Teen Voices: Featuring Cortez

Cortez at Chinatown's YOUmedia

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

1st Saturdays Fashion Event

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

Brandon, 2015 Teen Winter Challenge Winner

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 Books and Video Book Trailers

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I don't know about you, but I love a good video book trailer ... and especially when it's about a teen book I've read and enjoyed. Book trailers, by the way, are just like trailers for movies; they're designed to pique your interest as well as excite you about a character or plot. Some trailers […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Ella

Ella at Albany Park YOUmedia

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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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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Teen Voices: Featuring Lashara

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Lashara participated in an African Masks program at Greater Grand Crossing where they examined physical masks from the Baule, Bamum, and Masaii cultures. She learned about the history and importance of masking in Western Africa and was interested by the fact that the carved stripes on kifwebe masks from the Congo […]

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Join CPL at Southside Mini Maker Faire on August 6

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Bring them to the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. The free event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at Ford City Mall, 7601 S. Cicero Avenue. The Maker Lab and YOUmedia will be there alongside makers from all over the city showcasing their work and offering […]

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Teen Voices: Featuring Matty

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. In summer 2013, Matty started a film club and offered to direct and write a script when Dunning and Galewood-Mont Clare Branch Manager Melissa asked him if he had any ideas for bringing more teens into the library. With Matty at the lead, a group of amazing teens wrote, […]

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