Teen Events

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

Teen DIY Day Off Drop @ the Loft: Rock Art

altWednesday, October 7, 1-5pm, The Loft, Main Library

Take a plain old stone and turn it into a little person, creature or an intricate piece of art. Stop by anytime this afternoon to design your own rock art. We provide all the supplies, you bring your friends and creativity. Drop in. Grades 6-12. 

City Lit Theater Presents: Books on the Chopping Block

altSunday, September 27, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library

In celebration of Banned Books Week City Lit Theater Company will be performing excerpts from the ten most challenged books of 2014 including Drama, Persepolis and Perks of Being a Wallflower. Following the performance will be a discussion with the performers and audience. Sign up for a reminder or drop in. 

Teen Filmmaking : Script to Screen

altFourth Saturday each month starting September 26, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library 

NEW CLASS! Join us to discuss scripts--classic, modern, TV, whatever--and their screen counterparts. We'll talk about the meat of the story and how that story translates to the screen. Each week will be a different theme. DROP-IN or sign up for a reminder. Grades 6-12. 


Sign up for a reminder for September 26, October 24, November 28 or December 26th's meeting. 

September Teen DIY

Join us for one or all of these epic events at all of the Library's locations ! We'll provide all the supplies, just bring your friends and creativity. Sign up for a reminder or drop in for any of the events! Grades 6-12


altCereal Box Lights

Saturday, September 5, 3-4:30pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Upgrade your room with a personalized light. Turn a cereal box into an glowing animal, flower or even your favorite team logo. Sign up for a reminder.



altMelted Crayon Art

Saturday, September 12, 3-4:30pm, The Loft, Main Library

Upgrade your room with a great piece of wall art. Crayons aren't just for coloring anymore. We'll be melting crayons into patterns and silhouettes to make awesome art for your wall. Sign up for a reminder.  


altClay Pens

Saturday, September 19, 3-4:30pm, North Branch 

If you're school supplies need some personality then this is the event for you. We'll be using clay to make create funky personalized pens Sign up for a reminder.  




Intro To Improv Comedy For Teens


titleIntro to Improv For Teens!

Sundays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2-3:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Today's TV and film stars Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Key & Peele all got their start doing improv comedy in their hometowns. Come learn how to be funny on the fly! This is a 5-week class, for students with tons of performing experience or none at all, with drop-ins welcome or attend all 5 sessions! Each week will have slightly different exercises and activities to fill your comedy toolbox. Sign up for a reminder.

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