Teen Events

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

Loft Lab: Design

altSaturdays, 1-3 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects.  Each week we’ll have a different group project from 3D design and sewing to  coding, which all go with our quarterly theme of Design. If you don’t finish your project come back again to keep working on it.  Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you. We provide all the supplies you bring creativity.  Grades 6-12. Drop in. Check out the project for each week below:

September 3 - Sewing Basics - learn to thread a needle, stitch and create a simple feltie. Sign up for a reminder.
September 10- Sewing Basics - learn decorative stitches and design a simple accessory or bookmark. Sign up for a reminder.
September 17- Sewing Advanced- Sew a pillow, pencil case or bag.  Sign up for a reminder.
September 24 - Sewing Advanced- Continue working on a project or start a new pillow, pencil case or bag.  Sign up for a reminder.  

City Lit Presents: Books on the Chopping Block

titleSunday, October 2, 2 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Books on the Chopping Block is City Lit's annual performance of dramatic readings of short excerpts taken from ALA's top ten challenged or banned books.  This year excerpts from; Looking for AlaskaFun HomeI am Jazz and more will be included. City Lit has teamed up with the ALA in celebration of Banned Books Week since 2006, performing at special events, libraries and bookstores in and around Chicago.  Sign up for a reminder or drop in.  

Movie: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

altMonday, October 3, 3-5pm, the Loft, Main Library

Take in a movie and some snacks this afternoon at the Loft. Recommended for ages 13 and up.  Drop in or sign up for a reminder
Fearing the actions of Superman are being left unchecked, Batman takes him on, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences, along with Wonder Woman, to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. (Rated PG-13)

Outside the Lines Teen Book Club: Ask the Passengers

Wednesday, October 12. 5:30-7:00 PM. The Loft, Main Library. 

altAsk the Passengers by A. S. King.

Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love--and asking the right questions--will affect the passengers' lives, and her own, for the better. 

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to discuss Ask the Passengers where the literary discussion will be a jumping off point for talking about all things related to identity, gender, and personal narratives. This is a safe space for teens of all identities. 

Teen Advisory Board


Tuesday, October 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.

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