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Register at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk, call 630/887-8760 ext. 263 or register online. Teen programs are open to 7-12 grades unless otherwise noted.

junctioncolorwebnobg This year, we are going beyond books and reading and encouraging people to expand their horizons by attending programs. Join us at the Junction—IPPL Junction!—to learn something new, create from scratch, and share your knowledge with your neighbors.

IPPL cardholders who participate in designated Junction programs will earn entries into our monthly and grand prize drawings, donated by the Friends of IPPL. Click here to view the Junction video!


Upcoming Programs

College Programs

Practice ACTractice ACT

Sun., Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 1:30 p.m.
Free practice ACT with results analysis from Kaplan Test Prep. 

FAFSA Workshop

Tues., Feb. 3, 6 p.m.
Get expert advice from Illinois Student Assistance Commission representatives on filling out the FAFSA.

Planning for the Future: A Career Workshop junctioncolorwebnobg

Saturday, Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m.
College and career counselor, Sasah Tillman, will help you assess your personality and skills to find the right career.

DIY Teens junctioncolorwebnobgDIYTterrarium

Tuesdays, Jan. 13–Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.
We will be making and exploring
something new every week!

Jan. 13: Vinyl Phone Decals
Jan. 20: No Sew Scarf
Jan. 27: iPad Game Design
Feb. 3: Button Making
Feb. 10: Light Painting
Feb. 17: Mini-Computer Animation
Feb. 24: Paracord Bracelets

Video Game

Show the world you aren't just another button masher.

LeagueofLegendsGaming Lock-In

Sat., Dec. 20, 5:30-11:30 p.m.
The first ever gaming lock-in at the library. We will play console games, PC games, and card games all night. Feel free to bring your laptop or PC for League of Legends play and $5.00 to chip in for pizza.

FIFA 16 Tournament

Fri., Jan. 23, 6 p.m.

League of Legends 5v5 Tournament

Fri., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Participants are responsible for organizing their own team. Laptops will be provided but feel free to bring your own laptop, keyboard, and/or mouse. A GameStop gift card will be provided to the winner(s). Snack will be provided.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Fri., Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
Parental Permission form is required if under 17. Permission forms are available at the second floor Ask Us desk or online here. A GameStop gift card will be provided to the winner(s). Snack will be provided.

Hacking Electronics junctioncolorwebnobg

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Jan. 17: Laser Tripwires - Make a laser tripwire alarm from a laser pointer and buzzer.

Feb. 21: Mood Lamps - Create a lamp that changes color based on your mood. 

Open Mic Night

Fri., Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
Do you sing, dance, rap, write, play an instrument, or tell a good joke? Share your talents at our Teen Open Mic Night. Or come and see your friends perform!

Sew Trendy junctioncolorwebnobg

Sat., Feb. 14, 2 p.m.
This introductory workshop will teach you sewing basics, by hand and machine, as you create your own trendy throw pillow!

Submit ideas for Teen Programs!

Did you know the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets every month to help plan and implement programs for our teens? they make recommendations for the books, movies and games we buy, and they make suggestions for making the library more "teen friendly." Do you have some ideas for TAB to consider? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Tyler at 630-887-8760 ext. 261.