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!

 
DC3F Summer Reading: How Long Will I Cry?

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Friday, July 25, 6:30 pm, Sherman United Methodist Church 

This summer, the Dajae Coleman Foundation (DC3F), in partnership with the Loft at Evanston Public Library, presents two all-ages community discussions of How Long Will I Cry?, a riveting collection of interviews with youth and others affected by Chicago violence. Please join us for these community gatherings as members of DC3F read excerpts from How Long Will I Cry? and engage in conversations with attendees about youth violence.

All participants receive a free copy of the book to own. Copies are available at the following locations:

*The Loft on the 3rd floor of the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

*Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

*Church Street Barber Shop, 1905 Church St.

*Ebony Barber Shop, 1702 Dodge Ave.

Copies of the book will also be available at the first reading on Saturday, July 12 at Heartwood Center.

No registration required. More about the DC3F Summer Reading Initiative here.

PLEASE NOTE: THE NEXT COMMUNITY DISCUSSION OF HOW LONG WILL I CRY? WILL TAKE PLACE AT  SHERMAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, NOT EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.

 
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

 
Father/Son Book Group: The Only Ones

titleSunday, July 27, 2 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Father-Son Book Group is a chance for boys in 6th-9th grade and their dads* to bond through the acts of reading and discussing story in a library setting. 

Our July book will be The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer. The Only Ones is the story of thirteen-year-old Martin who discovers a village full of inventor children who have been living without any adults since the grown-ups were all mysteriously spirited away.

Registration is required. Pick up two copies of the book in the Loft.

*Guardians, mentors and other male adult family welcome.

 

 
Teen DIY @ North: Create Your Own Video Game

altMonday, July 28, 4-5 pm, North Branch 

If you're a fan of video games or just want to learn something new then reserve your spot this teen event.  You'll learn the basics of using the simple computer animation program, Scratch and to how hook up a MaKey MaKey to make anything a controller from a bunch of bananas or clementines to playdough. Grades 6-12. Please register.

North Branch:  2026 Central Street, (847) 866-0330

 
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