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.

 

Wallingford Reads YA: The Apprentice’s Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain by Melanie Little
Thursday, October 25th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

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

 

Halloween Needle Felting
Tuesday, October 30th
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Collaboratory

Enjoy the art of needle felting, a craft where soft, colorful wool fibers are meshed together using a very sharp burred needle. We will learn various techniques to create both flat and 3 dimensional projects with a Halloween theme. Projects include making any kind of small object such as sculpted pumpkins, ghosts, bats, goblins or anything fun or scary! In this workshop participants will be using a very sharp needle which requires focus and fine motor skills. Please register is advance. Open to all in grades 6-12.

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Dungeons and Dragons Meetup
Saturday, November 17th
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Collaboratory

Come and participate in a 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons game with a knowledgeable Dungeon Master. Please come prepared with a level 3 character sheet and basic knowledge of 5th Edition rules and mechanics. No beginners please. Open to players in grade 9 and up. Advance registration appreciated.

If you would like the chance to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons we are offering a workshop to get you started on Thursday, December 13th in the Collaboratory just for teens.

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Wallingford Reads YA:
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Thursday, November 29th
7:00 p.m.
Board Room

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

Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty of Chinatown, San Francisco in 1906, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. Now she’s forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

 

Learn To Play Dungeons and Dragons
Thursday, December 13th
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Community Room

Welcome to a world of high fatasy, high stakes, and high adventure- it’s Dungeons and Dragons!

Have you always wanted to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons? Join Zack the Dungeon Master and learn the basics of the game so that you and your friends can begin role-playing!

All materials provided. Advance registration appreciated. Open to all in grades 6-12.

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