Three female teens reading in a chair in the teen areaThe Wallingford Library Teen Area is specially designed for teens in grades 6-12. We offer a great collection of fiction, graphic novels, manga, and magazines. Enjoy free wi-fi, a device charging station, and 11 teen computers. Check the online calendar for a listing of programs for teens.

 

Knitting for Newborns
Mondays, January 22nd; February 5th, 12th, & 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Collaboratory

Learn to knit a baby hat which will be donated to a local NICU. Open to adults and teens. Community service credit is available for high school students. Drop in.

 

Just Dance Wii Tournament
Wednesday, January 24th
3:15-4:30 p.m.
Community Room

Come get your groove on! We will transform the Community Room into a disco dome while playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii! Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is encouraged.

Register

 

Wallingford Reads YA: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Thursday, January 25th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

One of Us is Lying is like The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. There’s the brain, the princess, the criminal, the athlete, and the outcast-only the outcast, Simon, does not get out of detention alive. As the creator of Bayview High’s gossip app, Simon was set to reveal dirt on each of his high profile classmates. Now, all four students are suspects in his murder. All have motives and a history with Simon, but one is definitely lying.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. Lauren Rumi moderates.

 

Anime Night: Watamote
Thursday, February 1st
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room

Calling all otaku! If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be…

Meet new friends while watching the anime Watamote. Fifteen-year-old Tomoko was certain she would be popular in high school. She had become an expert player of otome games (maiden video games). In reality she finds that she has become an unsociable loner and she is forced to take a long hard look at herself for the first time in years. The story follows Tomoko as she attempts to improve her social status as she progresses through high school.

Japanese snacks always served. Open to all in grades 6-12.

 

Game Night
NEW NIGHT: Tuesdays, February 6th & 20th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Collaboratory

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one! Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

 

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, February 21st
3:15-4:15 p.m.
Board Room

Do you want to be more involved in the Library? Learn more about 3D printing? Suggest a new manga series? Meet new friends? Come to an informal gathering to discuss teen programming, opportunities for involvement, and brainstorming. Be part of a team. Open to all teens in grades 6-12. Refreshments will be served. Earn community service hours for attending. Membership looks great on resumes and college applications. Registration is encouraged.

Register

 

Wallingford Reads YA: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Thursday, February 22nd
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

All teens and adults welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Lauren Rumi moderates. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

In the not-so-distant future, life on Earth is ugly. The science fiction novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in the midst of a major energy crisis and catastrophic global warming- just for starters. Thank goodness for OASIS- a giant online virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be. Protagonist Wade Watts, like most of the population, escapes daily into OASIS in search of the key to the fortune left by its creator, James Halliday. Locked in hidden puzzles within the virtual playground, Halliday leads the world on a hunt, 1980’s style. “Ready Player One” is now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.