Did you know that we have video games available for checkout at the Library? We have games for teens for Wii, PS2, PS3, and XBox 360 (we also have some Kinect compatible games). If you are a Mount Prospect cardholder, you can checkout a max of two games for two weeks. You’ll find the teen video games on the second floor by the DVD collection. Checkout some of our more popular titles (just click on the game cover to find it in the Library):
Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn? Then join us on Friday, March 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library. We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.
Part I: ACT Practice Test
Saturday, March 2, 12:30 – 4 p.m.
For the first part of this ACT prep program, students will take a practice ACT test, proctored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. This is a great way to experience what to expect in a test-like environment. Be sure to bring a calculator, two #2 pencils, and wear comfortable clothes. Cell phones will not be allowed.
Part II: Test Strategies 101 Workshop
Sunday, March 10, 2 – 3 p.m.
In the second workshop, presented on Sunday, March 10 from 2-3 p.m., both parents and students are invited to learn how to score higher on the ACT test. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. The format and content of the test are explored, including ways to take advantage of the test format to maximize efficiency on the exam. This is an ideal follow-up to the practice test.
Patrons can register one time for both programs. Seating is limited. Please click here to register one time for this two-part program.
For teens in grades 6 – 12.
Join us tomorrow, Sunday 2/10 from 2-4 p.m., and create three different crafts with string: friendship bracelets, woven keychains, and a Thai string doll. A handmade gift is a great way to show someone you care. There’s plenty here to make sweet stuff for your BF, GF, BFF, or even yourself!
For teens in grades 6-12. Click here to register for the program!
A coworker recently sent me the notification below, that she received about an open casting call this Saturday for a chance to be an extra in Divergent, which is being filmed here in Chicago! If you are a fan of Divergent and meet the qualifications listed below, then you should definitely try out!
For those of you who don’t know about Divergent, it is a novel written by Veronica Roth that takes place in a future dystopian Chicago. In this society, there are five factions that a person must belong to. We meet Tris on her sixteenth birthday when she has chosen to leave her home faction to become on of the Dauntless. With her induction to this new faction comes a series of tests to determine if she is truly worthy to become one of the Dauntless faction. What no one knows, however, is that Tris is actually a divergent–a person who can exist successfully in any of the factions. This trait is a dangerous one, since it threatens those in power, and Tris must keep it hidden or it could cost her her life. Click here to find Divergent in the Library!
Open Casting Call This Saturday, February 9, 2013 from
10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios
CHICAGO, IL February 4, 2013 – Atmosphere Casting of Chicago announced today that it is in search of background talent for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and directed by Neil Burger. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film will commence principal photography this April in Chicago. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Recruitment for participants in this shoot starts immediately as fittings for all will start in mid-February. Atmosphere Casting is looking to hire hundreds of Chicago locals to work as extras in the film, who are available during the shoot period: April 2013 through July 2013.
The open call will be held, Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00AMto 3:00PMat CINESPACE– Chicago Film Studios.
CINESPACE - Chicago Film Studios
2602 W. 16TH Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60608
Atmosphere Casting will be looking for the following:
● People with a “rural” farm hand look
● People with military, weapons or martial arts training
● People with stunt and/or stage combat training
● People with a “hippie” or Bohemian look. Longer hair preferred (both men and women)
● People with visible tattoos and/or piercings
● Ages 16 and up, all ethnicities
Plenty of free parking located in the lot across the street from CINESPACE– Chicago Film Studios.
While photos will be taken of everyone who attends the open casting call, participants are asked to also bring a candid photo of themselves, approximately 4x6in size, and be sure to legibly print their name, phone number and email address on the back it.
Only Illinois residents are eligible to participate in the open casting call. Please bring your Illinois issued driver’s license or state ID. School IDs are not sufficient. This will be checked before entering the casting call.
For more information about the movie and other fun items regarding extras on Divergent, please follow us at the following links: https://www.facebook.com/AtmosphereCasting or https://www.facebook.com/DivergentExtrasCasting
Take the Divergent Faction Quiz and see where YOU fit in https://www.facebook.com/DivergentSeries?sk=app_203946119628644&app_data
The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.
Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.
Do you adore books? Do you have a passion for reading? Then don’t hold back – show us your true feelings during the We ♥ Reading Winter Reading Program in February.
To participate, come into the Library and fill out a paper heart with the title of the book you love. When you do this you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Kindle or a Nook at the end of the Teen Winter Reading program! There will also be a weekly gift card drawings. The hearts will be featured in the Teen Zone in the large display case, so you can checkout what is popular at MPPL!
There will also be a “Guess How Many Hearts” contest, where you can enter for a chance to win 5 teen books plus a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card if you have the closest guess of how many hearts are in our jar at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk.
The Teen Winter Reading program is open to teens in grades 6-12.
We’re rolling out the duct tape! Unleash your artistic talents and create clever duct tape inventions. Bags, wallets, flowers…you are only limited by your imagination. Bring your friends and your creativity; we’ll provide the tools, nearly limitless rolls of colorful duct tape, and instructions. Snacks will be provided. Please click here to register in advance–space is limited!
For teens in grades 6 – 12.
Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn? Then join us on Friday, December 28, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library. We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.
Gifts made by hand are the gifts that are loved the most. We’ll have three different giftable crafts for you to choose from: paper snowflakes and ornaments, decorative holiday magnets, and gifts in a Mason jar. Your friends and loved ones will appreciate your creativity and talent! Click here to register for the program!
For teens in grades 6 – 12.
Join us Friday, December 7, from 7 – 9 p.m. for our Teen Movie Night showing of the classic holiday comedy Elf. After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Elf is rated PG and stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and was directed by Jon Favreau. Snacks and refreshments will be served. This program is for teens in grades 6 – 12. Click here to register for the program. Also, check out a clip of Elf below: