Teen Events

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

Summer Reading Program: Read to the Rhythm

altJune 1 -July 31, All Library Locations, All Ages

Get into the groove this summer and take part in the all new summer reading program! Sign up in person at any library location or sign up and download your reading log online.  Start earning points by completing activities like reading, visiting a park, attending a concert, writing a review, coming to a library program and more.  Record your points on your log and check in to receive prizes! Plus your points help us work towards our community goal of 125,000 points.  If we reach that goal everyone who participated can stop in and have their overdue fines (does not include lost item fees) eliminated during the week of August 30- September 5!!!


Create Your Own Comics!

altSunday, July 26, 4-5:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

Calling all aspiring comic book writers and illustrators!

Zach Lehner will walk you through making your own comics, exposing you to simple tricks and techniques to make your story look amazing and fun! Sign up for a reminder or drop in. Grades 6-12.


Zach Lehner spent most of his childhood and early adulthood with his nose in his sketchbook and ink on his fingers. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design to study comics, graduating in 2008 with a B.A. in Sequential Art and again with a Masters in 2010. His first graphic novel, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, will be released on July 8th 2015, and is illustrated by him and written by Michael Tanner and Greg Smith.  He lives in northern Chicago, where he reads a lot of books.

Teen Filmmaking: Stop-Motion Workshop

altEvery Saturday, starting June 13, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library
This summer, learn how to create a stop-motion video! You'll learn how to write the script, create/build a miniature set, light your scenes, shoot your film, and edit. Each session builds on information learned in the previous session, so attendance is encouraged (but not required) for every session. The workshop culminates in a final screening of teen's finished films. All materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Grades 6-12.

Session Schedule:

Session One (June 13): Finding& Writing your Story

Session Two (June 20): Building Your Scene

Session Three (June 27): Building & Shooting Your Movie

Session Four (July 11): Shooting Your Movie

Session Five (July 18): Editing Your Movie

Session Six (July 25): Finalizing Your Movie with Effects 

Please Register for June 13 session, June 20 session, June 27 session, July 11 session, July 18 session, July 25 session
NOTE: This workshop runs from June 13-July 25 (six sessions) with a break on July 4th and a final showcase on August 1. 

Act Out: Performance Workshops for Teens!

altEvery Thursday, starting June 18, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library
This summer, learn to perform comedy, poetry or theatre with your friends! These drop-in workshops will feature a different performance style each week for you jump in, get messy, and try something new! At the end of the summer, all participants will be invited to showcase their new skills at a Teen Variety Show. Great for novices and experts alike.


You can sign up for just one or two, a series of a single topic, or the entire summer! Join us!

July Teen DIY

Wednesdays, July 1-29, 3-4:30 pm, see locations below

Join us for one or all of these epic events at all of the Library's locations or at Mason Park! We'll provide all the supplies, just bring your friends and creativity. Sign up for a reminder or drop in! 

Grades 6-12.



Wednesday,  July 1, 3-4:30pm, North Branch (2026 Central Street)

Add some glitz to your summer wardrobe with new bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings!  Sign up for a reminder.


altDuct Tape

Wednesday, July 8, 3-4:30pm, Mason Park (corner of Church Street and Florence Ave)

Make the ultimate accessory with duct tape! Wallets, purses, flip flops or phone cases just to name a few. Sign up for a reminder


altIntro to 3D Design and Printing

Wednesday,  July 15. 3-4:30, The Loft, Main Library (1703 Orrington)

We'll teach you the basics of 3D design then you can go to town designing something awesome and we'll print if off for you after the class! Sign up for a reminder.  *Participants will be emailed when their prints are ready to be picked up.



Wednesday, July 22, 3-4:30pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch (900 Chicago Ave)

Test out your sewing skills by making  owls, foxes, zombies or anything you'd like to design out of felt.  Sign up for a reminder.  



altSock It To Me!

Wednesday, July 29, 3-4:30pm, North Branch (2026 Central Street)

What can you do with a sock? Make cute creatures and accessories! We'll be making sock owls, socktopuses and fingerless gloves.Sign up for a reminder.


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