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DIY Stickers

Monday, February 19 • 6-7 p.m.
The Makery

Learn how to make stickers in the Library’s makerspace and create some to take home.
For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

Smartphone Projector

Wednesday, February 21 • 5-6 p.m.
The Makery

Turn your smartphone into a projector using a shoe box and a lens! For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

Filmed Sketch Class

students filmingMondays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19
7-9 p.m. – Teen Space

Create a video using improv comedy. Improv leaders Clark and Lizzie will be your guides. This program runs for 4 consecutive Mondays. For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

Advanced Sewing Lab

Girl at sewing machineMondays, March 5, April 2, and May 14
6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Makery

Skilled sewers: Bring your own patterns, fabric, and notions to this open sewing lab. Get guidance and support while you create your own project. Patterns and supplies are not provided.  For grades 6-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone, starting Feb. 17.

 

Teen NBA 2K18 Tournament

Saturday, March 3NBA2K18 logo and basketball player
2-4:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A

Get your game on: Participate in our Xbox One NBA 2k18 Tournament! Prizes awarded to winning player.
Rules: Tournament is bracket-style with two-minute quarters per game. Championship has four-minute quarters. Must keep same team throughout and no legacy teams.
For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

littleBits: Catapult Challenge

Little Bits LogoWednesday, March 7
4-5:30 p.m. – Teen Space

Build a miniature catapult with littleBits, electronic building blocks, then challenge each other to destroy the other’s castle.
For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

littleBits: Mini-Golf Windmill Challenge

Little Bits LogoThursday, March 8
4-5:30 p.m. – Teen Space

Build a mini-golf windmill with littleBits and then play mini-golf. For grades 9-12.
Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

Teen Job + Volunteer Fair

Teen job-volunteer fairWednesday, March 14
3-6 p.m. – Offsite: York High School Commons

Come to this information session and learn about both volunteer and paid work opportunities for local organizations. Learn how to obtain work permits if you’re under 16. Sponsored by: Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst Commission on Youth, Elmhurst District 205, Elmhurst Juniors, Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst YMCA, and Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst.
For grades 6-12. No registration required.

 

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

4-rainbow-shaving-cream-easter-eggsWednesday, March 21
5-6 p.m. – The Makery

Dye eggs using shaving cream and food coloring. For grades 9-12.
Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

 

Filmed Sketch Class

students filmingMondays, April 2-23
7-9 p.m. – Teen Space

Create a video using improv comedy. Improv leaders Clark and Lizzie will be your guides. This program runs for 4 consecutive Mondays. For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

DIY Prom Makeup

Assorted makeupSaturday, April 7
3-4:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A

Practice a custom makeup look perfect to recreate on prom night. Bring your own foundation, eyeliner, and mascara. Presented with Judith B Salon For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

Mario Kart Tournament

Mario Kart charactersWednesday, April 11
6-7:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A

Choose your favorite character and race around the courses in our Mario Kart Wii tournament. Prize awarded to winning player. For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

Tuned In or Tuned Out: Teens in Today’s Political World

Wake Rise Resist Book CoverTuesday, April 17
7-8 p.m. – Teen Space

Tuning out because you’re overwhelmed by today’s political realities? Stop! Your world needs you. The authors of “Wake, Rise, Resist” are ready to guide your generation on how to tune in and make a real difference—without losing your mind. Come be inspired! For grades 9-12. Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

DIY Record Player

DIY PhonographWednesday, April 18
4-5:30 p.m. – Teen Space

Learn how to use some cardboard and a needle to make your own DIY record player!  For grades 9-12.
Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

 

Cram for Exams

Test answer form and pencilDates in May TBD
Library Meeting Rooms

It’s time to crack open the books at EPL! Meeting rooms are available for you and your classmates to review the semester’s work so you can ace those finals. No registration required.

Need to cram with fewer distractions? Book a study room to spread out and learn at elmlib.org/studyrooms.

 

 

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

The Technical / Vocational Education Pathway to a Great Career

Men & Women in Technical & Vocational CareersTuesday, March 6
7-8 p.m. – Meeting Room A

Are you looking for a great-paying job that doesn’t require a four-year degree? Want to get into a fast-growing industry? A technical or vocational pathway may be the right fit for you. Learn more about these in-demand careers and the education and training needed to enter these fields. Presented by Career Vision. For high school students and adults.
Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

Maximize Your College Visits

Campus Tour GroupMonday, April 9 
7-8 p.m. – Kossmann Room

Are you looking for a great-paying job that doesn’t require a four-year degree? Want to get into a fast-growing industry? A technical or vocational pathway may be the right fit for you. Learn more about these in-demand careers and the education and training needed to enter these fields. Presented by Career Vision. For high school students and parents.
Register at the link above, in person, or by phone.

 

 

College Test Prep Resources

We have ACTSAT and AP exam study guides.

Tutor.com Learning Suite has the “SAT/ACT Essentials” from the Princeton Review (upper right corner of page) which includes practice tests, video lessons, and practice drills.
For more help with College Entrance Exams:
Scroll down to the lower left of the page for the “Skills Center Resource Library” and click on “Test Prep Resources” and “Standardized Tests Preparation” for help with the “College Entrance Exams” – ACT, PSAT and SAT.
For Advanced Placement (AP) Prep:
Scroll down to the lower left of the page for the “Skills Center Resource Library” and click on “Test Prep Resources” Choose “Standardized Tests Preparation” and “Other Tests” then “Advanced Placement (AP) Exams” for online help.

Kaplan offers free practice tests and prep courses for the ACT, SAT, AP Exams, and other tests. Start where it says “Challenge yourself with a free practice test” or click on the links below.
Free ACT Prep Week is February 11-14. Registration is required.
Free AP Review Weekend is February 24-25. Registration is required.
Free AP Prep Book Fridays. During our #FreeBookFriday Sweepstakes (through March 30) we will be giving away the winner’s choice of one of four AP (Biology, Calculus, World History, or US History) Prep Plus books.

Kaplan Free Parent Series:
Free Parent Event Series: The Truth About Gap Years. If you missed it, watch the recording here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pewF6bELvZ4&feature=em-lss

 

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