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Programs for Teens

The River Forest Public Library offers targeted programs to meet community needs and interests as identified in our Strategic Plan. In planning and carrying out its sponsored programs, the Library aspires to meet the standards set forth in the Library Bill of Rights. The Library also recognizes that the resources available for the sponsorship of programs are limited and the selection, planning and implementation of Library sponsored programs ultimately rests in the discretion of the Library’s professional staff.

The library reserves the right to restrict program attendance. Programs may be cancelled, in advance or the day of, if minimum attendance is not met or due to unforeseeable circumstances.

July Programs

Wednesday, 7/16, 7-8:30 PM, Manga Mania Night, entering grades 6-9
Manga readers in grades 6 and up are invited to the Library for a night of Manga Mania fun.  We’ll have a blast with manga related snacks and activities.

Thursday, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 4-5:30 PM, Minecraft Club, entering Grades 4-7
Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to the library every Thursday this summer to meet up with friends and learn Minecraft tips, tricks, and mods, have snacks, and play together on shared challenges, PvP maps, and more! **Registration required via calendar**

Wednesday, 7/30, 8-9:30 PM, Halloween in July, entering grades 6-9
Do you love Halloween?  Hate waiting until October?  Don’t miss Halloween in July at the RFPL!  Come (in costume if you want!) for spooky stories, ghoulish snacks, and more!

August Programs

Wednesday, 8/20, 3-4:30 PM, Teen Craft: Make a Summer Memory Jar, Kids & Teens entering grades 6-9
Don’t let your summer memories slip away.  Capture them in a personalized memory jar!  Bring small items that remind you summer 2014 (photos, trinkets, charms, postcards, seashells, etc.) if you want.  But, don’t worry, we’ll provide summer momentos you can make your own.

Thursday, 8/21, 7-8:30 PM, Teen Party Games, Kids & Teens entering grades 6-9
Do you love party games?  Come for an evening of fun and laughs!  We’ll have snacks and a great time!

Monday, 8/25, 3:30-4:30 PM, Middle School Welcome Back to School, grades 5-8
Enjoy a “welcome back” snack and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for middle school students.

Wednesday, 8/27, 3:30-5 PM- Drop-in Middle School Crafts
Kids and teens in grades 5-8, are invited to drop in to make a cool craft.  Space is limited and spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Friday, 8/29, 3:30-5 PM, grades 5-8, Drop-in Gaming or Movie
Kids and teens in grades 5-8 are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games.  All movies will be rated G or PG.