Teen Voices: Photographer Ashlyn G.

A patron of the Toman Branch, Ashlyn G., Age 17, graduated from Infinity High School in June. She was one of several talented artists to submit a digital art portfolio and artist statement for the 2017-18 Chicago Public Library Teen Winter Challenge.  Ashlyn explained, "My artwork is about framing people, but not showing their face. This…
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Teen Voices: Bryam P., Age 17

Bryam P., Age 17, just graduated from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. A patron of the Portage-Cragin Branch, he explained that he has learned a lot of lessons since migrating to the United States at the age of eleven. He's from a small family with a single mother, and has been driven to grow and learn…
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Teen Voices: Kaila C., “Upcycler”

Kaila C. of Chinatown Branch's YOUmedia often notices that there are piles of unused paper at various events, such as pamphlets from last year's summer learning challenge among other things. Since she enjoys arts and crafts activities, particularly origami, she thought of creative ways to make use of the unused paper (that might otherwise be…
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Chiteens: Cyrus

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is 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.  Cyrus from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr College Prep High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit Fest and returns for his second year on the fest’s…
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ChiTeens: Gabriella

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is 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. Gabriella G. from Walter Payton College Prep High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit…
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ChiTeens: Daniella

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is 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.  Daniella C. from Hancock High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit Fest and returns for her second year on the fest’s Teen Council. Teen Council members are…
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Teen Voices: Artist Victoria G.

Teens, learn more about our most prominently featured and incredibly talented teen artist for the 2018 Teen Summer Challenge: Imagine Doing More! At 17, Victoria G. of Logan Square Branch has focused much of her life and energy into art-making. From doodling with markers and ink pens to painting on canvas or utilizing charcoal and…
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