(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 to be held at The City Winery venue. No experience is…

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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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Defy Gravity During Our Teen Summer Challenge!

Defy Gravity this summer at your local library during our Teen Summer Challenge for ages 14-18 from June 8 to August 1. We've rounded up the best space themed books and there will be hundreds of events just for teens with hands-on activities throughout the summer! Come hang out as we explore science, technology, engineering,…

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Teens, Explore Fashion at 1st Saturdays

Teens ages 14-18, join us on June 6 for our next 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus: Fashion event. We'll have a day full of networking and workshops with fashion industry professionals in design, event production, media and fashion merchandising. The event will take place at Columbia College Chicago, 623 South Wabash on the 8th floor and will include lunch for…

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Mystery Skulls Tribute at Albany Park YOUmedia

Students at Albany Park love Mystery Skulls and what better way to show that love than to make a tribute video? The concept for this video was created by one of our regular students who wanted to capture the feeling of a new student coming to the library and being welcomed by YOUmedia. Despite being…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Gregg

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. This past week Gregg honorably earned the most points on the YOUmedia leaderboard at the Richard M. Daley Branch for the second time in a row. Over the past four months, Gregg has developed some amazing skills in stop motion animation. Using his creativity, Gregg has…

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