Program Calendar

Main Library
Do you love Anime and Manga? Well then join the Rockford Public Library's Anime/Manga Club where you will meet other anime/manga freaks, plan anime themed programs for the library, watch anime films, discuss books and artwork, and just have fun
Young Adult Anime/Manga Club - Wednesday, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Little Theatre, Ages: 13 - 19
Help Rockford Public Library celebrate Teen Read Week's theme, "Seek the Unknown," by finding out all things Steampunk with these activities. Come play steampunk styled video, board, and tablet games.
Seek the Unknown...Steampunk Play - Wednesday, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Young Adult Zone, Ages: 13 - 19
Help Rockford Public Library celebrate Teen Read Week's theme, "Seek the Unknown," by discovering how robots are built and used! Join the Rockford Robotics team as they give a presentation and demonstration all about robots. Find out more about Rockford Robotics at http://www.rockfordrobotics.com/index.htm
Seek the Unknown...iRobotics - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Auditorium, Ages: 13 - 19
Test your gaming skills against other teens in various PS3 and Wii games! Show us what you've got! Winners will get their names hung in the "Gamers Hall of Fame" in the YA Zone.
YA Gaming Tournament - Wednesday, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Young Adult Zone, Ages: 13 - 19
Tired of staring at the television or computer screen? Want to have a good ol' friendly competition? Then join your friends in the YA Zone for a monthly battle of board games, Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card games, or classic card games.
Unplugged Gamers - Wednesday, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Auditorium, Ages: 13 - 19
This quick-moving class is designed for the teen computer user who is familiar with computers (such as, proficient mouse and typing skills and saving and opening files) but who needs some tips on how to use cloud storage for saving your papers, photos, and more for school related tasks. Spaces are limited.
Tech Basics for Teens: Getting Comfy with The Cloud - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, 2nd Floor Computer Room, Ages: 13 - 19
The young adult board is made up of teens ages 13 to 19 years old who promote young adult use of the Rockford Public Library. Being a member of the Young Adult Board allows you to help in determining the direction RPL will take in serving the teen community. The board has input in the programs, services, books and magazines that Rockford Public Library has for teens. If you feel strongly about what the library should be doing to serve teens, this is your chance to be heard! Applying: You can stop by the Rockford Public Library to see Kathi Kresol in Youth Services. You may also call or e-mail her at 815-965-7606 x682 or kkresol@rockfordpubliclibrary.org. There's a very simple application to fill out with easy questions to answer.
Young Adult Board meeting - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM, Auditorium, Ages: 13 - 19
Montague Branch
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ MO - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Classroom, Ages: 10 - 19
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ MO - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Classroom, Ages: 10 - 19
Sullivan Center
Your resume is the first thing a prospective employer sees about you. Are you presenting yourself well, or could your resume use a little help? This 2-week workshop will help you create and format a resume that will do you proud. Must have an email address and be comfortable in MS Word.
Hire Me! Resume Workshop 1 - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM, Computer Lab, Ages: 13 - 99
Conditional formatting can be used to highlight trends in a instantly identifiable way. Filtering allows you to select only the data you want to see and hides the rest. Why should you care? Because these are tools the power users understand. Prerequisite: Must have used MS Excel in the past and have good mouse skills. This course is for the regular user of Excel who wishes to become more skilled and moves at a faster pace than our other classes. ABSOLUTELY not for beginners!
MS Excel 2010 Workshop - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Computer Lab, Ages: 13 - 99
Check out what the Hip Hop Congress of Rockford has in store at RPL for this monthly event!
Hip Hop Congress Presents... - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM, Board Room, Ages: 0 - 0
Help Rockford Public Library celebrate Teen Read Week's theme, "Seek the Unknown," by finding out all things Steampunk with these activities. Watch the movie "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003)and get steampunk crafty!
Seek the Unknown...Steampunk Day - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM, Large Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 13 - 19
Your resume is the first thing a prospective employer sees about you. Are you presenting yourself well, or could your resume use a little help? This 2-week workshop will help you create and format a resume that will do you proud. Must have an email address and be comfortable in MS Word.
Hire Me! Resume Workshop 2 - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM, Computer Lab, Ages: 13 - 99
Help Rockford Public Library celebrate Teen Read Week's theme, "Seek the Unknown," by watching the science fiction flick, "I am Number 4" (2011).
Seek the Unknown...Sci-Fi Movie Night - Wednesday, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Board Room, Ages: 13 - 19
Help Rockford Public Library celebrate Teen Read Week's theme, "Seek the Unknown," by joining us for sundaes and discussion of our favorite Sci-Fi book or movies. We'll watch book trailers for upcoming YA Sci-Fi book releases.
Seek the Unknown...Sci-Fi and Sundaes - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM, Large Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 13 - 19
Your resume is the first thing a prospective employer sees about you. Are you presenting yourself well, or could your resume use a little help? This workshop will help you create and format a resume that will do you proud. Must have an email address and be comfortable in MS Word.
Hire Me! Resume Workshop - Wednesday, 1:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM, Computer Lab, Ages: 13 - 99
Help Rockford Public Library celebrate Teen Read Week's theme, "Seek the Unknown," by exploring the world of aliens and UFOs. We'll discuss the facts from fiction of UFO reportings, dissect an alleged alien species, and watch the latest alien movie, "Dark Skies" (2013).
Seek the Unknown...Alien Invasion - Wednesday, 2:00:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM, Large Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 13 - 19
Want to see how a pumpkin carving master does it? Bring your own, gutted pumpkin to the program and learn how to use tools in new ways to create the pumpkin you ve always wanted. Adults must accompany children under 12!
Carving Masters - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM, Large Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 12 - 99
Gather with other teens for an entertaining movie and popcorn. Movie titles will be picked from a variety available that night. All movies available will be rated PG-13 or lower.
YA Movie Nights - Wednesday, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Small Multi-Purpose Room, Ages: 13 - 19
Rockton Centre Branch
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ RC - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 10 - 19
Prezi is a web-based program that allows you to create a presentation that goes well beyond a slideshow ...and it's free! So if you've been using that "other" software and are looking for a newer alternative, this is the class for you. Stand out from the crowd, create presentations that capture attention. This is an advanced level class. Must be familiar with click and drag, copy and paste and PowerPoint software.
Prezi - Wednesday, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 13 - 99
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ RC - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 10 - 19
Rock River Branch
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ RR - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 10 - 19
This class provides a step to building a better financial future for yourself and your family by learning how to manage a checking account responsibly. You will also discover that having a checking account is convenient and can save you money. After completing the class you will be able to: "¢Understand the benefits of using a checking account "¢Determine which checking account is best for you "¢Identify the steps involved in opening a checking account "¢Add money to a checking account "¢Withdraw money from a checking account "¢Use an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) This class taught by Woodforest National Bank
Check It Out - Wednesday, 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 13 - 99
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ RR - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 10 - 19
Enjoy Teen'Scape at your neighborhood library. Mingle with other teens as you play exciting games on the Wii or Playstation, surf the internet, challenge each other at board games, or make some crafty surprises.
Teen'Scape @ RR - Wednesday, 4:00:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM, Program Room, Ages: 10 - 19