Teens Events

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.


Event Type: 
Teens

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
Event Type: 
Teens

Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Military history author Robert Mueller discusses the details of the Battle of the Bulge, focusing on the individual men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Teen Service Club

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Nancy McCully investigates the origins of Thanksgiving at Plimouth Plantation and how the Pilgrims traveled across the ocean and made their home here.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

International Games Week

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-adult
Help us celebrate International Games Week by playing some board games. Representatives from Fair Game in Downers Grove and Moore Toys and Gadgets in Wheaton will bring in games from everyone to enjoy.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens
Adults

Playing with Python

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn about the coding language Python by playing, remixing, and creating games.
Event Type: 
Teens

NaNoWriMo Write-in

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Drop-in, bring your laptop (or check one out at the Tech Center) and get ready to write. Coffee will be provided.

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month

Visit nanowrimo.org or naperwrimo.org for more information.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

DIY Loop Knit Scarves

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
For those who haven’t finished their shopping for the gift-giving season, we’re offering a quick and easy handmade gift either for yourself or someone else. Learn how to make a cute and fuzzy scarf using nothing else but yarn we provide.
Event Type: 
Teens

DIY Ornament Design

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
For those with an artistic vibe and want to put their own spin on the holidays, join us as we provide items necessary to assist in decorating your own ornaments.
Event Type: 
Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 -
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!
Event Type: 
Teens

Anime Club

Thursday, January 3, 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?
Event Type: 
Teens

Teen Service Club

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

Exam Cram

Monday, January 14, 2019 (All day)
Cram for finals at the library. Snacks and drinks will be available in the Teenspace. Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South students will also receive a 50% discount at Café on the Park this week - just present your school ID!
Event Type: 
Teens

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, January 19, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
Event Type: 
Teens

DIY Bath Bombs

Monday, January 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own personalize bath bombs? Instead of spending on pre-made, we’ll be teaching you how to make Floaty and Fizzy bath bombs. Please alert us if you’re allergic to specific oils and fragrances!
Event Type: 
Teens

Gaming Tournament

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Test your skills at our Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament! Please bring your own controllers, if possible.
Event Type: 
Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, January 30, 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!
Event Type: 
Teens

What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Career Vision will show why early career planning is very important for today’s students and discuss the steps to making these decisions before choosing a college.
Parents Welcome
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Teen Service Club

Thursday, February 7, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

Anime Club

Thursday, February 7, 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?
Event Type: 
Teens

LED Greeting Card

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn a little about circuits and let your creative side out while designing a greeting card that lights up.
Grades 6-8
Event Type: 
Teens

Nailed It!

Saturday, February 16, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Think you have star baker skills? Test them out at our cupcake decorating competition. We’ll have example cupcakes that you’ll attempt to recreate and then vote on their favorite attempts.
Event Type: 
Teens

Prep Your Spring/Summer Attire

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Do you have some old bland shirts or shorts/pants that can use some sprucing up? Bring some of your clothes and we’ll bring some upgrade-ables.
Event Type: 
Teens

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
Event Type: 
Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, February 27, 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!
Event Type: 
Teens