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.

August 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

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April 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

March 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

September Programs

Tuesday, 9/1, 3:30-4:30 PM, Story Studio: Journals

Join us each month for books, snacks, and an activity based on a different literary format.  September will feature books written in a journal format and participants will create their own journal using recycled materials,  Grades 5-8

Wednesday 9/2-9/16, 9/30, 3:30-5 PM, Middle School Crafting

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, 9/3, 3:30-4:30 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 9/4-9/25,  3:30-5 PM, Middle School Movie or Gaming

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.

Saturday, 9/12, 3:30-5 PM, Minecraft Madness Grades 3-7

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.

Thursday, 9/17 , 3:30-4:30 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!

Saturday 9/19, 9-1 AM, Kaplan ACT Prep Test, High School

High school students are invited to head to the RFPL to take a free, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. A fully-proctored practice test shows students what to expect in a test-like environment. This is a great opportunity to practice before the real thing! Space is limited so registration is required. Registration opens online on 8/19.

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