Selected teen programs require pre-registration. To register, visit the Information Desk, call 630/393-1171 x100, or register online.
Smaug’s Horde Contest
November 1 – 30, Ages 13 – 18
How much treasure has the deadly dragon Smaug been keeping away from the dwarves of Middle Earth? Guess how many and enter to win a Regal Cinemas gift card which you can use to view The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Smaug’s treasure will be available for guessing starting November 1. The winner will be announced in December.
Teen Winter Reading Bingo
December 1 – January 31, Ages 13-18
Check out books from the different Young Adult genres listed on each Bingo Sheet. Five in a row = Bingo! You can also pick and choose 5 books from the genres on each Bingo Sheet. After you’ve read five books, turn in your Bingo Sheet and receive an entry form for our Grand Prize Drawing. Prizes include gift cards to iTunes, Amazon, Target and Starbucks. Reading Bingo Sheets will be able available at the Information Desk and on our website starting December 1.
Teen Writing Club
Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Ages 13 – 18
December 3, January 7, February 4
Join other teen writers for inspiration, thoughtful feedback and support for your writing projects. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Preparing for the ACT
Thursday, December 4, 7 p.m., High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
This presentation from ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) will provide students with information on the ACT. Participants will learn what to expect on the test, how to study for it and how to approach the ACT calmly and stress-free. Online resources and preparation tools to better prepare for the content of the ACT will be shared. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Resume: Your Passport
Wednesday, December 10, 7 p.m., High School Students
Students will leave this ISAC workshop with an understanding of why a resume is important even at the high school level. They will learn what to include on it and how to make their resume effective. Students will be shown samples of a resume, as well as given interview tips. Students are also welcome to bring in their resume for review. Registration is required. Click here to register.
**If you need assistance in the library, ask us! We’re happy to help. If you require ADA accommodations for a Library program or event, please notify the Library office at least two weeks in advance at 630/393-1171 x118.
** Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Library publicity purposes.
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., Ages 10 – 15
December 11, January 15, February 26
Challenge other Portal Masters and jump into the Battle Arenas of different Skylanders games. You can also practice for Skylanders tournaments. Please bring your own Skylanders figures if there’s a specific character you want to play. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Thursdays, 6 p.m., Ages 10 – 17
December 18, January 22, February 19
Come talk about your favorite Nintendo games, characters and series. Bring your Nintendo 3DS (or DS) and any multi-player games you wish to play. You can also try out different Wii U games like Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Fridays, 4:30 p.m., Ages 12 – 17
December 19, January 9, February 13
Challenge other gamers to Super Smash Bros. Brawl battles then stick around to play for fun. The tournament winner will receive a gift card. Registration is required. Click here to register.
FAFSA Completion Workshops *
for High School Seniors and their Parents
Tuesdays, January 6, 13, or 20, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m.
These workshops are aimed to help students and families complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the upcoming academic year. If students are looking to attend any type of college/post-secondary institute in the fall of 2015, they can attend this workshop to gain assistance, guidance and insight while completing their FAFSA. FAFSA experts from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be standing by to answer questions and explain the next steps in the financial aid process once they submit their FAFSA. Registration is required. Click here to register. When registering, please choose one of the three days and only one of the 2 available time slots.
Blind Date with a Book
February 1 – 28
Start looking for love in all the right pages. Mysteriously-wrapped Young Adult books will be available in front of the Young Adult Fiction section. Read their descriptions, check the book out and see which book is the one for you.