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.

 

Crochet 101
Monday, September 23rd
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Collaboratory

During this one hour class, you will learn the basics of crochet including how to hold your yarn, chain stitching, and single crochet. Then put these skills to the test to create your own project! All materials provided and no prior experience necessary. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins at 3:00 p.m. on August 19th.

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Introduction to Library Digital Streaming Services
Wednesday, September 25th
3:15-4:30 p.m.
Board Room

Do you love to watch movies and listen to music? Learn how you can stream free movies and music on your phone, tablet, or computer with the library’s digital platforms. Please bring your library card and a device (if you have one). Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration appreciated.

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Wallingford Reads YA: Two Boys Kissing
Thursday, September 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

All teens and adults are welcome to this book discussion where we explore young adult literature. Lauren Rumi will moderate. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

In September we will be discussing Tow Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Based on true events—and narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS—Two Boys Kissing follows Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging.