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 your friends and creativity. Grades 6-12.
Saturday, June 11, 3-4:30 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch
Add a little fire to your life by making your own candles. Sign up for a reminder or Drop in.
Saturday, June 18, 3-4:30 pm, North Branch
Travel back to your elementary school days with shrinky dinks! Design, bake, and take key chains, earrings, necklaces and more! Sign up for a reminder or Drop in.
Saturday, June 25, 3-4:30 pm, the Loft, Main Library
Turn just about anything into a video controller using a Makey Makey. Play games online or design your own! Sign up for a reminder or Drop in.
Stop by the Loft to kick back relax and take in a movie with your friends. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
After defeating international terrorist Owen Shaw, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew have separated to return to more normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen's older brother, is thirsty for revenge. A slick government agent offers to help Dom and company take care of Shaw in exchange for their help in rescuing a kidnapped computer hacker who has developed a powerful surveillance program.
Wednesdays, June 8-August 10, 3-5 pm, the Loft, Main Library
Low tech and high tech come together in this series of workshops. Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you the most.
June 8-June 22: Flipping the Selfie
During the Flipping the Selfie sessions, teens will reinvent the selfie (or, self-portrait, as it is also known throughout history) for the modern age, utilizing new technologies (such as 3-d printing!), blended with traditional sculpture, drawing, collage, and origami techniques to express oneself!
Drop in or sign up for a reminder: June 8, June 15, June 22
June 29-July 13: Remix
During the Re-Mix sessions, teens will work with found materials to make handmade paper, create collages, drop surprise artwork throughout the library, and make beautiful things out of what others might consider trash. We will remix, reinvent, reuse, recycle, and reimagine!
Drop in or sign up for a reminder: June 29, July 6, July 13
July 20-August 10: Collabor-action
Working in small groups during the Collabor-action sessions, we will explore various social justice issues that affect teens today, will work together to produce collaborative works of art of all kinds, from visual art pieces to stop-motion animation narrative storytelling films that address these issues.
Drop in or sign up for a reminder: July 20, July 27, August 10 NOTE: We will not meet August 3.
Second Wednesday of the month starting, February 10, 5:30-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Read titles 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! Copies of the book are available in the Loft one month before each discussion.