Teens

The Wallingford Library Teen Area is specially designed for teens in grades 6-12. We offer a great collection of fiction, graphic novels, and manga. Enjoy free wi-fi, a device charging station, and 11 teen computers. Check the online calendar for a listing of programs for teens.

 

Summer Camp Craft: Shrinky Dinks
Monday, Aug 15th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Shrinky Dinks are a really fun and creative art project! Use sharpies to create your own custom design on the shrink plastic, then put it in the oven to watch it shrink down! You can keep them as is, turn them into magnets, keychains, or even jewelry!

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Modern Calligraphy
Wednesday, August 17th, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Collins Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Modern Calligraphy introduces a fun, flowing alphabet that can be drawn or written with a flexible marker. Taught by calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, you will learn where this style comes from, strategies on how to create this lettering style, and projects to use the skills you have learned.

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Into the Woods Drama Workshop
Wednesday, August 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Join drama instructor Ingrid Schaeffer as she leads participants through a workshop based on Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

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Scrolling Sunset Painting
Thursday, August 18th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Paint a sunset then construct a small box that will allow you to scroll through the painting. As you turn the handles, the painting will go from day to night.

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Magic the Gathering Club
Tuesday, September 6th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wonder Room
Grades 4-12
Register for a reminder

Stop by to play Magic the Gathering at the library anytime between 4:00 pm-7:00 pm! We welcome both new players looking to learn and experienced players looking for a challenge. All participants will be given decks, a playmat, and some cards for their collection to take home. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome.

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Laser Etched Frames
Thursday, September 15th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Customize a plain wooden photo frame! We’ll create the design in CorelDRAW and then it will be laser etched using the Collaboratory’s laser cutter.

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Teen Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Thursday, September 22nd, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Drop-in

School’s out early so let’s get together and watch a movie! Snacks will be served. This month we’ll watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)!

After a bite from a radioactive spider, Miles Morales becomes the one and only Spider-Man. When a dimensional gateway opens up, Miles soon realizes he isn’t the only spider superhero as he meets many different versions of spiderman from other universes, including the original Peter Parker.

 

Trading Card Battle Club
Tuesday, September 27th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wonder Room
Grades 4-12
Registration appreciated

Calling all trading card sharks! If you have the urge to battle, stop by the library with your Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Magic the Gathering to test your skills and compete for prizes. Premade decks can be provided by the library but bringing your own is encouraged. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome.

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Teen Cuisine: Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake
Wednesday, September 28th, 3:15-4:45 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Learn how to make this no-bake chocolate cheesecake with a cookie crust! We’ll make the crust and then use a layering technique to make a chocolatey filling.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Kolakowski Family.

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