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 Thursday of the Month
NO CLUB ON JANUARY 1/NEW YEAR'S DAY, February 5, March 5
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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!

Teen Game Night

2nd Thursday of the month - February 12, NO TEEN GAME NIGHT ON MARCH 12, April 9
4th Thursday of the month - February 26, March 26, April 23
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.


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!

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eTextiles – Wearable Tech for Teens

Thursday, February 19
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration limit: 6

Add some tech to your fashion! Light up a custom patch using soft circuits and LEDs. Make your patch into a pin, keychain, or leave as is for an innovative accessory! Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.

Dueler's Guild
Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic

3rd Saturday of the month
February 21, March 21
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

It’s time to duel! Calling all players of collectible card games, ages 9 and up! 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 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!

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Soldering for Teens Workshop Blinky POV Kit

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

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Geek Crafts: Perler Bead Sprites

Thursday, March 12
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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.

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DIY Stickers and Decals for Teens

Thursday, March 19
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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.


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
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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.