Teen Events

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



Create: Build Your Dream: Teen Summer Reading Program

titleEveryday from June 1-July 31, All Evanston Public Library Locations

Read, make and write your way to summer reading prizes! Teens entering/completing grades 6-12 can sign up at any of the Library’s branches. Each time you complete 3 tasks, you’ll be able to check in (3 times total) for prizes like bookmarks, smencils, buttons and weekly raffles tickets for gift cards to crazy great places. The grand prize is a $100 gift card to Old Orchard Mall , plus two runner up gift cards for $50 and $25. Get signed up for a summer of fun!

 

Plus, don't forget to check out all the fantastic programs we have running all summer!

 
Design for America: Free Thinking Design Workshop

altMonday, August 11, 10:30am-12:30pm, Community Meeting, Main Library

Come learn about design-thinking and creative problem solving while working to after school engagement for Evanston youth in this free workshop facilitated by Design for America. Design-thinking is about understanding the needs of people and generating an array of potential solutions to be tested. This workshop will introduce empathy and brainstorming techniques to address local and social challenges. Design for America, founded at Northwestern University, is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact.  Please register. Recommended for kids 8 and up, teens and adults. 

 
 
Teen Filmmaking Workshop

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Wednesdays, June 18, July 2, 16, & 30, & August 13, 3:30-5 pm, the Loft, Main Library 

Learn the basics behind filmmaking in this summer-long series of workshops where you’ll learn how to make a movie from the ground up. We’ll learn the fundamentals of scriptwriting, story-boarding, shooting techniques, and editing focused towards creating a film to submit on the 90 Second Newbery Festival (http://jameskennedy.com/90-second-newbery/).

Attendance is encouraged for every session. Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Register online to reserve your spot! THIS EVENT IS FULL

 
Teen Advisory Board

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Tuesday, August 19, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

 If you're a crafty TAB veteran, you know the drill. If you've never even heard of TAB but you enjoy The Loft and like to indulge in free pizza now and then, you're more than welcome to stop by and see what we're all about. TAB members help plan, lead and set up Loft programs, assist with decision making in the Loft, decorate the space and more. We hope to see you there! For grades 6-12. Please register.

 

 
Teen DIY: T-Shirt Transformations

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Tuesday, August 5, 4-5 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Monday, August 11, 4-5 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Create bags, bracelets, headbands and more all out of t-shirts! bring your friends bring some old tees or use ours. We'll show you how to transform them into awesome accessories. Grades 6-12. Please register for the Loft event or the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch event.  

 
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