On Sunday, November 17 celebrate the movie release of Catching Fire (11./22), the second in the Hunger Games trilogy. Learn how to make yourself over with our own Cinna, create a craft, and test your knowledge of Suzanne Collins’ series. You might even win a prize! Dress up like your favorite character from the series and enjoy snacks and refreshments. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Click here to register in advance!
Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn? Then join us on Friday, November 8, 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.
Find the resources and learn the strategies that can help you get the job you want. Business Reference Librarian Patti Smolin will show you how to use the Library in your job search and will share job-seeking strategies especially for teens. Then, you can ask your questions about getting a job. While all teens are welcome, this session is geared toward teens 16 and older. Click here to register in advance for this program!
Do you love to learn like the Erudite? Or do you see yourself more in the risk-taking Dauntless? As part of the Library’s Book Crossing program, we’re celebrating the release of Allegiant, the third book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. This Sunday October 27, come dressed as your favorite character or your interpretation of one of the five factions. There will be activities and trivia, and prizes will be awarded, including copies of Allegiant. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
For teens in grades 6 – 12.
Click here to register in advance!
Seek the Unknown at the Mount Prospect Public Library during Teen Read Week! Pick up sci-fi books, adventure books, fantasy titles and more. Stop by today and dare to read, just for the fun of it! Teen Read Week, a nationally celebrated week, is from October 13-19.
So, there has been a lot of buzz about Veronica Roth’s final book in the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant. It hits book shelves at the end of the month and everyone is being very tight lipped about what happens to Tris and Four, despite an accidental early shipping of the novel to some very lucky people. Just today, Amazon announced that Allegiant is outselling The Hunger Games in its first month of preorders. It seems that we may be seeing the next blockbuster series, and one has to wonder if the story will really end with Allegiant? Click here for a really great interview on Vulture.com with Veronica Roth, where she talks about the series ender and what has changed in her life since publishing Divergent three years ago.
Be sure to also join us at the Library for a discussion of Divergent, the first book in the trilogy, on Monday, October 14, from 3 – 4 p.m. You will have a chance to talk to other teens about the book and get new ideas and perspectives. It’s also a great way to celebrate Teen Read Week (10/13-10/19) and the Library’s Book Crossing program, since Divergent is the 2013 American Book Crossing title. Click here to register in advance for the discussion.
Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn? Then join us on Friday, October 4, 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.
Has Magic: The Gathering cast a spell on you? Join other planeswalkers for this role-playing card game at the Library on the last Friday of each month. On Friday, September 27 we will be hosting our next meeting of Magic: The Gathering Club for teens. It is from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room B. Bring your friends, or just stop by and and see what the game is all about. Snacks and refreshments will be supplied, but teens must provide their own deck to play.
Roll into a new school year and roll out your artistic talents to 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.
Words cannot describe how awesome our visit with Holly Black was last night! As expected, Holly Black was fabulous, interesting, hilarious, and so cool! If you were lucky enough to be in attendance, you heard some really great stories about Holly Black‘s writing process, the YA author community, and her inspiration for her newest book The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Many thanks go out to Holly Black for visiting our Library, and especially The Book Stall at Chestnut Court who made this author event possible!
Scroll through the photos below to see some of the highlights from last night! And don’t forget to checkout The Coldest Girl in Coldtown at the Library!