3D Design Challenge for Teens

Teen Tech Week is March 8-14, and IPPL is hosting its first-ever 3D Design Challenge for teens in grades 7-12.

Students are challenged to design a 3D object that will make the life of a student easier. Entries will be judged on functionality, creativity, and originality. All entries must meet the library’s 3D printer policy (visit 3dprinter.ippl.info) and will be printed free of charge. Questions and entries can be emailed to Teen Librarian Tyler Works at tylerw@ippl.info with the subject line 3D Design Challenge. Entries are due Saturday, March 14, and winners will be announced the following week.

Prizes include:

  • 1st Place: a 3Doodler 2.0 pen (a portable 3D printing pen)
  • 2nd Place: 10 free hours of 3D printing at IPPL
  • 3rd Place: 5 free hours of 3D printing at IPPL

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ReDiscover: Celebrating Home

For more than ten years, IPPL and neighboring libraries presented programs, book discussions, and other events inspired by one book in a program called The Big Read.
Our new collaboration, called ReDiscover, has the same great programs but focuses on one theme rather than one book. Learn more about this year’s event at re-discover.org.
Registration begins March 2 at calendar.ippl.info, by calling 630/887-8760, in person at the library, or at re-discover.org.

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2015 Darien Vehicle Stickers

Show your Darien pride AND support the Darien Rotary Club by buying a Darien vehicle sticker. Vehicle stickers are not required for the City of Darien, but are available for convenience. The donation is $3 per sticker, and this year all proceeds benefit the Darien Rotary Club. Stickers are available at IPPL, as well as the Darien city hall and police department. For more information, call the City of Darien at (630) 852-5000. Darien city sticker 2015

Teen Summer Job Fair

The Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien Chamber of Commerce, and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry plan to host a Teen Summer Job Fair this spring. The fair, for teens seeking summer employment, internships, and/or volunteer opportunities, will take place on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library. The library is seeking local employers that would be interested in participating in this event. If your business is interested, please fill out the online form at jobfair.ippl.info by Friday, Jan. 23. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited so tables will be first come, first served. For additional information, please contact IPPL Teen Librarian Tyler Works at (630) 887-8760 x261 or tylerw@ippl.info.