Teen Voices: Featuring Rosario

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. The Teen Winter Challenge jury was in awe of the portfolio and personal statement submitted by grand prize winner Rosario B. Qualities which made her entry stand out include the poetic choices of words and images in her portfolio, including bones, beauty and work completed over multiple canvases. One…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Brandon

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Brandon N.'s entry in the 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge stood out because of his incredibly thoughtful reflection and detailed information about photography interests and process as an artist. His compelling and mature voice, and charming personality came through wonderfully. For Brandon, "photography is… interesting, to say the least." He described…

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2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge Results

Congratulations and thank you to every artist who submitted a digital portfolio and personal statement for CPL's 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge. The original art works were phenomenal, and the scope of personal reflections about art and process…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Cortez

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Cortez had to create a mobile for his world studies class. Their project was to create symbols for a particular myth that they were assigned. His myth was Orpheus and Eurydice. He came in to Chinatown's YOUmedia to see what types of materials we had available and…

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Teens, Learn About Careers at 1st Saturdays

Teens 14-18, learn what it takes to be the next big scientist, sound engineer or fashion designer. Join us for these 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus events at Harold Washington Library Center: Biology & Chemistry, March 4 Music, May 6 Fashion, June 3 At 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus, you’ll network with industry professionals to…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Brandon

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Seeking inspiration for submitting to the Teen Winter Challenge? Check out a short and sweet interview with Brandon, last year’s winner!   Q: How did winning a Teen Winter Challenge 2015/16 award (or the process of creating a portfolio and personal statement for it) influence your art and first year at college?…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Ella

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Ella, a regular at Albany Park Branch YOUmedia, recently won a fellowship through the White House for her work on a video game she's creating called “Avidya.” She's been invited to present her game to White House officials, and will be awarded $1,000 for the continued development of her…

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Join CPL at the 2017 ChiTeen Lit Fest Open House!

Calling all educators, teachers, community/neighborhood representatives and publishers. Come learn about how you can get involved and help support the 2017 ChiTeen Lit Fest at our Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. October 12 at the Chicago Literary Alliance. Through teen-led discussion/activity stations, we hope Open House attendees will gain a better understanding of what's…

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Pocket Con: Celebrate Diversity in Comics October 8

Pocket Con, Chicago's only comics convention for youth featuring the works of artists and writers of color, women and LGBTQ creators, is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. Pocket Con provides a space for creators and young fans to meet, and for teens, kids and adults to…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Princetanue

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Princetanue visits Lozano YOUmedia to hang out with friends, play games and do homework. Q: What's your favorite program at the library? What do you like about it? A: The tabletop gaming program at YOUmedia. I like that it brings the best players to the table, our strategies…

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