Teen Events

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

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.


An Evening With G. Neri and Jesse Joshua Watson

altaltMonday, October 20, 7-8:30 pm, Community Room, Main Library

Join us for a wonderful evening with author of Yummy, Ghetto Cowboy, Chess Rumble, Knock Out, G. Neri and illustrator of Ghetto Cowboy and Chess Rumble Jesse Joshua Watson. Both author and illustrator will be discussing their books, writing/illustrating process, answering questions and G. Neri will be signing books. Recommended for grades 5 and up, adults welcome. Please register.

Special thanks to our partners; District 65, Foundation 65 and the Bookstall at Chestnut Court

Writer's Workshop: This I Believe Essays

altTuesday, October 14, 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: "This I Believe" Essays. We'll exploring our core beliefs and what it is we believe in, whether it be the power of ice cream to fix a bad day or the fact that a single act of kindness can go a long way. This I Believe is an international organization focused on engaging people to write about their beliefs. Grades 6-12.  Please register for this event.


Teen DIY : Spooky Dreamcatchers

altMonday, October 6, 6-7 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Saturday, October 18, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Come out and craft a dreamcatcher to ward off the evil spirits of Halloween. Bring along any beads, feathers or other small trinkets you'd like to weave in the middle but otherwise, all materials will be provided. Grades 6-12. Please register for the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch event or the Loft event

Teen Book Discussion: Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri


Monday, October 27, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Join us for a special book discussion of G. Neri's powerful graphic novel, Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty. We'll eat pizza, talk about the graphic  novel and we'll even have an Special Agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration joining us.  He will talk about his experiences with gangs and his memories of the events described in Yummy.   This event is for high school students and 8th grade students. Please register. Books will be available for those who register at the Loft desk.  

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