Check out our programs exclusively for high school teens! Any high school teenager is welcome, but registration is required so we know what materials we need. Do you have an idea for a program that you'd like to see provided? Contact Teen Librarian Mike in person and let him know what you'd like to see! Our programs are also an excellent way to earn volunteer hours for National Honor Society, so feel free to ask Mike for any opportunities that may be available.

All programs are free unless otherwise noted. 
ANY TEENS CAN ATTEND THESE PROGRAMS. An Alsip library card is NOT required!

Winter/Spring Programs


Dungeons and Dragons:
Weekend Group Meetings Saturdays at 1:00 PM
Dates: February 24th, March 24th, April 21st, May 12th
Weekday Groups Thursdays at 5:30 PM:
Dates: February 8th, March 15th, April 12th, May 17th
Ages: Teen
Join us as we play one of the greatest role playing games ever released! Join our campaign as we escape the Underdark and explore the Tomb of Annihilation! All supplies will be provided from character sheets and miniatures to dice.


Valentine's Day M&M Cookie Mixers:
Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen
Learn how to make M&M cookie mixers in this program! This is a great way to bake up a quick snack for your special someone.


Diffuser Bead Necklaces:
Tuesday, February 20th at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen and Up
Make a simple, elegant necklace using lava beads and add at bit of essential oils like peppermint to give it a pleasant kick!



Pokemon Terrariums:
Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen
Ever wonder what the inside of a Pokeball looks like? Design your own with the variety of Pokemon and landscaping miniatures we provide!


St. Patrick's Day Jewelry:
Tuesday, March 6th at 6:00 PM
Make a pair of lucky shamrock earring with us at the library! No jewelry-making experience is necessary, and we'll provide everything that you need.


Red Queen

Red Queen Book Discussion:
Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of the first book of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series! Everyone who attends will have a chance to win a copy of the series’ newest installment – King’s Cage


Donut Purses:
Donut purse
Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 PM
Learn how to make a sweet-looking donut purse at the library! All materials will be provided.





original lightbulb marimo moss ball terrariumMarimo Moss Ball Terrariums:
Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 PM
Marimo moss balls are easy-to-care for bunches of algae from Japan that add a bit of flair to your room. Join us at the library to make a terrarium to house your own Marimo and learn how to care for it.


Miniature Painting Workshop
Miniature PaintingSaturday, May 5th at 1:00 PM
Choose a miniature you can use in Dungeons and Dragons and other roleplaying games and learn a few basic techniques to paint it in this workshop. No experience is necessary – just grab a miniature and get ready to learn!


Teen Resume Workshop
Tuesday, May 29th at 5:30 PM
Summer is just around the corner – drop by the library to tune up your resume! We’ll take a look at your current resume or help you build a new one to make the best impression as you’re looking for summer work.