Thursday, April 24, 2014

Events + Contests

Register for most teen events online using the links or send an email to or call us here: (847) 923-3240. Teen events with a fee require registration in person at the Information/Magazines Desk.

Calendar Views of all Teen Events

Teen Events Calendar


Roller Coaster Thrills
Contest: March 24 – March 28
Kick-Off Event: Monday, March 24…7-8pm
Teen Place
Throughout the week of spring break, teens ages 12-19 can design a roller coaster with K’Nex. Help with the initial build-up of each of the roller coasters on Monday, and expand and build them throughout the week. For each ½ hour of design, teens earn 1 raffle ticket to win a day pass to Six Flags Great America. Teens earn 2 raffle tickets for attending the kick-off session on Monday, March 24th.
Register for Roller Coaster Thrills Kick-Off Event on Monday 3/24

Friday Teen Movie Nights

Fridays . . . 6:15-9:15pm
Teen Place
Teens in grades 7-12 can enjoy a movie with other teens in the Teen Place on the 2nd floor of the Schaumburg Library. Registration is not required.

Teen Corps

Wednesdays, February 19, March 19
Grades 7,8 . . . 6-6;45pm
Grades 9,10,11,12. . . 7-7:45pm
Teen Place

Join us as we meet over a meal and work together to make a difference in the community. Interested teens in grades 7-12 can pick up an application at the Teen Place and branch libraries as well as online. All will be accepted, but staff want to know your interests.

Print out the application below or stop by the Teen Place, Hoffman Estates Library, or Hanover Park Library fill it out and hand it in.

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to save or print a PDF of the Teen Corps Application.

Teen Tasters

Mondays, March 3, April 7, May 5. . . 6-6:45pm
Teen Place
Sample foods on a theme each month and vote on favorites and hated flavors at this popular club for teens in grades 6 – 12. In March we will explore Salty flavors. Registration required.

Resiter for March Teen Tasters

Writing Club

Mondays, February 10, March 10 . . . 7-8:15pm
Teen Program Room
Young Adult Author Penny Blubaugh will lead teens in grades 7 – 12 in creative writing activities. Registration required.

Register for March 10

Creative Computing

Wednesdays, March 12, April 9, May 14. . . 6-7pm
Teen Place

Enjoy making creative projects with technology in this new club for teens ages 12-19. Registration required.

Register for Creative Computing March 12

Acting and Drama Troupe

Tuesdays, March 11, March 25 April 29, May 6th, May 13…7-8pm
Teen Place

Join author and improv master James Kennedy for these fun-filled sessions where teens will make videos, learn about stage techniques, comedy tricks and more. Registration required for teens 12-18.

Register for March 11
Register for March 25
Register for April 29
Register for May 6
Register for May 13

Minecraft Guild

Thursdays, March 13, April 10, May 8 . . . 6:30-8pm
Teen Place
Teens ages 12-19 can play on our Minecraft server as a group. Teens will also have time to share Minecraft tips/tricks and enjoy some open Minecraft gaming time. Registration is required and limited to 10 teens per meeting.

Register for Minecraft Guild March

Drawing Teens

Tuesdays, March 18, April 15, May 20 . . . 7-8pm
Teen Place
Teen artists in grades 6-12 will learn the latest techniques from artist Tim Broderick. Registration required.

Register for Drawing Teens March

AP Practice Tests

AP Literature Practice Test

Saturday, March 8. . . 2-4:30pm
Adult Classroom (2nd floor of the Schaumburg Library)

Get an edge on your upcoming AP Literature test! The library and C2 Education are offering free AP practice tests for high school students. Spaces will go quickly, so sign up now! Students who register for the test MUST register for and attend the Score Explanation and Workshop on March 19th. Registration opens February 1st.
Register for the AP Literature Practice Test

AP Literature Practice Test Score Explanation

Wednesday, March 19. . . 7-8pm
Adult Classroom (2nd floor of the Schaumburg Library)
Receive your results from the AP Literature practice test and learn test-taking strategies to improve your scores! This is for students who took the practice AP Physics test on March 8th. Registration opens February 1st.
Register for AP Literature Practice Test Score Explanation

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