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Teens, Create at YOUmedia

Create music, video, 2D and 3D design and more at YOUmedia Chicago, just for teens! Learn more and find locations near you.

If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy
If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
May 2016 Staff Picks

Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. And visit our Books page for a link to previous recommendations.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Panel: Kathryn Edin on $2 a Day: Living…
May 5th | 9:15am - 11:30am

The author discusses the struggles of those living in poverty. Local experts join the conversation to talk about where to go from here.

Explore / Chicago's History

Dunning Library's History Fair winners and judges. Kids learned research skills and neighborhood history! @chipublib

Explore / Hispanic Heritage
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Cinco de Mayo 101
By Cristina

How much do you know about Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May)? People often confuse Mexican Independence day, which is September 16, with Cin…

If You Love / Movies
Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland
Quiz: Hollywood Mothers and Daughters
By Kate

How well do you know these mother-daughter pairs?

Explore / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
Staff List
Diverse Asian American Teen Titles

We recommend these teen titles spanning diverse countries and perspectives to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

If You Love / Movies
Staff List
Movies about Elections

It's an election year in the USA, so here's a list of recent and classic movies about elections to help get you in the spirit.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
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Thank a Teacher
By MsCaroline

Celebrate the great teachers in your life during National Teacher Appreciation Week!

Explore / History
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Remembering the Holocaust for Kids
By Liv

Liv suggests middle grade reads for kids and families to share when remembering this difficult period in history.

Make / at CPL
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Maker Lab: Check Out These May Events

May, when everyone comes out to play, especially the makers. Here are some events you won't want to miss.

Explore / Chicago's History
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CPL Resource
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

The Vivian G. Harsh Collection at Woodson Regional Library is the largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
Staff List
Mother's Day Reads

Share a story with your special mom on Mother's Day or any day of the year.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids

Connect With / Your Community
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On the Table: Join CPL on May 10 to List…

Join us--and your neighbors--as each CPL location hosts a conversation during On the Table, sponsored by The Chicago Community Trust.

Connect With / Your Library
Members of Chicago Public Library Foundation Junior Board
Join the CPL Foundation Junior Board

Attend New Member Recruitment Night on May 18 at Marq to meet current members and learn more.

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