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May 2020

Virtual Open Mic for Teens, Set 4: Nikki Sullivan

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Nikki is a freshman at Morse, and was also one of the performers at our last live open mic at the end of February.  Enjoy her songs! Click here to listen to her set, which includes “Miami” by Noah Cunane and “Man Down” by Rihanna. Or click here to go to the archive of all performances.  

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June 2020

Virtual Open Mic for Teens, Set 7: Helen Bertlesman

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Helen Bertlesman is a rising senior at Morse High School. In a Morse High School poetry class with Mr. Stanton this year, she wrote poems focused on youth and want.  You can read her work (and enjoy the work of other MHS artists and writers) in the recently published literary magazine, “The Best Art and Writing of Morse.” Click here to listen to Helen read three of her poems.  Click here to access the 2020 edition of “The Best Art and Writing of Morse.” Click…

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July 2020

15-Minute Read-Alouds for Middle Schoolers

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Have you been reading 15 minutes daily? Let us help you get started! Starting next Tuesday, June 30 at noon, we’ll be offering a weekly read-aloud, via ZOOM, for middle schoolers. Every Tuesday through the end of July. We’ve got some great short stories to share, and all you have to do is listen. Tick a square off on your reading log while you eat lunch! Get one step closer to earning Mockingbird Book Shop Gift card! To receive the…

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15-Minute Read-Alouds for Middle Schoolers

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Have you been reading 15 minutes daily? Let us help you get started! Starting next Tuesday, June 30 at noon, we’ll be offering a weekly read-aloud, via ZOOM, for middle schoolers. Every Tuesday through the end of July. We’ve got some great short stories to share, and all you have to do is listen. Tick a square off on your reading log while you eat lunch! Get one step closer to earning Mockingbird Book Shop Gift card! To listen to…

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15-Minute Read-Alouds for Middle Schoolers

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 28, 2020

Have you been reading 15 minutes daily? Let us help you get started! Starting next Tuesday, June 30 at noon, we’ll be offering a weekly read-aloud, via ZOOM, for middle schoolers. Every Tuesday through the end of July. We’ve got some great short stories to share, and all you have to do is listen. Tick a square off on your reading log while you eat lunch! Get one step closer to earning Mockingbird Book Shop Gift card! To receive the…

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High School Book Group: “Reading on Racism (and Anti-Racism)”

July 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

“The only way to undo racism is to constantly identify it and describe it — and then dismantle it.”  – Ibram X. Kendi If you are looking for a way to join the national conversation about systemic racism sparked by the death of George Floyd and others, consider joining this high school book group. During the month of July, we are reading and discussing Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling book, How to Be an Anti-Racist.  Part memoir, part history lesson, Kendi’s…

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ZOOM Class: How to Use the On-Line Catalogue

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We’re getting a lot more questions these days about how to use the on-line catalogue . . .  to place holds, browse for new books, and renew borrowed items.  If you’d like to know more about how to browse and borrow from the Library from the comfort and safety of your home, this is the class for you.   Email Roberta Jordan at rjordan@patten.lib.me.us for the ZOOM invite.

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September 2020

High School Broadcast Journalism Group: Let’s Podcast!

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Interested in Journalism? Let’s Podcast!   Did you know teens are among the most frequent listeners and creators of podcasts? Did you know that the Library has great podcasting equipment and its own podcast, “City of Ships?” Did you know that gathering and reporting stories is a great way to stay connected during a pandemic?  If you’d like to help infuse the library podcast with some young adult stories and perspectives, register for a ZOOM organizational meeting on Wednesday, September…

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October 2020

Common App Workshop for High School Seniors

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Usually we call it the “Pizza Pity Party.”  This year’s Common App Workshop is virtual, so the pizza will be impossible to deliver.  But we will have the same expert team of common app experts to help you get started on your college applications. Local college counselors Leslie Trundy of Morse High School and Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting will be on hand to help students learn the basics about the Common Application web site and about how to…

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Teen Library Council’s Trivia Night

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Teen Library Council for a fun and fast trivia session on Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m.  We hope to make this a monthly event to provide easy, at-home entertainment as the weather gets cold and the days grow short. Several people can play together from the same location, or you can play as an individual.  We’ll play 5 rounds of 10 questions each. Teams/individuals will self-report scores after each round.  Winner(s) get our virtual trivia trophy for…

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