Teens

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.

 

Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons
Tuesday, February 19th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

Welcome to a world of high fantasy, high stakes, and high adventure-it’s Dungeons and Dragons! Have you always wanted to learn how to play Dungeon and Dragons? Join Dungeon Masters Zack and Jackie to learn the basics of the game so that you and your friends can begin role-playing. We will be using the 5th edition. More experienced players are also welcome. All materials provided. Advance registration is appreciated. Open to all in grades 6-12.

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DIY T-Shirt Screen Printing
Thursday, February 21st
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Collaboratory

Learn to screen print your own shirt! Screen printing dates back to the Song Dynasty in China between the years 960-1279! We will go over every step of the process: making the screens, creating a design, cutting out a vinyl stencil of your art or text, and applying the ink. Don’t forget to BYOS (bring your own shirt- preferable white or lights colors, gently used is ok!), everything else will be provided. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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Wallingford Reads YA: How We Roll by Natasha Friend
Thursday, February 28th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

All teens and adults are welcome to this book discussion where we explore Young Adult literature.

Jennifer Nash will moderate. Author Natasha Friend will join for the discussion!

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

For Quinn McAvoy, losing her hair the summer before eighth grade was the beginning of the end. Suddenly she was Pluto: a has-been planet, too dwarf-like and unimportant to hang with the other celestial bodies. Quinn gets a second chance when her family moves across the country a week before her freshman year. No one in Gull’s Head, Massachusetts, know that Quinn has alopecia, the autoimmune disorder that took the hair she never really thought about—until it was gone. No one knows the wig she’s wearing isn’t her real hair. All Quinn wants is to blend in with the crowd. When the popular girls mistake her as one of their own, Quinn plays along, until a boy in a wheelchair, who’s been hurt even more than she has, turns Quinn’s carefully constructed world on its head.