Teens Events

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
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

Gaming Club

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
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Teens

Getting Started with Arduinos

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of programming and building circuits with the Arduino microcontroller with Workshop 88. Learn more about the Arduino at www.arduino.cc.
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Teens

Anime Club

Thursday, March 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the first Thursday of every month starting in Jan for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
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Teens

Let’s Print 3D – Intro to Tinkercad

Thursday, March 7, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to create basic 3D designs in Tinkercad that you can send to our 3D printer.
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Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
Event Type: 
Teens

Creative Writing Group

Saturday, March 16, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Discuss what you're writing (or are planning). See what tips and tricks work for fellow writers and spend some time working on your current piece or starting something fresh.
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Teens

Gaming Tournament

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Test your skills at our Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament! Please bring your own controllers, if possible.
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Teens

Adulting 101 - Cooking Skills

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn some basic cooking skills. In this session will focus on making simple pastas and cutting skills.
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Teens

Practice ACT Test

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
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

Anime Club

Thursday, April 4, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the first Thursday of every month starting in Jan for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
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Teens

Film Screening: American Creed

Monday, April 8, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
The PBS documentary American Creed is constructed around a seminar-style conversation co-led by Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy. We will have a brief discussion following the film screening that will continue more in-depth the following week.
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Adults
Teens

All About Scholarships

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
An introduction to the process of applying for scholarships. Learn the basics of a scholarship application, along with tips on how to submit a successful application. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
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Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
Event Type: 
Teens

D&D One-Shot

Thursday, April 11, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Are you curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, but unsure how to gather a group or start a campaign?
Stop by and we’ll provide pre-made characters (or provide one yourself) and we’ll teach you the basics of how a group of heroes can save (or destroy) the world!
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Teens

Creative Writing Group

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Discuss what you're writing (or are planning). See what tips and tricks work for fellow writers and spend some time working on your current piece or starting something fresh.
Event Type: 
Teens

Community Conversation: American Creed

Monday, April 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a community discussion that delves deeper into the themes of the PBS documentary American Creed. Who gets to be counted as "American" and why? How can we make a difference to our immediate community? Led by Dr. Caroline Kisiel of DePaul University.
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Adults
Teens

LEGO-fy Yourself

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Create a one-of-a-kind LEGO figurine!
Grades 6-8
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Teens

Build a Computer

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about what goes into building a computer from the hardware to basic trouble shooting, and get a chance to take one a part and put it back together.
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Teens

Community Conversation: Hillbilly Elegy

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a community discussion around the themes and issues of the memoir Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk by March 25. Co-sponsored and led by a representative of the League of Women Voters of Wheaton.
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Adults
Teens

DIY Calming Jars

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Need to de-stress? Stop by to make a glitter calming jar!
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Teens

Anime Club

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the first Thursday of every month starting in Jan for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
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Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Monday, May 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Early College Awareness

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about what to keep in mind when transitioning from middle school to high school and from high school to college. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Event Type: 
Teens

Gaming Club

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
Event Type: 
Teens

Culinary Manuscript Project Historic Recipe Road Show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Bring a handwritten family recipe at least 50 years old and meet with a culinary expert who will hear your memories and digitize the recipe for an archives project of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois. Please register for a 30-minute appointment at 630-868-7520 and bring the completed form found at www.culinaryhistoriansofnorthernillinois.com.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Creative Writing Group

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Discuss what you're writing (or are planning). See what tips and tricks work for fellow writers and spend some time working on your current piece or starting something fresh.
Event Type: 
Teens