Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Dreams

I have this recurring dream where I'm sitting in the back seat of a car that is racing up a ridiculously steep bridge over the ocean, when I suddenly realize there is no driver at the wheel. Fear washes over me as I try to reach the driver's seat to stop the car, only to find out the brakes don't work. I always manage to wake up before the car plunges into the water below. The world of dreaming has been the subject of much interest for philosophers, writers, and mystics for centuries. This week we explore dreams and the many ways they can reveal our subconscious thoughts and inspire us.


#READ: Call Down The Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Call Down the Hawk Book Cover

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed.



#LISTEN: Music to inspire your dreams, where ever they may take you.

Celtic Dream


Dream Music

Celtic Dream: Music Of Relaxation by The Munros Nocturne - Music For Dreaming by Various Artists Dream Music, Vol. 2 by Various Artists


#EXPLORE: Yoga Poses for Better Sleep

Who doesn't need a good night's sleep? Quicken your voyage to Dreamland by relaxing your mind and body.

Yoga Poses for Better Sleep



#JOIN: WriterLab for Teens: Brown Girl Dreaming

Do you love language? Know what it feels like to breathe life into a character by putting pen to paper? Be empowered through storytelling, all while building writing skills. Explore your imagination through creative, hands-on writing activities and games. (For ages 12 – 17)

What are dreams? And how can we use them in our writing? Dreams are the images and stories we see and feel in our sleep, but they’re also the hopes and aspirations we want to achieve in our futures. In this writing program for teens, we’ll discuss our own dreams and turn them into unique pieces of writing. Along the way, we’ll learn about some other writers and artists who have used dreams in their creative processes. Today's featured book is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

Supplies Needed:

  • pen/pencil
  • paper

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 4:45 pm


#KEEP READING: Try these reads (especially thirty minutes before bedtime!) for some more insight on dreams:


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