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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Woodson Regional YOUmedia Is Open!

Calling all high school students on the South Side. The new YOUmedia space at Woodson Regional Library is now open! We're open Monday to Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. New features include: comfy chairs to hang out, a maker table for messing around with new technology, some really…

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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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