Teen Events

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

Harry Potter Party

altThursday, July 28, 6:30-8:30pm, The Loft, Main Library

Come celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! This evening of magic includes being sorted, trivia, games, giveaways and more! Grades 6-12. Sign up for a reminder and or drop in.  

Tinker Teens

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.

titleJune 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 3, August 10

Grades 6-12.

Teen Advisory Board


Tuesday, August 16, 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.

Outside the Lines Book Club


Second Wednesday of the month starting, 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.Grades 6-12.

August 10 : Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, Sign up for a reminder or drop in.  

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.



August Teen DIY

We provide the supplies you bring the creativity.  Grades 6-12. 

altLittle Bits

Saturday, August 6, 3-4:30 pm, the Loft, Main Library

Tinker with Little Bits to make sounds, light , a moving motor and more.  Drop in or sign up for a reminder


altPerler Beads 

Saturday, August 20, 3-4:30 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Turn your favorite characters, logos and more into beaded masterpieces. Drop in or sign up for a reminder.   

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