Teen Events

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



Big Read Student Gallery Night

altFriday, May 6, 4:30-6 pm, The Loft, Main Library

See how students were inspired by the Big Read companion book, Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada. Middle school students from District 65 will be displaying their art pieces and sharing their writing and thoughts focused on their family roots, history and journeys. All ages.

 

 
Free Comic Book Day!!!!

altSaturday, May 7, 9 am -6 pm, All Library Locations

In partnership with Comix Revolution we're celebrating all the awesome graphic novels and comics by giving away free comic books all day at all three of our locations! There will tons to choose from like superhero comics, the classic Archie or a short story from the new series Junior Braves of Apocalypse! Stop at the Children's Desk, the Loft, North Branch or the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch to get your free comic! All ages.

 
May Teen DIY

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.

altMini Pintatas

Saturday, May 14, 3-4:30 pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Construct a mini pinatas and fill it with treats.  Sign up for a reminder or drop in. 

altMini Book Charms

Saturday, May 21, 3-4:30 pm, North Branch

Make a mini book charm earrings, necklaces or key chain.  Sign up for a reminder or drop in. 

Intro to Arduinos

Saturday, May 28, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library alt

Learn how to write programs for an Arduino from lighting up LEDs to playing some tunes.  Sign up for a reminder or drop in.

 

 

 

 
Outside the Lines Book Club

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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.

For the May 11 meeting:  The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth



 
Improv Club for Teens!

titleSundays, February 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. 

 
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