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!

Fall Programs


Dungeons and Dragons 
Saturdays at 1:00 PM
Dates: September 2nd and 23rd, October 7th and 21st, and November 18th
Ages: High School and up
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.

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Choker Charm Necklaces
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen
Learn how to create a unique choker-style necklace and add your own charm to it! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Meetup
Thursday, September 28th at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen
Love the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game? Visit us at the library and meet other fellow duelists! Try out your decks, trade cards with others, and participate in our raffle!


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Sugar Skulls
Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen and Adults
Prepare to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by decorating some real sugar skulls! We’ll teach you how to make them from scratch and then have a ready-made skull for you to decorate and take home.


Tarot for Beginners
Saturday, October 14th at 1:00 PM
Ages: Teen and adults
Have you ever been curious about Tarot card readings, its benefits, or what each card means? Join our Tarot for Beginners class! Vincent Pitisci from Tranzformation in Alsip will explain the basics of tarot and take your questions. The class is available for high school teens and adults.

Halloween Bracelets
Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 PM
Ages: Teen
Get into the spirit of Halloween with your own handcrafted Halloween jewelry! During this class we’ll create bracelets using a variety of Halloween-themed lamp work beads.


Graphic Novel Discussions and Movie Trips

Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 PM and Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM 
Ages: Teen and Adults
Nearly every month these days there seems to be another movie starring a popular comic book hero or heroine. Join our graphic novel discussion to not only learn about them before seeing their movies, but also receive free tickets! During November we’ll read The Unworthy Thor on Tuesday, November 7th and Justice League Vol 1: The Extinction Machines on Thursday, November 16th.



Smash Bros

Smash Bros for Wii U Tournament
Saturday, November 11th at 1:00 PM
Ages: Teen
It’s time for the library’s annual Smash Bros for Wii U tournament! First place will take home a $100 Game Stop gift card while 2nd will receive a $50 gift card and 3rd will claim a $25 gift card. Practice hard and bring your best game – the competition will be fierce!