Teen Programs & Events

Upcoming Events @ the Library

Teen programs are open to 7th graders and up
Teen Programs Calendar


Anime Club Mascot

Anime Club

1st Thursday of the Month
March 5, April 2, May 7
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-In

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. Thank you to Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Viz for providing screening permission for our anime.


Crunchyroll


Looking for a list of manga and anime in LINC, your local library network? Then check out the Manga @ the Library and the Anime @ the Library lists!


Teen Tech Week

Sunday, March 8 – Saturday, March 14
Celebrate Teen Tech Week @ the library! Solder a Blinky POV Kit and make a geektastic bead sprite!


Blinky POV examples

Soldering for Teens Workshop Blinky POV Kit

Tuesday, March 10
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 10

Develop soldering skills by making a Blinky POV Kit! With this LED reprogrammable kit, you can wave messages and pictures through the air using persistence of vision. Easily customize it through the Blinky Programmer website! Teens will take home their finished Blinky POV. A Workshop 88 makerspace program. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.



Bead sprite examples

Geek Crafts: Perler Bead Sprites

Thursday, March 12
6:30 - 8:30 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, Mario, and many other fandoms! Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.





DIY Stickers and Decals for Teens examples

DIY Stickers and Decals for Teens

Thursday, March 19
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 Silhouette Cameo machine. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.



Dueler's Guild
3rd Saturday of the month
March 21, April 18, May 16
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Ages 9 and up
Yu-Gi-Oh!

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.


Teen Game Night
2nd Thursday of the month - NO TEEN GAME NIGHT ON MARCH 12, April 9, May 14
4th Thursday of the month - March 26, April 23, NO TEEN GAME NIGHT ON MAY 28
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-In
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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 Yu-Gi-Oh! 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!


Dueler's Guild: Magic Edition
Monday, March 30 - Spring Break Meetup
1st Monday of the month - April 6, May 4
3rd Monday of the month - April 20, May 18
2:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Ages 9 and up (families welcome!)
Magic: The Gathering

Join us for more collectible card game action with our new Magic: The Gathering group! Drop in for open play with your own decks or use one of ours. New to Magic? Learn the game from experienced players. Typical format will be Commander/EDH, although other formats are welcome.


Cupcake Decorating for Teens
Wednesday, April 29
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 10
Satisfy your sweet tooth at our cupcake decorating program! Make tasty creations with sprinkles, frosting, and other yummy toppings. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Drop-In
All ages

Let your geek flag fly! Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library with super activities, crafts, giveaways, and free comics! Create pop culture bead sprites, paint a superhero watercolor, make a comic book duct tape craft, and more! Come in costume/cosplay and show off your fandom love!

Thank you to Dreamland Comics (1415 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg - dreamlandcomics.com) for the generous comic book donations! Free comics will be available for kids, teens, and adults. Three comics per person (while supplies last).


Exam Cram
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Monday, May 18
Tuesday, May 19
Wednesday, May 20
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 individual study areas, Wi-Fi, and computer access. We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza will be served at 7:00 p.m.


Volunteens

The Volunteens program is currently open for the school year. If you're interested in joining our Volunteens program, please fill out the application.Thank you for your interest!



Teen Gaming Tournament

Congratulations to our 2014 tournament winners!

Project M

  • First Place: Nick
  • Second Place: Sheldon
  • Third Place: Tia

Dance Central

  • Tia

Super Mario Bros. 3 World 1, Level 1 Speedrun

  • Brian (completed in 20 seconds)

Cell Phone Photo Contest

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


Dream Big Teen Photography Contest
On the Same Page logo

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!


Ouran Library Host Club

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.