Teens Events

Henna Hand Art

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Learn about henna hand designs from India and other traditional body painting traditions. Then, practice drawing popular henna motifs on your own hands with washable color pencils. Taught by Art Teacher Christine Thornton.
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Teens

Finding the Best-Fit College

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Parents and caregivers
Learn new ways to explore colleges for “fit” and how to engage your student in the process. This seminar, for parents (but current high school sophomores and juniors are welcome), will cover selecting college majors, secrets of the admissions process, and critical details of the new ACT/SAT preparation, including ways to improve your scores. Presented by My College Planning Team.
Event Type: 
College Prep
Teens

Hidden Harry Potter

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grades 6-Adult
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter with this insider's peek at one of the most treasured film series of all time. We'll hear hilarious inside jokes and uncover behind-the-scenes tidbits and other fascinating facts sure to delight film buffs and Potter fans alike as we explore pivotal scenes from the films. This presentation is recommended for ages 10 and up. Families welcome!
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Teens
Adults
Movie

Getting Started with Arduino

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades 6-12
Learn the basics of programming and building circuits with the Arduino microcontroller by building a simple blinking light circuit and experimenting with a sample program provided by Workshop 88. Students should be comfortable using a computer, but are not required to have any programming or electronic knowledge prior to class.
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Teens
Computer Class

A Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
On August 21, 2017, for the first time in almost 30 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the continental U.S. in a 71-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. From the Chicago area, about 85% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. Learn about eclipses and how you can enjoy this exciting event from Michelle Nichols, Master Educator from the Adler Planetarium.
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Adults
Teens

Arduino Musical Instruments

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades 6-12
Explore how the Arduino can be used to make electronic music. Learn to write your own melodies and play recognizable tunes. Then, use a light sensor to turn the Arduino into an interactive instrument. Recommended for those who attended Getting Started with Arduino or those who have some experience with using an Arduino.
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Teens
Computer Class

DIY Marshmallow Shooters

Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades 6-12
Build your own marshmallow shooter with help from Workshop 88. All materials provided and students may take their creation home.
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Teens
Computer Class

Total Eclipse 2017: Solar Powered Fun!

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:30pm
Drop by to prepare for the total solar eclipse! Grab a pair of eclipse viewing glasses, make a pinhole viewer, and more. We'll have crafts and eclipse information for all ages. Not interested in standing outside to watch the eclipse? We'll also be showing NASA's live webcast from Southern Illinois University beginning at 11am.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Teens
Children