The 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.
After School Specials
Mondays, March 19th, & 26th; April 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, the Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program…the possibilities are endless. We try something new each week!
Knitting for Newborns
Mondays, March 19th & 26th
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.
Tuesdays, March 20th; April 3rd & 17th
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one! Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.
Introduction to 3D Printing
Tuesday, March 27th
Come experience what 3D printing is all about! Learn how our Ultimaker2+ works, how to find objects to print on the website Thingiverse, and how to edit objects using the slicing software Cura. No experience necessary. Please do not register if you have attended this workshop in the past. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.
Wallingford Read YA: Looking for Alaska by John Green
Thursday, March 29th
All teens and adults welcome at this book discussion where we discuss young adult literature. Jennifer Nash moderates. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
Miles Halter has a fascination with the last words of famous people. When he leaves his home in Florida for a co-ed boarding school in Alabama Miles meets a whole new circle of friends, most importantly Alaska. After an unthinkable tragedy will things ever be the same?
Anime Night: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Thursday, April 12th
Calling all otaku! If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be.
All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to hang out, watch anime, and enjoy Japanese bubble tea. New members always welcome. No registration required.
In April, we will be showing JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan’s father took under his wing after the death of Dio’s father. Discontent with his station in life, Dio’s fathomless lust to reign over all eventually leads him to seek the supernatural powers of an ancient Aztec stone mask in the Joestar’s possession—an artifact that will forever change the destiny of Dio and Jonathan for generations to come. Fifty years later, in 1938 New York City, Jonathan’s grandson Joseph Joestar must take up his grandfather’s mission and master the abilities necessary to destroy the stone mask and its immensely powerful creators who threaten humanity’s very existence, the Pillar Men.
Wallingford Reads YA: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Thursday, April 26th
All teens and adults are welcome at this book discussion where we discuss young adult literature. Lauren Rumi. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
Dill has it tough-growing up in the poor, rural south. He is an outcast in town due to his family’s disturbing reputation. His grandfather was called “Serpent King” for his obsession with killing snakes after his daughter died from the bite of one. Dill’s father is a minister who handles snakes as part of his faith, and is sent to jail for committing a heinous crime. Fellow misfits Lydia and Travis are Dill’s best friends and saviors. Along with his music, Dill feels deeply for Lydia. The three friends struggle to thrive in this story of friendship and what it takes to overcome a dark family legacy.