Virtual Programs @ the Library for Teens & Adults

Teens

Cartoon Frosted Poptart

Kawaii Pop Tart Pouch

Learn to make Kawaii (cute!) pop-tart shaped wallets using felt and a bit of hand sewing. Teens should be familiar with using a needle and thread and knowledge of basic sewing skills for this project.

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Kumihimo Woven Bracelets

Kumihimo Woven Bracelets/Bookmark

Join Stacey from the Naper Blvd. Library while she teaches you how to use a cardboard kumihimo disk to weave a braided patterned bracelet or bookmark! Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Register to pick up a supply kit!

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Recycled Wall Art

Recycled Wall Art

In tonight's craft program for teens, we're making recycled wall art! Join Jennie as she explains on you can use paper towel tubes to make beautiful floral art!

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Picture frame craft

Teen DIY Embroidered Masks

In tonight's craft program for teens, Stacey from Naper Blvd. Library is here to show you how to create your very own embroidered face mask! Learn a simple stitch technique called the "lazy daisy" to make some flower and star-themed designs!

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Mug Meals

Make it Yourself: Mug Meals Mondays

In our debut episode of Mug Meals Mondays, Teen Librarian Stacey is here with simple savory & sweet recipes to cook at home using a microwave & a mug! These simple dishes are perfect for remote learning days or dorm rooms!

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Origami Cranes

Teen Craft Program: Origami Cranes

In today's craft program for teens, Stacey from Naper Blvd. Library is here to show you how to fold paper to make origami cranes! Feeling adventurous? Try making a teensy, tiny one!

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Dream Board

Dream Board

A dream board is a poster with images to help you look toward goals, dreams and aspirations! In today's craft program, Teen Librarian Jennie shows you her dream board and gives you suggestions to get inspired and make your own!

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Book Covers

DIY Book Covers

Back to school means back to textbooks! Teen Services Librarian Stacey is here to show you how to create unique textbook book covers with a pocket.

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Adults

Frosted Poptarts

Bring Your Job Search to the Library

Job seekers can learn how to use the 90+ free databases available through the library, how to prepare for interviews, and do in-depth research. There are also resources to help you learn important skills that can help round out your resume. We also have a Business Services team that is here to help you succeed!

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Upcycled Frame Art

Upcycled Frame Art

Do you have any boring old picture frames lying around? Shoshana will show you how to use book and magazine pages to create beautiful Mod Podged picture frames and give them new life!

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Chicago cookies

Classic Chicago Treats

You may be familiar with Wrigley's gum, but do you know how many other well known treats got their start in Chicago? Can you figure another one out from the hint given above? Join Shannon on a nostalgic look at the classic sweets and treats from Chicago's past!

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Stained Glass Patterns

Faux Stained Glass

In today's craft program for teens, Maisie shows you how to create a ready-to-display faux stained glass masterpiece!

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Picking out a book from a shelf

Book Buffet: Memoirs

Hungry for a new book? Join Sarah and Lisa from the 95th St. Library for a virtual book buffet as they serve up bite-size descriptions of books! On this episode, they're discussing Memoirs!

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Picture frame craft

Upcycled Picture Frame: Memo Boards

Turn something old into something new with upcycling! In tonight's craft program, Jen from the 95th St. Library will show you how to create a super simple memo board using a picture frame.

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Classic mid-century Penguin books

Book Buffet: Sibling Stories

Hungry for a new book? Join Sarah and Lisa from the 95th St. Library for a virtual book buffet as we discuss Sibling Stories!

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Google Drive on the computer and smartphone

Understanding Google Drive

Google Drive is a service that allows users to store and share files online for free! In this digital tutorial, Adult Services Librarian Shoshana will show you how to optimize Google Drive to use as a resource for creating, sharing and collaborating on all types of digital projects.

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History Books

Fall Book Buzz: Fiction and Historical Fiction

In final episode of Fall Book Buzz, Adam & Christi are discussing upcoming titles in fiction and historical fiction! There's new work from Nicholas Sparks, British author Hari Kunzru, and the 21st novel from Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk!

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Stack of books

Fall Book Buzz: Speculative Fiction

In third episode of Fall Book Buzz, Adam & Christi are looking at some speculative fiction that is coming soon!

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Foot scrub ingredients

DIY Spa Day: Summer Edition

Treat yourself! In tonight's craft program, we're having a DIY Spa Day! Nicole from the 95th St. Library will teach you how to make three items, including a shoe satchel, a salt hand scrub and a tingly foot scrub!

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Handcuffs and Fingerprints

Book Buzz: Crime and Non-Fiction

In the second episode of Fall Book Buzz, Adam & Christi are previewing some of the hottest crime and non-fiction titles coming out this Fall!

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Book and a flower

Fall Book Buzz: Romance

As Summer winds down and cooler weather arrives, why not FALL into a new book? In this special edition of Book Buzz, Adult Services Librarians Adam and Christi preview some of the most anticipated book titles of the Fall!

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Hanging Plants

Hanging Macrame Planters

Jen and Sarah from the 95th St. Library are here to show you a few different ways to make hanging macrame planters using supplies you might already have at home!

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Shelf full of books

Book Buffet - General Nonfiction

Hungry for a new book? Join Sarah and Lisa from the 95th St. Library for a virtual book buffet as they discuss Young Adult Books!

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Close-up shot of books

WHAT'S NEXT - Les Miserables

If you liked Les Miserables, you'll love What's Next! Shannon from Nichols Library is here with recommendations on similar titles she think you'll enjoy!

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