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

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 made numerous animations using Legos, clay and action…

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First Game Tournament at YOUmedia Albany Park

It was a record-breaking day as more than 60 teens across four different schools came out to battle and support their friends in our Nintendo Smash Brothers competition. Not only was there fierce 1v1 action, but we had students live-casting commentary, post match interviews and a top three prize pool. We hope to host…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Kat

Self-proclaimed YOUmedia ambassador Kat is very active in YOUmedia and spends a lot of her time tinkering around and creating new things. Having a space to create and meet new people has had quite the impact on her. She recently shared her thoughts, projects and advice with staff: This past year I asked my parents for a sewing machine because I…

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Teens, Check Out Engineering at 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus

High school teens, please join us on May 2 as we continue our 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus series for a day designed just for you to learn all about the engineering industry. Opportunities include: design challenges with the help of professional architects, engineers and designers connecting to engineers, architects, and inventors exploring engineering programs, careers, and opportunities…

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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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