Teen Events for the Month of June

College application and essay writing seminar (NIC)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Applying for college can be a daunting task, but help is available at the library. C2 Education will discuss the ins and out of college applications, including tips on writing the essay. Students also will learn how to best show off 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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Lego Mindstorms Battle Bots (NIC)

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Teens will compete in teams to build and program Mindstorms EV3 and NXT 2.0 robots that are prepared for battle. The bots will then duke it out in the arena and attempt to push their opponent out of the ring. The last robot standing will be declared the winner.

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New SAT practice test (NIC)

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Take the new SAT Practice Tests though C2 Education to strengthen core skills. The new SAT will be effective for the graduating class of 2017 and older.

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Pizza and books: Teen book club (NIC)

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Readers can discuss books they have recently read, are currently reading or even old-time favorites. Pizza will be provided to fuel the conversation.

Superhero Capes (NIC)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
A superhero isn't a superhero without a cape. In conjunction with the superhero-themed summer reading program, teens can create a personalized cape with a logo.

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Wii Gaming(NBL)

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Gamers can bust out their mad Wii gaming skills at the library. Players can choose from many Wii games available and challenge their friends to a variety of games like Guitar Hero or Super Smash Bros.

YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Lovers of young adult literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participants' Goodreads account. Request to join the group ?"Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club?" online at www.goodreads.com, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org. Sign up early to take a poll on what book selection the club should read first. The first book will be posted on June 1, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Every hero has a story, and teens can write it. Teen writers can submit a written biography or a short story (1,500 words or less) as well as their own drawing of a superhero. Participants can include their superhero's name, where they live, their powers, their slogan and how they accomplish good in the world. The contest will begin June 1, and the deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Friday, July 31. Gift certificates to a local comic book store will be awarded to winners. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or look it up on the teen page of the library?'s website, www.naperville-lib.org.