YOUmedia Challenge Final Videos

This summer teens at YOUmedia worked together in three groups to create videos for a Creativity for Good video campaign in collaboration with the Burberry Foundation. The video below, "I Am," made by Briana, Sydney, Shemshiy, Jessica and Unique, was chosen to represent YOUmedia at the Burberry Create Challenge Pitch. A total of 13 teens…

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Food Depository Provides Meals for Kids at CPL

We're partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository on a pilot program to distribute free meals to children 18 and under at two CPL locations. The program, which started August 11, runs for three weeks, through August 29, at Humboldt Park Branch and Chicago Lawn Branch. Lunches are…

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Pop In to a YOUmedia Pop-up!

Our expansion of citywide teen services continues with YOUmedia Pop-up events. These one-day events bring YOUmedia programs to CPL locations throughout the city. Teens will have the chance to explore innovative technologies and engage in hands-on learning in their neighborhood. On Thursday August 14 learn how to make a vinyl decal at Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch's pop-up. Look for future YOUmedia Pop-ups at the following branches…

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YOUmedia at Chicago City of Learning Summer Showcase

YOUmedia is excited to participate in the Chicago City of Learning’s Destination: Chicago Summer Showcase from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 14 at the Chicago Cultural Center. The showcase will highlight teens' creativity, hard work and making from their summer participation with organizations across the city. The three-part event includes a maker party, gallery and performance to recognize…

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Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program Visits YOUmedia

YOUmedia is excited to welcome teens from Iraq this Friday while they visit the U.S. through the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). This exchange program is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Youth Division and the Public Affairs Section of…

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Learn How to Hack a Notebook at YOUmedia

We're joining the Mozilla Maker Party at YOUmedia and learning how to hack a notebook during our regular Maker Corner workshop on August 6 at 1:00 p.m. What's hacking a notebook? It's all about using copper tape to create a circuit that will allow you to light up your notebook with LED lights. We'll also be videotaping a…

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YOUmedia Teen Space Opens at Hall Branch

YOUmedia is now open at the Hall Branch.  YOUmedia is an innovative 21st century teen learning space designed to attract youth 14 to 18.  Teens will hang out with their peers, learning digital media skills.  Teens will have an opportunity to use musical production software, vinyl cutters, and laptops, play video games and create crafts.  A teen specialist is…

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Join CPL at Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Lab and YOUmedia are teaming up to demonstrate some vinyl cutter making activities including bookmarks, 3D ornaments and stickers at the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. Saturday, August 2 Ford City Mall, 7601 S. Cicero Avenue 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free The Mini Maker Faire is a fun…

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Celebrate International Zine Month at YOUmedia

Zines are a great way to share your ideas, make a book and self-publish something to give to friends, family and strangers alike. One page zines have small pages, but can hold big ideas! YOUmedia is celebrating International Zine Month with a couple upcoming workshops. July 24: Teen Zine Workshop. Share…

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YOUmedia at STEAM Studio Open House Week

YOUmedia is excited to be hosting a Maker Funsplosion event for teens at STEAM Studio Open House Week. What's a Maker Funsplosion? The YOUmedia team will take guests through the experience of enhancing T-shirts with foam stamp designs, DIY donning of wire wrapped stone jewelry, and capturing their own portraits with time period props of the early 1900s. Date:…

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