Thursday, January 06, 2011

Winter Library Challenge

Beginning January 10th, you can "track" items checked out from MGPL or programs attended on a dog-sledding map or online at  You'll get a drawing entry for every checkpoint you reach (up to 16) and your choice of lip balm or an ice scraper after you complete 4 and 8 items.  Participants who complete 8 checkpoints will also receive a knit hat.

For teens the grand prize will be a snowboard!
The program ends Sunday, March 6.  Sign up at the Reference Services or Youth Services Desk or online at

Attend the Teen Winter Library Challenge Kickoff Party on Sunday, January 9th from 2-4 pm in the Activity Room to learn more about the great prizes, sign up for the program, enjoy snacks, and play video games!!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

January Teen Programs

Check out these fun teen programs in January! There's even a couple brand-new ones!  All teens in 7th grade and up are invited. Bring your friends! Some of the programs require registration.

To register:
Online: Go to

By phone: Call 847-929-5101

In person: Stop by the Reference Services Desk or Youth Services Desk

Teen Library Council
Tuesday, Jan. 4th, 7-8 pm, Cooperman Room
Get involved in the Library, meet other teens, and earn volunteer service hours! Food and drinks will be provided.

Teen Winter Library Challenge Kickoff
Sunday, Jan. 9th, 2-4 pm, Activity Room
Kick off the Teen Winter Library Challenge with video gaming! Register for the Winter Library Challenge and learn about the great prizes you can win!

Mango Club
Monday, Jan. 17th, 7-8 pm, Cooperman Room
Want to learn a new language? Come to Mango Club! Hang out with your friends, eat snacks, and learn words in a foreign language. 

Gettin' Saucy Teen Cooking Class
Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 6-7 pm, Kitchen
Learn to prepare delicious food! Supplies and instructions provided. Registration required. Registration is limited to 8 and opens Jan. 5th!

Best Teen Books of 2010
Monday, Jan. 24th, 7-8 pm, Cooperman Room
Do you have a favorite book from 2010? Come to this book discussion and tell us why it's the best! Snacks will be provided.  

 Teen Improv Club
Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 7-8 pm, Baxter Room
Do you like to perform?  Play fun improvisational games up on stage!

Card-Making Extravaganza
Saturday, Jan. 29th, 10-12:30 pm, Baxter Room
Make unique cards using computers, stamps, cut-outs, and a wide variety of artistic techniques in this all-ages program!  Assistance, instruction, and supplies will be provided.  Drop in anytime between 10 and 12:30!

See you there!