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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

Teen Tech Week

March 8-14
Announcing our first-ever 3D Design Challenge. We challenge you to design a 3D object that will make the life of a student easier. Entries will be judged on functionality, creativity, and originality. All entries that meet our 3D printer policy (go to 3dprinter.ippl.info) will be printed free of charge on the library's 3D printer. Email your questions and 3D design entries to Tyler Works at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line

Entries are due by March 14. Winners announced the following week. Good luck!This is an image of a handing holding a 3D printed cloud that says okay.

1st place:
3Doodler 2.0 pen
(a portable 3D printing pen)
2nd place:
Ten free hours of 3D printing @ IPPL
3rd place:
Five free hours of 3D printing @ IPPL

Hacking Electronics

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.

DIY Teens junctioncolorwebnobg

Tuesdays, March 10-April 14 at 4 p.m.
Get amped after school with crafts and activities in the Teen Lounge.

March 10: 3D Printer
March 17: Ozobots
March 24: Magnet Managerie
March 31: Stickers
April 7: Poetry Lantern
April 14: Button Maker
April 21: Dream Catchers

Video Game

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

Tetris Tournament

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.

College Prep

Practice ACT

Sun., March 22, 1:30 p.m.
or Sat., May 9, 1:30 p.m.
Free practice test with results analysis from Kaplan.

insurgentInsurgent Release Party

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!

From Bedrooms to Dorm Rooms: DIY Wall Decals junctioncolorwebnobg

Sun., March 29, 2 p.m.
Design your very own adhesive vinyl wall decal, then cut it out using a precision vinyl cutter.

Library After-Hours: Humans Vs. Zombies

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!

Teen Summer Job Fair

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.

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.