Teen Programs & Events
Upcoming Events @ the Library
Teen programs are open to 7th graders and up
Teen Programs Calendar
Fall applications are currently open for the Volunteens program! If you're interested in joining our Volunteens program, please fill out an application. Help out with a few programs and easy jobs in the Youth Services Department, learn new skills, and earn service hours for scouts, church, honor roll, or just a strong college app. Don’t wait until spring, since spaces fill up!
Friday, November 27
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8
Unleash your inner inventor with our Makey Makey kits! Make music with a fruit piano, create a video game controller out of Play-Doh, or draw a working paper drum kit. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
1st Wednesday of the Month (New Night!)
December 2, January 6
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Now on a new night! Watch anime on the library’s big screen! Help plan new anime and manga events, suggest new anime to watch, bring in your decks to duel, and eat snacks. No registration required.
2nd Thursday of the month - December 10, January 14
4th Thursday of the month - No Teen Game Night on November 26 (Thanksgiving), No Teen Game Night on December 24 (Closed for holiday), January 28
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Game on our big screens! Compete on our PS4, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, and more! A collectible card tournament is held on the first Teen Game Night of the month. Tournaments are single duel, and no proxy cards are allowed during tournament play. No registration required.
While you're here, be sure to check out the library's collection of console video games, which includes games for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. Find a full list of policies and video games here!
Monday, December 14
Tuesday, December 15
Wednesday, December 16
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Drop-In
Open to high school students (9th-12th grades)
Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers. We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza will be served at 7:00 p.m.
3rd Saturday of the month
December 19, January 16
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Ages 9 and up
It’s time to duel! Join us for open play, a tournament, and snacks! Feel free to bring in other games, including Bakugan, Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Cardfight!! Vanguard, and other collectible card games. No registration required. November’s Dueler’s Guild is held during International Games Day, which starts at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 22
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 10
Let your geek flag fly! Make 8 bit bead sprites from video games, TV shows, anime, and more. We'll have patterns for Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Disney, and many other fandoms! Also make great holiday gifts! Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
Monday, December 28
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 25
Can't get enough of flashy K-Pop MVs, K-Drama emotions, and K-Variety antics? Join fellow Korean pop culture fans for an aegyo battle, videos, crafts, and squees! Share your fandom love as a VIP, SONE, A.R.M.Y, and EXO-L! Register at the Adult Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
Thursday, January 21
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 6
Create custom vinyl stickers and decals for your room, phone, and more! Make stickers of your favorite quotes, logos, and more using the library’s cutting machine. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
Congratulations to our winners in the library's Teen Read Week Cell Phone Photo Contest! Thank you to all of the photographers who submitted their work!
Photo entry #1: Javerea Ahmed - The World Through My Eyes
First Place - Photo entry #2: Angelina Gervasio - Indian Lakes Sunset
Second Place - Photo entry #3: Jessica Huang - Shine Bright
Honorable Mention - Photo entry #4: Lauren Ward - Being Meguka is Suffering
Photo entry #5: Adebayo Fabuluje - Lake Hylia
Third Place - Photo entry #6: Yasmin Ayyad - On the Farm
Photo entry #7: Irene Idiyalil - Untitled
In celebration of the library’s On the Same Page program, teens will show off their artistic side during our Dream Big Teen Photography Contest! Stop by to view the photo entries displayed in the library’s stairwell gallery.
First Place - Sonia Mistry, Untitled
Second Place - Javerea Ahmed, Untitled
Third Place and Viewer's Choice Award - Irene Idiyalil, Small details matter in Obtaining the Bigger Picture
Honorable Mention - Alex York, The Gold Rush
Judging was done by a member of the Bloomingdale Artists Association. Congratulations to all of our amazing teen photographers!
The Ouran Library Host Club event was a great success! For pics of our cosplayers, candy sushi, and other club photos, check out the library's Flickr page.