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Young Adult Programs

YA programs are open to teens in 6th-12th grade. We usually have something going on each week on Monday and Tuesday evenings. On Mondays, we have Gamer’s Haven from 4-6pm where you can play Wii, WiiU, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and all kinds of board and card games. On Tuesdays, we have something different each week. Many of the Tuesday programs are ones that are suggested by the YA Council members, so if you have a program idea, let the YA Librarian know, and join the YA Council if you would like to get more involved!

Our weekly teen programs are drop-in, which means you don’t need to register – just come when you can. Check the library’s online calendar program guide, or half-sheet YA calendars to keep up on what’s next. If you’re active on Facebook, like the West Chicago Public Library page to get ongoing library news in your feed. If you have questions about any programs, don’t hesitate to call us at (630)231-1552 x4.

Artists' Alley

Sketch, color, and write to your heart's content at Artists' Alley
6:00-7:00pm on Tuesday,
January 7

Chess Club

Are you a chess champion? New to chess? Want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time and meet like-minded enthusiasts. Chess sets will be provided. Adult and teen combined drop-in program.
6:30-8:30pm on Thursdays,
December 26
January 30
February 27

Coding Club

Interested in computer games, web design, animation, or robotics? Now's your chance to investigate, innovate, and collaborate! We'll get you started and then you can learn at your own pace. Come for one session or all three!
For students in grades 4-8, limited to the first 9 who register.
January 22,
February 5,
February 19

Super Smash Bros. Tournament on Nintendo Switch

Many will enter; only one will be victorious! Show us your Smash-playing skills, or cheer on others while enjoying friendly competition and pizza. Prizes include GameStop gift cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Tuesday, December 10

Open Mic Night

Hang out at our open mic night tonight! Play music or sing, read a favorite passage from a book, original poetry, tell a story, do stand-up, or something else. All content should be appropriate for sharing.
Tuesday, December 17

Trivia Night

Come for a fun night of trivia and prizes for the winners!
Tuesday, February 18

Blue Moon Cafe: Acrylic Pour Painting

Tuesday, February 21

Teen Movie Night

Join us for fresh popcorn and a movie just for teens in 6th-12th grade.
Tuesday, January 14
6:00pm - until movie ends