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High School Programs

Welcome Incoming Freshmen 2017! The booklists I talked about in your 8th grade classes can be found here. — Patti Palmer, Teen Librarian

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 study-for-finalsCram for Exams

Saturday, May 20  –  Wednesday, May 24 in the First Floor Meeting Rooms.
Rooms will be open the following times:
Saturday, May 20 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 21 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Monday, May 22 – 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 23 – 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 24 – 3:00 – 9:00pm

It’s time to crack open the books at EPL! The 1st floor meeting rooms are available for you and your classmates to review the semester’s work so you can ace those finals.

Need to cram with fewer distractions? Book a study room (up to a week in advance!) here to spread out and learn.

No registration required.


Tie-Dye Day

Friday, June 2 from 1-2:30pm in the Teen Space.

Celebrate summer with this fun, colorful craft. You bring in a white cotton item (t-shirts, pillow cases, socks, etc) and we’ll supply the rest. Meet in the Teen Space and then we’ll do the dyeing outside (weather permitting).

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 8-12 in the Autumn.


Teen Sketch & Improv Jam

Mondays, June 12-August 14 from 7-9pm in the Teen Space.

Brainstorm, write, and play with like-minded players for some off-the-cuff fun. Enjoy an Improv Jam on the last meeting each month.

No registration required. For grades 9-12 in the Autumn.


Make the Most of Your Six Flags Visit

Tuesday, June 13 from 7-8pm in the Kossmann Room.

Get time- and money-saving tips from a Six Flags enthusiast. This season-pass holder teaches you what he’s learned about navigating the park to get the most out o each visit.

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 6-12 in the Autumn.


Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Kossmann Room.

Join us for some fun writing exercises to spark your creativity! We’ll discuss finding inspiration, writing methods, and have time for writing and sharing your work.

Register by June 9 in person, by phone, or here. For grades 8-12 in Autumn.


Open Mic Nite + Party

Friday, June 16 from 7-8:30pm in the Teen Space.

Do you sing, dance, rap, play an instrument, or do a little comedy? Come out and show us what you can do! (Performances must be rated PG.) Or, just sit back and enjoy the show. You can also volunteer to earn service hours decorating or assisting with refreshments.

Performers: register by June 10 in person, by phone, or here.

Volunteers: Apply here.

For grades 9-12 in the Autumn.


cupcake wars tileCupcake Wars

Saturday, June 17 from 2-4pm in Meeting Room A.

The competition will be fierce and the food will be tasty! Join us at the Library for an evening of Cupcake Wars. You’ll be given a cupcake, a variety of toppings, and different challenges to complete in a short amount of time.

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 8-12 in the Autumn.


Make Your Mark!

Tuesday, June 27 from 6:30-8pm in the Teen Space.

For hundreds of years people having been leaving their own marks in strange places – in the forms of hidden messages, beautiful carvings, and even cartoons! Come see examples of this graffiti, and make some of your own art to display in the Teen Space!

Register in person, by phone or here. For grades 9-12 in the Autumn.


DIY Custom T-Shirts

Thursday, June 29 from 3-4:30pm in the Teen Space.

Come create a beautiful design and use iron-on transfer paper to make a custom t-shirt. Bring in a shirt you want to transform, or use one of ours on hand.

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 8-12 in the Autumn.


Sewing Club

Mondays, July 3-24 from 4-5:30pm in The Makery.

Come for a creative afternoon of sewing! Bring two yards of cotton fabric and your imagination.

Register starting June 17 in person, by phone, or here. For grades 6-12 in the Autumn.


Maruchan ramen noodle soup chicken flavor 0g trans fat see nutrition information for sodium contentDorm Room Cooking

Saturday, July 8 from 2-3:30pm in Meeting Room A.

You can’t survive on just ramen in college! Come try some dorm room cooking life hacks and see if they live up to the hype.

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 9-12 in the Autumn.


Puppetry Workshop

Monday, July 10, 17, and 24 from 2-3:30pm in the Kossmann Room.

Try your hand as a puppet master! Make and manipulate puppets, use a variety of voice techniques, and present a puppet show.

Register for this three-week workshop starting June 10 in person, by phone, or here. For grades 6-12 in the Autumn.


create love constructYesfest

Friday, July 28 from 7-9pm and Saturday, July 29 from 2-8pm in the Large Meeting Room.

Celebrate live music, comedy, art, poetry, and film created by local creative people! Comedy acts, music, and original films will be presented on stages in and around the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Library for this two-day event. Presented with Elmhurst Art Museum.
No registration required.

Technology Classes

Google cardboardGoogle Cardboard

Thursday, June 1 – 2:00 – 4:00pm
Teen Space

Google Cardboard allows you to use your smartphone to take virtual tours, play VR games, and more. Stop by to see what your phone and Google Cardboard are capable of!

Register in person, by phone, or here.


girls who codeGirls Who Code Club: Informational Meeting

Monday, June 12 or Thursday, July 20 from 7-8pm in the Kossmann Room.

Learn about his course which uses the curriculum of This information session reviews what the semester-long program is all about. Parents welcome.

Register in person, by phone, or here for June 12 or here for July 20. For grades 6-12 in the Autumn.


Laser Cutter for Teens

Monday, June 19 from 2-3:30 in The Makery.

Come learn the ins and outs of the Library’s laser cutter! You will be able to see it in action and make a design to take home.

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 9-12 in the Autumn.


Paper Airplane Drone Racing

Thursday, July 27 from 2:30-4pm in the Large Meeting Room.

Turn a paper airplane into an app-controlled flying machine. We’ll team up and race them outside, weather permitting.

Register in person, by phone, or here. For grades 9-12 in the Autumn.

9th Graders are welcome at some Middle School Programs. Check individual listings for details.
High School Students are welcome at many Adult Programs. Check individual listings for details.

College + Career Central

Nothing scheduled right now. Check back this fall.

College Test Prep Resources Learning Suite has the “SkillsCenter Resource Library” (bottom left of page) which includes the “Test Prep Resources” section. This includes study help and practice tests.

Gale Courses offers more than 300 six-week courses taught by college instructors and experts.  Sign up to begin a course.  New sessions begin every month. Test Prep courses are found in the “Teaching and Education” section. View this tutorial on getting started.

Kaplan offers free practice tests and prep courses for the ACT and SAT. Start where it says “Challenge yourself with a free practice test”.