Posts tagged with "Teen"

Posted by daccurso on 07/17/12

The deadline is fast approaching for submitting entries for our 6th annual Teen Film Fest which is open to teens ages 12–18. All films must be submitted as YouTube video links by July 27 to

Take a look at this sampling of last year's entries.

This year's 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.

$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

Thinking of entering? Check out the rules and guidelines which include a waiver and entry form that must be completed and turned in at the Customer Services Desk at the library.

Then join us on Sunday, August 5, at 2 p.m. to watch the film fest at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. Anyone interested in attending the screening may call the Metropolis box office at 847-577-2121 to reserve seats for this free event.
Presented by the library, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.

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 sclark on 02/06/12
Learn to wield the FULL-awesome power of GarageBand by learning how to build your own song. Find out how to use loops, Master Groove tracks and much more. No experience necessary, however . . .  a willingness to rock is a must!  A USB-microphone will be given away to one lucky attendee. For teens ages 12–18.  Send any questions to
Date and time: Thursday, February 9, 6–7:15 p.m.
Location: Training Center

Posted by lmulford on 07/11/13

Drop by the Teen DIY exhibit in the Marketplace Exhibit area and see the imaginative creations made by teens in the Hub, featuring artwork, collages and DIY projects. Our Teen Services staff offers many hands-on opportunities for creative exploring using STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics) in an engaging way. 

Posted by daccurso on 05/25/12

Bring your study group to the library for study space, healthy food from Whole Foods Market Palatine and iPads and laptops for checkout to ensure that you go into your tests confident, focused and prepared. We will also have a presentation by a breathing and meditation specialist to help relieve stress and give you insight on how to stay calm and centered.
Dates: Saturday, June 2–Tuesday, June 5
Location: Nonfiction Area 
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Posted by daccurso on 04/26/10
frank_portman_blog Date and time: Saturday, May 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room The Library is excited to announce that author Frank Portman is coming. He’s a multitalented singer/songwriter, guitarist and author. He’s also part of a celebrated punk rock band called the Mr. T Experience (MTX). He’s written two books, King Dork and Andromeda Klein. Hear about Frank’s experiences as a writer and listen to some of his musical riffs on guitar. Multiple copies of the author’s books are displayed at the Library and are available for checkout. Register  online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 10/25/10
Date and time: Saturday, November 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Photography expert Amanda Thomas will explore the themes of signs and symbols in  photographs and will also discuss techniques for taking unbelievable pictures. Disposable cameras will be given to all who register. This program is part of the Engage! Teen Art Project funded by the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust and from the Terra Foundation for American Art. For high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 08/11/10
TeenFilmFestWeb2010 Date and time: Friday, August 20, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Join us for the 4th Annual Teen Film Fest. See the winning entries; cheer for your favorites. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will host and judge the event. The Library is awarding cash prizes to the top three winning films, including $100 to the best film. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Posted by daccurso on 08/06/12

A sellout crowd turned out for the 6th Annual Teen Film Fest at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, August 5. Twenty-seven films were submitted and awards made in five different categories.

Check out these three winners on our Teen page:

Best Cinematography:
               Ian Fitzgerald - Time Lapse -Suburbia
Best Music Video:
               Rosa Weiss – Original Song  “Just Another Face”
Best Acting:
               Daniel Carpenter – Imaginary Warfare


You can see the rest of the winners on our teen Facebook page:

Best Overall:
               Anders Gustafson -  Titanic 2 Trailer
Best Horror:
               Robert Kraybill – Dementia
Best A.H. Landmark:
               Dennis Guinlan – 125 Years of Progress


Posted by daccurso on 09/12/11

The clock is ticking. You have 60 seconds. See if you have the skills to complete four of our six challenges and take home a prize in our first-ever Teen Minute to Win It. Created and run by the library’s T.A.B (Teen Advisory Board).
Date and time: Thursday, September 22, 6–7:30 p.m
Location: Hendrickson Room North

Posted by daccurso on 09/07/10
food_inc Date and time: Wednesday, September 8, 6–7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room– North Come enjoy free Chipotle burritos and watch this fascinating and informative documentary about where the food you put in your mouth comes from. You'll never look at dinner the same way again! For teens ages 13–18. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.