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Upcoming Teen Events

Reading Takes You Everywhere! Teen Summer Reading

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Wilton Library's online summer reading program for teens and tweens, kicks off on July 1st, continues for eight weeks, and ends on August 25th.  This is for students entering grades 6-12. Registration takes place online through Wandoo Reader and then allows everyone to track their reading anywhere they go. All that's needed is a good book and internet connection. Age-appropriate reading of any fiction, non-fiction, biography and Manga, make students eligible for gift certificates in the weekly drawing plus a chance to win a $100 VISA card at the end of the summer awaits! Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. For details, call 203-762-6342. 

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No-Sew Fleece Tie Pillows for Teens

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

No-sew fleece tie pillows are an easy solution to make a pillow if you don't have a sewing machine or don't know how to sew. We will provide the fleece and in no time teach you how to tie a pillow together for you to take home or give to someone as a gift. For students entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for students entering grades 6-12 who have an interest in Rocketry. Day 1 (Tuesday, 7/17) you'll learn about the science of rockets and then build your own. Day 2 (Thursday, 7/19, 4 – 6 p.m.), we'll meet at Allen's Meadows at 4 p.m. to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, 7/26). Ray DePaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Must be able to commit to BOTH days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Virtual Reality and Green Screen for Tweens & Teens

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Experience Virtual Reality with the HTC Vive and then get your photo taken on Mars, Harry Potter’s Castle or other landscapes using our green screen technology.  For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. No charge. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Rocketry for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a 2-day workshop for students entering grades 6-12 who have an interest in Rocketry. Day 1 (Tuesday, 7/17) you'll learn about the science of rockets and then build your own. Day 2 (Thursday, 7/19, 4 – 6 p.m.), we'll meet at Allen's Meadows at 4 p.m. to launch them! (Rain date = Thursday, 7/26). Ray DePaola, a member of CATO and the National Association of Rocketry will be the instructor. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Must be able to commit to BOTH days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Fruit Smoothies for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  Then finish by making a fruit smoothie to enjoy! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Is It Magic or Science? For Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Balloons that don't pop? Water that disappears immediately? Non-magnetic objects floating toward each other? The Discover Museum will demonstrate the tricks behind the 'magic' and show you the true science of it all! Supported by the Amadeo Family. For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Java and Python for Middle School Students

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Students entering 7th and 8th grades can join us for a week-long introduction to coding to help understand the basic structures of code, such as algorithms and class structure, as well as the syntax of the target coding languages. The focus will be on primarily Java and Python, two of the most heavily used languages in the industry today. The workshop is run through Codeacademy. Rishabh, a high school junior and experienced member of Wilton Library’s robotics team will assist students while they work at their own pace. Space limited and registration required. Must be able to commit to all five days. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Henna for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  The second part of this session focuses on the ancient art of Henna. Garima Agarwal will talk about its history and symbolism, then let you try out a henna design on yourself or a friend! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

College Essay Workshop

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

College admissions consultant Beth Manners is offering a college essay workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31st. Beth will introduce the main and supplemental essays and discuss how to write pieces that stand out and tell your story. She'll review ideas, drafts and help brainstorm. Students should bring laptops or notebooks for this working session. For rising seniors only. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.  Parents welcome to bring college questions and sit on the sidelines.

Paper Bridge Challenge for Teens & Tweens

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Students entering grades 6 - 9, come challenge yourself and compete against others! Using only paper, you'll create a bridge that can span a given distance and support its own weight. Explore the strength of paper and learn about shapes that make for strong buildings. Compete to see which bridge can handle the most weight. Workshop run by the Discovery Museum. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Limited space. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Food Science for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Science with an infusion of food, what could be better! Join us for the afternoon to experiment, learn and have fun! We'll explore Taste versus Smell, what happens when you leave an ingredient out of a recipe, food reactions to temperature and more. For students entering grades 6-8. Space is limited, registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Wind Chimes for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

With the increasing demands of academic life, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, technology and other pressures, students are often left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and irritable. Join Life Coach Professional, Anju Pandey, for an introduction to meditation and mindfulness techniques to help deal with stress and overwhelming emotions.  Afterwards, you'll make a wind chime using shells, wood and other materials to bring home and enjoy.  For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Mason Jar Beach Glass Votives for Teens

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and spend an hour with us creating a beach glass votive out of a mason jar. We will use beautiful hues of green and blue glass pebbles to create a mosaic effect. Add a battery powered candle light and you have a votive for your summer patio or picnic table. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space limited. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Solder a Night Light for 7th & 8th Graders

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come learn the basics of soldering and use that new knowledge to make an Automatic Night Light. For students entering 7th & 8th grades. Space is limited, sign up is required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Coding for Teens

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Coding for Teens

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us for two creative afternoons (Tuesday, 8/14 and Thursday, 8/16). We'll paint, decoupage and produce a one-of-a-kind bird house using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Coding for Teens

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Coding for Teens

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Book Bird Houses for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us for two creative afternoons (Tuesday, 8/14 and Thursday, 8/16). We'll paint, decoupage and produce a one-of-a-kind bird house using classic children's books for adornment. Give as a gift or keep for yourself! For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Coding for Teens

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Learn computer programming with Gidget, a unique learning game which teaches computer programming concepts and logic to new programmers by debugging broken code. Over the course of the week, you'll learn about arrays, branching statements, loops, objects and more concepts to get you programming! This is a five-day workshop (8/13-8/17) for students entering grades 7-12 with Algebra experience. Must be able to attend all five sessions.  Limited space and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Paint It Up for Teens!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Teens and tweens entering grades 6-12, come join us and let your creative juices flow! We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

SAT, ACT & PSAT Testing for High School Students

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Take a free practice test for the SAT, ACT or PSAT! C2 Education of Wilton will administer the test -- you decide which one. Afterwards, you can schedule an appointment with C2. They'll give you the written results and review your test, section by section. If you then want to hire them for tutoring, you can make arrangements directly with C2 Education. Registration required. Space limited. Please indicate which test you wish to take. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

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