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Upcoming Teen Events

Explore New Worlds Summer Reading Program for Teens and Tweens

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

Wilton Library’s summer reading program for teens and tweens, Explore New Worlds!, kicks off on June 23 and continues through August 31.  The program is for kids entering grades 6 through 12.  Registration takes place online with Wandoo Reader in which kids can enter their time spent reading.  All a kid needs is a good book and an internet connection. Age-appropriate reading in any fiction, nonfiction, biography and Manga makes kids eligible for gift certificates; a chance to win a $100 American Express gift certificate awaits at the end of the 10 weeks.

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Red Cross Babysitting Training

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a two-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitting Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross babysitting certification. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call the teen department at 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, please send a check in the amount of $70 made out to Wilton Library to hold the spot.

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Red Cross Babysitting Training

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This is a two-day babysitting workshop for students ages 11-15 and is conducted by a certified Red Cross Babysitting Trainer. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a Red Cross babysitting certification. Cost is $70 which includes the course text, first aid pack, LED flashlight, and drawstring bag. Payment due before class. To register, call the teen department at 203-762-6342. Once placed on the list, please send a check in the amount of $70 made out to Wilton Library to hold the spot.

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Programming for Teens - Control Flow Logic

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, sample code snippets, and write simple programs while practicing control flow logic – a key function to software programming. Using loops (e.g.; starting with the first sign ups, offer ice cream cones to the next ten sign ups), if/else statements (e.g.; if we have sugar cones, put the ice cream in them; else put them in bowls) and switches (e.g.; in case they are one of the first five sign ups give them a free topping; in case they are the tenth sign up, give them all the toppings; in case the sign up is Donald Duck, give them nothing) and more, you’ll be able to control the order of instructions or functions within a program.  

This is a five-day workshop (7/10-7/14) for students entering grades 7-12. Must be able to attend all five sessions.

No experience necessary. Bring lined paper, pen or pencil and a thumb-drive or access to email. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Jewelry Making for Teens

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and learn some simple ideas about how to make your own jewelry designs.   We will provide some basic jewelry components to make earrings, chokers or bracelets. Create a unique piece with some colorful or patterned beads and embellish your work of art with your own creativity. Wear your designs home or wrap them up and give them as a gift.   For students entering 6th-12th grades.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Programming for Teens - Control Flow Logic

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, sample code snippets, and write simple programs while practicing control flow logic – a key function to software programming. Using loops (e.g.; starting with the first sign ups, offer ice cream cones to the next ten sign ups), if/else statements (e.g.; if we have sugar cones, put the ice cream in them; else put them in bowls) and switches (e.g.; in case they are one of the first five sign ups give them a free topping; in case they are the tenth sign up, give them all the toppings; in case the sign up is Donald Duck, give them nothing) and more, you’ll be able to control the order of instructions or functions within a program.  

This is a five-day workshop (7/10-7/14) for students entering grades 7-12. Must be able to attend all five sessions.

No experience necessary. Bring lined paper, pen or pencil and a thumb-drive or access to email. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Programming for Teens - Control Flow Logic

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, sample code snippets, and write simple programs while practicing control flow logic – a key function to software programming. Using loops (e.g.; starting with the first sign ups, offer ice cream cones to the next ten sign ups), if/else statements (e.g.; if we have sugar cones, put the ice cream in them; else put them in bowls) and switches (e.g.; in case they are one of the first five sign ups give them a free topping; in case they are the tenth sign up, give them all the toppings; in case the sign up is Donald Duck, give them nothing) and more, you’ll be able to control the order of instructions or functions within a program.  

This is a five-day workshop (7/10-7/14) for students entering grades 7-12. Must be able to attend all five sessions.

No experience necessary. Bring lined paper, pen or pencil and a thumb-drive or access to email. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Paint a Canvas with Geometric designs for Teens

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Let your creative juices flow! In this workshop, we will be using masking tape and your own creativity to make a geometric design on an artist's canvas. Once you are happy with your taped design, use one color or many colors of paint to accentuate your canvas. Once the paint is dry, peel off the tape and Voila! you have your own personal masterpiece of art.   For students entering 6th-12th grades.  Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.  

Programming for Teens - Control Flow Logic

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, sample code snippets, and write simple programs while practicing control flow logic – a key function to software programming. Using loops (e.g.; starting with the first sign ups, offer ice cream cones to the next ten sign ups), if/else statements (e.g.; if we have sugar cones, put the ice cream in them; else put them in bowls) and switches (e.g.; in case they are one of the first five sign ups give them a free topping; in case they are the tenth sign up, give them all the toppings; in case the sign up is Donald Duck, give them nothing) and more, you’ll be able to control the order of instructions or functions within a program.  

This is a five-day workshop (7/10-7/14) for students entering grades 7-12. Must be able to attend all five sessions.

No experience necessary. Bring lined paper, pen or pencil and a thumb-drive or access to email. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Fruit & Veggie T-shirts for Teens

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Create a one of a kind t-shirt using paints, fruit and veggies! We'll even supply the t-shirts. For teens entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Programming for Teens - Control Flow Logic

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn some basic HTML and JavaScript, sample code snippets, and write simple programs while practicing control flow logic – a key function to software programming. Using loops (e.g.; starting with the first sign ups, offer ice cream cones to the next ten sign ups), if/else statements (e.g.; if we have sugar cones, put the ice cream in them; else put them in bowls) and switches (e.g.; in case they are one of the first five sign ups give them a free topping; in case they are the tenth sign up, give them all the toppings; in case the sign up is Donald Duck, give them nothing) and more, you’ll be able to control the order of instructions or functions within a program.  

This is a five-day workshop (7/10-7/14) for students entering grades 7-12. Must be able to attend all five sessions.

No experience necessary. Bring lined paper, pen or pencil and a thumb-drive or access to email. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Felted Soap and Bath Bombs for Teens

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Transform a bar of soap and some wool into a soap and washcloth in one. Teens use colored wool fibers to create a covered bar of soap that can be used again and again, then reused once the soap is gone. In this class, we will learn how to make and mold a bath bomb by mixing common ingredients together. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Rocketry for Teens and Tweens

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for teens interested in rocketry. Day one (Tuesday, 7/18) you'll learn a bit about the science of rockets and build your own. Day two (Thursday, 7/20) we'll meet at Allen's Meadows to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, July 27th).   Ray DiPaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor.    Registration required. Must be able to commit to both days. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

HAM Radio for Teens

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Are you interested in technology? Do you like to tinker? Enjoy talking? HAM or Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. HAM radios are used talk across town or the world and often play a key role during emergency situations.   If you're a teen or tween in grades 6-12, come join us for an introductory session. You'll even get a chance to test out some equipment!  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Rocketry for Teens and Tweens

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for teens interested in rocketry. Day one (Tuesday, 7/18) you'll learn a bit about the science of rockets and build your own. Day two (Thursday, 7/20) we'll meet at Allen's Meadows to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, July 27th).   Ray DiPaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor.    Registration required. Must be able to commit to both days. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Crime Lab for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Ever wondered what it would be like to investigate a crime scene? The Discovery Museum brings its expertise and portable lab to Wilton Library. Examine fingerprints, match powders, compare handwriting samples and look at other crime clues. Then use the evidence to figure out who did it! For students entering grades 6-9. Registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Cupcake Decorating for Teens

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Swing by the teen area between 4-6 p.m. and decorate a cupcake or two! For students entering grades 6-12. No registration. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

College Essay Workshop

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

A great essay can push your application into the admit pile! College admissions consultant Beth Manners will introduce both the main and supplemental essays and discuss how to write pieces that stand out and tell your story. Bring laptops/notebooks for this working session and Beth will review your ideas, drafts or help you brainstorm and get started.   For rising seniors only. Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

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