Teen Events

See the Teen Events Calendar for a complete list of our exciting programs.

Join us for the Hour of Code!


Tuesday, December 9, 6-7 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library  (6th-8th)

Wednesday, December 10, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library (9th-12th)

Come to a one hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can the learn the basics to be a maker, creator, inventor. Sign up for the session that coordinates to your grade and get ready for an hour of fun! Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Register online [9th-12th] | [6th-8th] or call 847-448-8625.

Teen Film Making: The Basics

altSecond Saturday each month starting October 11, 2015, 3-4:30pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Attention all filmmakers! Learn some film making basics in this workshop series geared towards beginning filmmakers. Each month we'll focus on a new topic to explore. The schedule includes: October (Screenwriting), November (Shot Design & Storyboarding), December (Acting & Directing), January (Editing). This is an on-going series, so stay-tuned in the winter/spring for more topics. Grades 6-12. Registration Required. 


Register for October 11 session, November 8 session , December 13 session, January 10 session

Writer's Workshop: Found Poetry

altTuesday, December 9, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

Are you an avid writer or always wanted to try but never knew where to start? Join us each week to explore a different writing topic. This month's topic is: Found Poetry. We'll be using book pages to find words and phrases to craft poems along with drawings and images to go along with our poems. Grades 6-12. Please register for this event. 



Teen DIY: Snow Globes

altSaturday, December 6, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

Monday, December 15, 6-7 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch 

Create a one-of-a-kind snow globe to share with a friend! We've got glitter, plastic animals, floaties and tons of cools things to put in your globes but it you've got something to put inside, bring it along! Grades 6-12. Please register for the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch event or the Loft event.

Teen Filmmaking : Special Topics/Screenwriting

alt4th Saturday of the month starting Saturday, September 27 through Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Attention all filmmakers! If you've dabbled in filmmaking before, this workshop is for you. We'll be focusing on solely on scriptwriting, writing a short script from start to finish. We'll take a look at published scripts and learn about proper form. This is a special topics workshop in on-going series, so stay-tuned in the spring for more topics.  This series being Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, January 24. Grades 6-12. Please register for this series of events.


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