Teen Events

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

Act Out: Performance Workshops for Teens!

altEvery Thursday, starting June 13, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library
This summer, learn to perform comedy, poetry or theatre with your friends! These drop-in workshops will feature a different performance style each week for you jump in, get messy, and try something new! At the end of the summer, all participants will be invited to showcase their new skills at a Teen Variety Show. Great for novices and experts alike.


You can sign up for just one or two, a series of a single topic, or the entire summer! Join us!



Session Schedule:alt

Session One (June 18): Intro to Slam Poetry I

Session Two (June 25):Intro to Slam Poetry II

Session Three (July 2):Intro to Improv I

Session Four (July 9):Intro to Improv II

Session Five (July 16):Intro to Improv III

Session Six (July 23):Intro to Sketch Comedy I

Session Seven (July 30): Intro to Sketch Comedy II


Please Register for June 18 session, June 25 session, July 2 session, July 9 session, July 16 session, July 23 session, July 30 Session

NOTE: This workshop runs from June 18-July 30 (seven sessions) with a final showcase on August 1. 




June Teen DIY

Wednesdays, June 10-24, 3-4:30 pm, see locations below

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

Grades 6-12.


altT-Shirt Transformations

Wednesday, June 10, 3-4:30pm, Mason Park (corner of Church Street and Florence Ave)  

Turn an old t-shirt into an awesome beach bag, headband, scarf and more! Sign up for a reminder. 



altScratch and PicoBoards

Wednesday, June 17, 3-4:30pm, The Loft, Main Library (1703 Orrington Ave)

Learn how to code, make your own video game and try out using a PicoBoard as a controller. Sign up for a reminder.


altShrinky Dinks

Wednesday, June 24, 3-4:30pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch (900 Chicago Ave)

Design your own earrings, pendants, key chains and more! Sign up for a reminder.





Art of the Hamdmade Book Summer Camp

altaltMonday-Thursday, July 13-30, 9:30-11:30 am, The Loft, Main Library 

In the 2nd Annual Art of the Handmade Book camp teens will be deeply immersed in learning how to make a book by hand, beginning with hand papermaking, then learning how to hand sew and case in their hardcover books and finally creating content to fill the pages In addition to the larger book project, teens will make smaller pieces each day to their complete portfolio of work by the end of the camp session. To register for the camp please fill out the application and return it to the Teen Loft at the Main Library or email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  It is expected that teens who register will be able to attend all sessions of the camp.  Grades 6-12. 


Application to Register


Teen DIY @ the Loft: Melted Crayon Art

altSaturday, May 16, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

Join us to make a unique piece of art using old crayons! We'll be taking busted crayons and melting them into cool patterns on canvas. If you've got old and busted crayons, bring them! Remember we provide all the supplies you and your friends just bring the creativity.  Please register.  Grades 6-12.  

Teen Writer's Workshop

altSecond Tuesday each month starting February 10, 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 month to explore a different writing topic. We'll dive into poetry, non-fiction, social media writing, etc. Grades 6-12. Registration required.


Register for February 10 session, March 10 session, April 14 session, May 12 session

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