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Monday, November 23, 2015

Teen Clubs and Workshops

We're going to experiment this winter and beyond with some drop-in workshops on Wednesday afternoons. You may be aware of our Teen Animanga Club, which has been running monthly for many years now, and we're trying to see if there might be some interest in starting a new club or two.
Some of our teens have expressed an interest in clubs featuring writing, cartooning, gaming, film-making, or tech. We thought we'd experiment a little and see what sticks. So, if you're a teen writer, artist, gamer, techie, or just want to hang out, we hope you'll try out some of these workshops as we go along, and let us know what you think!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Newly-Added YA Books Monday, September 22, 2015

Title: Walk on Earth a stranger
Author: Carson, Rae

Synopsis: Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home--until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns series, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer Trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.

Title: The awesome
Author: Darrows, Eva

Synopsis: Maggie's battled ghosts and goblins and her fair share of house brownies, but finding herself a boy - fitting in with her peers - proves a much more daunting task than any monster hunt. Did you know normal girls don't stuff their bras with holy water balloons? Nor do they carry wooden stakes in their waistbands. And they care about things like "matching" and "footwear."

Of course, they also can't clean a gun blindfolded, shoot a crossbow, or exorcise ghosts from a house. Which means they're lame and Maggie's not. Because Maggie's awesome. The Awesome, in fact. Just ask her. She'd be more than happy to tell you. After she finds herself a date. 

Title: The sleeper and the spindle
Author: Gaiman, Neil

(From the book jacket.) It was the closest kingdom to the queen's, as the crow flies, but not even the crows flew it. You may think you know this story. There's a young queen, about to be married.

There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle, shrouded in thorns; and a princess, cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines. A queen might just prove herself a hero, if a princess needs rescuing. . . .

Title: This monstrous thing
Author: Lee, Mackenzi

Synopsis: (From the book jacket.) In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.

His brother, Oliver—dead.
His sweetheart, Mary—gone.
His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.

Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead. But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship. Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Teen Program: How To Begin Your College Search

Finding the right college for you does not mean choosing where your college bound student will live the next four years. It means finding the best academic, social and financial fit for college bound students.

Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide high school families with tips and advice on how to start and breakdown the stressful college search process.

This program, designed for both parents and students, is interactive so please bring your smart phone or tablet.

Register for this program by phone: 630-529-1641 Or Register online

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Rain, Rain, Go AWAY...

...we had to reschedule Tie Dye for another day!

Of course it is raining today!  But fear not!  We do have a back up date in case this happened, so if you were already signed up, hold on to those white t-shirts, bags and pillow cases!

So, if this is the first you are hearing about a tie dye program at the Library, FEAR NOT!  There are still spaces if you want to sign up for next Monday!  Looks like Mother Nature gave you another shot at making some awesome tie dye!


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Extra VolunTeen Training Session Added!!

Extra, Extra!  Read all about it!  Extra VolunTeen Training Session added!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have added one more training session for the Summer VolunTeen Session!  So if you were thinking about volunteering, but you couldn't make the earlier sessions due to school obligations or scheduling conflicts, then have no fear...your session is here!

Thursday, June 4
4:00 - 5:15pm

If you haven't filled out an application yet CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD, or stop by the Library to pick up your application.  Please note, if you download the form, make sure to download BOTH parts.  One is the official application the business office needs, and the other is what I use to help me with setting up your schedule!

Just make sure you sign up for the training and you bring your completed application to the training and we will be all set!!

Questions??  Schedule Conflicts?? 
Feel free to email me at or call at 630-529-1641 x*323

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Friday, May 22, 2015

The Library will be CLOSED on SUNDAY and MONDAY!

Just a quick reminder!  The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.  I'm sure you will be busy studying for finals, prepping for graduation, and heading out to a BBQ or two, but don't forget to grab what you need from the Library on Saturday!

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30 AM!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Sign Up for Summer VolunTeen Session starts NOW!

You've been waiting, you've been asking, and now it's finally here!!!  Sign up for the Summer VolunTeen Session has begun!!

So stop by the Reference Desk, peruse the Teen Zone, or check out the Teen website to get your summer session application!

Remember...Training sessions are required regardless of past volunteer work...and YES that means YOU! :)

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