Multimedia Poetry Performance for Teens

Everyone should be excited about the upcoming multimedia poetry performances happening during Poetry Fest on April 25, and here's why: Spoken word poet, playwright and filmmaker, Kelly Tsai, will be back in Chicago, to perform "Visibility" at 12:30 p.m., about a girl lost in a…

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On the Money: Teen Career Readiness Event

Teens, don't miss your opportunity for job skill development. Join us for a phenomenal Teen Career Readiness Panel & Mock Interviews event on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 during Money Smart Week. We're partnering once again with the Economic Awareness Council to provide you with career tips from business experts from the Chicago area, an opportunity to participate in mock-interviews and the chance to create…

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Teens, Check Out 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus

On Saturday April 4, we're launching 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus, a career workshop series for teens at Harold Washington Library Center. The focus in April is writing and publishing, and you'll have the chance to explore all of the writing opportunities Chicago has to offer teens. This event is open to 100 teens, 14 to 18. Register on…

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Celebrate Teen Tech Week

Join us for Teen Tech Week, March 8-14, by participating in programs across the city that celebrate this year's theme of "Libraries are for Making." We’ll be conducting hands-on workshops where teens can explore, create and share content and make everything from touchscreen gloves to robots, clocks and more! Teen Tech Week is a national initiative created by YALSA in 2007 to help…

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Win Tickets To The Divergent Series: INSURGENT

Teens, do you love Insurgent? Now’s your chance to win tickets to see The Divergent Series: INSURGENT before it’s released! All you have to do it take a picture with one of the Divergent Series books and post it on Twitter with #INSURGENTinChicago to be entered to win tickets to the March 16 screening at Navy Pier…

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Root on YOUmedia’s Louder Than A Bomb Team

YOUmedia's LTAB team is hitting the stage this Saturday and again in March for the 2015 Louder Than A Bomb Young Chicago Authors Festival. Come and support the team as they join other Chicago youth for this energetic annual event. Root for team members At-N, James, Kai, Semira, Nyvia, Shea and Hasina as they bring their poems and passion…

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Chicago Public Library, First Lady Amy Rule, Chance the Rapper Celebrate New Digital Media Lab for Teens on Chicago’s South Side

Chicago First Lady Amy Rule joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon, Chance the Rapper and Alderman Howard Brookins at the Woodson Regional Library to celebrate the opening of a new digital media lab to support CPL’s nationally-recognized YOUmedia program, which provides teens across the city with digital learning experiences.  This project,…

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Maker Challenge for Tweens and Teens

Registration is now open for the Chicago Maker Challenge. Chicago Public Library has once again partnered up with Motorola to encourage students in grades 5-12 to solve problems with technology to connect people and make their lives better and easier. The challenge: Register at chicagomakerchallenge.org by March 6, 2015. Think…

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Legler YOUmedia is Now Open!

Attention West Side high schoolers: the new YOUmedia space at Legler Branch is now open! If you like art or technology or are just looking for a fun place to hang out, this space is for you. Bring your library card or school ID to check out laptops and video games for our new Play Station 3. We also…

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Sulzer Regional YOUmedia Is Now Open!

Attention high school students: the new YOUmedia space at the Sulzer Regional Library is now open, and we couldn't be more excited! We host open hours for equipment checkout Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., but you are welcome to hang out and use the space any time the library is open. You can record music, learn about digital photography, design your…

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