Teen Events for the Month of October

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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Anime Club (NBL)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Come to the library each month to watch anime, draw manga, talk about different aspects of Japanese pop culture and meet other otaku.

Don't pay the college sticker price (NIC)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Joe Orsolinin, Certified Financial Planner, will discuss the college financial aid system, which includes scholarships, grants, student loans and tax-saving opportunities, was designed to help relieve the
expensive burden of rising college tuition costs. This beneficial system provides relief for parents of all income levels. The presentation will focus on strategies to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit-based financial aid and exploit tax-saving opportunities.

'The X Factor' and 'American Idol' contestant to perform (NSL)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
"The X Factor" and "American Idol" contestant Jillian Jensen, who is most notable for her powerful TV performance about being bullied in school, will visit Naperville Public Library to sing songs from her recently released album. In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month in October, the library welcomes Jensen, who will speak about her personal experience as a victim of bullying. This program is intended for teens in 6th through 12th grades and adults but all ages are welcome. This program is funded by the SECA grant from the City of Naperville, The Exchange Club of Naperville, DuPage Child Abuse and Prevention Coalition, Edward Hospital-Linden Oaks, Naperville Park Dist. and Hilton-Lisle Naperville Hotel.
Free movie passes to first 75 teens in attendance.

Teens enter to win $100 Amazon Gift card.

Free Pizza will be served.


Science Fair Genius Station (NIC)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Science fair is just around the corner for some middle school students. Resident science enthusiasts will conduct one-on-one 15-minute appointments to help students develop a strong hypothesis and find informative sources for research.
For more information or to sign up contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian, at kdoucette@naperville-lib.org or 630.961.4100 ext. 6329.

Frightful nights writing contest

Tuesday, October 21, 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.

Frightful nights writing contest

Wednesday, October 22, 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.

Teen movie series: "Vampire Academy" (NSL)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
"Vampire Academy" (PG-13)
The library will screen newly released movies that teens may have missed in theaters or movies they just can't get enough of. Snacks and a surprise will be provided each month.