YOUmedia at Adler Planetarium’s Teen Takeover

YOUmedia will be hosting a #SpaceSelfie photo booth on Wednesday, December 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Adler Teen Takeover: Dance Your Mass Off. This event is for teens ages 14 to 19 and only costs five dollars. There will be a free shuttle running between Harold Washington Library Center and the Adler Planetarium. Come…

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Participate in the Hour of Code with Teens Across Chicago

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 8-13, Chicago Public Library will be participating in the Hour of Code, a global initiative that aims to provide “a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.” Teen Services will be participating with a variety of programs across…

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Talented Musical Teens at YOUmedia

Music plays a huge role for many of the teens who visit YOUmedia. Recently a couple of them showed off their skills. Ashley has been playing violin for seven years, and Remi has been playing classical guitar for six years. Come show us your music skills or learn some of your own…

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Q&A with Hunger Games Actress Willow Shields

Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games films, will be visiting Benito Juarez High School on Wednesday, November 12 for a Q&A and screening of the second Hunger Games film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We are excited to host her appearance, in partnership with YALSA and CPS, as a thank you…

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Woodson Regional YOUmedia Teen Space Under Construction

A new YOUmedia teen space is coming to Woodson Regional Library! Construction is underway and the teen staff are very excited for the changes that are coming. New features will include: A glass wall to close off the space (and allow teens to make more noise) Painted walls…

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YOUmedia Teen Wins eReader

This year we had our first ever Teen Summer Challenge, Make Your Imprint, where teens across the city read, learned, created, discovered and achieved. For completing the challenge, teens were entered into a raffle to win an eReader. Congratulations go out to 16-year-old YOUmedia winner Jaylan F. of Ogden International! Jaylan is a regular at Harold Washington…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

We're celebrating the freedom to read with events across the city during Banned Books Week, September 21-27. This year's focus is on banned and challenged comic books and graphic novels. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has released a free Banned Books Week Handbook to help fight censorship and…

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YOUmedia LOG Podcast: Season 10

Library of Games is in its 10th season. That’s right, the schism has healed and gamer teens in YOUmedia are back to good old Library of Games episodes. For the first episode of the 10th season, teens discuss the games they played at BitBash, Chicago’s Indie Game Festival. If you love gaming, join us in September to learn more…

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New Albany Park Branch Opens Saturday

We're proud to announce the new Albany Park Branch, 3401 W. Foster Avenue, will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 13. Please join us for an opening day celebration and special family programs beginning at 10 a.m. The new, 16,000-square-foot state-of-the-art branch library features a YOUmedia for teens, an expanded early learning area for children, a large community meeting…

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YOUmedia Spotlight on Michael

YOUmedia participant Michael loves to perform regularly at F.L.O.W. We talked to him a little about performing and what he enjoys about the space. In his own words: I am currently a sophomore, but my dream is to be a professional choreographer. I started dancing when I was 8 years old. I've been self taught…

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