Do you enjoy spine-tingling stories that give you goose-bumps? Does your mind leap to dark, eerie conclusions that scare you silly? Do images of zombies fascinate you? If you answered yes, yes and yes again, then join Teen Volume in June for a series of programs offering unique and hands-on experiences to thrill and chill you! Or, check out a few chilling reads recommended by members of Chicago Public Library's Teen Literacy Committee and Teen Advisory Council!
Teen Volume Citywide Programs
Extreme Face-Painting/Thriller Special FX Make-Up
Award-winning artist J. Anthony Kosar of Kosart Effects Studios, LLC will provide an overview of the professional process and Hollywood techniques used to design and create extreme face-painting effects for film, theatre, media and fun! This workshop will consist of lecture, demonstrations and some hands-on learning (Participants who want to handle or wear make-up must bring a parental consent form signed by a parent to the program, and they must not be allergic to latex.). Space is limited; register in advance at the branch or by phone!
- Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 7, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Skype with Rachel Ward
Join us for a Skype conversation with Rachel Ward, acclaimed author of the Numbers trilogy. Learn about Infinity, yet another thrilling book with death dates and auras, as well as the author’s life in the UK in a unique conversation and program.
- Wednesday, June 20, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Every wonder what really lies beneath the home plate at Wrigley Field? Chicago's history is full of scary stories, terrible fires, hard times, and the toughest gangsters ever known. What's more, Chicagoans have always loved to tell the tales of terrifying events that happened—and still happen—to ordinary people. If you like secrets, mysteries and haunting tales, join author, historian and lively storyteller, Ursula Bielski, tell some haunting tales, then join a lively discussion about what devices make ghost stories scary, engaging, etc. Teens will also have the option of sharing popular, frightening tales they know, or creating their own original scary stories to share in small groups, present to the larger group and possibly record to share on the Teen Volume Facebook page!
- Wednesday, June 13, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Greater Grand Crossing
- Tuesday, June 19, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Monday, June 25, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Daley, Richard M.-W Humboldt
- Wednesday, June 27, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 28, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Are you drawn to murder and mayhem? Or fascinated by crime stories? If you want to join the ranks of some of the best authors in the mystery genre, join this insider in the field! Clare O'Donohue, bestselling author of The Kate Conway Mysteries and The Someday Quilts Mysteries for adults, will introduce teens to the essential elements of plotting a mystery, using prompts that allow teens to dig deeper into their characters and conflicts.
- Wednesday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 28, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
(YOUmedia program is for teens in high school only)
- Saturday, June 30, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Special Teen Volume Performance at the Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest
Don’t miss a special Reader’s Theatre Troupe performance with actors from Promethean Theatre Ensemble and booktalks by the Chicago Public Library Teen Advisory Council at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest!
Saturday, June 9, 3:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m. On the “Mash Stage” at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. Call (312) 747-4780 or email email@example.com for details.
Teen Volume Citywide Programs For Teens By Teens are made possible with grant funding from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. June 2012 Summer Chills! Programs are for tweens and teens ages 12-18 unless otherwise noted.