Posts tagged with "Teen"

Posted by daccurso on 03/27/12

Every year, more than 600 teenagers from over 60 Chicago-area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as "Louder Than a Bomb." This award-winning documentary follows four of the teams as they prepare for the 2008 event. Join us for a screening of the film, then afterwards perform your own slam poetry and listen to others share theirs. For middle school and high school students. 
 
Date and time: Friday, April 13, 7– 9 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 01/28/11
Do you or your band want to strum a few songs for a highly caffeinated audience? Do you have some stand-up comedy you would like to try out? How about reading a short story or poem you wrote? Come to the Library’s open mic night held at Biggby Coffee. Sign in beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a 10-minute performance. One free beverage for every teen attendee/performer. We will give away a $50 iTunes gift card and a $25 Biggby Coffee gift card. Drop in
 
Date and time: Saturday, February 12, 6–9 p.m.
Location: Biggby Coffee, 21 S. Dunton Avenue

Posted by daccurso on 09/24/12

Sign up for our first-ever X-Box Madden Tournament competing against teens from other area libraries. We will play a few rounds (in-house), then winners move on to play teens from the Skokie Public Library and Barrington Area Library! Gift cards to the winners of the opening rounds of play, and the winning library will get a trophy highly coveted by all three libraries. Pizza and pop will be provided; you provide the deep pass plays, big hits and long runs! For teens 12–18.
 
Date and time: Saturday, September 29, noon–5:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 02/10/09
tom_spicerThe facts about Tom He grew up and went to high school in nearby Barrington, Illinois, where he was in a really awful rock and roll band. He can not sing. He went to library school at Indiana University and is one of seven kids. His favorite meal is Lod Nar, which is a Thai dish that features wide noodles, ginger, broccoli, gravy and hot sauce. He is very excited to be working with the Teen Advisory Group. They are busy thinking up programs, laughing, eating pizza and, of course, talking about books! He is passionate about reading “One of the most important ways to get someone to want to read for their own personal enjoyment is to allow them the freedom to choose what they read. This may sound simple, but letting them make the choice engages their interests, curiosities and needs. The freedom to explore books will allow them to see that there are books out there seemingly written just for them. When readers are connected to the right book, there is a good chance that this experience will lead them down the path of lifelong reading.” Some really great books for high school students Learn more about these books on the teen page The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks Blankets by Craig Thompson The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Maus by Art Spiegelman Graceling by Kristin Cashore If you are ever looking for suggestions for a good book to read or have any questions at all, you can email Tom at teenlibrarian@ahml.info. To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Posted by lmulford on 02/28/13

It's Teen Tech Week, March 10-16 and all month long the library is celebrating the act of meme posing with a Meme Photo Contest for teens. Submit up to five photos. There will be awards for Best Tebow-ing, Best Owl-ing, Best Plank-ing, Best Koala-ing and Best Overall. Complete details here. For teens 12–18.

Posted by daccurso on 09/13/10
Date and time: Saturdays, September 18 and 25, 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room In this program led by PBS award-winning artist and teacher, Tricia Fuglestad, you will pose for a photo and use the picture for the background of your individual project. Then you collage text or images from newspaper articles, magazines, or photocopied media into the background to express yourself and your world. A creative project that makes you think! Snacks and drinks provided. No art experience necessary. This program is part of the Engage! teen art project which is made possible through support from the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust and from the Terra Foundation for American Art.  Register
Posted by daccurso on 07/08/09

Take a look at our new Teen page. You can post photos, drawings, poetry, short stories…pretty much anything you create on iCreate. Look for new books, movies, music and more in the new to the collection section. After High School gives you web sites and databases to help with your post-high school plans, and uReview is the place to review books, music and movies. You'll also find all the details for the Teen Film Fest.


Posted by daccurso on 05/25/12

Check out our new teen site which just launched this week. It has an entirely new design and layout and includes these new features:
  • New billboard that makes it easier to learn about and register for upcoming programs just for teens.
  • Lots of recommendations for books, movies, music, and games from teen services staff and teen advisory board members.
  • DIY (Do It Yourself) page featuring projects from past and upcoming DIY programs sponsored by the library.
  • Blog posts about fun videos, topics in the news, and more that teens can comment on.
  • Weekly poll question asking teens to weigh in with their opinions on both serious and not-so-serious questions.
  • Quick and easy links to reliable online resources to help with school work.

While you're there, take a look at these programs coming up for teens this summer at the library:
•   Pass the Book program
•   Teen Summer Reading
•   Teen Film Fest
 

Posted by daccurso on 10/28/09
science_squad Date and time: Wednesday, November 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction Area Professor Kimberly Gray from Northwestern University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will discuss the perilous state of the Great Lakes. How have the Great Lakes been effected by human use and is any of the damage permanent?  Why, exactly, do we want to save this resource?  What about the future of these massive bodies of water? Should make for a disturbing, yet informative and intriguing “squad” meeting. Snacks and pop served. For middle and high school students and adults. Register
Posted by lmulford on 12/13/12
 
Sign up with a partner to compete in our weird version of Pictionary using the library's iPads. We will supply the iPads, the words you must draw (on the iPads, of course) and hope you and your partner can guess each other's chicken scratches...…or masterpieces. Gift cards to the winning team. For ages 12-18.
 
Date and Time: Thursday, December 20, 6-7 p.m.
Location: Lindsey Room