No Library card required!
Register for programs in-person at the Adult Information Services Desk or by phone at 630-584-0076, ext. 1.
Applications are due by Friday, January 10, 2014.
High school volunteers work throughout the Library on a variety of projects. You develop new skills and gain practical experience in the workplace. Interested? Applications for the January 27 through May 2 session are being taken now and are due by Friday, January 10, 2014. Already a volunteer? An
application is needed for every session as hours are subject to change. Applications are available online and at the Circulation Desk. For more information, contact Marianne Weick at 630-584-0076, ext. 223 or via email.
Exam Cram 2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
January 13,14,15 • 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Open late for high school students. Stop by, study, bring a friend or two. Pizza at 7:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks all night, thanks to the Library Friends. Quiet study in the Carnegie Business Room. Reference help and WiFi for your laptop always available. Watch for the next FINALS Cram in late May/early June. DROP IN
ACT Practice Tests
Saturday, February 15 • Carnegie Room
OR Saturday, March 15 • Huntley Room
OR Saturday, May 17 • Huntley Room
9:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Conquer those pre-test jitters early and improve your scores by taking a practice exam. Kaplan instructors will contact students individually with personalized results. College is right around the corner! REGISTER for only one session. Registration begins January 6 for all tests.
Perfecting Your ACT Writing Assessment
Wednesday, March 19 • 6:30–8:00 p.m. • Huntley Meeting Room
Learn easy ways to immediately transform your scores on the ACT Writing portion! Professional writer and ACT writing specialist Jordan Catapano will teach specific writing techniques so you will be able to compose an articulate, sophisticated essay in 30 minutes. REGISTER
Teen Tech Week – DIY @ Your Library
March 9-15, 2014
Wednesday, March 12 • 4:00-6:00 p.m. • Carnegie Community Room
You or you and your team have one hour to recreate a website in the most outlandish way possible. No coding experience required. We’ll show how to use X-Ray Goggles, a browser extension that lets you change the text and images on most websites. After a short walkthrough, your challenge is to get creative and remix a site. We’ll share them online (so make sure it’s something mom can see). The winner will receive a Makedo kit; runners-up will receive high fives! If you want a little practice, visit hackasaurus.org to
download X-Ray Goggles. DROP IN or REGISTER a team.
Friday, March 14 • 4:00-5:00 p.m. • Carnegie Community Room
Come celebrate everyone’s favorite irrational number! Eat some free pie and test out a Raspberry Pi—the coolest portable, programmable minicomputer. The Pi is a great start to programming and can do cool things like run Minecraft or function as a media center. We’re also raffling off one Raspberry Pi Starter Kit! Did we mention FREE PIE! Free pie. DROP IN or REGISTER
Tuesday, April 1 • 4:00-6:00 p.m. • Huntley Meeting Room
We’ve got PVC pipe and marshmallows. You connect the pipes to form the wackiest, marshmallow flingingest creation your imagination will allow! Test out your creation on some targets or build your own. DROP IN or REGISTER
Tuesday, April 22 • 4:00-6:30 p.m. • Huntley Meeting Room
We’re watching The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones but with a twist. Whatever you text pops up on the screen. Bring your phones or iPads and get ready to express your love or hate. Any phone that can send texts will work. DROP IN or REGISTER
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 3 • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Can the Library contain this superhero extravaganza!? The fun begins when we open. All day long we’re giving away free comics courtesy of Graham Crackers Comics, St. Charles. Teens and adults can stop by the Reader Services Desk. (Limit 1 per person while supplies last.)
9:00 a.m.–Noon • Huntley Meeting Room
DROP IN to create foldable figures and paper works of art of your favorite comic book characters.
All day • Reader Services Desk
Break out your costumes because we’re also giving away small prizes to everyone dressed up. We’ll put your pics up on our Facebook page, so dress to impress.
1:00–3:30 p.m. • Huntley Meeting Room
X-Men: First Class (132 min., PG-13).
The new X-Men movie X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23. So we’re gearing up by watching X-Men: First Class about the origin of Professor X’s mutant team.Everyone welcome. DROP IN or REGISTER
Extreme Food Tasting
Tuesday, May 20 • 4:00–5:00 p.m. • Huntley Meeting Room
Join us for the ultimate extreme food taste test. Get ready to chow down lemons and limes, and sip some vinegar. But don’t worry, Miracle Berries turn sour foods sweet! But what happens to sweet food? Challenge your taste buds and vote on your favorites. Not
recommended to people with food allergies. DROP IN or REGISTER
Not Just Capes: Teen Graphic Novel Book Discussion
Thursdays • 4:00–5:15 p.m. • Check date for location
Come talk comics! There’s a lot more than capes and tights. We’re kicking off a graphic novel discussion that focuses on non-superhero graphic novels. Pick up a copy of each month’s selection at the Reference Desk and bring yourself to the discussion for some talking and snacking. High school students only. Check out our Goodreads site www.goodreads.com/group/show/117591-not-just-capes for more info. DROP IN
January 23 • Bisbee Conference Room
Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods
by Jeff Lemire • 741.5 LEM
Gus a new breed of human/animal hybrid sets out on a post-apocalyptic journey in the devastated American landscape to find “The Preserve,” a refuge for hybrids.
February 27 • Bisbee Conference Room
The Umbrella Academy
by Gerard Way • 741.5 WAY
Artist: Gabriel Ba
The Academy: a group of super powered children assembled by Sir Reginald Hargreeves was supposed to save the world. Instead, their dysfunctional upbringing drove them apart. When Hargreeves dies, the Academy reassembles. But is it too late? This oddball adventure jumps back and forth in time and from slapstick to serious. Bonus fact: it was written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way.
March 27 • Carnegie Community Room
Pride of Baghdad
by Brian K. Vaughan • 741.5 VAU
Artist: Niko Henrichon
The bombs fell on Baghdad, and the pride was freed. Cast into a new and chaotic world, a pride of lions struggle to stay together and stay alive in
war-torn Iraq. Based on an actual event following the bombing of the Baghdad zoo.
April 24 • Carnegie Community Room
Friends with Boys
by Faith Erin Hicks • YA 741.5 HIC
Life stinks for Maggie. Her mom took off. Her brothers are busy living life. High school is starting and years of home schooling hasn’t exactly been good for making friends. To make matters worse, all her life a ghost has been haunting her.
May 22 • Carnegie Community Room
Attack on Titan
by Hajime Isayama • YA 741.5 ISA
This month we take on manga. When the Titans
attacked, the humans retreated behind the giant walls Maria, Rose, and Sina. There they’ve lived protected for 100 years until a giant titan breaks through the first wall. Now humanity’s fight for survival is back on! Get ready for giant, creepy humanoids, steampunk-style Vertical Maneuvering Gear, tons of yelling, and, of course, swords!