Discover Intuit and Outsider Art

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This July, Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is bringing a group of teen instructors to lead teen art programs for other teens at Chicago Public Library branches across the city. If you're not able to attend one of the programs, or if you're interested in learning more about Intuit, visit the Visual and Performing […]

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The Chalkboard Project: Teens and Quotes

Discover The Chalkboard Project at Harold Washington Library Center, in the Van Buren corridor across from YOUmedia, on display through October 2015. The exhibit displays select pieces of teens and the quotes that inspire them from a series of portraits by photographer Linda Swift. Linda Swift will make a special guest appearance at HWLC YOUmedia on July 7 […]

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Read, Discover and Create: A Journey to Empowerment

Teens, discover the exhibit Journey to Empowerment: 110 Years of the Chicago Defender at Harold Washington Library Center and get inspired for earning read and create credits during the Defy Gravity: Teen Summer Challenge. Remember to share on social media with #cpldefygravity, too! If you're looking for more ideas for reading, discovering and creating, the following ideas are a great […]

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Discover: Space Jams

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Considering the fact that I don’t often highlight music, I thought it would be fun to create a space-related music list in honor of Defy Gravity: Teen Summer Challenge. Here are a few recommended pieces from my list: If you’ve never listened to it, I think everyone (all ages) *must* listen to "Claire De Lune (Moonlight)" by […]

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Defy Gravity During Our Teen Summer Challenge!

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Defy Gravity this summer at your local library during our Teen Summer Challenge for ages 14-18. We've rounded up the best space themed books and there will be hundreds of events just for teens with hands-on activities throughout the summer! Come hang out as we explore science, technology, engineering, art and math, or if alien […]

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