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.

February

2/1-2/29 Bookface February, All Ages

Become  Someone Else! A Photo Contest with a Twist.

Replace your face with a book’s cover, then snap a picture! Email your BOOKFACE picture to _____@rflib.org by February 19th. Include your age and contact info with your message.  One entry per person.  Vote by liking your favorite entry on RFPL’s Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/RiverForestPublicLibrary) page Until 2/29.  One Like per day.  Prizes: $25 Gift Card for each age group.

Tuesday, 2/2, 3:30-4:30 PM, Story Studio:Magazine,  Grades 5-8

Join us each month for books, snacks, and an activity based on a different literary format.  February will feature the magazine format and participants will craft their own mini zine.

Wednesday 2/3, 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, 2/4, 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 2/5,  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.

Wednesday 2/10, 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.

Friday, 2/12, 11:30-2:30, ½ Day Pizza & Improv, Grades 5-8
Do you make friends laugh? Are you a fan of Saturday Night Live or Whose Line Is It Anyway? How’d you like to try your hand at improv comedy? Then take advantage of the District 90 half day of school and come learn games, invent characters, and create scenes on the spot with professionally trained improv performers. *Back by popular demand * No experience necessary. Pizza will be served! Space is limited and sign-up is required.

Saturday, 2/13, 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.

Wednesday 2/17, 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, 2/18, 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 2/19,  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.

Sunday, 2/21, 2-4PM, 221B Baker St Mystery

Kids grades 5-8. Come to the RFPL for an afternoon of clues, sleuthing, and fun. You’ll question suspects, examine evidence, and attempt to solve the mystery. We’ll have prizes and treats, so you will not want to miss this special event!

Wednesday 2/24, 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.

Friday 2/26,  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.

Monday, 2/29, 9-2:30 PM, Grade 5 & Audience of all ages, Reading Olympics @ RFPL

For more upcoming Teen programs click here.