thought about their awkward non-kiss at that June pool party. That it was horrific. That it meant nothing. That Sebastian never gave her another thought.

To help keep her mind off of Sebastian and his maybe-about-her, maybe-not-about-her song, Nattie throws herself into planning the school’s LGBTQIA dance. That proves problematic, too, when Nattie begins to develop feelings for her good friend Zach. With the song getting major airplay and her once-normal life starting to resemble the cover of a gossip magazine, Nattie is determined to figure out once and for all if her brief moment with Sebastian was the stuff love songs are made of—or just a one-hit wonder.

About the Author
Blair Thornburgh is a writer, editor, Latin nerd, and Joni Mitchell superfan. She lives in Philadelphia.
Longer bio: Blair Thornburgh writes books for and about teenagers with a sense of humor. Her hobbies include forgetting the lyrics to songs, deep dives into obscure corners of Wikipedia, and snacks. During the day she works as an editor at Quirk Books, a slightly more glamorous job than her previous gigs selling flowers and digging up sweet potatoes. She was inspired to write her debut novel, the YA romantic comedy Who’s That Girl, after, among other things, listening to too much pretentious indie rock, spending a weekend yurt-camping in Quebec, and fighting a killer craving for a pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookie. A former teenager, she now lives in her hometown of Philadelphia.

Book Information
Hardcover, 400 pages
Coming July 11, 2017 from HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062447777
ISBN-13: 978-0062447777

Contact: blair@blairthornburgh.com
Representation: Uwe Stender of TriadaUS, uwe@triadaus.com

Available downloads: 
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Meet Graphic Novelist Matt Phelan

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Grahpic Novelist Matt Phelan will visit WVPL to talk about the inspiration and process behind his hit graphic novel: Snow White. Bring questions!

Snow White is a graphic novel retelling of the classic fairy tale, but with a twist. The tale takes place in a city around the time of the Great Depression. Atmospheric and compelling, this is a retelling readers won't want to miss.

Ages 13-17 ~ Registration required. ~ Teen Summer Event

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