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The Tortured Poets Department Release Party

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Join us for blackout poetry, friendship bracelets, music and more as we celebrate National Poetry Month and the release of Taylor Swift's latest album!  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:
There are few Chicago historical figures whose life and work speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th century investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist. Freed from slavery just six months after sh...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Creative Arts Showcase w/ Narrative QC

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Prepare to be mesmerized as talented wordsmiths take the stage, weaving intricate tapestries of verse with their voices. From soul-stirring narratives to thought-provoking social commentary, each performance promises to captivate and inspire. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
This is a special presentation by the Genesius Theatre Guild of the Quad Cities in preparation for its summer season at Rock Island's Lincoln Park. Shakespeare's Life in His Works explores Shakespeare's life and his tremendous impact on the Englis...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Weekly Teen Book Talk

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Online
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Event Details:
Check out this week's book talk from Emily, the Young Adult Librarian! Just go to our Facebook page (or our Teen page, if you want to watch live).  ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

DIY: Papermaking Class

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Learn the fun and sustainable art of papermaking! This drop-in class is set up for attendees to come in at any time. Projects take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. Be prepared to take home wet paper forms. All supplies will be provided and assi...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Godzilla Paint Along

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Whether you love painting, Godzilla, or both, join us for this event where you can paint your own monster masterpiece to take home. (Boba/bubble tea and other light refreshments will be provided.) ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Upcycled Puzzle Crafts

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: DIY
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of upcycled puzzle crafts! Make earrings, bracelets, collages, and more. Stop by and get creative, and make wearable (or frameable) art for you or for a unique gift. (Note that this event will take place in the Teen Space.) ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Framed LED Light Art

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown: Norm & Janet Moline Conference Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of creating LED light art! By drawing on the surface at the center of the frame, you can create incredible art that's enhanced by light. Each person attending will get a frame to take home, and we'll also provide materials li...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Children's Story Area
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "Teen" group.

STEAM on Wheels

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Watts-Midtown Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Watts-Midtown Branch
Room: Watts-Midtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon with STEAM on Wheels! We'll be exploring laser-cut projects, printing with 3-D pens, and virtual reality. This STEAM event is for teens 12-17.  This event is part of our Project Next Generation series. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Sip & Paint

4:00pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen, Adult, Family, Everyone
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Join us for some painting fun at our first Paint & Sip event! We will have painting stations set up for you to create your own masterpiece! This is not a guided class, but there will be projects you may choose from. A (NA) drink creation station ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Teen" group.

STEAM on Wheels

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon with STEAM on Wheels! We'll be exploring laser-cut projects, printing with 3-D pens, and virtual reality. This STEAM event is for teens 12-17.  This event is part of our Project Next Generation series. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Art Series

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Downtown Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Teen
Program Type: DIY
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Art Series

Six weeks of summer art instruction for ages 8 to 14 with Ms G. Recommended for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Registration required. Classes fill fast!

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Shark and Eyeball Dissection Event

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Southwest Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of dissection! This hands-on activity covers basic skills and tools (we'll provide equipment and samples), and for this event, we'll be dissecting beef eyeballs and dogfish sharks. This event will be presented by science educ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

STEAM on Wheels

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Southwest Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Southwest Branch
Room: Southwest Community Room
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon with STEAM on Wheels! We'll be exploring laser-cut projects, printing with 3-D pens, and virtual reality. This STEAM event is for teens 12-17.  This event is part of our Project Next Generation series. ...