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.
Teen Tech Week
Entries are due by March 14. Winners announced the following week. Good luck!
3Doodler 2.0 pen
(a portable 3D printing pen)
Ten free hours of 3D printing @ IPPL
Five free hours of 3D printing @ IPPL
Sun., March 8, 1:30 p.m.
For grades 5–12. Build a pressure plate sensor that is triggered by someone stepping on it using an arduino microcontroller.
Tuesdays, March 10-April 14 at 4 p.m.
Get amped after school with crafts and activities in the Teen Lounge.
Show the world you aren't just another button masher.
Tues., March 31st, 2-5:30 p.m.
Test your skills against players and see if you have what it takes to come out on top. Show you aren't just a button masher. GameStop gift card for the winner. Oh, yeah...there will be food.
Sun., March 22, 1:30 p.m.
or Sat., May 9, 1:30 p.m.
Free practice test with results analysis from Kaplan.
Fri., March 13, 6-9 p.m.
With the second movie based on Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy on the horizon, it's up to you to determine which faction you belong in. Complete a set of challenges to learn your fate. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of fun, food, and discovery. Already know your faction? Dress as the faction of your dreams and be entered into a drawing to win a movie theater gift card so you and a friend can be there on the opening night of Insurgent!
Sun., March 29, 2 p.m.
Design your very own adhesive vinyl wall decal, then cut it out using a precision vinyl cutter.
Sat., April 18th, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
It’s as cool as it sounds. Groups of humans must survive in the library while avoiding and taking down zombies with dart blasters. Plus, there will be pizza!
Sat., March 21, 1-2 p.m.
A panel of managers and job coaches give advice on how to get a job and keep it.
Sat., March 21, 2-4 p.m.
Local businesses and organizations will be on hand to discuss a variety of opportunities for teens, including jobs, internships, and volunteering. 25+ positions waiting to be filled. Sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce and the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Calling All Volunteens
Open to teens entering grades 7-12.
100 VolunTEENS will be accepted. Applications will be available online at volunteen.ippl.info and at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk beginning April 1. Orientation in May is required.
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