Teen Voices: Featuring Ella

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Ella, a regular at Albany Park Branch YOUmedia, recently won a fellowship through the White House for her work on a video game she's creating called “Avidya.” She's been invited to present her game to White House officials, and will be awarded $1,000 for the continued development of her…

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Join CPL at the 2017 ChiTeen Lit Fest Open House!

Calling all educators, teachers, community/neighborhood representatives and publishers. Come learn about how you can get involved and help support the 2017 ChiTeen Lit Fest at our Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. October 12 at the Chicago Literary Alliance. Through teen-led discussion/activity stations, we hope Open House attendees will gain a better understanding of what's…

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Pocket Con: Celebrate Diversity in Comics October 8

Pocket Con, Chicago's only comics convention for youth featuring the works of artists and writers of color, women and LGBTQ creators, is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. Pocket Con provides a space for creators and young fans to meet, and for teens, kids and adults to…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Princetanue

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Princetanue visits Lozano YOUmedia to hang out with friends, play games and do homework. Q: What's your favorite program at the library? What do you like about it? A: The tabletop gaming program at YOUmedia. I like that it brings the best players to the table, our strategies…

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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 year 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. This…

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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 year 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 Story:…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Matty

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. In summer 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 teens wrote,…

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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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