Teens Events

Build a Computer

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about what goes into building a computer from the hardware to basic trouble shooting, and get a chance to take one a part and put it back together.
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Teens

Community Conversation: Hillbilly Elegy

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a community discussion around the themes and issues of the memoir Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk by March 25. Co-sponsored and led by a representative of the League of Women Voters of Wheaton.
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Adults
Teens

DIY Calming Jars

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Need to de-stress? Stop by to make a glitter calming jar!
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Teens

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

RESCHEDULED - Anime Club

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the first Thursday of every month starting in Jan for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
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Teens

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Monday, May 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Early College Awareness

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about what to keep in mind when transitioning from middle school to high school and from high school to college. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
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Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
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Teens

Culinary Manuscript Project Historic Recipe Road Show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Bring a handwritten family recipe at least 50 years old and meet with a culinary expert who will hear your memories and digitize the recipe for an archives project of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois. Please register for a 30-minute appointment at 630-868-7520 and bring the completed form found at www.culinaryhistoriansofnorthernillinois.com.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Creative Writing Group

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Discuss what you're writing (or are planning). See what tips and tricks work for fellow writers and spend some time working on your current piece or starting something fresh.
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Teens

Anime Club

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

Homemade Squishies

Monday, June 3, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In preparation for finals stress and summer fun, we’ll be creating and decorating over very own squishies.
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Teens

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
Event Type: 
Teens

Community Club - Get Involved!

Thursday, June 13, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
What issues that impact your community – locally or globally – do you care about? Want a place to start to make a difference? Will discuss how you want to get involved and see what we can do as a group. Each meeting will also feature a service activity to work on while we plan.
Event Type: 
Teens

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us for this creative writing class hosted by Chapter One Young Writers Conference.
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Teens

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
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Teens

Nailed It!

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Think you have star baker skills? Test them out at our decorating competition. We’ll have examples that you’ll attempt to recreate and then vote on their favorite attempts.
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Teens

Author Visit - Joelle Charbonneau

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Spend the afternoon with Joelle Charbonneau, the best-selling author of the The Testing series, Dividing Eden series, as well as the standalone novel Need!
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Improv Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn some improv basics from members of Westside Improv.
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Teens

Anime Club

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
Event Type: 
Teens

Escape the Upside Down!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
To celebrate the return of ‘Stranger Things’ you and your team will have 40 minutes to figure out the clues and escape from the Upside Down. (Only sign up for 1 time)
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Teens

Escape the Upside Down!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
To celebrate the return of ‘Stranger Things’ you and your team will have 40 minutes to figure out the clues and escape from the Upside Down. (Only sign up for 1 time)
Event Type: 
Teens

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
Event Type: 
Teens

Community Club - Get Involved!

Thursday, July 11, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
What issues that impact your community – locally or globally – do you care about? Want a place to start to make a difference? Will discuss how you want to get involved and see what we can do as a group. Each meeting will also feature a service activity to work on while we plan.
Event Type: 
Teens

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
Event Type: 
Teens

Ice Cream Science

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Use science to make ice cream and test out other food related experiments.
Grades 6-8
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Teens

Handmade Earrings

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
We will be creating handmade earrings to fit everyone’s style. Materials will be provided, and can even include designs printed by WPL’s 3D Printer.
Event Type: 
Teens

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
Event Type: 
Teens

Harry Potter Illustrations: A Drawing Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Grades 4-8
Join artist Christine Thornton and explore imagery from the beloved books that became blockbuster movies. We'll study some of the chapter heading illustrations from the books. Christine will teach you easy drawing techniques to capture the magic as you create your own small copy.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens

Sewing Basics (2 Part Class)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In this two part class you’ll learn the basics of sewing with a machine and create a small project (participants must attend the first night in order to complete the project on night two).
Event Type: 
Teens

Anime Club

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

Sewing Basics (2 Part Class)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In this two part class you’ll learn the basics of sewing with a machine and create a small project (participants must attend the first night in order to complete the project on night two).
Event Type: 
Teens

Laser Tag After Hours

Friday, August 2, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for an after-hours laser tag battle!
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Teens

Teen Book Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Enjoy some snacks and talk about books you’ve loved and hated.
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Teens

Community Club - Get Involved!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
What issues that impact your community – locally or globally – do you care about? Want a place to start to make a difference? Will discuss how you want to get involved and see what we can do as a group. Each meeting will also feature a service activity to work on while we plan.
Event Type: 
Teens

How to Cope with Stress

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Do friends, school, and work stress you out? Explore practical ways to deal with stress and cultivate an uplifting lifestyle through hands-on activities with help from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) DuPage.
Event Type: 
Teens

Teen Graphic Novel Book Club

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Come to enjoy snacks and discuss your favorite graphic novels.
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Teens

Upcycled Fashion

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Get ready for the school year with a new upcycled wardrobe. Some materials will be provided, but please bring items you are willing to be altered.
Sewing machines will be provided; for additional assistance attend our Sewing Machine Basics class on July 30 and 31.
Event Type: 
Teens

Upcycled Fashion

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Get ready for the school year with a new upcycled wardrobe. Some materials will be provided, but please bring items you are willing to be altered.
Sewing machines will be provided; for additional assistance attend our Sewing Machine Basics class on July 30 and 31.
Event Type: 
Teens

Anime Club

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens