YOUmedia Teen Space Opens at Hall Branch

YOUmedia is now open at the Hall Branch.  YOUmedia is an innovative 21st century teen learning space designed to attract youth 14 to 18.  Teens will hang out with their peers, learning digital media skills.  Teens will have an opportunity to use musical production software, vinyl cutters, and laptops, play video games and create crafts.  A teen specialist is…

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Join CPL at Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Lab and YOUmedia are teaming up to demonstrate some vinyl cutter making activities including bookmarks, 3D ornaments and stickers at the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. Saturday, August 2 Ford City Mall, 7601 S. Cicero Avenue 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free The Mini Maker Faire is a…

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Celebrate International Zine Month at YOUmedia

Zines are a great way to share your ideas, make a book and self-publish something to give to friends, family and strangers alike. One page zines have small pages, but can hold big ideas! YOUmedia is celebrating International Zine Month with a couple upcoming workshops. July 24: Teen Zine Workshop. Share…

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YOUmedia at STEAM Studio Open House Week

YOUmedia is excited to be hosting a Maker Funsplosion event for teens at STEAM Studio Open House Week. What's a Maker Funsplosion? The YOUmedia team will take guests through the experience of enhancing T-shirts with foam stamp designs, DIY donning of wire wrapped stone jewelry, and capturing their own portraits with time period props of the early 1900s. Date:…

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YOUmedia Expands to 6 More CPL Locations

We're excited to expand YOUmedia high school events to six CPL locations with generous funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the City of Chicago's 2014 budget investment. Located in diverse communities around the city, the new sites will offer either weekly or biweekly events with CPL teen library staff. The six branches are: Back…

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New Staff at Lozano Branch YOUmedia: Part Two

The Lozano Branch is lucky to have two new YOUmedia specialists, Jaime and Theresa. We already learned about Theresa. Now Jaime answers a few questions. Q. What are any previous roles you've had with CPL and/or YOUmedia? A. I have been a CyberNavigator for two years at Brighton…

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New Staff at Lozano Branch YOUmedia

The Lozano Branch YOUmedia has some new staff. This week we talked to Theresa to learn about where she's worked in the past and what she's excited about this summer! Q. What are any previous roles you've had with CPL and/or YOUmedia? A. I have been with the…

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Open Mic Is Back…

Starting Wednesday, May 28 at 5:30 P.M. Every other Wednesday YOUmedia will be hosting an open mic event for all high school teens ages 14-19. Poetry, Music, Dance, Comedy, any type of performance is welcome. With our new iteration of this event we'll be experimenting with a wide variety of media as well as recording…

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