Teen Voices: Featuring Doreyda

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. This month we interviewed Doreyda, a Lozano Branch intern and past summer learning challenge Toman Branch volunteer. Some of her responsibilities included decorating displays and bulletin boards, organizing and other summer learning challenge tasks. Learn about Doreyda's library experiences, hobbies and more! Q: How has the library…

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Teens, Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Participate in On the Money

Teens in high school, ages 14 to 18, come find out about an opportunity to research, write and publish articles about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and business, while developing friendships and workforce skills in a four month internship program presented by the Economic Awareness Council in partnership with Chicago Public Library and DePaul University. For full internship consideration: Send your…

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YOUmedia and Maker Lab at 100,000 Opportunities Initiative

YOUmedia and the Maker Lab will be participating in Chicago's Opportunity Job Fair and Youth Forum on Thursday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McCormick Place. You'll be able to mess around with littleBits and a vinyl cutter and see some creations from teens while learning about the library and its many resources. This event, specifically for…

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STEAM Studio at Chicago Cultural Center

STEAM Studio, a weeklong production-focused maker faire for teens, will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center from July 20 to July 24. Participants enrolled in (PRO)jectUS, a collaboration between YOUmedia, Commonwealth Foundation and Donda's House, will have the chance to work directly with the Chicago-based and internationally recognized brand Leaders 1354 to create fashion, music and new media through hands-on maker activities. The…

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(PRO)jectUs Opportunity for Teen Photographers, Bloggers and Artists

Calling teen photographers, bloggers and artists! YOUmedia has partnered up with Donda's House Inc. and Commonwealth Foundation to bring you (PRO)jectUs, a summer of creative professional opportunities to pursue your passions. Workshops are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings at HWLC YOUmedia through August. All those interested should apply today. Participants will build a professional new media portfolio and earn…

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1st Saturdays: Environmental Science for Teens

High school teens, ages 14 to 18, come explore the career of your dreams at this month's 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus on July 11 at HWLC YOUmedia. Our focus this month is environmental science, and you'll have the chance to take on challenges and explore the environment in a whole new way. Register today to network…

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Our Stories, Our Lives: Teen Storytelling Opportunity

Do you have a story you love to tell? Tell it at HWLC YOUmedia! During the month of July, professional storytellers Scott Whitehair and David Fink will lead three workshops at HWLC YOUmedia to prepare teens for a storytelling performance. No experience is necessary but space is limited to 10 teens,…

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The Chalkboard Project: Teens and Quotes

Discover The Chalkboard Project at Harold Washington Library Center, in the Van Buren corridor across from YOUmedia, on display through October 2015. The exhibit displays select pieces of teens and the quotes that inspire them from a series of portraits by photographer Linda Swift. Linda Swift will make a special guest appearance at HWLC YOUmedia on July 7…

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New Voices on the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Are you a teen who loves to tell stories? Join us at YOUmedia for New Voices on Studs. This art and media summer workshop for teens will let you creatively tell the stories of Chicago through your eyes in the spirit of Studs Terkel, a legendary radio personality who interviewed everyone from…

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Teen Voices: Featuring At-n

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. This month we interviewed At-n, a regular HWLC YOUmedia participant, to learn more about his goals, passions and love of music. Q. What are your goals when you graduate? A. My goals are to keep pursuing music and to further develop my knowledge of the subject while crafting myself as a musician.…

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