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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, February 27th; March 13th & 27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Tuesdays, February 21st; March 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.


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.


Origami CT
Mondays, February 27th; March 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.


Game Night
Wednesdays, FMarch 1st & 15th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Drop in

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.


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

Space, Technology, Aviation, Robotics!

The mission of the STAR Club is to introduce Wallingford youth to the concept of robotics, design, and programming techniques using a problem solving approach, which stimulates critical thinking and an interest in science and technology. This free program is open to students in K-12. Advance registration is appreciated to ensure adequate materials are available.




Wallingford Reads YA
Thursday, March 30th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

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

This month’s title is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

The City of Ember is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Jeanne DuPrau that was published in 2003. The story is about Ember, an underground city threatened by aging infrastructure. Lina Mayfleet, and her friend, Doon Harrow follow clues left behind by the original builders of the City of Ember, to safety in the outside world.

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