Teens (age 13 - 17)

The Essential Edgar Allan Poe

October 3rd, 2015,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
In this presentation, William Pack, magician, author, and storyteller, exhumes the tragic life and remarkable writings of this American genius. This program relies heavily on dramatic storytelling, story readings, and a couple of William’s signature performances that bring Poe’s disturbing world to life. This storytelling performance is best suited for adults and teens.

Return to the Scene of the Crime

September 17th, 2015,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chicago author and historian Rich Lindberg takes his audience on a tour of famous and forgotten Chicago crime scenes spanning 150 years. Based on his locally best-selling book Return to the Scene of the Crime: A Guide to Infamous Places in Chicago, Lindberg will share colorful anecdotes and stories about the Windy City’s lusty, colorful, and often notorious past.

Teen Matinee

September 8th, 2015,
4:00pm to 6:30pm
You've all heard people say "the book was better..." Find out for yourself! As we feature a different book-made-into-a-movie each month. Read the book. Watch the movie. And don't worry; we'll bring the popcorn!

Ghosts of Route 66

October 22nd, 2015,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Route 66 winds through countless communities on its way from Chicago to California. Along the way the culture of the highway includes ghostly stories and haunting legends. Route 66 also includes many ghost towns—places left behind by the changing tides of economics and alternate paths. David Clark will explore with us both the Ghost Stories and the Ghost Towns to be found along the country’s most famous highway.

Mo’ Beat Blues Show

September 26th, 2015,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
The Mo' Beat Blues Show features familiar songs, remade to fit a high-energy style of musical performance. This dynamic duet is a match made in heaven, delivering soulful vocals, impressive harmonica solos, a sprinkle of comedic antidotes, and an up-beat blend of Blues, Jazz, R&B, Country, Swing and Rat Pack.

Youth Job Fair

August 18th, 2015,
10:00am to 2:30pm
In partnership with Cicero Workforce Center, the BPL presents a special job fair to connect area students and young adults with post-secondary education and training institutions that will help them prepare and gain employment in various industries. Employers will be on hand to conduct interviews and accept applications. From 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.