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.

Celebrate Pride Month – Virtual Author Visit: Sarah Prager
Tuesday, June 30th on Zoom
All ages
Registration is required

Author and former Wallingford resident Sarah Prager will share incredible true stories from her new middle grade book “Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History.”

This ground-breaking book for readers ages 8-12 comes out May 26 and is a selection of the Junior Library Guild. Celebrate Pride Month with Wallingford Public Library where Sarah will discuss and read from this gorgeous book. This event is friendly to middle schoolers, teens, and adults.

Take a journey through the lives of fifty revolutionary queer figures who made history in this beautifully illustrated biography collection. Did you ever wonder who invented the computer? Or who advised Martin Luther King Jr. on his nonviolent activism? Author Sarah Prager and illustrator Sarah Papworth bring to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people our history books forgot to mention. Delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people; Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who’s helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more! From athletes (Billie Jean King) to doctors (Magnus Hirschfeld) and activists (Marsha P. Johnson) to painters (Frida Kahlo), LGBTQ+ people have made their mark on every century of human existence. This book is a celebration of the many ways these hidden heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too.

To learn more about Sarah visit https://sarahprager.com/bio/. Visit Book Club on the Go to purchase your own copy of the book.

This program is open to all ages and will be held virtually through Zoom. Please register in advance in order to receive a link to participate.

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Flower Pressing with Annie Barrett
All Ages
Self-Paced Online Class

During these uncertain times it can be helpful to look for beauty in nature and focus on gratitude. With spring finally here, and nature blooming all around us, we thought it would be nice to share an activity that you might do together as a family. An opportunity to bring some of the beauty of the outdoors inside- something tangible- something memorable, a small keepsake to remember this time we’ve shared together, yet apart.

We hope you can work with someone special to press some flowers, to share an experience, to make some memories and to create something beautiful all at the same time. A pressing can be symbolic, symbolic of an event- the event of people gathering together and being creative, using communication and preserving a moment in time…

Here is a presentation that will teach you everything you need to know to press your very own flowers. Be sure to send pictures of your finished masterpieces to jnash@lioninc.org.