Teen Voices: Featuring Lashara

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Lashara participated in an African Masks program at Greater Grand Crossing where they examined physical masks from the Baule, Bamum, and Masaii cultures. She learned about the history and importance of masking in Western Africa and was interested by the fact that the carved stripes on kifwebe masks from the Congo…

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Teen Chicago Travel Guide: Featuring Kimvalyn

This summer we spotlight teen voices in our Teen Chicago Travel Guide. Kimvalyn M. went on a Get Lost field trip with YOUmedia to Bridgeport and Chinatown. Kimvalyn's Story: The place I went to was Chinatown on a field trip with the Chicago Public Library.…

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Join CPL at Southside Mini Maker Faire on August 6

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Bring them to the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. The free event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at Ford City Mall, 7601 S. Cicero Avenue. The Maker Lab and YOUmedia will be there alongside makers from all over the city showcasing their work…

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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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