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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Crafts for Teens
Thursday, Aug. 14, 3 – 5 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Drop in and use our materials to decorate bottles, create magnets, make jewelry and more. For teens entering grades 6-12. No charge; no registration.
“The Giver” Talk, Food, and Movie for Teens
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 4 –5:30 p.m.
Read Lois Lowry’s book ‘The Giver’ and then join us for pizza and a book book discussion. If the movie is playing at Wilton Bow Tie Cinema, we’ll then head over to watch the new release of the film. For teens entering grades 6-12. No charge for pizza and movie, but registration is required by noon on Monday, 8/18. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.