Do Division Street Fest

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If you love food, music and fashion, why not head over to the Do Division Street Fest in West Town June 3–5? Chicago's own Empty Bottle and Subterranean book many of the up-and-coming bands that play the fest each year, and we're pretty sure they have awesome taste. You can get to know the neighborhood, talk to local entrepreneurs at the sidewalk sale, and don't forget to […]

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Chicago Beaches Open Today

Source: Robin, Chicago Public Library

Hip, hip, hooray: the beaches open today! It's time to get out, soak up some sun and feel the sand beneath your toes. Why stay inside watching TV or go to a movie theater when you can download a TV show, movie or even your favorite music from hoopla with your Chicago Public Library card? See you out there!

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Library Page Positions Open Through May 10

Source: Robin, Chicago Public Library

Libraries are valued for the important role they have in communities: providing unique, free services, supporting individuals and helping them to build literacy skills. You, too, could be a part of our Strategic Plan to shape the library of the future: we're currently seeking applicants for part-time Library Page positions. Library Pages locate and put away […]

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Very Superstitious: Friday the 13th Reads

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Some people believe the number 13 is unlucky; this fear is called triskaidekaphobia.  When the 13th day of a month falls on a Friday, it's considered even more unlucky, especially if you break a mirror, walk under a ladder or a black cat crosses your path. If this makes you worried about something bad happening on Friday the […]

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Books and Beats Inspired by Beyoncé’s Lemonade: Beats

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This post is the third in the series Books and Beats Inspired by Beyoncé's Lemonade. If you still can't stop talking about Lemonade, you're not alone. Beyoncé's latest album is a pop music masterpiece, packed with star-studded cameos; eclectic samples of poetry, historic speeches and home videos; killer fashion and some of her most powerful tracks to date. […]

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Don’t Hug Your Dog!

Hey teens: If you haven't already heard, the first week of May is considered National Pet Week, so what better time is there to learn about how you could be a better friend to the dog(s) in your life? Coincidentally, there was a recent and quite timely CNN student news report as well as an […]

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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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