Teen Programs & Events
Upcoming Events @ the Library
Teen programs are open to 7th graders and up
Teen Programs Calendar
Wednesday, August 5
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8 (Full)
Design a custom tote bag using heat transfer vinyl and the library’s Silhouette Cameo machine. Registration is currently full, but you can be put on the waitlist at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
Friday, August 7
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8 (Full)
Create custom vinyl stickers and decals for your room, phone, laptop, and more! Make stickers of your favorite quotes, logos, or characters using our custom cutting machine.Registration is currently full, but you can be put on the waitlist at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
Saturday, August 8
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 25 (A minimum of 15 students must register to hold the exam)
Prepare for the ACT with a free practice test! A Kaplan representative will proctor the exam, which will last approximately 3.5 hours. Students will receive their test results by email. Please eat before the exam and bring pencils and a calculator. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
Wednesday, August 12
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 14
Create chiptune music using our Arduino microcontrollers! Play 8 bit versions of music from TV shows, movies, or games, or create your own songs. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.
2nd Thursday of the month - August 13, September 10
4th Thursday of the month - August 27, September 24
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 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!
3rd Saturday of the month
August 15, September 19
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.
1st Wednesday of the Month (New Night!)
No meeting in August (due to Ice Cream Social), September 2
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.