Second Wednesday of the month starting, February 10, 5:30-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Outside The Lines Book Club is a new teen reading series that happens monthly at the Evanston Public Library Teen Loft. One Wednesday a month, teens grades 6-12 are invited to discuss a pre-determined YA fiction title about strong teen protagonists pushing back again normative identities to live their lives with pride.
The book discussion will be a jumping off point for talking about topics such as pop culture, gender, fashion, politics, the Tumblr-verse, personal stories and more. This is a safe space for teens of all identities. Come hang out, meet new friends, eat snacks and chat about what really matters!
Interested? Stop by the Teen Loft to sign up and pick up your complimentary copy of the book to read in advance. You do not have to attend all sessions! Just read the book(s) for the one(s) that fit your busy schedule. Please register.
Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to
gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her
own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel
Join us for one or all of these epic events at all of the Library's
locations! We'll provide all the supplies, just bring
friends and creativity. Sign up for a reminder or drop in! Grades 6-12.
Heart Dream Catcher
Saturday, February 13, 3-4:30 pm, the Loft, Main Library
Keep your dreams full of love by designing your own heart shaped dream catcher. . Sign up for a reminder or drop in.
Saturday, February 20, 3-4:30 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch
Flashback to your childhood with Shrinky Dinks! Make anything from key chains to earrings. Sign up for a reminder or drop in!
Saturday, February 27, 3-4:30 pm, North Branch
Take old maps and turn them into something new. We'll making all
different paper crafts using old maps at this event inspired by EPL's
Big Read of "Into the Beautiful North". Sign up for a reminder
or drop in.
This classic 90's teen film is based on William
Shakespeare's "The Taming Of The Shrew"! Come to The Loft to watch it
on our big screen TV with your friends!
FILM SYNOPSIS: Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful,
smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn't
attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa
Oleynik), house rules say that she can't date until Kat has a boyfriend, so
strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses
paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her
guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?
Sundays, February 7 & 28, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17, May 8 & 22, 3- 4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Come learn how to be funny on the fly! Each week will have slightly
different exercises and activities to fill your comedy toolbox.Teens
in grades 6-12 are invited to attend this drop-in improv club to learn
how to perform comedy and theater, play fun games, and make
new friends. No performance experience necessary! Attendance is drop-in from week to week, so attend the sessions that work for your schedule. Sign up for reminder.