Teen Events — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

Teens

Teen Summer Reading

Friday, June 20 through Friday, August 15th
The Teen Summer Reading Program is underway now, and ends on Friday August 15th.  Weekly, teens entering grades 6-12 can access EVANCED, the online program to record the number of pages read.  There will be a weekly drawing for $10 gift certificates. The end-of-summer grand prize will be a $100 AmEx Gift Card.  For more details, stop by Teen Services or call 203-762-3950, ext. 243.

Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Head to Evanced to register now!

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Teen Iron Chef

Tuesday, July 22, 3 – 5 p.m.
Teams of 3-4 kids will bring their imaginations and innovative skills to the chef’s table during three different rounds — appetizer, main dish and dessert. Each team will have a basket of required foods as well as a pantry of add-ons to select from. A panel of judges will announce the winner of each round, as well as the overall Champion. Entries will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation. Teamwork is a must! For students entering grades 6-12. Limited space. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Hour of Code for Teens

Wednesday, July 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
Interested in learning programming basics? We’ll get you going using some fun and easy tutorials that might include something such as Angry Birds.For teens entering grades 6-12. Join us for an hour of fun as we peek behind the coding curtain together! We encourage teens with a “How’d they do that?” curiosity. Space limited. Registration required.

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Coding with Khan for Teens

Saturday, July 26 , 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
New to the world of computer science? Interested in learning the fundamentals of programming? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to join Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm, and Wilton Library for an introduction to computer science and JavaScript and then kick-off a 10-week online learning program. Leading the first session are interns from some of the best computer science programs in the country — Amherst, CMU, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Washington University in St. Louis. There will be food, games, cool CS project demonstrations, and opportunities for students to meet mentors and start exploring.  Students can continue learning and coding with Khan Academy’s online program while at home or at the library. The library’s computer lab will be open from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning 8/4 and continue weekly through 10/6.  The Bridgewater mentors will be available through email and act as virtual tutors. For students entering grades 6-12.   Registration required and must be willing to commit to 10 weeks of online learning. No cost. Sponsored by Bridgewater Associates and Wilton Library.

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Advanced Tinkering Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, July 29, 31, Aug. 5 & 7, 3 – 5 p.m.
For all those who took the first Arduino workshop in January or July, here’s your chance to continue tinkering and really get things lit up and blinking! $25 per student for all four sessions (7/29, 7/31, 8/5 & 8/7) to cover the cost of sensors and motors. Must have taken one of the previous workshops. You’ll need to bring your Arduino. Additional funding provided by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. For teens entering grades 6 – 12. Registration required. No online registration. Please call 203-762-3950, x243. Space is limited.

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Scavenger Hunt for Teens

Tuesday, July 29, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Do you like exploring and figuring out clues? If so, join us for a pizza before heading off in teams to answer questions and search for hints throughout the library. Prizes for the winning team. For teens entering grades 6-12. Reservations required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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What’s Under the Hood for Teens

Wednesday, July 30, 4 – 5 p.m.
Are you new to driving or getting your license soon?  If so, you should know some car basics. Learn how to change a tire, check your oil and other ‘must knows.’  Mike Lindquist of Wilton Tire & Auto Center will share his expertise.  For any teen driver or soon-to-be drivers.  Registration required.  Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Healthy Snacks for Teens

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
Teens entering grades 6-12 learn how to make granola, hummus, smoothies and other healthy snacks. Registration required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Marshmallow Challenge for Teens

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Create your own marshmallow projector using PVC piping and head outside to test it out on an assortment of targets. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

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Book Trailers for Teens

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 – 5 p.m.
Like to read? Do you have a favorite book you think others should know about? Join us for a session on creating book trailers using Movie Maker and other tools. Completed trailers will be placed on Wilton Library’s website. Please come with your favorite book in mind. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space limited.

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