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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.


Knit @ WPL
Mondays, January 23rd; February 13th & 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Tuesdays, January 17th; February 7th & 21st, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Drop in

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.


Origami CT
Mondays, January 23rd; February 13th & 27th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Drop in

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts ages 10 and up. No previous experience needed. All supplies provided.


Google CS First Storytelling Series
Tuesdays beginning January 17th
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Create. Code. Tell Stories

In this 8 week series you will use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film industry. No previous computer experience is necessary. You must be able to attend all sessions. Open to all in grades 6-8. Registration is required.




Clay Dragon
Thursday January 19th
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room

Create a fantastical dragon using polymer clay. Enjoy pizza while you make your project. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Walllingford Reads YA: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Thursday, January 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Collins Room

All teens and adults are welcome to this book club where we discuss young adult literature. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff—the greatest maritime disaster in history.


Friday Fun in the Collaboratory: 3D Hand Drawing
Friday, January 27th
3:00-4:30 p.m.

It's Friday. Let's have some fun. Learn to make a 3 dimensional hand print. You will be not only drawing them but coloring them with markers in all kinds of bright and lovely colors. You don't need to be an artist to try this, really anyone can do it. It just requires a little creativity and patience. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Please register in advance.




Saturday, February 4th
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Science, Technology, Astronomy, Robotics!
The purpose of STAR is to excite students about science, mathematics, and technology. This free club is open to all Wallingford students in grades K-12. Beginners always welcome and new members can join at any time. Registration is encouraged for each meeting.




Wire Wrapped Rings
Monday, February 6th
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Debbie from Kandu Beads and learn how to make a gorgeous wire-wrapped ring using beads and hand tools. You can make the ring resemble a sweetheart ring for Valentine’s Day or add elements to make it uniquely your own if you are not feeling the love this year! All materials provided. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required




Anime Night- Noragami: Stray God
Thursday, February 9th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room

Calling all Otaku! If you love anime and manga- this is where you need to be. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Japanese snacks always served.

Join us for a screening of Noragami: Stray God, a supernatural high-school comedy revolving around Yato, a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, let alone any worshippers! From finding lost kittens to overcoming school bullies, Yato is divinely intervening all over the place!




Wallingford Reads YA
Thursday, February 23rd
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Collins Room

All teens and adults welcome at this book group where we discuss young adult literature. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. This month’s title is If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch.

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

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