Saturday, March 25, 3:00 pm
Embrace your inner green thumb, and plant a succulent, succulent. Teens are welcome to join us to learn all about these cool plants and to make an even cooler pot! Ages 13-19.
Book Spine Poetry Contest
Saturday, April 1 to Saturday, April 8
Are you a poet? Are you a poet who doesn’t know it? We are looking for some awesome book spine poetry. The winner will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. Ages 13-19.
Teen and Adult Nerf Night
Second Saturday of the month, 5:30-7:30 pm
Teens (13 and older) and adults are invited to come to the library for an after-hours round of Nerf games with an emphasis on strategy and teamwork. Please arrive before the library closes at 6:00.
Family Nerf Night
First Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm
Think you’re a crack shot? Come find out! Grab your Nerf gear and bring it to this after-hours event! Participants will have full run of the main floor of the library to compete in a series of team and free-for-all Nerf activities. You must bring your own gear to participate. This event is open to all ages, but participants under 12 must have a parent/guardian present in order to attend. A waiver must be signed at the event by either the participant or their parent/guardian and eye protection is encouraged. Doors lock at 6:00 so be sure to arrive before then.
Creative Writing Workshops
Saturday, April 8, 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 pm
We have a writing professional available to help you begin, forward, or polish your writing craft. This workshop will help you if you intend on entering the annual writing contest here at the library.
Book Cover Bingo
Saturday, April 29, 1:00 pm
Bingo, with a bookish twist! Come down and test your book wits by playing this fun rendition of the popular game. We’ll have snacks and fun prizes for all who attend. Ages 13-19.
Harry Potter Cooking 101
Saturday, May 27, 1:00 pm
Take a trip on the Hogwarts Express and learn all of the culinary tips for cooking some of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s favorite foods. We’ll try Butterbeer, Pumpkin Pasties, and more! Ages 13-19.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm
Teens, come and hang out on Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm for a night of fun dedicated to you! We have games, books, and a great place to study here in the new Teen Department. We’ll have a different theme each week and snacks will be provided. For ages 13-19.
Tween Book Club
Second Friday of each month at 1:00 and 4:30 pm
Teens – this is not your momma’s library! Don’t come here expecting lonely reading booths, musty card catalogs, and a “hush, hush,” no-food-allowed atmosphere. The Niles District Library is alive with technology, fun things to do and new friends to make.
You just have to check our calendar all the time or you will miss something awesome. You may find something with an intriguing name like “Villainy 101”; card, video and life size board games; art lessons; pizza parties; writing workshops; Nerf Olympics; magic shows; or a duct tape craft that will help you explore your hidden talents. We even offer a workout program that will have your muscles toned in no time – just stop by our Youth Services department to find out more. There’s no reason to be bored in the Niles area – the Niles District Library has you covered.