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.

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April 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

March 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

 

JUNE

6/3-7/31, Unmasked! Teen’s Summer Reading Program

Teens entering 6th grade through high school seniors are invited to participate in summer reading. You can earn new books, tasty treats, and other great prizes.  Fun, creative programs will be held weekly. The fun officially begins at our Summer Reading Kick Off Party on June 5. Skip the line! Current 5th-8th graders are invited to sign up at our Connections Early Registration on June 3rd.

Thursday, 6/25, 7-8, Super Stitches Crochet 

Love all those cute crochet critters you keep seeing on the internet? Crochet expert? Beginner? We’ll teach you how and get you on the fast track to Etsy fame! Grades 5+

Tuesday, 6/30, 7-8:30  Style Science

Bring a dark, pre-washed t-shirt and we will emblazon your favorite characters on it using SCIENCE! , Grades 6+

 

JULY

Wednesday, 7/1, 2-4, Supersoaker Art

Who knew squirt guns could create masterpieces? Come and find out how! All Ages

Thursday, 7/2, 7-8, Super Stitches Crochet 

Love all those cute crochet critters you keep seeing on the internet? Crochet expert? Beginner? We’ll teach you how and get you on the fast track to Etsy fame! Grades 5+

Tuesday, 7/7, 4-5 PM, Super Food Snack Fest

Mmm make and eat super tasty stuff.  Who can resist fun summery snacks? Advanced registration required. Grades 4-7

Wednesday, 7/8, 4-5 PM, BMX Bike Show with Matt Wilhelm

From the X-Games to RFPL, award winning BMX biker Matt Wilhelm will be sure to entertain in this exciting bike trick show featuring the record holder for the fastest bike spin in the world, All Ages

Thursday, 7/9, 12:30-2:30 and 3-5, Minecraft Madness

Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to RFPL for Minecraft-inspired activities, snacks, and to play together on shared challenges. Advanced registration required. Both sessions are the same, so please just sign up for one time slot,Grades 4-6

Tuesday, 7/14, 3-4:30, Super Soap

Get super squeaky clean while making superhero inspired soaps!  Grades 6+

Tuesday, 7/21, 3-5, Supernova T-Shirts

Bring a dark t-shirt and we’ll help you create a wearable universe. Grades 6+

Wednesday, 7/22, 7-8:30, Super Summer Trivia

Kids & teens entering grades 6-9: Test your knowledge and have a blast at Teen Trivia.  We’ll have fun, snacks, and prizes!  Come with a team of up to 4 players or on your own and we’ll help match you to a team, Grades 6+

Tuesday, 7/28, 7-8:30, Pop Art Portraits

Pixelate yourself! Create a comic book style selfie inspired by Lichtenstein.

Wednesday, 7/29, 3-5, Crafty Crayons

What on earth do you do with all of those old broken crayons? Join us to find out how and create a work of art. Grades 6+

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