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You are now entering the Teen Zone: be prepared! …for fun, entertainment, homework help, summer reading, hot links, 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 brand new Teen area where everything is just for you: paperbacks, fiction, graphic novels, manga, tippy chairs, cozy chairs (check out the “Myspot” seating), 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.

Make.Do. logo - a pennant with robots, bolts, gears, and wrenchesMake.Do. @ WPL
Read Stuff. Make Stuff. Win Stuff.

This summer teens have the opportunity to build, tinker, explore, cook, craft, and create anything and everything you wish. Choose from a large variety of programs to channel your inner maker.

When you finish a book, come to the Library’s Information Desk and fill out a Reader Entry Form. You will be entered to win one of many fabulous prizes as well as the grand prize of a 3Doodler, the World’s first 3D pen. You may use your school summer reading titles, e-books, audiobooks, and manga.

Make.Do. is open to all teens going into grades 6-12. All Reader Entry Forms must be submitted by 6pm on Friday, August 28th. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, September 1st.

Read the Nutmeg Nominees, Win a Kindle!

On May 1st, the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award nominations were announced. There are two categories of titles - Teen and High School.

To qualify to enter to win the Kindle, you must read 8 of 10 of the 2016 nominees in your age category. Please go the Information Desk to sign up. All entries must be submitted by September 1st.

Download Free Audiobooks All Summer Long!

Did you know you can download two FREE teen audiobooks every week this summer from Sync? Head to Sync for details, or ask us at the Information Desk!

Hula Hooping Workshop
Thursday, July 9th
6:30 p.m.
Community Room

Register

Learn about the evolution of the hula hoop and experiment with single, multiple, and LED hoops. Beginners welcome. You'll never look at a plastic circle the same again!

Scrapbooking Class
Tuesday, July 14th
6:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Register

Create your own summer-themed scrapbook. All materials provided, just bring photos. Each participant will make a two page spread. Registration is required.

Puzzle-Off
Friday, July 17th
1:00 p.m.
Teen Area

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Are you a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast? Come and compete against your peers. Individuals or teams of up to four participants will be given the same puzzle to complete in the allotted time. Prizes will be awarded to the winner. Registration is required.

Comedy Improvisation Workshop
Tuesday, July 21st
5:30 p.m.
Community Room

Register

Everyone will have a great time creating hilarious situations and characters. Improvisation strengthens mental agility, concentration, and the ability to take risks. Bring out your inner comedian.

MLB Live! Mets vs. Nationals
Wednesday, July 22nd
12:35 p.m.
Community Room
Drop-in

Batter up! Come watch live baseball on our big screen. Learn to keep a scorecard. Hot dogs, soda, and Cracker Jacks will be served. Let’s go Mets!

Altered Books
Thursday, July 30th
5:30 p.m.
Community Room

Register

Transform an ordinary old book into a work of art. All materials provided, but you may bring any photos or special mementos you wish. Registration is required.

Anime Night: Devils and Realists
Thursday, August 6th
6:30 p.m.
Community Room

Register

If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be. Join other otaku and immerse yourself in the supernatural world of Devils and Realists. Mochi ice cream will be served.

Painting Class: Create Your Own Mona Lisa
Tuesday, August 11th
6:00p.m.
Community Room

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Whether you’re an aspiring artist or paint-by-the-number type, an instructor will guide you step-by-step as you recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. All art supplies included. All participants will take home a canvas. Registration is required.

Teen Cuisine: Cheese Making
Thursday, August 13th
6:00p.m.
Community Room

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Learn how to make curds and whey and turn them into a delicious cheese. All materials provided. Cooking experience not necessary. Registration required.

A Clay Date
Tuesday, August 18th
6:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Register

Design and paint pottery. Choose from a mug, plate, or bowl. All materials provided. Registration is required.

Something Stringy: A Beading Class
Tuesday, August 25th
6:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Register

Let your creative juices flow. Learn the fundamentals of stringing beads and make something amazing in the process. Kandu Beads’ helpful staff will guide you through the tips and tricks to making designs and works of beaded beauty. Registration is required.

MLB Live! Astros vs. Yankees
Wednesday, August 26th
1:05 p.m.
Community Room
Drop-in

Batter up! Come watch live baseball on our big screen. Learn to keep a scorecard. Hot dogs, soda, and Cracker Jacks will be served.

Make. Do. Wrap Up Pizza Party
Thursday, August 27th
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Room

Register

Come and decide the best pizza in Wallingford. Sample local pizza and meet new friends as we celebrate the end of the summer.



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