Teen Events for the Month of October

Frightful nights writing contest

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
With spooky days and frightful nights just around the corner, teens can enter the library?'s Halloween-themed writing contest. To participate, individuals can write a short story (no more than 300 words) beginning with the sentence, "It was a dark and stormy night ?..." Writers can be funny or downright spooky ?- just as long as the story is creative and original. Participants can email entries to TeenSpaceNPL@gmail.com from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Check out the Teen Space website, naperville-lib.org/TeenSpaceHome, to read some of the best entries as the date gets closer to Oct.

Arduino workshops - Arduino 101 (NIC)

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Those interested in coding and electronics can work with Arduino boards, which are microcontrollers that can be easily programmed using a variant of the C programming language. Participants can write and compile code to bring a variety of projects to life using the Arduino Uno and various electronic components.Arduino projects can be as simple as blinking a light on and off or as complex as a robot or smart thermostat.They can take inputs from a variety of switches or sensors to control lights, motors or other outputs.No prior electronics or programming experience is required.

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College application and essay writing seminar (NIC)

Thursday, October 02, 2014 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
The tutoring service C2 Education will discuss the ins and outs of college applications, including tips on writing an essay. Students will learn the best ways to showcase their academic achievements and activities.The seminar is geared for high school students in
10th through 12th grades and their parents.

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Video Production For Teens (NSL)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Record, edit, save. It's that easy to make a school project or presentation more exciting with the software and equipment offered here at Naperville Public Library's Idea Lab. Start with the HD camera and microphone and record in front of the green screen. Then using GarageBand and iMovie add music or sound effects, and titles and transitions.
This particular program is for teens in 6th through 12th grade.

SPARK: Teen Tech Fun (NBL)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 4:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Tech heads can tinker with technology as the library will supply equipment to experiment with, including Spheros (robotic balls), Snap Circuits, LEGO WeDos, Makey Makey invention kits and Lego Mindstorms EV3 & NXT 2.0 robots. Individuals may even be able to control a video game with Play-Doh or play a piano made of bananas.

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Minecraft Club

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Gamers can build a unique world with other fans.Participants must use their own Minecraft account information.

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Getting ready for college - ACT practice test (NIC)

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM -- Nichols Library
A practice test is crucial to ward off those test-day jitters. Test takers can find out how they will score on the real thing. Kaplan will provide proctored tests, and individuals should bring No. 2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack. The exams will begin promptly at the scheduled time, and no one will be
admitted once the exam has started.

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Book-O-Lanterns

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Celebrate Teen Read Week by making a literary pumpkin. Use decorative book, magazine and graphic novel pages to decoupage a pumpkin. Make a jacko-lantern with a face or personalize it.

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