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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.


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.


Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, March 29th
3:30-4:30 p.m.

All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to an informal gathering to discuss ideas for upcoming programs, new materials, and meet other teen library users. The meeting will include a tour of the Collaboratory and snacks. Tell your friends. Earn community service hours. Advance registration is appreciated.




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.


Knit @ WPL
Mondays, April 10th & 24th 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Tuesdays, April 4th & 18th 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.


Game Night
Wednesdays, April 5th & 19th
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.


Anime Night: Buddy Complex
Thursday, April 6th
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 all teens in grades 6-12. Japanese snacks always served.

Come and watch some episodes of Buddy Complex! When ordinary high school student Aoba Watase is suddenly targeted by a giant robot known as a "Valiancer," he is saved by his mysterious classmate Hina Yumihara. After revealing that she and their robotic enemy are from the future, Hina suddenly propels Aoba 70 years forward in order to prevent his death.




Origami CT
Mondays, April 10th & 24th
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 on the second and fourth Monday of the month.


Unique Tie Dye Workshop
Wednesday, April 12th
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Come and make an eye-popping tie dye using a unique technique. Unlike traditional tie-dye methods, you won't have to wait overnight! Using permanent pen colored markers you'll apply simple patterns of dots, shapes directly to the fabric. Using a dropper, you'll drip rubbing alcohol on your item and your design will be transformed; the colors will blend and merge into tie-dye looking patterns. Different ways of applying your design will create unique results. Participants should bring a light-colored clothing item to dye, for example, a white or pastel colored cotton t-shirt. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Happy Earth Day 2017!
Decorate Your Own Birdhouse
Friday, April 21st
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Earth Day 2017 is almost here! Birdhouses are perfect for those feathered friends that make frequent visits to our yard. Come and decorate a wooden birdhouse to hang in your yard. You’ll be making new feathered friends while doing something good for nature. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Registration is required.




Teen Cuisine: Kit Kat Crunch Dip
Wednesday, April 26th
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Community Room

Calling all chefs! Learn how to make a delicious, creamy, sweet dip with Kit-Kats. No cooking experience necessary. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Wallingford Reads YA
Thursday, April 27th
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 A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier.

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