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.

 

Dungeons and Dragons One-Shot
Tuesday, January 28th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Collins Room
Ages 12 through adult
Registration appreciated

Join Dungeon Master Zack for an evening of storytelling and camaraderie with a D&D One-Shot. A One-Shot is specifically designed to be completed in one session and is a great way to try out a new character. This event is open only to experienced players ages 12 through adult. All players must have a level 5 character sheet. If you would like to learn to play D&D there will be an introduction course for teens offered on February 25th.

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Learn Cursive Handwriting
Thursday, January 30th
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Collins Room
Grades 4-8
Registration required

Come learn cursive handwriting! Cursive is an elegant, beautiful way to write. Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will demonstrate how cursive is the foundation of her copperplate calligraphy and teach how to write it. We will also create a project that will inspire students to keep practicing! Open to all in grades 4-8. Registration is required.

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Wallingford Reads YA: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Thursday, January 30th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
All ages
No registration required

All teens and adults are 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 January we will be discussing Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood.

“STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD.”

Seventeen-year-old Alice Proserpine and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away- by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set.

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with her classmate and fairy-tale superfan Ellery Finch, who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To find her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood and then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began- and where she might discover why her own story went so wrong.

 

Love Note Pillows
Thursday, February 6th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Collaboratory
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Learn how to use a sewing machine to make a fleece pillow with a personalized heart-shaped love note insert. Perfect gift for you or your valentine!

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Creative Writing for Teens
Mondays, February 10th, February 24th, March 9th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location varies
Grades 6-12
Registration is appreciated

Unleash your creativity as a writer, while learning the tricks of the trade in a fun, supportive space. Young adult author Shari Arnold and MFA candidate Amy Bowers will help you discover and develop your unique voice in a series of writing sessions. Bring your works for critique. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, manga, or graphic novels you will learn to love writing more than you already do.

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Register Feb 24
Register Mar 9

 

Chocolate Make and Take
Tuesday, February 11th
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration is required

Do you love chocolate? Learn where chocolate comes from and how it is made. Play fun chocolate trivia and make chocolate creations using techniques of dipping, decorating, and combing. Use a commercial tempering machine and make your creations unique with a toppings bar!

**Allergy Warning: Chocolate used in program is produced in a facility that uses tree nuts, cookies with gluten and coconut.

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Anime Night: Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? –Arrow of the Orion-
Thursday, February 13th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room
Registration is appreciated

Calling all otaku! If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be…Meet new friends, discuss your favorite mangas and animes, or draw while enjoying the show. Japanese snacks served. Cosplay always welcome.

In February we will be watching the anime film “Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? –Arrow of the Orion-“ Living above the legendary dungeons of Orario ought to be enough danger for anyone, and in his short time as a member of the goddess Hestia’s familia, Bell Cranel has experienced more perils and pitfalls than most. So, when Bell unexpectedly wins a free trip, is it too much to hope that he might have actually won a real vacation? Of course it is! Inexplicably chosen as the champion of Hestia’s friend, the goddess Artemis, Bell quickly finds himself up to his neck in ruins and monsters as yet another epic quest begins. And where Bell goes, can the ever-jealous Hestia be far behind? Explore the world of DanMachi like never before as all of your favorite characters return in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion!

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Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons
Tuesday, February 25th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room
Registration is appreciated

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 Dungeons and Dragons? Join Dungeon Master Zack 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.

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Wallingford Reads YA: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Thursday, February 27th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room
Registration not required

All teens and adults are welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Lauren Rumi moderates. In February we will be discussing Julie Murphy’s novel Dumplin’. Now a motion picture starring Jennifer Aniston with music by Dolly Parton. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.