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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Back of the Yards Branch Calling All Explorers!

There's still time to register for the Summer Learning Challenge at the Back of the Yards Branch.  Read, discover, and create this summer and earn your very own tote bag to color- it's the perfect library accessory.  

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Back of the Yards Branch ESL Classes on Summer Break

The ESL classes that meet at the Back of the Yards Branch will resume Monday July 28. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 1:00-4:00pm. For more information, call the branch at 312-747-9595 or Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council at 773-523-4416.

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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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Scales and Tales at the Clearing Branch

The usually quiet Clearing Branch was invaded on Tuesday July 16th by Beth Wagner and her "Scales and Tales" travelling zoo show. Over 120 kids and adults were on hands to watch and listen as Beth Wagner brought out animal after animal; anteater, pig, owl, sloth, chinchilla, baby chicks and even a snake.  The kids laughed…

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Why Are Large Predators Rare?

Large animals at the top of the food chain, like lions and tigers, have few, if any, predators. These big animals are not common in the wild today and many of them are in danger of going extinct. If they are not being eaten in the…

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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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