Volunteers Wanted!

volunteerThere are limited opportunities for students in grade 6 and up to earn service hours at the library. Call the Youth Services Desk (448-1473) for more information or e-mail teens@phlibrary.org

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Gaming, Board Games & Media Lab

Teens are welcomed to use the Library's equipment to play games or make your own video against our green screen. The Media Lab is perfect for school projects or presentations, or just to experiment with movie making.

Teen and Tween Programs

Palos Heights’ residents may register for programs upon receipt of the PageTurner in your mail delivery. Others may register starting the first week of each month.

Programs marked with an " R" require registration in order to attend. Programs marked with a " D 2400px" are drop-in programs, so no registration is needed.

Please follow the link below each program description to register, or call or stop by the youth services desk.

Teen and Tween Corner

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Wonka Games

Thursday, July 26 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. We will have fizzy lifting drinks, trivia to test your knowledge of the chocolate factory and candy games galore.
Click here to register

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National Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 27 from 6 to 9pm
Grades 6 to 12. This year, the library has invited wizard rock band, Tonks & the Aurors to play live music about Harry Potter! The band, created and fronted by Steph Anderson, has traveled throughout North America and Europe and has agreed to put on a special performance at the library. Registration and parent permission is required. The Friends of the Library has generously helped sponsor this program.
Click here to register

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Black Out Poetry

Thursday, August 9, 4pm, Grades 4-5
Come to this program to create poetry without the stress of finding your own words! We will supply the book pages and the thick black markers, you supply your imagination and creative spirit.
Click here to register

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Book Art

Wednesday, August 22, 4pm, Grades 6-12
This program will allow us to recycle the old books from the YA room into brand new, beautiful art!
Click here to register

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DIY Comic Book

Thursday, August 23, 4pm, Grades 4-5
Boom! Pow! Wham! Create your own comic book or comic strip in the Activity Room! Make a new super hero, recycle an old one, or just put yourself into the action at this fun program.
Click here to register

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The Greatest Showman Karaoke

Wednesday, September 5, 4 pm, Grades 4-8
Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for… We’re joining the big show at the library with a karaoke sing-along to the music of The Greatest Showman. No need to sing like Zendaya and Zac to join. All kids in grade 4-8 are welcome to come show their stuff. This is where you want to be!
Click here to register

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Deck Out Your Locker

Thursday, September 6, Grades 6-12, 5 pm
Learn a few cool practical ways to deck out your locker and give it a personalized touch.
Click here to register

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Tie-Dye Fun

Wednesday, September 12, 5 pm Grades 6-12
Do you have any white t-shirts that you just want to add some color to? Bring them in and create your own patterns by tying and dying!
Click here to register

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Mini Drone Obstacle Course

Tuesday, September 18, 4 pm, Grades 6-12
Come test your skills with this mini drone obstacle course! Can you navigate the twists and turns? Can you do flips and move through obstacles? Come find out! Drones will be provided by the library and there will be a training session to teach participants the controls before attempting the course.
Click here to register

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Nacho Time

Wednesday, September 19, 4 pm Grades 4-8
Learn how to make your own homemade guacamole! Following the short cooking lesson, there will be an open nacho bar with all of the good stuff needed to make your own plate full of loaded nachos!
Click here to register

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Comic Book 101: Building the Body

Saturday, September 22, Grades 4-8, 10 am
In need of a superhero? Learn how to draw the amazing physiques of a superhero man and woman! You’ll also see how you can pose the body in any super position such as jumping, running, or even flying. Once you know the tricks to drawing super bodies, your characters will look very heroic!
Click here to register

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Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?

Thursday, September 27, 4pm, Grades 6-12
Think you’re smarter than our YTS staff? Yeah right! Come and pit your knowledge of pop culture, video games, and, of course, YA novels against that of our staff. Audience participants will be chosen at random to face our staff.
Click here to register

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