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!!!

 


 
August Teen DIY

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, August 4-19, 3-4:30 pm, see locations below

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

Grades 6-12.

 

altUpcycled Crafts

Tuesday, August 4, 3-4:30pm, James Park (Corner of Dodge and Oakton)

Turn plastic bottles into sun catchers or cuff bracelets. Sign up for a reminder

 

altMod Podge Madness

Wednesday, August 5, 3-4:30pm, Mason Park (Corner of Church Street and Florence Ave)

Turn boring school supplies, boxes and picture frames and more into personalized masterpieces using old books, magazines and of course Mod Podge.  Sign up for a reminder.

 

 

altCatapults and Stomp Rockets

Tuesday, August 11, 3-4:30pm, James Park (Corner of Dodge and Oakton)

Try your hand at making the best catapults and rockets to launch. We'll battle it out to see who's design dominates the rest. Sign up for a reminder. 

 

altDuct Tape

Tuesday, August 18, 3-4:30pm, James Park (Corner of Dodge and Oakton)

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

 

altLight Up Art

Wednesday, August 19, 3-4:30pm, Mason Park (Corner of Church Street and Florence Ave)

Make lanterns, houses and more that you design light up! Sign up for a reminder. 

 

 
Teen Advisory Board

alt

Tuesday, August 18, 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.  Sign up for a reminder or drop in.

 
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.  

  

 

 

 
FUSE

altSaturdays, 12 noon - 2 pm, The Loft, Main Libraryalt

Challenge: Accepted! Drop in with your friends to design and 3-D print jewelry,cars or even your head, create your own stickers and accessories with our vinyl cutter, wire LEDs, mix your own ringtone,  combine chemicals to make gel beads, navigate a robot through an obstacle course, or try any of the other cool challenges we have for you to level up in. For grades 6-12. Check out all the challenges at fusestudio.net

**3-D prints that are not completed on Saturday will be available to pick up the following Saturday.  **

A program of the Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwestern University


 
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