Teen Programs & Events

Upcoming Events @ the Library

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


Volunteens

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


Bloomingdale Music Fest
concert

Saturday, June 27
1:00 p.m. – End time TBA - (Drop-In)
Offsite location: Old Town Park (111 Third Street, Bloomingdale)

Bring the family and spend the day at beautiful Old Town Park while supporting local indie music! This free concert is put on by young, local teen musicians. Fans are welcome to bring food, non-alcoholic beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs.

Interested musicians: Members must be 21 or under and submit a demo CD or provide an online link to their music. Applications and info are available online. All submissions must be in by June 1.


Dueler's Guild: Magic Edition
1st Monday of the month - June 1, July 6
3rd Monday of the month - June 15, June 20
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.


Anime Club Mascot

Anime Club

1st Thursday of the Month
June 4, July 2
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.

Summer Café and Cosplay Editions!
Anime Club + summer break = the feels! During June's cafe themed meeting, make bubble tea and candy sushi. At July's cosplay themed meeting, come in costume and make fur animal ears.


Crunchyroll

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 - June 11, July 9
4th Thursday of the month - NO TEEN GAME NIGHT ON MAY 28, June 25, July 23
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Co-op controllers

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!


Marshmallow Blasters for Teens

Saturday, June 13
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 15

HAMP blaster

Battle for marshmallow victory! Make a custom HAMP (High Airflow Manual Plunger) marshmallow/Nerf blaster and compete in challenges of physics and skill.

Optional Trip: We'll walk to Circle Park (weather permitting) to test out our new blasters! Eye protection will be provided. Registration for this program signifies consent to visit the Park.

Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Soldering for Teens Workshop: TV-B-Gone
TV-B-Gone

Tuesday, June 16
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8

Try out electronics soldering by making a TV-B-Gone! Turn off TVs anywhere with this tiny universal remote. Teens will take home their finished TV-B-Gone. 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, June 18
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8

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. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Dueler's Guild
3rd Saturday of the month
June 20, July 18
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.


Beginner Arduino for Teens

Wednesday, June 24
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 14

Get an intro to the Arduino microcontroller while exploring electronics, programming, and circuitry. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


eTextiles – Wearable Tech for Teens
eTextile examples

Friday, July 10
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 6

Light up a custom patch using conductive thread, a LilyTiny microcontroller, and LEDs. Make your soft circuit 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.


Arduino Motors for Teens

Wednesday, July 15
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 14

Get moving! Program our Arduinos to control DC and stepper motors. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Raspberry Pi Programming for Teens

Thursday, July 16
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 11

Explore computer programming using the Raspberry Pi computer. Discover its versatility by loading a variety of programs that change its operations and functions. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Soldering for Teens Workshop: Tap-Tempo Metronome
Tap-Tempo Metronome

Tuesday, July 21
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 8

Hone your soldering skills by making a Tap-Tempo Metronome kit! Teens will take home their finished metronome/beat looper kit. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Teen Gaming Tournament games
Teen Gaming Tournament

Saturday, July 25
12:00 – 4:30 p.m. - (Drop-In)

Get ready for intense action in the ultimate gaming championship! Defeat all challengers to win tournament prizes!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Human/Amiibo Team Tournament
Bring your own Amiibo or use one of the library’s. Open to the first 32 players who arrive on the day of the tournament. Full team tournament rules are posted online.

Mini Tournaments
Drop in for quick mini tournaments! Score the highest on Fruit Ninja Kinect or Tetris Evolution to win prizes. Full mini tournament rules are posted online.


Raspberry Pi Electronics for Teens

Thursday, July 30
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Registration required
Registration limit: 11

Explore the controller features of the Raspberry Pi computer using a variety of electronic devices. Control LEDs, motors, fans, rovers, and more with the Pi. Register at the Reference Desk, online, or by phone at (630) 924-2730.


Tote bag example

DIY Totes for Teens

Wednesday, August 5
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. Register 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.


Arduino Music for Teens

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.


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.