Teens Events

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, September 8, 2018 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.


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Teens

Voting 101

Monday, September 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about everything you need to know to vote in DuPage County. The program, presented by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, will cover the basics: What info you need to register, where to register, how to vote, voting by mail, early voting, voting locations, same day registration and voting, and the importance of voting and making your voice heard.
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Adults
Teens

Teen Service Club

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

Illinois Bicentennial Bash

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn all about Illinois’ fascinating history from Terry Lynch as he presents trivia on the state’s early years, historical happenings, famous Illinoisans, and more!
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Adults
Teens

Ten Illinoisans Who Changed History

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Leslie Goddard presents ten intriguing people from Illinois who changed the world, including Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan, Charles Walgreen, and others.
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Adults
Teens

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
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Teens

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 7:30pm
William Hazelgrove discusses his book Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair and how Chicago prepared for the next World’s Fair following the events of The Devil in the White City.
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Adults
Teens

Financial Aid Presentation

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
In this session a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will outline the financial aid process and provide insight on ways to maximize access to financial aid to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), summarizes state and federal aid programs, and identifies trusted sources of information.
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Teens
Adults

An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Wheaton residents and Lincoln re-enactors Max and Donna Daniels as they portray Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at the White House right before they leave for Ford’s Theater in this one-act play.
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Adults
Teens

Gaming Tournament

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm
Test your skills at our Super Smash Bros 4 tournament! Please bring your own controllers, if possible.
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Teens

Reading Marathon

Saturday, October 6, 2018 (All day)
Race to read 42 books by April 13th! Can’t make it all the way to 42? You can earn prizes for 5k, 10k, and 15k too! Sign up at our Reading Marathon kickoff on October 6th or pick up a form in the Teenspace any time after.
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Teens

Reading Marathon Kickoff

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Set a goal of reading 5, 10, 15, or 42 (a whole marathon) of books! We’ll have food, book crafts, and giveaways. Come celebrate and pick up some books to get started!
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Teens

Monsters & Mayhem - Halloween Makeup Tricks

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Get your zombie on with burns, bruises, and abrasions. Add some spice with lacerations and puncture wounds. Learn how to apply basic monsters and injuries of all kinds. Creative thinking is a plus! Find out how kitchen staples can add texture and interest to your monsters and injuries. Participants will leave with instructions to replicate makeups at home. Time to play will be included after the demonstrations!
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Teens

Breaking Down the College Application Process

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Applying to colleges can be daunting. Learn the ins and outs of the college application process, including typical components of college applications, the timeline and logistics of the college application process, tips on personal statements/essays, and basic financial aid information. Best for those in their Junior or Senior year of high school. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Anette Isaacs discusses what daily life was like for ordinary citizens in 1930s Germany, how German people were oscillating between normality and terror, and how the Nazis were able to turn Germany into a brutal and horrific Dictatorship.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.


Event Type: 
Teens

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
Event Type: 
Teens

Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Military history author Robert Mueller discusses the details of the Battle of the Bulge, focusing on the individual men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Adults
Teens

Teen Service Club

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Nancy McCully investigates the origins of Thanksgiving at Plimouth Plantation and how the Pilgrims traveled across the ocean and made their home here.
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Adults
Teens

International Games Week

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-adult
Help us celebrate International Games Week by playing some board games. Representatives from Fair Game in Downers Grove and Moore Toys and Gadgets in Wheaton will bring in games from everyone to enjoy.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens
Adults

Playing with Python

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn about the coding language Python by playing, remixing, and creating games.
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Teens

NaNoWriMo Write-in

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Drop-in, bring your laptop (or check one out at the Tech Center) and get ready to write. Coffee will be provided.

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month

Visit nanowrimo.org or naperwrimo.org for more information.
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Adults
Teens