Teen events

We offer great programs for teens, from Anime Club to SAT preparation. Be sure to check out the calendar for new and upcoming events.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands kicks off the City of Des Plaines 10 week summer “Friday Nights Live” series on June 23rd at Metropolitan Square. Enjoy live outdoor music from local teen bands from 6-9pm. Two winning bands will be chosen. Judges choice will receive a cash prize and go on to compete in the regional competition for the State of Illinois Battle of the Bands. Fan favorite will receive a cash prize.

Are you a solo musician or in a band? Battle of the Bands is a great opportunity for you to play on stage with a live audience at a great outdoor music event. E-mail me for more information.

Anime Club

For teens in 7th–12th grade. Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga. Join us to watch your favorite anime, read and discuss manga, create your own artwork, and treat yourself to some Japanese snacks. Meets one Thursday a month from 5–6 in The Commons.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

For teens in 7th–12th grade. TAB is where teens come to tell us librarians what the library should be doing for teens like you. Meets one Thursday a month from 6–7. TAB members also volunteer at the library as needed.

Cards For Hospitalized Kids

For teens in 6th-12th grade. One Friday a month from 4-6pm  (or any amount of time you can give). The Commons is the place to be to make cards for kids in the hospital. We supply the materials and suggested messages—you supply your creativity and energy. Meets in The Commons.

T@DPPL: Tutoring at Des Plaines Public Library

Drop in and raise your grades. Tutors from Maine East and Maine West will be available to tutor students in grades 6-12 Tuesdays from 6-8pm in the 3rd floor Commons. Registration not required.