Teen Art Exhibit and Printmaking Workshops Coming to Six CPL Branches

With the support of the Terra Foundation, the Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia conducted an intensive art education program this summer for teens. Teens in the program found inspiration in the work of Chicago’s artists by exploring museum collections throughout the city.  They also learned sophisticated techniques in screen printing, relief carving and other mediums…
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Teen Mini-Grant Projects

This summer, as part of Imagine Doing More!, Teen Services staff and YOUmedia mentors are making improvements in Chicago environments through mini-grant projects. Teens, read more and reach out to the following people listed below to get involved! Maggie, Albany Park Armena, Austin Natalie, Back of the Yards Christina and Armani, Chinatown Roy, Daley, Richard…
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Teens, “Lettuce” Tell You About Gardens at Back of the Yards Branch

Teens, have you ever seen or tasted hydroponically grown lettuce? This summer at Back of the Yards Branch YOUmedia, you can join Natalie, our teen librarian, and other teens in discovering how plants are grown both in the library and around the city! You'll learn about hydroponic gardens (using water and plant food) and aquaponic gardens (using…
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Teens, Imagine Doing More!

If you didn’t already know it, Chicago is an awesome city. What’s more, it’s full of plans and opportunities that you can have a voice in and take action on. Learn more and be a part of positive change this summer with Imagine Doing More!, our Teen Summer Challenge. Phases of Participation Register for Imagine…
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Mural Unveiling at HWLC YOUmedia!

YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center is the proud home of a new mural designed and painted by YOUmedia alum, Urban Radical. The mural, entitled Saturn's Summer, depicts five characters representing teens from the “three sides of Chicago” within a bright and surreal setting complete with the planet Saturn, the Chicago skyline, the artist’s trademark…
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Apply to be a CPL Teen Printmaker!

Apply to be part of CPL Teen Printmakers, a 12-week summer program where you can explore the world of printmaking right here in our city, part of Art Design Chicago. Join our YOUmedia art mentor to uncover treasures from the archives of Chicago Public Library and other cultural organizations around the city, while taking a…
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