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.

 

Introduction to 3D Printing
Wednesday, June 19th
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Teen Computers

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 is required.

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Custom Vinyl Tote Bags
Wednesday, June 26th
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Collaboratory

Come and decorate a canvas tote bag just in time for summer. Learn how to use the vinyl cutter to customize your tote with a quote, picture, or your name. These totes can be used to carry your library books or beach supplies! All materials provided. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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Wallingford Reads YA: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Thursday, June 27th
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 June, we will be discussing Cinder by Marissa Meyer, book one in the Lunar Chronicles series and a Nutmeg Book Award nominee.

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a burden to her stepmother and a technological mistake by most of society. But being a cyborg does have its benefits. Cinder’s brain interface has given her an uncanny ability to fix things making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. When Cinder’s younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with a fatal plague, her stepmother volunteers her body for plague research. It doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

 

Dungeons and Dragons One-Shot
Thursday, June 27th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Join Dungeon Masters Zack and Jackie 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 in grades 6 through adult. All players must have a 5th edition, level 5 character sheet. If you would like to learn to play D&D there will be an introductory course for teens offered on August 6th.

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