1st Saturdays: Environmental Science for Teens

High school teens, ages 14 to 18, come explore the career of your dreams at this month's 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus on July 11 at HWLC YOUmedia. Our focus this month is environmental science, and you'll have the chance to take on challenges and explore the environment in a whole new way. Register today to network…

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July Afternoon Performances at Harold Washington Library Center

Escape the summer heat and refresh with a music-inspired afternoon break at the library! This month the Harold Washington Library Center Visual and Performing Arts section hosts a series of afternoon performances in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium featuring local artists and performers. Classical Piano Recital Featuring Justin Chang 12:15 p.m. Thursday, July 9 Justin Chang,…

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Child Care Referral Workshop at North Austin Branch on July 8

With so many child care centers to choose from, trying to decide which child care is right for your child can be a daunting task. If you need help finding the right child care, Illinois Action for Children can help. A child care consultant from the organization will hold a child care referral workshop from…

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Watch Apollo 13 on Tuesday, June 30 at Millennium Park

Watch Apollo 13 with us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell will make a special appearance to introduce the film! We're joining with the Millennium Park Summer Film Series to celebrate our Summer Learning Challenge. Visit our booth on the lawn to sign up to read, discover and create with us all summer…

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Where Did Clearing Branch Get Its Name?

Many CPL locations are named after the community or neighborhood they're located in. The Clearing Branch is no exception. But what is the origin of the name Clearing? Thanks to the local historical files of the Clear-Ridge Historical Society, we know the answer. The Clearing community name was assigned in the 1920s, as were most of…

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Our Stories, Our Lives: Teen Storytelling Opportunity

Do you have a story you love to tell? Tell it at HWLC YOUmedia! During the month of July, professional storytellers Scott Whitehair and David Fink will lead three workshops at HWLC YOUmedia to prepare teens for a storytelling performance to be held at The City Winery venue. No experience is…

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Discover Intuit and Outsider Art

This July, Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is bringing a group of teen instructors to lead teen art programs for other teens at Chicago Public Library branches across the city. If you're not able to attend one of the programs, or if you're interested in learning more about Intuit, visit the Visual and Performing…

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The Chalkboard Project: Teens and Quotes

Discover The Chalkboard Project at Harold Washington Library Center, in the Van Buren corridor across from YOUmedia, on display through October 2015. The exhibit displays select pieces of teens and the quotes that inspire them from a series of portraits by photographer Linda Swift. Linda Swift will make a special guest appearance at HWLC YOUmedia on July 7…

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New Voices on the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Are you a teen who loves to tell stories? Join us at YOUmedia for New Voices on Studs. This art and media summer workshop for teens will let you creatively tell the stories of Chicago through your eyes in the spirit of Studs Terkel, a legendary radio personality who interviewed everyone from…

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