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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.

 

Oreo Tasting
Tuesday, November 29th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

There are so many flavors of Oreos now, how’re you supposed to know which ones you’ll like?? Join us for an Oreo Tasting where we’ll sample as many different flavors as we can find (paired with dairy and non-dairy milk of course)!

 

Trading Card Battle Club
Tuesday, November 29th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wonder Room
Grades 4-8
Register for a reminder

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.

 

Intro to CAD for Teens
Tuesday, November 29th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Grades 5-8
Registration required

Do you want to learn how to design and print your own 3D figures, tools, or characters? Attend the GirlTech Computer-Aided Design (CAD) event! High School volunteers from GirlTech at Choate Rosemary Hall will be hosting a workshop teaching the basics of CAD and working one-on-one with kids to digitally design and print their very own creations!

 

Anime Night: Tokyo Godfathers
Thursday, December 1st, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Register for a reminder

Join us for the return of Anime Night as we watch the holiday anime classic Tokyo Godfathers (PG-13). You’ll also have the opportunity to help select upcoming Anime Night titles and meet other anime fans!

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

 

Clay Snowy Owls
Saturday, December 3rd, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Clay artist Deb Jaffe returns to show participants how to make their own clay snowy owl- perfect as an ornament or winter décor!

 

Paint Night: Snowman
Wednesday, December 7th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Learn how to paint a snowy winter scene with a snowman as the focus! Pam Halligan of Pam’s Picassos will lead participants with step-by-step instructions.

 

Laser Cut Gingerbread Houses
Saturday, December 10th, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Assemble and decorate your own laser cut gingerbread house. Unfortunately, we can’t put real gingerbread into the laser cutter so we’ll have to settle for wood- but that means you can use this winter decoration year after year!

 

VR for Teens
Saturday, December 10th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Explore VR with the Collaboratory’s Oculus Quest 2. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot to explore new worlds, art in 3D, and more!

 

Sublimation Ornaments
Thursday, December 15th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Learn how to use the Collaboratory’s newest piece of equipment- a sublimation printer! This printer uses special inks so we can transfer designs and photographs to various surfaces- in this case a ceramic ornament. You’ll learn how to set up and print your design and then how to transfer the design to the ornament. If you have a specific photograph in mind, be sure to bring a digital copy!

 

Teen Cuisine: Winter Chocolates
Wednesday, December 21st, 3:15-4:45 p.m. in the Community Room
Grades 6-12
Registration required

Make and decorate some winter treats! We’ll make peppermint bark and rice crispy chocolate bars that you can decorate with colorful chocolate details!

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

 

Trading Card Battle Club
Tuesday, December 27th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Wonder Room
Grades 4-8
Register for a reminder

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 cards 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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