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You are now entering the Teen Zone: be prepared! …for fun, entertainment, homework help, summer reading, anime, good vampires, bad vampires, zombies, mystery, romance, a peek into history, and anything you can possibly imagine.

Teen browsing the new books in the Teen ZoneWallingford Library wants you! Yes, we are excited to have you arrive in our Teen area where everything is just for you: paperbacks, fiction, graphic novels, manga, tippy chairs, cozy chairs, tables for study, teen computers, and all kinds of cool displays.

We also have fun programs for teens every month. All teen programs are free and open to all in grades 6-12. Please register in advance.


Minecraft: Seven Trials of Herobrine Obstacle Course

Redstone. Lava. Patience. Heights. Water. Gravity.

What's Your Weakness?

Face the Seven Trials obstacle course on the LION Minecraft Server! All Minecraft players who reach the finish line and take a screenshot of their character will have their screenname added to the Winner Board in the library and on the website:

All players who reach the end of the obstacle course by June 30th will also have their names put into a drawing to win a real-life Minecraft sword and pick-axe.

The LION Minecraft Server is a private server for children and teens up to age 17 and monitored by librarians from the LION consortium of libraries. Ask at the Information Desk if you are interested in joining the server.


Origami CT
Monday, June 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in.


Design Your Own Water Bottle
Wednesday, June 28th
3:00 p.m.

Customize your own metal water bottles to carry around this summer! Come and hang out with other teens while you personalize your bottle with markers and embellishments. Open to all in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Registration is required.




Watercolorbot! Workshop
Thursday, June 29th
Friday, June 30th
Sessions available from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Learn how to create digital artwork on a laptop and then transform it into a watercolor masterpiece! Please sign up for one session. Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Register June 29



Register June 30



Creative Writing Workshop with YA Author Shari Arnold
Mondays, July 10th & 17th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Board Room

Join YA author Shari Arnold for a two-part workshop and learn the fundamentals needed to become a great writer. All materials included- just show up and write! Open to all teens entering grades 6-12.




Google CS First Class: Video Game Creation
Tuesdays July 11th-August 22nd
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Design and program your own video games using code and computer science. Learn important gaming concepts while building fun games and mazes. No previous computer science experience required. This is a 7 week program. Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Finding Your Creativity with Ingrid Schaeffer
Tuesday, July 11th
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Write, imagine, act, and draw! Explore your creativity while having fun! No experience necessary. Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Fairy House Stash Jars
Wednesday, July 12th
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Collins Room

Make a secret house which can hide your own personal fairies! These sculptural little jars are the perfect place to hide your valuables. Learn to make realistic wood texture, rocks, miniature flowers, and vines using polymer clay. Please bring a small glass jar with a lid or cork if you have one. Snacks will be served. Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Henna with Jamilah
Thursday, July 13th
5:00 p.m.
Board Room

Henna is a temporary body art that has been used since ancient times in the Middle East. Work with a professional henna tattoo artist to create a design for application or bring a design of your choice. Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




DIY Clothespin Frames
Wednesday, July 19th
11:00-1:00 p.m.

Learn how to make a clothespin frame. Decorate as you wish using paint, scrapbook paper, or washi tape. A great way to display photos of great summer memories. Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Batter Up! MLB Live!
Come and cheer on your favorite team! Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards. Games are live on our big screen in surround sound in the Community Room.

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays
Thursday, July 20th
1:35 p.m.

Yankees vs. Reds
Wednesday, July 26th
1:05 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9th
Mets vs. Rangers
12:10 p.m.


Make Your Own Fidget Spinner
Thursday, July 27th
5:00-6:30 p.m.

Fidget spinners are the hottest fad this summer. Create your own unique spinner on the laser cutter or 3D printer! Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Manga Drawing Workshop
Thursday, August 3rd
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Community Room

Become a manga artist! Professional teaching artist, Debi Hamuka-Falkenham will help you get there. Open to all teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required.




Check back for many more great programs coming in August!

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