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.
Our Teen Advisors recommend several programs also. See their recommended list.

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Monday Crafternoons

Arts and crafts

Jan. 7 – Feb. 25
4-5:00 p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Join us each Monday for a different craft! Check the signs in the Teen Space or this page to see upcoming projects. No registration required.

 

Spill

New Teen Space

Every Thursday
5-6 p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

A chance for teens to share thoughts and explore current topics with EPL’s Social Work Intern. No registration required.

 

First Friday Movie

Fridays, Jan. 4 and Feb 1
6-9 p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Join us for First Friday Movie nights! Vote for the movie you want to see: the ballot box is on the counter in the Teen Space. We provide snacks. No registration required.

 

 

 

Make a Difference: Volunteer Your Time

Volunteers Needed

Monday, Jan. 14 – 1-5 p.m.
1st Floor Meeting Rooms

Bring hope and light to others in the middle of winter. Spend your day off school making a difference in your community. High School students can sort and pack donations. You can also get creative and make scarves to donate. (No knitting skills required). No registration required.

 

 

 

Beginner Sewing Club

Girl at sewing machine

Mondays, Feb. 4 – 25, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
The Makery – Grades 6-12

Learn the basics of sewing. Bring two yards of cotton fabric. Beginners only.  Register starting January 12.

 

 

Valentines Volumes Videos

Saturday, Feb. 9 – 1-2:30 p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9 – 12

Share your favorite romance books and movies. Snacks are provided, including – of course – chocolate! Registration required.

 

 

Explore eSports: Competitive Video Gaming

eSports

Saturday, Feb. 9 – 2-4 p.m.
Large Meeting Room – All Ages

Competitive team video games, otherwise known as eSports, is a rapidly growing industry that have produced multi-million dollar tournaments, university scholarships, and new career paths based on a passion over video games. Learn about college opportunities and career paths in this new field from Robert Morris University – Illinois, a leading program for eSports in the nation. Registration required.

 

Anime & Manga Drawing Workshops

The Basics:  Saturday, Feb. 16 – 1-3:00 p.m – Meeting Room A – Grades 6-12 – Registration
Advanced:  Saturday, Feb. 23 – 1-3:00 p.m. – Meeting Room A – Grades 6-12 – Registration

Are you an anime or manga fan? Learn how to draw your own characters!  Addie Afable, freelance comic book artist and Anime Central staff member is your instructor. Registration required.

 

 

 

 

College + Career Central

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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