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Archive for Teens
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Jewish Reconstruction Synagogue
303 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL 60202
Family Film and Craft @ Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch. A Bug’s Life. Saturday, September 3, 3pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch
Family Film and Craft @ Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch. The Angry Birds Movie.Saturday, September 17, 3 pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch
Register for September Storytimes
Register for September Storytimes online, in person or by calling 847-448-8610
Main Children’s Room staff provide programs geared to children from 1 year olds through 5th grade starting September 12; here’s what’s still open for September:
Time for Two’s, Fridays at 10:30 (Tuesdays at 10:15 am at North Branch) for 2 year olds and their parent/caregiver
Parent Child Workshop, Saturdays at 10 am, for 1 -3 year olds and a parent or caregiver Working Parent Friendly!
Tail Waggin Tutors, Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and 7pm for K- 5 is also taking phone registrations only starting 8/29: 847-448-8610. (Also available at North Branch on Tuesday afternoons; register at 847-866-0330 starting 8/29)
Drop In (no registration) storytimes The Young and the Restless (0-2) on Thursdays at 9:30 am and Preschool Storytime (3-6) on Wednesdays at 10:30 am continue as usual in September. Branches also have drop ins (check our calendar for dates and times)
Fall Words: Mailbox Play. Bring your 1, 2, or 3 year old to play Mailbox this September! Play is an essential tool in literacy education; come experience the fun with your child. Address envelopes to animals in the library, put them in the mailbox, and then deliver them using “US Mail” bags! September 1-30, Main Children’s Room, North Branch & Chicago Ave/Main Street (CAMS) locations
Caldecott Club for Kids in K-4. Mr. Brian will share all the important and inspiring pieces that come together to make an award-winning picture book. Kids will learn the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded, then read some current illustrated books and discuss the best. Thursdays,September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, 7 pm, Children’s Public Conference Room, Main Library. Registration opens September 1.
Programs for Teens
Chromebooks in the Loft. NEW. The Teen Loft offers in-house use of Chromebooks for 6th to 12th graders who are EPL cardholders or those who have their library cards registered at EPL.
Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects. Each week we’ll have a different group project from 3D design and sewing to coding.Saturdays, 1-3 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Loft Laughs. Join Loft staff to explore the art of joke writing. Learn how to tell jokes that are actually funny, use satire and everyday life experiences to create jokes that guarantee laughs, appreciate great comedians, and create the best comebacks EVER! Grades 6-12.
Sign up for a reminder or drop in. Saturdays, September 17- October 22, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Register for our September Storytimes starting August 29 at 9 am: online, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610. Main Children’s Room staff provide programs geared to children from a few months old through 5th grade. Storytimes start September 12th. See our wide range of storytime programming.
Donate Your Legos to Evanston’s Children. You can help Evanston’s kids get more Science/Technology/
Zootopia, August Weekend Family Film: Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, 2 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library
More at the Branches
The Chicago Avenue/Main St. Branch (CAMS), at 900 Chicago Avenue,has a wide variety of programming including bilingual storytimes, a book discussion group, STEM Saturdays, crafts, movies, personalized computer training, and more. See all upcoming programs at the CAMS branch.
(The North Branch, 2026 Central Street is closed for repairs and will reopen on August 29. The book drop is not available during this closure.)
More Programs for Teens
Outside the Lines Book Club. Teens will read and discuss books about strong teen protagonists pushing back again normative identities to live their lives with pride. This is a safe space for teens of all identities. This month we’ll be readingZodiac Starforce, Copies of the book are available in the Loft one month before each discussion.Grades 6-12.Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 to 7pm, The Loft, Main Library
Loft Lab: Design. Make all kinds of amazing projects from 3D design and sewing to coding and scrapbooking. Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you. We provide all the supplies you bring creativity. Grades 6-12. Drop in. New on Saturdays from 1-3, the Loft, starting in September.
See all upcoming Teen Programs including the new Loft Laughs, and latest Teen DIY.
Say goodbye to summer in a special way:
End of Summer Bonfire and Fire Dance
Evanston youth age 12 years and older are invited to enjoy one of
the final weekends of the summer at the End of Summer Bonfire!
Throughout the night, teens will get to watch fire dancers, make
s’mores, and enjoy various games, including oversized versions of
Twister & Kerplunk!
Clark St. Beach
Sheridan Rd. at Clark St.
DATE: Fri., Aug. 19th
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information, call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents can simply dial 3-1-1 while in Evanston.
Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8:30pm, The Loft, Main Library
Come celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! This evening of magic includes being sorted, trivia, games, giveaways and more! Grades 6-12. Sign up for a reminder and or drop in.
Wednesdays, June 8-August 10, 3-5 pm, the Loft, Main Library
Low tech and high tech come together in this series of workshops. Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you the most.
July 20-August 10: Collabor-action
Working in small groups during the Collabor-action sessions, we will explore various social justice issues that affect teens today, will work together to produce collaborative works of art of all kinds, from visual art pieces to stop-motion animation narrative storytelling films that address these issues.
Drop in or sign up for a reminder: July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10
Tuesday, July 19, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library
If you’re a crafty TAB veteran, you know the drill. If you’ve never even heard of TAB but you enjoy The Loft and like to indulge in free pizza now and then, you’re more than welcome to stop by and see what we’re all about. TAB members help plan, lead and set up Loft programs, assist with decision making in the Loft, decorate the space and more. We hope to see you there! For grades 6-12.Sign up for a reminder or drop in.
We provide the supplies you bring the creativity. Grades 6-12.
Saturday, July 23, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library
Using conductive thread and LEDs you’ll light up the room by designing your own illuminated accessories. Drop in or sign up for a reminder.
ECTV is holding a six week production and editing class for ages 10-15. Kids will learn basic techniques and editing skills to help them produce their own material. Once the class is completed participants will have a one year membership that will allow them access to ECTV’s equipment and studio. The class costs $150 and will start Tuesday July 12th at 6PM to 8:30PM. For more info on how to sign up email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teenagers need a place to hang out and socialize and we have a great space for a fun and safe night out to hang out with friends and relax. Introducing Teen Nights. Kids aged 10-15 can be dropped off for some fun one night each month. They’ll enjoy the gym and karaoke room as well as our “after dark” ninja course with music and disco lights. The cost is $15 and they’ll have pizza, snacks and soda.
Evanston IL, 60201
Low tech and high tech come together in this series of workshops. Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you the most. During the Flipping the Selfie sessions, teens will reinvent the selfie (or, self-portrait, as it is also known throughout history) for the modern age, utilizing new technologies (such as 3-d printing!), blended with traditional sculpture, drawing, collage, and origami techniques to express oneself! Grades 6-12. Drop in or sign up for a reminder.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
1703 Orrington Ave., Main Library – The Loft (Third Floor)
It isn’t too late for your students to apply to the Youth Job Center’s Summer Corps Work Experience program and earn money as a Summer Tutor, Y Junior Camp Counselor, ABC Booster, or an intern at the Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic, BUT FIRST they must register for one of the remaining Summer Corps Bootcamp sessions (April 20 or 30). These opportunities are for High School students (or those entering 9th grade in the fall) and are at least 14.
If your student was a Summer Tutor, Y Junior Camp Counselor, ABC Booster, or an intern at the Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic last year they will need to register. as well, but for a much shorter booster session (April 20, 27, or 30).
Youth can register here: https://goo.gl/S1kRjY
ALL students must complete the YJC Intake Form and Household Income & Program Consent Forms:
• YJC Intake Form: http://goo.gl/qrRYXd
• Household Income & Program Consent Form (if under 18, a parent must sign):https://goo.gl/aPKUFQ
Questions? Email Nzinga West at email@example.com.
Please join us for the next Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition presentation & discussion on Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm at Evanston Township High School Welcome Center- E112. We will be welcoming Erika’s Lighthouse and PEER Services to explore strategies to build healthy, resilient youth and explore the connection between substance use and suicide.
Applications Now Available
Evanston youth age 14 to 18 years are encouraged to find their perfect summer job at Mayor Tisdahl’s annual Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Job Fair on Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Evanston Township High School (ETHS), 1600 Dodge Ave. Doors will close at 1:30 p.m.
More than 40 employers providing summer and year-round employment will be present, including Six Flags Great America (transportation options available), Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston, McGaw YMCA, Salvation Army-Evanston, YoFresh Yogurt Cafe, Office Depot, Northwestern University, the City of Evanston, and more.
Youth are highly encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance, which will expedite the process at the job fair. Applications are available at cityofevanston.org/youthemployment, or youth may get assistance and ask questions from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at one of these outreach sessions:
• Chandler-Newberger Community Center, 1028 Central St. – Monday, February 22
• Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. – Tuesday, February 23
• Evanston Library Loft, 1703 Orrington Ave. – Wednesday, February 24
• Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. – Wednesday, February 24
• Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. – Thursday, February 25
• CAMS Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave. – Friday, February 26
• All ETHS Cafeterias – February 22-26, Lunch periods 4-6
In order to be eligible to attend the job fair, youth must be enrolled in school; be at least 14 years of age when the program begins in June 2016; and live in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Youth age 17 and 18 years are especially encouraged to attend the job fair, as many opportunities exist for both summer and year-round employment.
Students are encouraged to increase their chances of being hired and get an opportunity to jump the line at the job fair by attending a Pre-Fair Resume & Interview Skills Workshop, sponsored by the Youth Job Center. Workshops will be held on Wednesdays, March 2 and 9, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at ETHS’s Boltwood (West) Cafeteria. Students are encouraged to register for a workshop at cityofevanston.org/workshop.
In 2015, with the help of community organizations and local businesses, as well as partnerships with ETHS and the Youth Job Center, the MSYEP held its largest job fair ever. More than 600 Evanston youth attended the event, with more than 550 securing summer or year-round employment.
Collaborations with individuals, companies, and organizations, such as Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Cinemark Theatres, Evanston Township High School, and Northwestern University, contributed greatly to the success of last year’s program. Businesses who are interested in supporting and/or attending this year’s job fair and program can contact Youth & Young Adult Assistant Program Coordinator Porschia Davis at 847-448-8049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.
Hackstudio offers a ten-week program, April 4 – June 2, designed to help individuals discover and pursue their dreams – and get them DONE. Learn more about our program on our website at www.hackstudio.com.
The Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University is pleased to announce 45th annual Career Day for Girls, scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016.
This program is designed for female junior high and high school students who have an interest in science and mathematics. The program will contain educational and career information about opportunities in engineering and applied science. Speakers are women who have engineering degrees and current female engineering students.
All registrations must be received by February 5, 2016.
For More Information: Contact Sareena Daniel by email at email@example.com
Saturday, February 27, 2016 McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, December 29, 2pm, The Loft, Main Library
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Sign up for a reminder or drop in.
Mario Cart 8 Tournament
Wednesday, December 30, 2-4 pm, the Loft, Main Library
Take on other Evanston teens in an epic MarioKart 8 tournament. Drop in, but first come first serve for tournament slots.