Teen Events

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

Teen Fear Fest: Halloween Edition

altThursday, October 30, 6-8 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

Join Loft staff for a night of Halloween fun! Challenge yourself to a competition of stomachs and try a selection of odd and (un)savory dishes. Take a ride on the crafty side and create a take-away craft to take home. Top off the night with a throw-back Halloween movie and a costume contest--so be sure to dress up! Grades 6-12. Please register for this Loft event. 

Teen Film Making: The Basics

altSecond Saturday each month starting October 11, 2015, 3-4:30pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Attention all filmmakers! Learn some film making basics in this workshop series geared towards beginning filmmakers. Each month we'll focus on a new topic to explore. The schedule includes: October (Screenwriting), November (Shot Design & Storyboarding), December (Acting & Directing), January (Editing). This is an on-going series, so stay-tuned in the winter/spring for more topics. Grades 6-12. Registration Required. 


Register for October 11 session, November 8 session , December 13 session, January 10 session

Writer's Workshop: Group Flash Fiction

altTuesday, November 11, 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: Group Flash Fiction. Working together, we'll be writing a group story, using characters and lines that we all come up with. We'll be using a variety of brainstorming and writing techniques to come up with a collaborative story. Grades 6-12.  Please register for this event. 

Teen DIY: Clay Mockingjay Pin

altSaturday, November 15, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Monday, November 17, 6-7 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch 

The Mockingjay lives. Join us in the Loft to celebrate the release of the "Mockingjay: Part 1" movie by crafting a mockingjay pin of your own to wear to the premiere. 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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