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

craft supplies

Mondays, June 4-July 30 – 2-4pm
Teen Space – Grades 9-12
Join us each Monday for a different craft! Check this web page or the signs in the Teen Space to see upcoming projects.
No registration required.



Teen Improv Team

Comedy Tragedy Masks

Mondays, June 4-July 30 – 7-9pm
Teen Space – Grades 9-12
Is improv your thing? Join the team with Clark and Lizzy–our Improv Specialists from Second City. You’ll meet the first three Mondays of the month to work  on your sketches, then perform for the public on the fourth Monday. Register here


Puppetry Workshop
People doing a puppet show

Mondays, July 9-23 – 2-3:30pm
Meeting Room A – Grades 6-12
Try your hand as a puppet master! Learn how to make and manipulate puppets, use a variety of voice techniques, and present a puppet show.
Register here.


Beginner Sewing Club
Girl at sewing machine

Mondays, July 9-23 – 4:30-5:45pm
The Makery – Grades 6-12
Learn the basics of sewing. Bring two yards of fabric and stuffing. Beginners only.
Register here starting June 23.



Paper Airplane Drone Challenge
paper airplane drone with motor and cell phone

Thursday, July 12 – 2-3:30pm
Large Meeting Room – Grades 9-12
Build and fold a paper airplane, then connect it to a Powerup drone motor. Fly the airplane using the Powerup phone app. Test your skills by flying through obstacles.
Register here.


Teen Creative Writing Workshop
Pencil with wings and letters

Tuesday, 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. Grades 6-12. Register here.


Teen Activists: Malala, #Enough, and You
i am malala book cover image

Wednesday, July 18 – 7-9pm
Teen Space – Grades 9-12
Join us for videos and discusssion about international activist Malala Yousafzai and student activism in the USA. Copies of I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban are available for checkout, ask at the 2nd Floor Information Desk. Register here.

create love construct

Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29 – 2-9pm
Meeting Rooms + Elmhurst Art Museum
All Ages
Celebrate Yesfest, the sixth annual festival of live music, comedy, poetry, film, and art created by creative people. Details here.
No registration required.


Harry Potter Interactive Movie Experience
Harry Potter & the chamber of secrets movie poster

Tuesday, July 31 – 5:30-8:30pm
Large Meeting Room – Grades 4-12
This is Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets like you’ve never seen it before. Everyone participates in this exciting show.
Register here starting July 14.



High School Orientation: Be Prepared!
Computer keys that say Questions, Answers

Saturday, Aug. 18 – 2-3pm OR 3-4pm
Sunday, Aug. 19 – 2-3pm OR 3-4pm
Teen Space – Grades 9-12

Get a head start and upgrade your Library skills! Learn how to remotely book study rooms, instantly download digital books and music, access online tutoring, and stream world language resources. Check out your Teen Space, explore teen programming and meet your dedicated Teen                                                     Library staff. No registration required.


College + Career Central

Check back in August for fall programs.

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:
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:
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
Tutoring (demo) 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. Start where it says “Challenge yourself with a free practice test”.

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