Mural Unveiling at HWLC YOUmedia!

YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center is the proud home of a new mural designed and painted by YOUmedia alum, Urban Radical. The mural, entitled Saturn's Summer, depicts five characters representing teens from the “three sides of Chicago” within a bright and surreal setting complete with the planet Saturn, the Chicago skyline, the artist’s trademark…
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Apply to be a CPL Teen Printmaker!

Apply to be part of CPL Teen Printmakers, a 12-week summer program where you can explore the world of printmaking right here in our city, part of Art Design Chicago. Join our YOUmedia art mentor to uncover treasures from the archives of Chicago Public Library and other cultural organizations around the city, while taking a…
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Teens, “Lettuce” Tell You About Gardens at Back of the Yards Branch

Teens, have you ever seen or tasted hydroponically grown lettuce? This summer at Back of the Yards Branch YOUmedia, you can join Natalie, our Teen Librarian, along with others teen in discovering how plants can be grown both in the library and around the city! You'll learn about hydroponic gardens (using water and plant food) and aquaponic…
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Teen Voices: Cedric, Robotics Expert

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Cedric is a 16-year-old who frequents the Chinatown Branch and Harold Washington Library Center. He's involved in many ways at the library, completing his service learning hours, serving as a teen ambassador for ChiTeen Lit Fest and attends many YOUmedia workshops. Cedric is well known for his interest in building…
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3rd Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest Set for April 13-14

Save the date for the third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest on April 13 and 14. Register online now! This festival, created by teens for teens, celebrates all things literature. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art. Headliners this year are: Alverne Ball, graphic novelist Jessie…
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Teen Voices: Crafts Volunteer Emily

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Emily M. is an 18-year-old who frequents both Archer Heights Branch and Harold Washington Library Center. Emily has volunteered with her friends at Archer Heights Branch for the past two years, creating Saturday afternoon crafts with kids and displaying them at the library. When Emily isn't volunteering, she heads down…
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