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

Teens

Poetry in Motion – Breaking the Mold: Submissions

Tuesday, Sept. 2 
“Breaking the Mold,” is a two-performance, poetry and arts event centered around the theme of daring to be different, unique or unconventional! Teens (grade 7 – 12) are invited to submit poetry in keeping with this topic. Submissions accepted September 1 through October 31. Approximately thirty works will be selected for inclusion in the performances. Poems will be paired with music, dance or art in live performances in March 2015. For more information, contact Wilton Library’ s Teen Services Jennifer Walker by phone at 203-762-3950, ext 224, Teen Librarian Susan Lauricella by phone at 203-762-3950, ext 243 or e-mail teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org. This program is sponsored by Wilton Library with funding from generous donors.

Innovation Station Teen Open Session

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Wilton Library’s new Innovation Station is open to teens ages 13 – 18. Stop in and experiment with Garage Band, iMovie, iPhoto or Final Cut Pro on our iMac; use our Creative Cloud subscription to work with Photoshop, Dreamweaver or Illustrator; create wallets and lanyards with Duct Tape; watch a 3D object being printed or use any of the equipment you’ve been certified on. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.

Demo for “Boneless Computing”

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 – 3 p.m.
Ever wondered what’s inside of a computer? How is everything put together? What functions do all of those parts perform?  Join Dale Cates, WLA’s Systems Administrator while he demonstrates how to assemble all the computer components up to BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) — the stage right before the operating system starts.  For ages 13 – 113. Limited space. Registration required.

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Wilton Volunteer Fair

Sunday, Nov. 9, 1 – 4 p.m.
Wilton Newcomers, Wilton Woman’s Club and Wilton Library invite you to a Volunteer Fair. Over 25 non-profit Wilton based organizations will be on hand to discuss the services they provide and the various volunteer opportunities they offer. From environmental and nature to health and well-being, these organizations span a wide variety of interests. Open to adults and teens in grade 8-12.  No registration necessary. For more information contact: Karen Danvers, 203-762-3950, ext. 247.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Monday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to Wilton Library’s monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting.  TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Your help allows us to make the library better for you and your friends.  Newcomers always welcome! If this is your first time coming to TAB, please fill out an application (can be accessed online) and bring it with you.  Applications will also be available at the meeting. Registration is recommended. Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email  Jennifer Walker, Teen Services Assistant, at jwalker@wiltonlibrary.org.

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Tinker Time for Teens

Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 – 5 p.m.
Want to learn how to print a phone case, earrings or figurine? Test out circuitry? Make gift cards? Electronically embroider a t-shirt? Stop in during our open Tinker Time for Teens and check out our: 3D Printer, Arduino kits, Soldering Equipment, Die Cutter, Duct Tape Crafts, Electronic Sewing Machine, Snap &Squishy Circuits and 3D Doodler Pen. For Middlebrook students (ages 13+) and high school students. No registration necessary, but please bring a signed Innovation Station Form.

Intro to Robotics for Teens

Saturday, Nov. 22, 1 – 3 p.m.
Enter the exciting world of robotics! This will be a hands-on class where students will learn to program a robot using ROBOTC – the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language with an Easy-to-Use Development Environment. Students program a robot to navigate an obstacle course and complete various challenges that teach the fundamentals of computer programming along with mathematical concepts in a fun and exciting way. Students will work in pairs and a laptop and robot will be provided to each pair. For students in grades 8-12. Taught by Vladimir Mariano, President of the Fairfield County Makers Guild.  Limited space and registration required. No programming experience necessary. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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Coding with Khan for 7th and 8th Graders

Sunday, Nov. 23, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Students in grades 7 – 8 interested in learning the basics of coding, can join us for six sessions (11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11/15, 1/25/15 & 2/1/15). Two high school computer science students will work with the group and guide them through various online coding programs. Registration is required. Limited space. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund.

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Tinker Time for Teens

Monday, Nov. 24, 1 – 5 p.m.
Want to learn how to print a phone case, earrings or figurine? Test out circuitry? Make gift cards? Electronically embroider a t-shirt? Stop in during our open Tinker Time for Teens and check out our: 3D Printer, Arduino kits, Soldering Equipment, Die Cutter, Duct Tape Crafts, Electronic Sewing Machine, Snap &Squishy Circuits and 3D Doodler Pen. For Middlebrook students (ages 13+) and high school students. No registration necessary, but please bring a signed Innovation Station Form.

Red Cross Babysitting Training

Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1:30 – 5 p.m. 

This is a 2-day workshop conducted by the Red Cross for students ages 11-15. Upon completion of the course, all students will receive a babysitting certification. Cost of $85.00 due before class. To register, call Susan L. at 203-762-3950 x243. (Registration cannot be done online.) Once placed on the list, the patron must send a check in the amount of $85 made out to Wilton Library to Susan in order to hold the spot. Maximum of 12 per class. Students should bring drinks &/or snacks to the class.