Teen Programs & Events

Upcoming Events @ the Library

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

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Anime Club

1st Wednesday of the Month (New Night!)
September 2, October 7
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.


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

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!

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Geek Crafts: Perler Bead Sprites

Thursday, September 10
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.

Dueler's Guild
3rd Saturday of the month
September 19, October 17
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.

Teen Game Night
2nd Thursday of the month - No Teen Game Night on September 10, October 8
4th Thursday of the month - September 24, October 22
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!

Teen Read Week Logo 2015

Entire month of October - Drop-In
Teen Read Week - Get Away @ Your Library
Celebrate your love of reading during our month long Teen Read Week! Throughout October, teens can choose two free books at the library’s Reference Desk (while supplies last). Get away with some great reads!

Start Early, Start Smart How to Choose a College Major

Wednesday, October 14
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 40

Get a jump start for college! Discover your ideal major with the help of a career pro. Learn how to save time and money using assessment results that help define your abilities and interests. Recommended for high school students, college students, and their parents. Register at the Reference Desk, by phone at (630) 924-2730, or online.

Chocolate Taste-Off for Teens

Wednesday, October 28
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 25

Chocolate lovers unite! The Taste-Off will feature games, crafts, and chocolate tasting for teens. Space is limited, so please register at the Reference Desk, by phone at (630) 924-2730, or online.

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DIY Totes for Teens

Wednesday, November 18
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8

Design a custom tote bag using heat transfer vinyl and the library’s Silhouette Cameo machine. Completed totes will be available for pickup on Friday, November 20. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.

Makey Makey Inventor's Studio

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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.


Summer applications are currently closed for the Volunteens program. If you're interested in joining our Volunteens program, please fill out an application to be considered for the fall academic year. Thank you for your interest!

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
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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.