Teen Chicago Travel Guide: Featuring Kevin

This summer we spotlight teen voices in our Teen Chicago Travel Guide. Kevin G. went on a field trip from Back of the Yards Branch to the National Veterans Art Museum, where they explored the exhibits The Things They Carried and Operation Mom's Couch. Kevin's…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Matty

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. In the summer of 2013, Matty started a film club and offered to direct and write a script when Dunning and Galewood-Mont Clare Branch Manager Melissa asked him if he had any ideas for bringing more teens into the library. With Matty at the lead, a group of amazing…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Sebastian

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Sebastian visits Lozano YOUmedia regularly and enjoys using technology to express his creativity. Q: What’s your favorite program at the library? What do you like about it? A: Photography and Photoshop because I like messing around with the way things are shot and what you can portray…

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STEAM Studio Happens Saturday, June 18

Teens, STEAM Studio, a hands-on fashion, music and media maker faire, will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at four CPL locations: Albany Park Chinatown Harold Washington Library Center Woodson Regional Library Presented by (PRO)jectUs, STEAM Studio is designed for young people 13 to 19. Join us for interactive workshops…

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Get Lost with YOUmedia

Join YOUmedia and Get Lost this summer as we embark on a series of scavenger hunts that will take us all over the city! We'll be exploring Chicago neighborhoods you may not have visited before, including: Morgan Park and Beverly Chinatown and Bridgeport Downtown West Loop and Bitbash Alternative Games Festival…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Hugo

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Hugo's been visiting Lozano YOUmedia since it opened and his participation has been nonstop. Hear what he likes to do while there. Q: What’s your favorite program at the library? What do you like about it? A: My favorite program is YOUmedia since I loved the experience…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Alan

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Alan E.'s motivation and creativity has made him stand out as one of the go-getter tweens at the Back of the Yards YOUmedia. He's a YOUmedia leaderboard winner, maintaining a top spot for the past two cycles. Last summer he volunteered to make a cardboard spaceship to help create…

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Teen City Passport Programs Tour

Teens, enrich your understanding about the power of travel in a two-part workshop series program tour at Harold Washington Library Center, Sulzer Regional and Woodson Regional, presented in partnership with the Simple Good and Passport Carriers. The workshops will feature a screening of the film, The Exchange, which you'll…

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Winners of the Teen Winter Challenge

After careful consideration, we've selected the winners of this year's Teen Winter Challenge! Teens were asked to submit a portfolio with three original creations and an artist’s statement for the chance to win a scholarship or gift card, and we received wonderful submissions from many talented teens. So without further ado, here are this year's winners—and their…

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Congratulations To Everyday Hero, Brandon!

Did you know that CPL has an everyday hero? Brandon, a current YOUmedia teen, was selected as an HBO/Sesame Street Everyday Heroes Grant recipient. He received a $5,000 grant from HBO to donate to the non-profit of his choice and he chose to donate it to YOUmedia. The mission of the Everyday Heroes Club is…

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