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

July 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

June 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

May 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

April 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter

March 2015 Teen Scene Newsletter



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+


Thursday, 8/13, 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

Thursday 8/20, 2-4, QUIDDITCH 

Come learn the wizarding worlds favorite sport! Grades 5+

Friday, 8/21, 6-8 PM, Family Trivia Night

Calling trivia buffs of all ages! Come share your expert knowledge, win prizes, and have a blast! Teams of 4-6 players are invited to participate in a fun night of family friendly trivia. A pizza dinner will be served. If you want to play but don’t have a full team, we will find you some great teammates. Advanced registration is required. Ages 6 and up

Monday, 8/24, 3:30-4:30, Welcome Back Connections

Enjoy a “welcome back” snack and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students.

For more upcoming Teen programs click here.