Teens

High School Programs

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.

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Monday Crafternoons

Arts and crafts

Mondays, Sept. 10 – Nov. 12
4-5:30p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Join us each Monday for a different craft! Check the signs in the Teen Space or this to see upcoming projects. No registration required.
Monday, Sept. 24 – Duct Tape Earrings and Bow Ties
4 pairs of duct tape earrings

 

 

 

 

Teen Improv Team

Comedy Tragedy Masks

Mondays, Sept. 10 – Nov. 26
7-9p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Is improv your thing? Join the team with Clark and Lizzy—our Improv Specialists! Meet the first few Mondays of the month to work on your sketches, then perform for the public on the fourth Monday! Note: No meeting Oct. 8. Registration required.

 

 

Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week yellow tape over red book

Sunday, Sept. 23 – Saturday, Sept. 29
Words have power! Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading a banned book. Check out the Banned Books display just outside the Teen Space.
Snap a selfie with a banned book in front of our background in the Teen Space.
Hang a printout in the Teen Space or
tag @elmteen on Instagram.

 

Sewing Club
Girl at sewing machine

Mondays, Oct. 1-22 – 4:30-5:45p.m.
The Makery – Grades 6-12

Come for a creative afternoon of sewing! Registration required starting Sept. 15.

 

 

Friday Night Movie
popcorn, soda, movie reel

Friday, Oct. 5 – 6-9p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Vote for the movie you want to see: the ballot box is on the back counter in the Teen Space. We provide snacks. No registration required.

 

Teen Read Week
It's Written in the Stars - Read - Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13, 2018, outer space graphic

Sunday, Oct. 7 – Saturday, Oct. 13

Tell us! What’s your favorite book? Forms are on the back counter in the Teen Space. We’ll post your favorites and draw names to win Brewpoint gift cards!

 

Teen Book Trivia

Open book with words book trivia on pages

Wednesday, Oct. 10 – 7-8:30p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

How much do you know about teen books? Our questions cover some of the most popular books and books-to-movies of recent years. Enjoy snacks and prizes! Registration required.

 

Dear Evan Hansen Karaoke
Dear Evan Hansen musical poster

Friday, Oct. 12 – 7-8:30p.m.

Teen Space – Grades 9-12

We’re celebrating the end of Teen Read Week by singing along to this award-winning musical! The teen novel inspired by this show is available Oct. 9. Snacks will be provided. Registration required.

 

Sushi Friday
rolling vegan sushi

Friday, Nov. 2 – 7-8:30p.m.
Large Meeting Room – Grades 7-12

Learn how to make (and eat) the perfect vegetarian sushi roll. Let’s have SOY much fun! YUM! Registration required starting Oct. 6.

 

 

Friday Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster

Friday, Nov. 9 – 6-8:30p.m.
Large Meeting Room – Grades 6-12

Join us for the movie and snacks in advance of the sequel’s release. Registration required starting Oct. 6.

 

 

College + Career Central

Begin Your College Search
Partial map of USA with colleges

Tuesday, Sept. 18 – 7-8:30p.m.
Meeting Room A – Grades 9-12 w/parents

Finding the right college means finding the best academic, social, and financial fit. Get tips on how to start your college search process. Registration required.

 

College Major and Career Planning
college bound sign

Monday, Oct. 1 – 7-8:30p.m.
Kossmann Room – Grades 9-12 w/parents

Entering college with a career direction and choosing the right major contributes to students’ happiness, success, and graduating on time. Registration required.

 

 

How to Prepare for the Rising Cost of College
Graduation cap on a pile of money

Monday, Oct. 15 – 7-8:30p.m.
Kossmann Room – Grades 9-12 w/parents

Break down the cost of college, understand the financial aid/scholarship aspect of the college search process, and get tips on how to maximize your dollars for college. Registration required.

 

 

College Test Prep Resources

We have ACTSAT and AP exam study guides.

Tutor.com Learning Suite has help from The Princeton Review which includes practice tests, video lessons, and practice drills.
For  help with College Entrance Exams:
Click on the upper right square “Other Tools” and choose “Prep for the SAT/ACT from the drop down menu.
For additional help:
Click on the blue “Get a Tutor Now” link. Then 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:
For videos, click on the upper right square “Other Tools” and choose “Prep for the AP Exams” from the drop down menu.
For additional help:
Click on the blue “Get a Tutor Now” link. Then 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”

Or get help from a live tutor:
Tutor.com Learning Suite (Overview) Whether you have a math problem, research paper or tough science assignment, Live Homework Help® from Tutor.com can assist you. Students in grades K-12 and early college as well as curious adults can work with a tutor in English or Spanish between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight every day. Subjects covered include math, science, English and social studies.

Kaplan offers free practice tests and prep courses for the ACT, SAT, AP Exams, and other tests. At the top of this web page, click on the down arrow next to “More” to find “Free Practice” and “Free Events” for the various tests.
Kaplan Free Practice Questions will take you to quick practice sessions for the different exams.

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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