Teen Program

Choose Your Own Adventure

We have visited Chicago in present time and the future, we have found first love in the 80's, and dipped into the world of fanfiction. All of our book choices are decided by the teens who read. What will our next book be?

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DIY Valentines

Boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or family. Show your love with a hand-made Valentine! We'll supply everything you need. Get ready to get your glitter on! All are welcome. Best for ages 12+.

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Teen Rockumentaries: "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart"

Explore the world of music, have some popcorn and learn about the Chicago group Wilco and how they rose. Follow it up with some free time to try out an assortment of musical instruments. Bring some friends and make your own new tunes- Oak Park style! For ages 13+.

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Origami Hearts and Flowers

Are you ready for Valentine's Day yet? Come to the Maze Branch Library to learn to make flowers for your Valentine, plus some paper hearts for a card or pin. You can come alone, or bring along a friend, it's always fun to fold in pairs. This is a teen and adult event- some folds may be difficult for children.

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DIY: Ringlet Scarf

Come learn how to make a comfy, no-sew scarf from old t-shirts! This scarf is ready to be worn. Or gifted. Or both. It's so fast and easy you can make as many as you want! Best for ages 13+.

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Origami Hearts and Flowers

Are you ready for Valentine's Day yet? Learn how to make flowers for your Valentine, plus some paper hearts for a card or pin. You can come alone, or bring along a friend, it's always fun to fold in pairs. This is a teen and adult event- some folds may be difficult for children.

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Snackadium Smack Down

Get ready for the Super Bowl by building a football stadium out of the finest football snacks. We'll laugh, we'll construct, we'll eat. Join us!

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FAFSA Workshop

Drop in 5-8pm for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This crucial document is your first step in the financial aid process.

Bring your tax forms/your parents’ tax forms and sit down at a computer. A financial aid professional will be available to answer any financial aid questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge.

You will need the following information about the student and parents (for dependent students):
* Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number if student is not a US citizen.

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Teen Open Mic Night

You're so talented, you deserve an audience. Do you sing, dance, rap, play an instrument, or do a little comedy? Come out and show us what you can do!! Or just sit back and prepared to be amazed.

Food and drinks provided.

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Kids Craft: Love Birds

Love is in the air...literally! Join us as we celebrate Valentine's Day by making festive love birds. Best for ages 3+.

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