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.
Hand Painted Versal Letters
Tuesday, August 20th
Versal letters were traditionally used medieval manuscripts at the beginning of chapters and paragraphs and came with all level of ornamentation. In this class you will use sumi ink to create an outline of a letter and then move to opaque, gouache watercolor to paint layers of color on their letters. All materials provided. Open to all entering grades 6-12. Registration required.
Wallingford Reads YA: Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak
Thursday, August 29th
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.
Join us in August when we will be discussing Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Book Thief.
Upon their father’s return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother’s death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.
Laser Cut Photo in a Frame
Thursday, September 12th
Capture your favorite summer moment forever. Print out a picture on our photo printer and then design your own frame we will etch on the laser cutter. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins at 3:00 p.m. on August 19th. Don’t forget to bring a digital image on your phone, e-mail, or flash drive to print out!
Introduction to 3D Printing
Wednesday, September 18th
Come and learn the basics of 3D printing! In this class students will learn all about our 3D printer – the Ultimaker2+. After this class you will be able to find objects to print and edit them to your specification, understand how to scale objects and add support to them. Each student will get to print one object of their choice. First time participants only, please. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. on August 19th
Monday, September 23rd
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.
Introduction to Library Digital Streaming Services
Wednesday, September 25th
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.
Wallingford Reads YA: Two Boys Kissing
Thursday, September 26th
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.