Teen Events

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

Writer's Workshop: Name Poetry

altTuesday, September 9, 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: Name Poetry/I Am Poems. We'll be exploring different ways to use our names to express and discover who we are. Grades 6-12.  Please register for this event.

Teen DIY: Pressed Leaf Art

altMonday, September 15, 6-7 pm, Chicago Ave/Main Street Branch

Saturday, September 20, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Join us for some nifty fall art! We'll be dipping leaves into paint and pressing them onto bookmarks, cards, prints or whatever takeaway you'd like. If you've got a great tree to pull leaves from or a flower, bring it along! Grades 6-12.Please register for the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch event or the Loft event.  

FUSE: Studio

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

Challenge: Accepted! Drop in with your friends to design and 3-D print jewelry or cars, wire LEDs, mix your own ringtone, build an amp, combine chemicals to make gel beads, navigate a Lego Mindstorms 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. **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

Gaming in The Loft

altSaturdays, 4 - 6 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Join us as we play Wii and Xbox 360 (with Kinect) games from our collection. What we play will be decided on who shows up, so if you get here early, you may be the one that decides what we play. Also, if you’ve got a non-M rated game for Wii or Xbox 360 that you want to play with people, feel free to bring it! Grades 6-12



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

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