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Teens Programs & Events

Balloon Hovercrafts

Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

hovercraft Design a hovercraft out of balloons and race them to find out if they are even remotely viable as a mode of transportation.

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Make it Monday: Great Wall Building

Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Great Wall BuildingLet’s get down to business, and build a wall. Did they send me lumber, when I asked for none. Spaghetti noodles and marshmallows are all I need to use. Mister, I’ll build a wall with you!

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Paper Airplanes

Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

airplane Do it like the Wright Brothers and make airplanes out of the world’s most aerodynamic building material: paper. Follow it up with a field test with obstacles.

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Make it Monday: 3D Printed Totem Poles

Date: July 03, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

3D Printed Totem PolesLearn about the indigenous peoples of North and South America along with some of the aspects of their culture in a modern way by 3D printing your own totem pole.

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Yo-Yos

Date: July 06, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

yo-yo Learn the history of the Yo-Yo and then try out some crazy tricks.

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Make it Monday: The Savanna

Date: July 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

The SavannaAre lions really the king of the jungle? Do they even live in jungles? Come find out more about lions and the other wildlife that inhabits the Savanna.

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Wacky Wonders: Solar Eclipse

Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Solar EclipseGet ready for the first total solar eclipse in almost 30 years! Join us as we host Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium to learn more about eclipses and how you can enjoy this exciting event! Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to all who attend.

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Tech Tuesday: Twitter

Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

twitterLearn the basics of Twitter, how it works, and what you can do with it.

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Real Life Angry Birds

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

angry birds Use a slingshot to lob ammunition at unsuspecting buildings.

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Mo' Beat Blues

Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Mo' Beat BluesJoin us outside as Mo’ Beat Blues performs in our new pavilion! Mo’ Beat Blues is a duo that specializes in the blues and harmonica. Grab your lawn chairs or a blanket and bring the whole family for a night of music and fun!

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Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM

Harry Potter Birthday BashCome celebrate the Boy Who Lived with a Birthday Party for all ages. Get a team together for a game of quidditch or stop by Ollivander’s and create the perfect wand for you. And don’t forget to find all the horcruxes hidden throughout the library in order to defeat You-Know-Who!

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A Spooky Good Time

Date: August 08, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

A Spooky Good TimeBring the whole family to Haunted Trails Joliet for a night of fun before school starts back up. $5 covers two slices of pizza, pop, and a Game Play FunCard and for $13 get discounted wristbands for unlimited go-karts, rides, mini-golf and more.

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Tech Tuesday: Silhouette Cameo iPhone Cases

Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

twitterLearn to create your own unique iPhone case design with our silhouette machine.

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Family Fort Night

Date: August 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Family Fort NightGrab the family, a sheet, and get ready for a night of fun. Build a blanket fort for the whole family to enjoy, and once it’s built grab a book off the shelf for family storytime.

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