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Teen Room

February 2019

Pal-entine’s Day Party

February 12, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For Valentine’s Day plan on coming to the Teen Room to celebrate the people who are always there for you: your pals! We’ll be making friendship bracelets, coloring pictures of famous friends, eating chocolate, and making special “Books of Awesome” that you can give to a friend. Grab a friend and join us! This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.

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Breakout DeKalb

February 19, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Can YOU breakout of a study room? Get your friends together and solve puzzles to break out of your room and get a prize! Get your group of four together or join a group that needs a member. This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Sign up upon arrival. Space is limited! For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568.

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Video Game Club

February 25, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our NEW Video Gaming Club. Our first tournament will be 2K19, with a candy prize! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Gretta at margrettag@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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Teen Tech: Sewing a Cord Keeper

February 26, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Technology doesn’t just mean robots or computers—sewing machines are technology too! Join us this month as we learn to use the library’s four new sewing machines. We’ll take turns learning how to sew a straight line, and then after mastering that we’ll make simple cord keepers. This program is part of Teen Tech, our STEM programs for 6th-12th grade students. We meet monthly to do a making or STEM challenge. Materials for this event provided through a grant by the…

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March 2019

Teen Tech Week Photography Contest

March 4, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - March 7, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

Teens, grab that amazing photo you took! This year for Teen Tech Week, the Teen Room is sponsoring a photography contest with prizes! First place will receive a $20 gift certificate, second a $10, and third a $5. Start taking photos today! FAQ: Who can enter? Students in 6th-12th grades. You must live in DeKalb to enter. When can I enter? Submit your photo between 9:00 a.m. on Monday March 4th and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday March 7th. Any restrictions…

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Zeen: Teen Magazine

March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, reviews, commentary, sketches, drawings and photos are just some of the content included in a magazine created exclusively by teens. Magazine issues are printed bi-monthly and available for patrons to take. Zeen July 2018 Either bring in something which you’ve already started, or create something new. We’ll provide both quiet and collaborative space, as well as computers and laptops. This FREE program is for students ages 12-17 or in grades 7-12. Registration is not required. For additional…

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Video Game Club

March 18, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our NEW Video Gaming Club. Our  tournament will be Dragon Ball Xenoverse, with a Candy prize! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Gretta at margrettag@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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Teen Tech: Makey Makey

March 19, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come design circuits with Makey Makey, an invention kit for the 21st-century that turns everyday objects into touchpads. Make a piano from bananas, play Tetris using playdough, or test if various materials conduct electricity or not. This program is part of Teen Tech, our STEM programs for 6th-12th grade students. We meet monthly to do a making or STEM challenge. Materials for this event provided through a grant by the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club. This FREE program is intended…

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Breakout DeKalb

March 26, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Can YOU breakout of a study room? Get your friends together and solve puzzles to break out of your room and get a prize! Get your group of four together or join a group that needs a member. This FREE program is intended for grades 6-12. Sign up upon arrival. Space is limited! For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.  

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April 2019

Egg Hunt

April 10, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Easter egg hunting for teens? How do we do it in a library? By hiding eggs which can be hidden in books, of course! To find these flat egg shapes, follow clues which lead to their exact hiding place in the Teen Room. HINT: A knowledge of the Teen Room, and how to find books on the shelves, will be helpful. Each team will have 10 minutes to find 10 “eggs.” Additional clues provided, if needed. After the hunt, enjoy…

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Video Game Club

April 29, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our NEW Video Gaming Club. Our tournament will be FIFA19 for PS4, with a Candy prize! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Gretta at margrettag@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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May 2019

Zeen: Teen Magazine

May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, reviews, commentary, sketches, drawings and photos are just some of the content included in a magazine created exclusively by teens. Magazine issues are printed bi-monthly and available for patrons to take. Either bring in something which you’ve already started, or create something new. We’ll provide both quiet and collaborative space, as well as computers and laptops. This FREE program is for students ages 12-17 or in grades 7-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact…

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Video Game Club

May 20, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our NEW Video Gaming Club. Our tournament will be Brawlhalla on PS4, with a Candy prize! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Gretta at margrettag@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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June 2019

Teen Podcast

June 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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Teen Podcast

June 4, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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Video Game Club

June 4, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our Video Gaming Club. Participate in our tournament for a chance to win a candy prize! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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Make a Paper Cup Phone Speaker

June 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Using paper cups and some other household supplies, we’ll build a speaker for your smartphone! The program is for teens going into grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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Library Volunteen Hours

June 6, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

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Ultimate Teen Trivia

June 7, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Think you’re a master of trivia? Then join us for Ultimate Teen Trivia, a game that will feature questions on music, entertainment, literature, and sports! On June 21 the finalists will battle for the championship. There will be prizes for the winners. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Friday mornings. For additional information, please contact us susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

Find out more »

Teen Podcast

June 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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Library Volunteen Hours

June 10, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, happening 3 times

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

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Teen Podcast

June 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

Make a Paper Cup Phone Speaker

June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Using paper cups and some other household supplies, we’ll build a speaker for your smartphone! The program is for teens going into grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

June 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

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Ultimate Teen Trivia

June 14, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Think you’re a master of trivia? Then join us for Ultimate Teen Trivia, a game that will feature questions on music, entertainment, literature, and sports! On June 21 the finalists will battle for the championship. There will be prizes for the winners. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Friday mornings. For additional information, please contact us susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

Find out more »

Teen Podcast

June 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

June 17, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, happening 3 times

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Teen Podcast

June 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

Video Game Club

June 19, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our Video Gaming Club. Enter our tournament for a chance to win a candy prize! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

Find out more »

Make a Paper Cup Phone Speaker

June 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Using paper cups and some other household supplies, we’ll build a speaker for your smartphone! The program is for teens going into grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Ultimate Teen Trivia

June 21, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Think you’re a master of trivia? Then join us for Ultimate Teen Trivia, a game that will feature questions on music, entertainment, literature, and sports! On June 21 the finalists will battle for the championship. There will be prizes for the winners. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Friday mornings. For additional information, please contact us susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

June 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, happening 3 times

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Teen Podcast

June 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Teens! Join us to create your very own podcast! On Mondays you’ll decide what you want to discuss and record the content and on Tuesdays you’ll learn to edit the podcast with Audacity and post it. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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Zeen – CANCELLED

June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Make a Paper Cup Phone Speaker

June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Using paper cups and some other household supplies, we’ll build a speaker for your smartphone! The program is for teens going into grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

June 27, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Ultimate Teen Trivia

June 28, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Think you’re a master of trivia? Then join us for Ultimate Teen Trivia, a game that will feature questions on music, entertainment, literature, and sports! On June 21 the finalists will battle for the championship. There will be prizes for the winners. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12 and will meet weekly on Friday mornings. For additional information, please contact us susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

Find out more »

July 2019

Library Volunteen Hours

July 1, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

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Fourth of July Craft

July 2, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens, want to celebrate Independence Day? Join us in the Teen Room for holiday crafts: make a star-shaped sun catcher from crayon pieces, and try two ways of painting fireworks! One of each craft per person. Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. This FREE program is for students ages 11-17 or rising to grades 6th-12th. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Video Game Club

July 3, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our NEW Video Gaming Club. Tournaments! Prize vouchers to redeem for 3D printing here at the library! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens rising to 6-12th grades. For additional information, please contact Isabel at isabelm@dkpl.org

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 8, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

DIY Zine Studio SEED.SUN.SPROUT.

July 10, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Teens and tweens, come collaborate with DIY Zine Studio! This program will be held on Wednesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31. A self-published magazine in the traditional “zine style” from the 1990's, a non-commercial, homemade publication devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter using a multi-media art format. We need your brilliant stories, observations, artwork, photographs, poetry, comics, collage and more to create Participants explore themes of growth and change through writing prompts, multi-media art supplies,…

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 15, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

DIY Zine Studio SEED.SUN.SPROUT.

July 17, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Teens and tweens, come collaborate with DIY Zine Studio! This program will be held on Wednesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31. A self-published magazine in the traditional “zine style” from the 1990's, a non-commercial, homemade publication devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter using a multi-media art format. We need your brilliant stories, observations, artwork, photographs, poetry, comics, collage and more to create Participants explore themes of growth and change through writing prompts, multi-media art supplies,…

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Zeen: Teens Create!

July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, reviews, commentary, sketches, drawings and photos are just some of the content included in a magazine created exclusively by teens. Magazine issues are printed bi-monthly and available for patrons to take. Either bring in something which you’ve already started, or create something new. We’ll provide both quiet and collaborative space, as well as computers and laptops. This FREE program is for students ages 13-17 or in grades 7-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact…

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

DIY Zine Studio SEED.SUN.SPROUT.

July 24, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Teens and tweens, come collaborate with DIY Zine Studio! This program will be held on Wednesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31. A self-published magazine in the traditional “zine style” from the 1990's, a non-commercial, homemade publication devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter using a multi-media art format. We need your brilliant stories, observations, artwork, photographs, poetry, comics, collage and more to create Participants explore themes of growth and change through writing prompts, multi-media art supplies,…

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Library Volunteen Hours

July 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Parents need you to get out of the house? The library needs volunteers! Most teens need service hours to graduate. Sign up to be a Library “Volunteen.” Our teen volunteers are so helpful to the library. Over the summer, we schedule weekly hours during which teens and their friends can volunteer together. Fill out a volunteer application and get your parent’s signature. What do Library Volunteens do? You will learn how to clean, edge, and pick books for displays Help…

Find out more »

Video Game Club

July 30, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Middle School and High School students are invited to join our NEW Video Gaming Club. Tournaments! Prize vouchers to redeem for 3D printing here at the library! Practice time is offered before the tournament begins. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is for teens rising to 6-12th grades. For additional information, please contact Isabel at isabelm@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

Find out more »

DIY Zine Studio SEED.SUN.SPROUT.

July 31, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

Teens and tweens, come collaborate with DIY Zine Studio! This program will be held on Wednesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31. A self-published magazine in the traditional “zine style” from the 1990's, a non-commercial, homemade publication devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter using a multi-media art format. We need your brilliant stories, observations, artwork, photographs, poetry, comics, collage and more to create Participants explore themes of growth and change through writing prompts, multi-media art supplies,…

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August 2019

Back to School Locker Crafts

August 8, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Get ready to personalize your school locker space with useful and creative crafts ideas! This FREE program is intended for those rising to grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.  

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Ultimate Teen Trivia

August 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Think you’re a master of trivia? Then join us for Ultimate Teen Trivia, a game that will feature questions on music, entertainment, literature, and sports! The finalists will battle for the championship. There will be prizes for the winners. The program is for teens going into grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact us at susang@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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September 2019

Adventure @ Your Library

September 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Teen Tech: Sphero Robots

September 10, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come meet the library’s Sphero Robots!  Try to drive Sphero through a maze by tilting a tablet, or use the robot as a game controller. You can also code more complex programs using block code. Sphero robots have tons of ways to play! This free program is part of Teen Tech, our STEM programs for 6th-12th grade students. We meet monthly to do a making or STEM challenge. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Anime-Manga Club

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime-Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. No registration is required to attend this FREE club. It is intended for ages 12-17. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569. Anime & Manga for Adults (ages 18+) meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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October 2019

Teen Tech: Sew a Pillow

October 8, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

We all love sleep, and sleep is even better with a comfortable pillow!  This month, Teen Tech will be sewing small, travel-sized pillows using sewing machines.  Join us to make your own pillow that you can keep! This program is part of Teen Tech, our STEM programs for 6th-12th grade students.  We meet monthly to do a making or STEM challenge. This free program is intended for grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Anime-Manga Club

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime/Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. No registration is required to attend this free club! It is intended for ages 12-17. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569. Anime-Manga for Adults (ages 18+) meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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Teen Read Week: Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover

October 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Teen Read Week (October 13-October 19): Today’s challenge: recreate a book cover, using our supplies, and stage it next to the original. Try for accuracy or artistic flair. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #dkplteens to participate in the week long celebration of Teen Read Week (Read for the Fun of It.) This free program is intended for teens, ages 12-17, or in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org…

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Breakout DeKalb

October 15, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Can YOU breakout of a study room? Get your friends together and solve puzzles to break out of your room and get a prize! Get your group of four together or join a group that needs a member. This free program is intended for grades 6-12. Sign up upon arrival. Space is limited! For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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Teen Read Week: Book Spine Poetry

October 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Read Week (October 13-October 19): Today’s challenge: find just the right words on the edges of our books and stack to “write” an emotional message or silly thought. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #dkplteens to participate in the week long celebration of Teen Read Week (Read for the Fun of It.) This free program is intended for teens, ages 12-17, or in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at…

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Teen Book Mob: You’re Welcome, Universe

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books, and have a snack, too? Teen Book Mob is here for you! You’re Welcome, Universe won the Schneider Family Book Award for its representation of the deaf experience. Copies available on the NEW Teen Books shelf, while supplies last. When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her…

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Teen Read Week: Manga Trivia

October 16, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Read Week (October 13-October 19): Today’s challenge: how well do you know manga? Bring your smart phone and participant in trivia at 4:00, 4:30, and 5:00. We’ll also have manga puzzles and coloring. This free program is intended for teens, ages 12-17, or in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Teen Read Week: Book Spine Poetry

October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Read Week (October 13-October 19): Today’s challenge: find just the right words on the edges of our books and stack to “write” an emotional message or silly thought. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #dkplteens to participate in the week long celebration of Teen Read Week (Read for the Fun of It.) This free program is intended for teens, ages 12-17, or in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at…

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Teen Read Week: Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover

October 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Teen Read Week (October 13-October 19): Today’s challenge: recreate a book cover, using our supplies, and stage it next to the original. Try for accuracy or artistic flair. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #dkplteens to participate in the week long celebration of Teen Read Week (Read for the Fun of It.) This free program is intended for teens, ages 12-17, or in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org…

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Anime-Manga Club

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime/Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. No registration is required to attend this free club! It is intended for ages 12-17. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569. Anime-Manga for Adults (ages 18+) meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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Adult Game Night

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The library is hosting a game night for adults! Join us to socialize while playing video games and board games. This program is entirely free and intended for adults. You must be 18 years or older to attend. For additional information, please contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

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Halloween Crafts

October 25, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make two creepy Halloween crafts. Paint a glow-in-the-dark skeleton and design a zombie baby candle holder. This free program is for ages 12-17. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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November 2019

Homeschool Happenings: Teens

November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Art and Design: Winter Landscape at Night

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Using acrylic paints in white, grey, and black, create a nighttime winter scene. Supplies provided by The Friends of the Library. This free program is for teens ages 11-17. Registration is not required. Space is limited to the first twenty teens to arrive. For additional information, please contact Julie at juliez@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Breakout DeKalb

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Can YOU breakout of a study room? Get your friends together and solve puzzles to break out of your room and get a prize! Get your group of four together or join a group that needs a member. This free program is intended for grades 6-12. Sign up upon arrival. Space is limited! For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568.

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Anime and Manga for Adults

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anime and manga aren’t just for kids! This program is open to anyone ages 18+, whether you're a seasoned otaku or someone who remembers watching DragonBall as a kid and wants to reminisce. Join us the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for games, snacks, and, of course, anime and manga! No registration is required and attendance is free. For additional information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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Homeschool Happenings: Teens

November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Teen Book Mob: I Am Still Alive

November 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books and have a snack, too? Teen Book Mob is here for you! I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall is a heart-pounding story of survival and revenge in the unforgiving wilderness. Read on…. Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now. Jess…

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December 2019

Homeschool Happenings: Teens

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at 815-505-8569.

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Adult Game Night

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The library is hosting a game night for adults! Join us to socialize while playing video games and board games. This program is entirely free and intended for adults. You must be 18 years or older to attend. For additional information, please contact Mark at marks@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Teen Tech: Conductive Sewing

December 17, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Make your own holiday decoration this year! We will be sewing holiday ornaments that light up (!!) using conductive thread and LEDs. This free program is intended for youth in 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3500.

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Teen Winter Reading Kick-off

December 20, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teen Winter Reading Bingo* begins today. Pick up a bingo sheet from the Teen Room, grab some hot cocoa, and an armful of reads for winter break. *Teen Winter Reading Bingo is from Friday, December 20-Sunday, January 5. Fulfill four reading challenges to get a “bingo” and earn a free book prize. Additional bingos=additional prize books. This free program is for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or…

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Holiday Movie in Your PJs for Teens

December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It’s Winter Break in the Teen Room! Be a kid again, wear your jammies and watch a seasonal movie about everyone’s favorite reindeer. (PJ’s optional.) This free program is for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grades. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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January 2020

Homeschool Happenings: Teens

Thursday January 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday January 16 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Teen Tech: Bristlebots

Tuesday January 21 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know you can build a simple, moving robot from a toothbrush head, a motor, and a battery?  In this program, we’ll build our own bristlebots and then race them! This free program is intended for youth in 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Anime-Manga Club

Thursday January 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime/Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. No registration is required to attend this free club! It is intended for ages 12-17. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or (815) 505-8569. Anime-Manga for Adults (ages 18+) meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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Teen Book Mob: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Tuesday January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books and have a snack, too? Teen Book Mob is here for you! The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist and winner of a Stonewall Book Award, “links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness"  - Kirkus review. Read on…. If it weren’t…

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Homeschool Happenings: Teen

Thursday January 30 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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February 2020

Homeschool Happenings: Teen Valentine’s

Thursday February 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring 20 blank Valentine’s Day cards and a box (in which to put them.) Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Pal-entine’s Day Party

Tuesday February 11 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, celebrate the people who are always there for you: your pals! We’ll be making friendship bracelets, coloring pictures of famous friends, eating chocolate, and making special “Books of Awesome” that you can give to a friend. Grab a friend and join us! This free program is intended for grades 6-12. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.  

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Darwin’s Birthday Party

Wednesday February 12 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You are cordially invited to Charles Darwin’s birthday party! Join us and celebrate the legendary scientist with snacks, crafts and cake! Use your beak to try some Galapagos finch food (BUGS 😲), take some selfies with Darwin, and flex your strategic prowess at an Evolution board game. This free program is for teens ages 11-17. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Amanda at amandah@dkpl.org or at 815-756-9568.

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Adult Game Night

Thursday February 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The library is hosting a game night for adults! Join us to socialize while playing video games and board games. This program is entirely free and intended for adults. You must be 18 years or older to attend. For additional information, please contact Mark at marks@dkpl.org.

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Teen Tech: Snap Circuits

Tuesday February 18 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For this month’s Teen Tech, we’ll be pulling out all of our Snap Circuits kits for some circuitry fun! This includes our brand new kits, Arcade and Light. Snap circuits are a great way to learn basic circuitry principles in a fun way. This free program is intended for youth in 6th-12th grade. For additional information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2450.

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Homeschool Happenings: Teens

Thursday February 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a time just for homeschooled teens to get together and hang out. Topics for each session will vary. This free program is for ages 10-17. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or at (815) 505-8569.

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Teen Book Mob: Shadowshaper

Tuesday February 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books, and have a snack, too? Pick up a copy of Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older, while supplies last, and join the Teen Book Mob. Sierra Santiago and fellow artist, Robbie, are amazed when the murals in their neighborhood begin to weep real tears. Then they discover shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the…

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March 2020

2K19 Tournament

Thursday March 12 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

It’s almost March Madness! Join us for a bracket-style NBA 2K19 competition on PS4. This free program is for ages 12-17, middle and high school students. Sign-up when you arrive. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568, ext. 3400.

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Adult Game Night

Thursday March 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The library is hosting a game night for adults! Join us to socialize while playing video games and board games. This program is entirely free and intended for adults. You must be 18 years or older to attend. For additional information, please contact Mark at marks@dkpl.org.

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March Madness H.O.R.S.E. Tournament – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 17 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Teen Tech: 3D Pens – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Teen Book Mob: Scythe – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 31 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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