Teen Programs


Tuesday, September 26, 4-5 PM
We just bought a bunch of new board games and we want to try them out. Play an old favorite, or find a new one. Lots of friendly competition to be had! Games and snacks will be provided.


Wednesday, October 4, 4-5 PM
Are you an anime fan? Would you like to meet others who are too? Join the teen Anime Club which meets the first Wednesday of every month.  Get your otaku on, watching anime, doing anime/manga themed crafts,  & eating Japanese snacks.

Tuesday, October 10, 4-5 PM
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, teens with a flair for DIY get together to make cool stuff. In October, bring a bit of fall home with a candle DIY. Make a scented soy candle inside real a pumpkin or gourd. All supplies are provided.

Tuesday, October 17, 4-5 PM
Join us for some friendly competition as we play Runbow Deluxe, the critically acclaimed Wii U party game for up to 9  players. The world changes with each swipe of the background, so you’ll have to stay on your toes to make it through.

Tuesday, October 24, 4-5 PM
Book Club is getting a little creepy this month. Our October book is I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga and you’ll get a free copy of the book that’s yours to keep!  On October 24th, we’ll get together over snacks to discuss the book and do an activity inspired by it.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email jjohansson@carbondale.lib.il.us  to register and arrange book pickup.


Take part in the Illinois Veterans History Project at Carbondale Public Library. You will conduct and record veteran interviews for inclusion in the Illinois Veterans History Project archives. We will work with young 21st century veterans, a vastly underrepresented group in the Illinois Veterans History project archives. You will gain a better understanding of what it means to serve in active military duty and the veterans will be able to share, preserve, and validate their stories in a very meaningful way.

MEETING DATES & TIMES Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM (9 total meetings) October 4 – December 6, 2017 (No meeting November 22) at the Carbondale Public Library

REGISTER ONLINE AT http://bit.ly/png-cpl

PARTICIPATION PERKS – Get to know local young veterans. Gain experience with lighting, sound, and video gear. Learn interview skills with reporter from channel 3. Learn how to conduct and video record an interview. Gain a better understanding of contemporary history. Get a copy of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” Scholarship opportunities. Participation looks great on a college application. Build your resume. Snacks at every meeting.

Funding for this Project Next Generation program was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act .

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General Information about Teen Events at CPL
Teen events are totally FREE, always include snacks, and usually happen in the Library Meeting Room.
Programming is geared for participants ages 12-18.
Registration is not required for teen events unless specifically requested.
For more information, or to join the Teen Events email list, please contact Jennifer Johansson, Teen Program Coordinator, jjohansson@carbondale.lib.il.us, 618-457-0354

Thursdays 4—5:30 PM, September 14 Through November 16

Heather Weatherwax from the Saluki Writer’s Project will lead a series of creative writing workshops for students currently in grades 9-12. Participants will learn how to properly critique writing and provide constructive criticism for fellow writers. All genres and levels of teen writers welcome. Register online at bit.ly/CPL-TeenWriters17

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Don’t forget to “like” the Teen Scene on Facebook…

Post A Note

Teens, come and post a message on our Wallwisher site. Tell us what you would like to see and do at the library. Tell us what you like.

Teen Ink

Teens, don’t forget to look at Teen Ink, a magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.

Connect with an Author

Check out http://www.facebook.com/thisisteen and connect with your favorite author.