Posts tagged with "Teen"

Posted by daccurso on 05/13/11
There are many ways to toss the bag: the end-over-end technique, “the Helicopter,” “the Free Throw”-overhand, the very technical Fling-it-from-the-Corner-of-the-Bag throw and the controversial “Roll-up”-technique. Whatever your method, choose a partner and try to win our first-ever Bean Bag Toss Tournament. Winners take home a new bean bag board (and bags), as well as iTunes gift cards. Ready. Set. TOSS! For teens 12–18. 
Register as a team.   
Date and time: Saturday, May 21, 2–5 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 08/02/11

There's still time to make your own movie and enter it in the Teen Film Fest - make a ridiculous comedy, a documentary film about your life, a horror short film ... anything! Be creative and have fun doing it. Borrow your mom and dad's video recorder or iPhone and get filming. Prizes to the top three films. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event. Rules and guidelines are posted at, which includes a waiver form that must be completed! All films must be submitted as Youtube videos by August 12. For ages 12–18.
Teen Film Fest Screening: Friday, August 19, 6–8 p.m
Location: Hendrickson Room
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Posted by daccurso on 07/10/12

Teens ages 12–18 are invited to enter a film in the A.H. Teen Film Fest presented by the library, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.
Make a ridiculous comedy, a music video, a blistering action short or a documentary film about your life or even a freaky horror movie ... anything! All films must be submitted as YouTube video links by July 27 to

Films will be judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Metropolis screenwriter and resident playwright Scott Woldman and Michelle Harris, movie-lover and wife of State Representative David Harris. Cash prizes will be awarded to films in various categories.

 $50 cash prizes will be awarded for these categories:
  • Best Overall Film
  • Best Performance by an Actor or Actress
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Film Shot on a Mobile Device
  • Best Use of an Arlington Heights Landmark in the Film
Check out the rules and guidelines which include a waiver and entry form that must be completed and turned in at Customer Services at the library. Anyone interested in attending the screening may call the Metropolis box office at 847-577-2121 to reserve seats for this free event.
Date and time: Sunday, August 5, 2–5 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
View clips from last year's Teen Film Fest.

Need help making your teen film fest entry? Come to the library. We have equipment that you can check out to create your video, and then you can come in to edit it, add music and create special effects. Call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment or stop by the Computer Help Desk.

Posted by daccurso on 10/12/09
science_squad Date and time: Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room North Art Schmidt, distinguished Senior Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, will present the fascinating dynamics of sound and physics. Smart guy + intense topic = October's Science Squad! Snacks and pop served.  For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-506-2661.
Posted by daccurso on 01/19/10
science squad Date and time: Thursday, February 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction area Larry Ciupik, astronomer from the Adler Planetarium, will give us the inside scoop on what it's like to work as a research astronomer in the formidable desert of southwest United States and describe the incredible high-energy universe. Snacks and pop provided. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by sclark on 05/15/14
Congratulations to the Battle of the Recorded Bands contest song and prize winners. We had a number of bands who recorded songs in the library’s digital studio. The voting was close, but the winning song was Blame it on the Rain by Hannah K., Anna M. and Carly B. of the band Come February. Come February will receive Guitar Center gift cards and have been invited to play a live set at the library in July at the teen PaJAMa Jam Friday, July 18.
Thanks to the Guitar Center of Arlington Heights for teaching free teen music classes and for their generous prize donations. The winners of the Guitar center prizes are:
• Guitar and Guitar Stand: Carly B.
• Ukulele: Jared K.

(Pictured: Teen Advisor Evan Mather, Carly B., Guitar Center teacher Brandt Miller and Jared K.)


Posted by daccurso on 01/25/10
catch_a_flick Date and time: Wednesday, February 10, 3:30 p.m.� Location: Lindsey Room  Consider the Library your own personal (well, kind of) movie theater as we will begin showing movies just for teens. See the hilarious classic, The Goonies, on the big-screen. Pizza and pop at 3:30 p.m., and the film begins at 4 p.m. We will raffle off a copy of the movie to one lucky teen at the end of the movie. Also, come tell us what we should show at the next Teen Movie. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 06/09/09
Event date:  Saturday, June 27, 10–1130 a.m.    Location: Training Center This class is aimed at high school juniors and seniors and is geared to help them make important college and career decisions. Using library resources we will look at career tests, ACT and SAT prep tests, college information and career counseling sources. We will locate forms, learn a little bit about scholarships and give you some tools to help you figure out what you need to get you where you want to go. Register
Posted by daccurso on 08/24/10
If you didn't attend this year's Teen Film Fest, you can see the winning videos on our TeenSpace web page. There were 13 great entries judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire. The three winning films were:  First place -  The Beatrix Gem directed by Ben M. of Arlington Heights Second place - Walking On Air directed by Ashley G. of Arlington Heights
Third place - Jenga directed by Trevor O. of Kildeer.

Posted by lmulford on 08/18/13

It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over. 

Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

Check out the winning films on our Teen page:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'

BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'

BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'

BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'