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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Welcome Incoming Freshmen 2019! Here are the booklists I talked about in your 8th grade classes.
— Patti Palmer, Teen Librarian

Monday Crafternoons

Mondays, June 3-July 15 • 2-3 p.m. • Teen Space • Grades 9-12

Try a different craft each week. Check the signs in the Teen Space or elmlib.org/teen to see upcoming projects. All materials provided. No registration required.



Teen Improv Team

Comedy Tragedy MasksMondays, June 3-July 29 • 7-9 p.m. • Teen Space • Grades 9-12

Is improv your thing? Join the team with Clark and Lizzy—our Improv Specialists! Meet each Monday to work on sketches, then perform for the public on the fourth Monday of the month. Registration required.



Every Thursday • 5-6 p.m.  • Teen Space • Grades 9-12
Beginning June 6
A chance for teens to share thoughts and explore current topics with EPL’s Social Work Intern. No registration required.



Kickstarting Creativity

7-8:30 p.m. • Large Meeting Room
Have the desire to be creative but don’t know where to start? Get a taste of ways to inspire yourself to try new creative endeavors. Registration required.
  WritingMonday, June 17
  ImprovMonday, June 24
  ColorMonday, July 22
  UkuleleMonday, Aug. 19



Teen Creative Writing Workshops

Writing Tablet & Pen

Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-8:30pm – Meeting Room B
Grades 6-12

Join us for some fun writing exercises to spark your creativity! Find inspiration, learn new writing methods, and have time to write and share your work.
You are welcome to do one workshop or both. Registration required.
Register for Wednesday, July 17



Beginner Sewing Club

Girl at sewing machineMondays, July 1-22 • 4-5:30 p.m. • The Makery • Grades 6-12
Learn the basics of sewing. Bring two yards of cotton fabric. Beginners only. Register starting June 8.





First Friday Movie

popcorn, soda, movie reelFriday, Aug. 2 • 6-9 p.m. • Teen Space • Grades 9-12
Vote for the movie you want to see: use the ballot box on the counter in the Teen Space. Snacks provided. No registration required.






Puppetry Workshop

Puppets on the Wilder SideMondays, July 8-22 • 2-3:30 p.m. • Meeting Room A • Grades 6-12
Try your hand as a puppeteer! Learn how to make and manipulate puppets, use a variety of voice techniques, and present a puppet show. Registration required for this three-week series.




Midsommarfest Crafts

The Makery • Grades 9-12 and Adults
Celebrate the midpoint of your summer with Scandinavian-inspired crafts. Register starting June 7.Arts and crafts
 Faux Floral Crowns  Wednesday, July 17 • 7-8 p.m.
  Floral Folk Art Tray Wednesday, July 24 • 10-11 a.m.



Dungeons & Dragons Sunday

Sundays, July 14, and Aug. 11 • 1-4:30 p.m. • Teen Space • Grades 8-12
Come and explore this classic role play game. Registration required.
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3D Design: Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, July 13 • 10-11:30 a.m. • 2nd Floor Lab
Get hands-on experience with 3D design using the online software, Tinkercad, as you create a 3D digital D&D object.




Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21 • 2-9 p.m. Meeting Rooms + Elmhurst Art Museum
Celebrate Yesfest, the seventh-annual festival of live music, comedy, poetry, film, and art created by creative people! Details at elmlib.org/yesfest. No registration required.


Make Your Own Root Beer

Friday, July 26 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Kossmann Room • Grades 6-12





Harry Potter Trivia

Harry Potter & the chamber of secrets movie posterMonday, July 29 • 7-9 p.m. • off-site:  Red Arrow Tap Room (111 E. 1st St.)
Test your knowledge and compete for prizes. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Reserve your table at elmlib.org/trivia.





Essential Oils Workshop

Monday, July 29 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. • The Makery • Grades 9-12 and Adults
Create an essential oil mixture and scrub to perk up your summer. All supplies provided.
VIP: Each participant must register in person or by phone with their own Library card.



Intro to Sketchbooking

Wednesday, Aug. 21 • 6:30-8 p.m. • The Makery • Grades 9-12 and Adults
Relax, think, and experiment with creativity!
Artists use a sketchbook journal as part of their creative process. You can record memories, explore themes, and try out new art techniques. All materials provided. Register starting July 25.



Three Women Artists: A Drawing Workshop

Friday, Aug. 23 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Large Meeting Room • Grades 9-12 and Adults
Learn about three popular painters: Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and Mary Cassatt. Recreate one of their paintings in colored pencil under Christine Thornton’s guidance. Beginners welcome! Registration required.


GreenMan Theatre Presents: Stories About Creativity

Green Man Theatre Troupe LogoWednesday, Aug. 28 • 7-8 p.m. • Large Meeting Room • Grades 9-12 and Adults
Join GreenMan Theatre as they share folktales, songs, and stories highlighting the creativity in all of us. Registration required.


College + Career Central


Check back in late August for autumn College and Career Programs.


College Test Prep Resources

We have ACTSAT and AP exam study guides.

Tutor.com LearningSuite 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