LinkedIn for Teens

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This week, teens learned about interviewing, resume writing and networking at the Career Skill-Building Money Smart Week event presented in partnership by Chicago Public Library Teen Services, Economic Awareness Council and teen interns from On the Money. If you're interested in finding jobs or researching schools, we recommend LinkedIn, a professional social network. According to LinkedIn's Customer […]

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Summer Jobs for Teens: Apply Online Today

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If you're between 14 and 24 and looking for a summer job or internship, submit your application today to One Summer Chicago. The City of Chicago has partnered with local organizations and companies to offer more than 25,000 employment opportunities for youth and young adults this summer. To be eligible to participate in most programs, you […]

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Teens, See the Stars at Adler Planetarium Events

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Teens, explore the sky with us at our Look to the Stars events this spring featuring staff from Adler Planetarium. Depending on the time of day and month, what you see in the sky can be different every time! We now have telescopes at five CPL locations as part of a Community Telescope Ambassador HIVE grant. As part of […]

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Teen Novels in Verse

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April’s here and it’s time to celebrate National Poetry Month! One of my favorite ways to explore poetry is through novels in verse (which are also a super quick read). Here are some of the latest and greatest to help you celebrate National Poetry Month. Wrestler Brendan struggles with his desire to be feminine and […]

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Feminism and Sexuality: A Short Discourse for Teens

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Women's History Month has passed, but I'd still like to spend a moment longer celebrating women's strengths, wisdom and beauty, as well as honoring and respecting their bodies and sexuality. As teens become more aware of their bodies, and begin to explore their sexuality, it's important for them to have positive feelings about themselves and, when […]

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World Autism Awareness Day Is April 2

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Hey teens, have you ever heard someone say: he is so autistic? I'm sure you've heard similar phrases, like weird, dumb or retarded. People everywhere are labeling and ostracizing others for being different. In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, let's celebrate and learn how to better support neuro-diverse learners who simply don't "fit the norm." Same but […]

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Teen City Passport Programs Tour

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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 then be able to discuss with Director and Producer Cam […]

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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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Young Writer’s Poetry Contest at West Town Branch

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Win prizes, be published in our West Town Young Writers chapbook and present your work aloud at our Young Writer's Poetry Reading! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit their original poetry, prose, short stories and essays for this month-long contest at West Town Branch. Entry forms are available at the branch and should be attached to each […]

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Teens, Apply for Summer Internships at Chicago Public Library

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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 CPL positions. Each job posting will be […]

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