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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

This is an image of the logo for teh 9th Annual Write-On Teen Literary FestivalCool Compositions Contest

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.

       An Evening with Barry LygaAuthor Barry Lyga

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.

Manga Illustration Workshop junctioncolorwebnobg

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.

Turn Your Writing into an E-book junctioncolorwebnobg

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.


ACT Practice Test

Saturdays, Sept. 20 or Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
Free Kaplan results analysis included.

Don't Pay the Sticker Price for College

Wed., Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
This program will introduce three key areas to reduce the overall cost of college.

Hacking Electronics junctioncolorwebnobg

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.

DIY Teens junctioncolorwebnobg

Tuesdays, Sept. 23–Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.
We will be making and exploring
something new every week!

Sept. 23: DJ Software
Sept. 30: Terrariums
Oct. 7: Arduinos
Oct. 14: Button Making
Oct. 21: 3D Printing
Oct. 28: Green Screen
Nov. 4: Shoebox Smartphone Projector

Video Game

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

League of Legends

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.

Super Smash Bros.

Fri., Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Fri., Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Parental permission form is required if teen is under 17.


IPPL's 2nd Annual Global Cardboard Challenge junctioncolorwebnobg

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.

3D Printing

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.

Digital Video Production

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.

Home Automation with Home Depot

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
energy-saving projects.

Tech Talk

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


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.