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 with Bauhaus

Mondays, Feb. 25 – March 18
4-5 p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Special series: Bauhaus concepts and techniques are introduced with projects. No registration required.

 

Monday Crafternoons

Arts and crafts

Mondays, April 1 – May 20
4-5 p.m.
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Join us for a fun, free craft break. A different craft each week. Check elmlib.org/teen or the signs in the Teen Space to see upcoming projects. No registration required.

 

Spill

New Teen Space

Thursdays, March 7, March 14
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.

 

 

 

Teen Improv Team

Comedy Tragedy MasksMondays, March 4-May 20 – 7·9 p.m. Teen Space • Grades 9·12 – Registration

Is improv your thing? Join the team with Clark and Lizzy-our lmprov Specialists! Meet the first few Mondays of the month to work on your sketches, then perform for the public on the last Monday! Note: Last performance is on May 20. Registration required.

 

 

 

Mies van der Rohe Birthday Party

Tuesday, March 19 • 4·5 p.m. • Teen Space• Grades 9·12

Celebrate Mies by answering trivia related to his life and the Bauhaus movement. There will be cupcakes! No registration required.

 

 

 

Teen Job & Volunteer Fair

Teen job-volunteer fairWednesday, March 20 • 3·6 p.m. – Off-site: York High School Commons

Come to the fair and learn about both volunteer and paid work opportunities for local organizations. Learn how to obtain work permits if you’re under 16. Presented with Elmhurst Commission on Youth, Elmhurst District 205, Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club, Elmhurst YMCA. and Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst. No registration required.

 

The Technical / Vocational Education Pathway to a Great Career

traffic sign says "dream job next exit"Thursday, March 21 • 7 p.m. – Meeting Room A • Grades 9·12 + Adults – Registration

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/training needed to enter those fields. Registration required.

 

Get to Know the Creative Studio

Saturday, March 30 and Tuesday, May 7 – Registration for March 30

Want to use our Creative Studio for audio, video, photography, or something else? Get an overview of equipment, project ideas, and great ways to start your next big project. Registration required.

 

 

Advanced Sewing Club

Mondays, April 1·22 • 4:30·6 p.m. – The Makery • Grades 6·12

Feeling confident with the basics, but still a little shaky when it comes to tackling patterns on your own? Bring fabric, a simple pattern (3-4 pattern pieces) and prepare to have fun!  Register starting March 23.

 

 

Bauhaus Field Trip

Elmhurst Art MuseumSaturday, April 6 • 1·3:30 p.m. • Meet in Teen Space • Grades 9·12 – Registration

Watch a Bauhaus documentary film, then walk to the Elmhurst Art Museum for a tour of the Bauhaus exhibit, and end with a craft project. Registration required.

 

Elmhurst Art Museum Teen Design Competition

Saturday, April 13 • Drop-off: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Reception: 3:30 p.m. – Elmhurst Art Museum • Ages 13-18

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, teens are invited to submit their own architecture and design proposals. This juried competition will be on view at the museum, and celebrates creative design of today’s young creatives. More information at elmhurstartmuseum.org.

 

Maximize Your College Visits

Partial map of USA with collegesMonday, April 15 • 7-8 p.m. • Kossmann Room Grades 9·12 and parents – Registration

Visiting a college campus is an integral part of the college application process. Get tips on how to maximize your college visit while also helping to increase your college admissions chances. Registration required.

 

 

Explore Virtual Reality

Thursday, April 18 • 4·5 p.m. – Teen Space• Grades 9·12

Play games like Beat Saber on Play Station VR, and Virtual Virtual Reality on an Oculus Go. No registration required.

 

 

 

Library Orientation for High School

Saturday, April 27 – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12·1 p.m. or 1·2 p.m. – Teen Space • Grades 8-12

Get a head start and upgrade your Library skills! Learn how to book study rooms, instantly download digital books and music, access online tutoring, and stream world language resources. Also, check out your Teen Space, explore teen programming and meet your dedicated Teen Library staff. Register for one session.

Registration 11 am

Registration 12 pm

Registration 1 pm

May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars The Force Awakens Poster DetailSaturday, May 4 • 1·4 p.m. • All Ages

In a Library not so far, far away … we’re celebrating Star Wars Day! Drop in for an afternoon of free activities and a screening of Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope. Costumes encouraged! No registration required.

Crafts • 1 p.m. • Kids’ Library  —  Movie • 2 p.m. • Large Meeting Room

 

Cram for Exams

Dates in May TBD • Grades 9·12

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. Get the schedule in May at elmlib.org/teen programs. No registration required.

 

 

College + Career Central

Teen Job & Volunteer Fair

Teen job-volunteer fairWednesday, March 20 • 3·6 p.m. – Off-site: York High School Commons

Come to the fair and learn about both volunteer and paid work opportunities for local organizations. Learn how to obtain work permits if you’re under 16. Presented with Elmhurst Commission on Youth, Elmhurst District 205, Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club, Elmhurst YMCA. and Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst. No registration required.

The Technical / Vocational Education Pathway to a Great Career

traffic sign says "dream job next exit"Thursday, March 21 • 7 p.m. – Meeting Room A • Grades 9·12 + Adults – Registration

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/training needed to enter those fields. Registration required.

 

Maximize Your College Visits

Partial map of USA with collegesMonday, April 15 • 7-8 p.m. • Kossmann Room Grades 9·12 and parents – Registration

Visiting a college campus is an integral part of the college application process. Get tips on how to maximize your college visit while also helping to increase your college admissions chances. 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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