Whats New Category: Maker

Friday Funday

Everybody loves Fridays! School’s out and the whole weekend is ahead of you. It’s time for some fun!

Join us in the Teen Space on Friday Funday each month for a fun activity. Technology, crafts, gaming — we’ll explore something different every time. The main ingredient is you!

Friday, September 21, 4:30-6 p.m.      Robot Dance Party

Friday, October 12, 4:30-6 p.m.           Stitch Lab: Sewing

Friday, November 30, 4:30-6 p.m.       Incredible Giftables

Friday, December 7, 4:30-6 p.m.         Perler Bead-a-Palooza

No registration needed. Just drop in!

Teen Open Lab: 3D Pumpkin Design

Teens had a lot of fun designing pumpkins during Teen Open Lab. Check out the video below to see how to make a pumpkin using Tinkercad, a free online app for creating CAD designs.

If you are interested in learning more about 3D printing check out some of the Library’s books on 3D printing. You can also use your Mount Prospect  Library card to access the Up and Running with Tinkercad video tutorial on Lynda.com.


Join Us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, September 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.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Join us Saturday for an Open Creation Session for Teens!

Stop by the Library and make something! We will provide the space, supplies, and instructional books to inspire you. Duct-tape creations, T-shirt recycling, sewing, technology tinkering, and more are all included in this open creation space. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too! Laptops and mobile devices are welcome, if that is your preferred method of creating. As always, snacks and drinks will be provided.  For Teens in grades 6 – 12.