Programs for Teens

View the Online Library Program Calendar to find out more about upcoming events. You can view program descriptions, sort by audience and age, and sign up online for programs that require registration. Our monthly Teen Scene Newsletter provides the information on programs and new materials.

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.

May Programs

Sunday, 5/1, 2 PM, Mother Daughter Spa Day, Grades 5+
Mothers and daughters (grandmothers and aunts too) are invited to join us in an afternoon of girly fun. Make your own bath bombs, face masks, and much more! Space is limited so sign up today!

Monday, 5/2, 3:30-4:15 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Monday, 5/2, 4:15-5 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Tuesday, 5/3, 3:30 PM, Story Studio: Madlibs, Grades 5-8
Join us each month for books, snacks, and an activity based on a different literary format. May will feature the importance of choosing your words carefully through Madlibs.

Wednesday, 5/4, 3:30 PM, Middle School Crafts, Grades 5-8
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.

Thursday, 5/5, 3:30 PM, Super Stitches, Grades 5-8
Love all those cute crochet critters you keep seeing on the internet? Beginner? Expert? We’ll get you started and on the fast track to Etsy fame!

Friday, 5/6, 3:30 PM, Middle School Gaming/Movie, Grades 5-8
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.

Wednesday, 5/11, 3:30 PM, Middle School Crafts, Grades 5-8
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, 5/13, 3:30 PM, Middle School Gaming/Movie, Grades 5-8
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.

Monday, 5/16, 3:30-4:15 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Monday, 5/16, 4:15-5 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Wednesday, 5/18, 3:30 PM, Middle School Crafts, Grades 5-8
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.

Thursday, 5/19, 3:30 PM, Super Stitches, Grades 5-8
Love all those cute crochet critters you keep seeing on the internet? Beginner? Expert? We’ll get you started and on the fast track to Etsy fame!

Friday, 5/20, 3:30 PM, Middle School Gaming/Movie, Grades 5-8
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.

Wednesday, 5/25, 3:30 PM, Middle School Crafts, Grades 5-8
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.