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.
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 card-holders who participate in designated Junction programs will earn entries into our monthly and grand prize drawings, donated by the Friends of IPPL.
Submit a poem(s), a short story, and/or comic, and you could win a cash prize! Entry forms will be available beginning Oct. 1 at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk and at ipplteens.info. Deadline for entries is Oct. 29. First, second, and third place winners in each category will be announced Nov. 12.
Wed., Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Barry Lyga, author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, will discuss writing and books. Cool Compositions prizes will also be awarded.
Sat., Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
Addie Afable, professional illustrator and Anime Central staff artist, will instruct you in the art of drawing manga/anime characters.
Wed., Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.
We will discuss how to use ePub software, add a cover and photos/illustrations, and more. Completed e-books will also be added to the library's eMediaLibrary for checkout at the author's discretion.
Saturdays, Sept. 20 or Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
Free Kaplan results analysis included.
Wed., Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
This program will introduce three key areas to reduce the overall cost of college.
Saturdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 4, and Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.
We will program tiny computers called Arduinos to interact with the world around us using different electrical components and sensors.
Tuesdays, Sept. 23–Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.
We will be making and exploring
something new every week!
Show the world you aren't just another button masher.
Fri., Sept. 26, 6 p.m.
5v5 Tournament. Participants must have an LoL account and are responsible for organizing their own team. Laptops will be provided but feel free to bring your own laptop, keyboard, and/or mouse.
Fri., Oct. 24, 6 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Parental permission form is required if teen is under 17.
Sat., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.
For all ages. A community re-creation project! Bring your imagination and your used cardboard boxes and build on the lawn with us. We will provide tape and paints. Drop in.
Tues., Sept. 16, 6–8 p.m.
or Thurs., Oct. 9, 4–6 p.m.
or Tues., Nov. 18, 6–8 p.m.
Ages 12 and up. Learn to use software to
create your own 3D objects and prepare
your digital object file for printing with
IPPL's 3D printer.
Wed., Sept. 24, 4–5:30 p.m.
or Tues., Oct. 21, 6–7:30 p.m.
Ages 12 and up. Learn the basics using
iMovie and our digital media equipment.
Sat., Oct. 4, 1–2:30 p.m.
Ages 12 and up. We're partnering with
Home Depot to demonstrate products
available for security, lighting, and
Ages 12 and up. All skill levels are invited to join
the discussion of technology trends and share tips.
Tues., Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: 3D Design
Tues., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Data Privacy
Tues., Nov. 4, 7 p.m.: Wearables
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