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The library is closed on Sundays for the summer. Sunday hours resume on September 8th.

Upcoming Teen Events

Expand Your Mind...Read, Discover & Explore Teen Summer Reading

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

Starting Monday, 6/17/19, Teens & Tweens entering grades 6-12 can register online for our summer reading program - Expand Your Mind: Read, Discover & Explore – and record their reading anywhere as on long as they have an internet connection. Use it to log books and minutes read. A weekly drawing will take place and at the end of the summer, one person will receive a $100 gift certificate. The more minutes read, the greater the chance of winning!

The online Summer Reading and many of our summer programs (e.g.; arts and crafts) are made possible by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.  All STEM programs are supported by the Amadeo Family.  Questions? Call 203-762-6342.

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Zentangle Art for Teens

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Not artistic? Think again! If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren't a good artist, this is the workshop for you! Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. Taught by Amy, a certified Zentanglist.   For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Trivia for Teens

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Trivia Night at Wilton Library! Working together, teams of six will answer multiple rounds of questions about Movies and Music, Sports Teams, Current Events, General Knowledge, and more. Will your team come out on top? Form a team or join one once you arrive. Snacks will be provided For teens entering grades 7 - 9. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Arduino Light Up Vase for Teens

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Build a vase with 3-D printed parts and then learn how to use an Arduino to turn it into a fabulous light show – fade between colors of various hues, flash, twirl or flicker lights and more. For students entering grades 6-12. To register, call 203-762-6342. A $10 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the Amadeo Family Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Teens Create Button Bowls

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Ever wonder what to do with all those extra buttons? Let's make button bowls with a few easy supplies. We'll have plenty of buttons here, but feel free to bring some from your own home to add to your project. For students entering grades 6-9. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

College Essay Workshop for Rising Seniors

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Looking to write a college essay that captures the admission counselor's attention? Still trying to figure out what your story is or how best to tell it? Join college consultants Beth and Tim Manners and discover ways to make your essays stand out. They'll get you going with a brainstorming session and review ideas and drafts. For rising seniors only. Please bring a laptop or notebook for this hands-on workshop. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

iPhone Photography for Teens

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join professional photographer, Peggy Garbus, for a two-hour iPhone Photography workshop. Learn about the basic functions of the iPhone and explore what makes a great photo and how to achieve it. For teens entering grades 6-12. Must have an iPhone, preferably version 7 and up.  Registration required. To register, call 203-762-6342. $5 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Paper Bridge Challenge for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Build a bridge with just paper! Test your engineering skills to see if you can make a bridge that spans a given distance. Explore the strength of paper and learn about shapes that make for strong buildings. See whose bridge can handle the most weight. For students entering grades 6-10.   Workshop run by the Discovery Museum. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Design a Virtual Reality Labyrinth Game (for Teens & Tweens)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Code, design and develop your own 3D Games and VR experiences using Unreal Engine with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students will learn how to code and write logic, how to program their own functional AI, how to optimize projects for VR, and more. To register, call 203-762-6342. $10 fee is required to hold your place. Must be able to commit to all three days. Thanks to the Amadeo Family for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Cake Creations for Teens

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Work in teams to build a structure of your choice (house, car, boat, statue) using Pound Cake and some other key elements. Final creations judged on color, creativity, stability and more. Sign up with friends or meet new ones! For students entering grades 6-10. Space limited and registration required.   Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Design a Virtual Reality Labyrinth Game (for Teens & Tweens)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Code, design and develop your own 3D Games and VR experiences using Unreal Engine with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students will learn how to code and write logic, how to program their own functional AI, how to optimize projects for VR, and more. To register, call 203-762-6342. $10 fee is required to hold your place. Must be able to commit to all three days. Thanks to the Amadeo Family for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Mindfulness and Henna for Teens

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Growing up today is not easy: social media, peer competition and society expectations can overwhelm and create stress, resulting in sleep problems, anxiety, depression and other issues. Mindfulness can help. With practice, it helps with clarity and focus in life, while allowing you to experience more peace, calm and acceptance towards yourself, others and life in general. Students entering grades 7-12 can join us for this introductory session. Afterwards, stay and learn about the ancient art of henna and get your own Mendhi tattoo! Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Design a Virtual Reality Labyrinth Game (for Teens & Tweens)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Code, design and develop your own 3D Games and VR experiences using Unreal Engine with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students will learn how to code and write logic, how to program their own functional AI, how to optimize projects for VR, and more. To register, call 203-762-6342. $10 fee is required to hold your place. Must be able to commit to all three days. Thanks to the Amadeo Family for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Learn the Secrets of Magic for Teens

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Want to learn some magic tricks? If so, come to the Magic Genie's show. While entertaining and amazing the audience, he'll be asking for help in making the magic happen. His card, coin, telekinetic and mind reading talents are sure to keep you wondering, 'how does he do that?' Teens will then be given a few tricks to take home where they can practice and perfect their magical skills immediately. For teens entering grades 6-10. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Bath Bombs with Nod Hill Soaps for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Nod Hill Soaps and learn the secret of making fizzy bath bombs. Give them as a gift or treat yourself to a great soaking experience.  To register, call 203-762-6342. $5 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Teens Paint!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Feeling like Picasso? Warhol? Murakami? Come join us for a fun and relaxing session. 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 and let your inner self out! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Smart Car Soldering for Teens

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Learn to solder and use the principles of mechanical structure, electronic, sensor, and automatic control to build your smart car. Then design a unique runway for your car to operate on.   For students entering grades 7 - 9. Space is limited and registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

SAT, ACT and PSAT Testing for High School Students

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 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 the arrangements directly with them. (This is not an endorsement by Wilton Library.) Registration required. Space limited. Register online and please indicate which test you wish to take. Inquiries: 203-762-6342.

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