Teen Voices: Featuring Alan

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Alan E.'s motivation and creativity has made him stand out as one of the go-getter tweens at the Back of the Yards YOUmedia. He's a YOUmedia leaderboard winner, maintaining a top spot for the past two cycles. Last summer he volunteered to make a cardboard spaceship to help create…

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Teen City Passport Programs Tour

Teens, enrich your understanding about the power of travel in a two-part workshop series program tour at Harold Washington Library Center, Sulzer Regional and Woodson Regional, presented in partnership with the Simple Good and Passport Carriers. The workshops will feature a screening of the film, The Exchange, which you'll…

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Winners of the Teen Winter Challenge

After careful consideration, we've selected the winners of this year's Teen Winter Challenge! Teens were asked to submit a portfolio with three original creations and an artist’s statement for the chance to win a scholarship or gift card, and we received wonderful submissions from many talented teens. So without further ado, here are this year's winners—and their…

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Congratulations To Everyday Hero, Brandon!

Did you know that CPL has an everyday hero? Brandon, a current YOUmedia teen, was selected as an HBO/Sesame Street Everyday Heroes Grant recipient. He received a $5,000 grant from HBO to donate to the non-profit of his choice and he chose to donate it to YOUmedia. The mission of the Everyday Heroes Club is…

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Teens, Apply for Summer Internships at Chicago Public Library

Teens, want to work at the library? Through our One Summer Chicago partnership, we have job openings for 90 After School Matters interns for six weeks this summer in CPL locations across the city. Apply online at One Summer Chicago or After School Matters through May 15. You may apply for only three unique After School Matters positions, including…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Ardama

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Ardama spends a lot of his time at Lozano YOUmedia where he expresses himself through music and leading others. We recently talked to him about his experience. Hear what he had to say! Q: What's your favorite program at the library? What do you like about it?…

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HWLC YOUmedia Workshops February 22 to May 27

Wondering what’s happening in HWLC YOUmedia? Here’s the scoop on our workshops. Mondays Get Wrekt! 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Interested in engineering, taking apart objects to see how they work, and creating something new from scratch? Mess around and tinker with everyday objects. Tuesdays Fashion 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Learn the basics of…

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Teen Tech Week Is March 6-12

Create it at your library at Teen Tech Week events from March 6-12. Learn how to deconstruct electronics, make your own LED wearables and more during this celebration of all things tech. For creators who want to make around the clock, we recommend inspirational books full of design projects and maker activities to do when you want. Teen Tech…

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Sulzer Regional 2016 Teen Leadership Council

We're excited to release applications for the 2016 Teen Leadership Council. Applications are available in YOUmedia and all potential applicants are welcome to our informational meeting on March 30. After launching in 2014, we're looking forward to a new term which will run from March through October of this year, meeting on…

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ChiTeen Lit Fest Is April 15-16

Celebrate all things literature with other teens, 13 to 19, at ChiTeen Lit Fest, a for-teens-by-teens festival on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. Join us for these headliners: Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning artist Erika L. Sanchez, critically acclaimed poet and novelist Nambi E. Kelley, playwright and actress Ben Tanzer, novelist and…

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