1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus

Connect to your Future At 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus, you can network with industry professionals to find out how they developed their careers and honed their skills to be at the top of their industries. You can also talk to colleges and local organizations to find programs in these industries and explore a range […]

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Teen Voices: Thurgood Marshall Teens “Make New History” with Chicago Architecture Foundation

"How many of you have ever taken a bus? At bus shelters, what do you see?" This is just one of the thought-provoking questions posed by the Chicago Architecture Foundation to teens at Thurgood Marshall Branch YOUmedia earlier this month. The event was part of the Chicago Biennial, in which teens were challenged to design […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Assata M.

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL.   If you have visited Harold Washington Library Center's YOUmedia recently, then you know the work of Assata M., which is showcased prominently there. Assata, who was named the second runner-up for the Young Artist's Award in this year's Teen Winter Challenge, often spends time in YOUmedia sketching, painting or […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Cindy

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Cindy is a senior at George Westinghouse College Prep and loves to read sad books (really, truly). Some of her favorite books include Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Spanish literature such as that […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Teen Winter Challenge Participants

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Jessica P.'s entry in the 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge stood out because of her deep reflection about life and self-expression through art. She integrated this personal statement with a stunning collection of works she creating using pastels, oils and pencil. The experimentation and her wide range of skills and techniques as […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Kayla

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Kayla G.'s submissions for the 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge stood out because of how charming they were; one juror noted they collectively felt like a "low-fi collage." It was evident that Kayla had spunk and sarcasm, in addition to a lot of inspiration behind her work, which included vivid images […]

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