Adler Teen Community Ambassador Program Series Launch

Do you like drawing, making videos, designing games and planning events? Become a Teen Community Telescope Ambassador with Adler Planetarium! Teens in high school, join us to learn how you can participate in this exciting program at special orientations at Humboldt Park, Chinatown, West Englewood, Richard M. Daley and Wrightwood-Ashburn happening through February. This program…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Xavier

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Xavier visits the Richard M. Daley YOUmedia regularly and YOUmedia mentor Diana recently interviewed him about his time at the branch. Q: What's your favorite program at the library and what do you like about it? A: YOUmedia. I like that it helps me with developing new friendships.  …

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Congratulations Fall 2015 On the Money Interns

Congratulations to the fall On the Money interns for their hot-off-the-press publication of a new magazine now available in YOUmedia, and soon to be available at all our locations and Chicago Public School high schools. Miriam Gutierrez, Financial Outreach Manager from the office of Kurt Summers,…

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Get Creative With PROjectUS

If you love fashion, music, photography or blogging, and are between the ages of 13 - 23, join PROjectUS, an initiative for you to build real world skills for success in your creative endeavors. Apply by February 5 to participate in this unique collaboration, between YOUMedia, Commonwealth Foundation and Donda's House, that inspires participants to work on and reach their creative…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Brianna

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Brianna visits Albany Park YOUmedia regularly, and she recently talked to staff member Daniel about what she likes doing there. Discover what keeps her coming back! I’ve been coming to the library since my freshman year. My sister Ashanti kept talking about it over and over; eventually she…

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Teen Winter Challenge: Share Your Talent

Share your talent with the world through this year's Teen Winter Challenge! Submit a portfolio with three original creations and an artist’s statement for the chance to win a scholarship or gift card—and see your work featured on our website. Need help with your portfolio? Check out our events and resources to get…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Contest

The last installment of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 2 is finally here! It's movie release to the public is November 20, but now's your chance to see it early. Do you have a favorite scene from The Hunger Game series? Let us know by entering our contest. Here's how: Follow @YOUmediaChicago on Twitter Tweet…

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Teen Information Smart Project

Finding quality information takes practice! Now through December 11, our teen services staff are seeking contacts in Chicago-area high schools to host or help co-present 35-minute Information Smart lessons related to critical thinking skills. This exciting fall initiative helps teens answer one of two life-changing questions: Should I go to college? What…

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Albany Park STEM Specialist Invited to D.C.

Ashley Nicolette, STEM Specialist at Albany Park YOUmedia, was invited to Washington, D.C. this week as part of an Electronic Software Association (ESA) Loft Innovation Fellowship in recognition of her videogame Phantom Limb, which she's in the process of designing and hopes to complete in a few months. The game…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Guadalupe

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Guadalupe helped out this past summer at West Lawn Branch and while volunteering, she shared some of her favorite things to do. Q. What are your hobbies? A. Well, I enjoy drawing and painting. My teachers always challenge me to grow so currently I’m putting together a…

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