Teen Voices: Featuring Grace and Her Hero, Ms. Hang

Teens, as part of Elevate Your Voice, we're asking you to give a shout out to your hero and to share an original art piece, video, photo or recording inspired by your hero. Your submission could be featured on the CPL website, like this one. Grace of Brighton Park Branch has felt inspired by Ms. Hang, her math…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Sara on Hero Mr. Vazquez

Teens, as part of Elevate Your Voice, we're asking you to give a shout out to your hero and to share an original art piece, video, photo or recording inspired by your hero. Your submission could be featured on the CPL website, like this one. 13-year old…

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Albany Park YOUmedia Creates Teen Web Show Series

Teens, join your peers and staff at Albany Park Branch to help create an original teen web show series. Working with staff in YOUmedia (Maggie and Daniel) along with Katie Sherman from Theater Y and consulting writer and film artist Ian Michael Smith, teens are learning a variety of theater and production skills each week in the Teen Web Show…

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CPL Has an App for That

Use your Chicago Public Library card and your mobile device to: Read eBooks, audiobooks and magazines Stream movies, TV and music Learn a new language Get homework help Download these apps on your Android or Apple device. Some apps are also available for Amazon devices. OverDrive: Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks OverDrive app: Android | iOS | Amazon New:…

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eBooks, Other Online Resources Available During System Maintenance

Your website account will be unavailable from 9 p.m. Monday until early Wednesday while we perform system maintenance, but you can still use our online resources. Here's a list of what you can do on our website during this time: Read a eBook from OverDrive or hoopla Listen to an audiobook from OverDrive, RBdigital or hoopla Read a magazine using RBdigital Magazines or Flipster…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in July

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in July. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15…

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Learn About Emerging Technologies July 12 at HWLC

Having a hard time keeping up with the latest innovations, like virtual reality and artificial intelligence? Learn more about emerging technologies and their effect on us all at our Tomorrow's Technology Today Panel at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Harold Washington Library Center. Panelists…

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Teens Unpack Social Media at Back of the Yards Branch

Over the winter and spring, Jaime Bravo at Back of the Yards Branch said he started exploring themes of personal growth and civic engagement with his teen patrons by actively helping them create websites, make and edit videos and develop Audio-Logues. This summer, Jaime and a special guest community artist, Jose Luis Benavides, are…

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Teen Artivism at Richard M. Daley Branch

In 2017, Richard M. Daley Branch began hosting a monthly youth activist open mic. Erica Gamble, the librarian who initiated this program, explained, "We talk about social justice and climate justice issues of our time. Kids read quotes, poems or just say their peace at the mic. Kids…

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Celebrate Disability Awareness Month at Chicago Public Library

Celebrate diversity in July with CPL's first observance of Disability Awareness Month, which examines issues of access and understanding, and highlights the contributions and achievements of Americans with diverse abilities. Events Disability Awareness Month events include story times designed for kids with special needs, an adult book discussion and a hands-on session in the Maker Lab. Our…

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