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Teen Zone

You are now entering the Teen Zone: be prepared! …for fun, entertainment, homework help, summer reading, anime, good vampires, bad vampires, zombies, mystery, romance, a peek into history, and anything you can possibly imagine.

Teen browsing the new books in the Teen ZoneWallingford Library wants you! Yes, we are excited to have you arrive in our Teen area where everything is just for you: paperbacks, fiction, graphic novels, manga, tippy chairs, cozy chairs, tables for study, teen computers, and all kinds of cool displays.

We also have fun programs for teens every month. All teen programs are free and open to all in grades 6-12. Please register in advance.


Minecraft: Seven Trials of Herobrine Obstacle Course

Redstone. Lava. Patience. Heights. Water. Gravity.

What's Your Weakness?

Face the Seven Trials obstacle course on the LION Minecraft Server! All Minecraft players who reach the finish line and take a screenshot of their character will have their screenname added to the Winner Board in the library and on the website:

All players who reach the end of the obstacle course by June 30th will also have their names put into a drawing to win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick-axe.

The LION Minecraft Server is a private server for children and teens up to age 17 and monitored by librarians from the LION consortium of libraries. Ask at the Information Desk if you are interested in joining the server.


Super Smash Brother Brawl Tournament
Friday, June 2nd
3:15-4:30 p.m.
Community Room

Think you have what it takes to be king of the ring? Come and put your skills to the test in a Wii double elimination 1 vs 1 Tournament. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.



Knit @ WPL
Mondays, June 12th & 26th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Tuesdays, June 6th & 20th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
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Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.


Millefiori Pens
Wednesday, June 7th
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Community Room

Mille fiore translates to “a thousand flowers” in Italian. Based off of the Venetian glass technique of using long thin canes of glass to make flowers which are adhered to beads, plates, and decorations. Each student will create multicolor polymer clay canes and then share their canes with each other to make amazing pen barrels which are covered in “a thousand flowers.” The result is a working ball point pen with a kaleidoscopic pattern. Just in time for Father’s Day or summer journal writing. Snacks will be served. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Game Night
Wednesdays, June 7th & 21st
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.


Anime Night: Danganronpa
Thursday, June 8th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room

Calling all Otaku! If you love anime and manga this is where you need to be. In June we will be watching Danganronpa, an anime based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game. The series follows a boy named Makoto Naegi who, along with fourteen other unique students, is imprisoned inside the elite Hope's Peak Academy, where a psychotic remote-controlled bear named Monokuma offers them only one means of escape: murder another student and get away with it. Japanese snacks always served. Open to teens in grades 6-12.




Pride Month Special Program
Wednesday, June 21st
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Wallingford author Sarah will discuss her new book, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Sarah delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era. By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement. Come celebrate Pride Month by hearing Sarah read from her book, talk about the LGBTQ history you never learned in school, and answer your questions about writing a book. Signed copies will be available for purchase. All are welcome.


Origami CT
Monday, June 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in.


Design Your Own Water Bottle
Wednesday, June 28th
3:00 p.m.

Customize your own metal water bottles to carry around this summer! Come and hang out with other teens while you personalize your bottle with markers and embellishments. Open to all in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Registration is required.




Watercolorbot! Workshop
Thursday, June 29th
Friday, June 30th
Sessions available from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Learn how to create digital artwork on a laptop and then transform it into a watercolor masterpiece! Please sign up for one session. Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Register June 29



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