YouMedia @ Chicago Public Library

YouMedia @ Chicago Public Library YOUmedia [yoo me•de•a] noun 1. A social learning space for teens filled with the latest digital media technology at the Chicago Public Library
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If your #NewYear resolution is to make art, submit 1-3 pieces to our #TeenWinterChallenge art competition. You can win M...
01/08/2021

If your #NewYear resolution is to make art, submit 1-3 pieces to our #TeenWinterChallenge art competition. You can win MAJOR PRIZES!

Deadline is Feb 28. More details at chipublib.org/winter

The two photos were winning submissions from last year's competition. On the left is Luis' "Nala" and on the right is Monee's "Queen of the Sea."

#MakeArt #NewYearResolution #ArtCompetition #Chicago

"Displacement" by Kiku Hughes is a graphic novel about Japanese internment during #WWII and how the past affects new gen...
01/06/2021

"Displacement" by Kiku Hughes is a graphic novel about Japanese internment during #WWII and how the past affects new generations. We selected it as one of the best teen books of 2020!

View all #BestOfTheBest books at chipublib.org/bestofthebest

#TeenLit #TeenReads #WWII #AAPI #Epigenetics

It's a #NewYear, but gametime remains the same! Tuesdays at 3:30pm on Zoom. Access at bit.ly/youmediagames with password...
01/05/2021

It's a #NewYear, but gametime remains the same! Tuesdays at 3:30pm on Zoom. Access at bit.ly/youmediagames with password "jackbox"

#Games #2021

Our t-shirt and patch decorating #CPLRadicalFit videos are extra special because the materials are available in library ...
01/03/2021
T-Shirt Decorating with Ava Carney

Our t-shirt and patch decorating #CPLRadicalFit videos are extra special because the materials are available in library take-home kits! Pick one up at your local branch while supplies last.

Patch making: https://youtu.be/uswUBaf1_KY

T-shirt decoration: https://youtu.be/zEMCsDmp0cc

View all Radical Fit videos at bit.ly/RadicalFitPlaylist

Embrace self-expression through DIY with this t-shirt decorating and patch making double feature. This is part 2, learning how to decorate a personalized t-s...

All Library locations will be closed Friday, January 1st. While we're closed for the day, our website & online resources...
12/31/2020
Online Resources

All Library locations will be closed Friday, January 1st. While we're closed for the day, our website & online resources are available for 24/7 exploration & discovery. 🔎 From language learning to newspaper archives, explore all that your CPL card can do for you—at home. http://ow.ly/V5n150CPmBG

Available anywhere: the Chicago Tribune archives, Mango Languages, Morningstar, eBooks, magazines and much more for all ages.

If you like making art, we've got two competitions to tell you about!#MyChiMyFuture has a picture recreation contest run...
12/30/2020

If you like making art, we've got two competitions to tell you about!

#MyChiMyFuture has a picture recreation contest running through January 3rd. Find this graphic on their Instagram page for more details, or click https://www.instagram.com/p/CJG6wCtFH7X/?igshid=sn4si61uy513. #Make2021Yours

The other is our #TeenWinterChallenge which runs through February 28! Submit 1-3 works of art you've created this past year, and you can win some major art supply gift cards. More info at chipublib.org/winter

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by Marke Bieschke  is a powerful col...
12/29/2020

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by Marke Bieschke is a powerful collection of how teens are often at the forefront of creating change. We selected it as one of the best teen books of 2020!

View all #BestOfTheBest books at chipublib.org/bestofthebest

Pictured is rapper/songwriter Lyk Se7N.

#TeenLit #TeenReads

12/29/2020

Send out this terrible year with some fun games on Tuesday at 3:30! And then ring in the new year the Tuesday after (and every Tuesday after)!

Join us on Zoom at bit.ly/youmediagames. Password is "jackbox". Teens/tweens only, sory adults!

In anticipation of the #NewYear, our #CPLRadicalFit headliner Sky Cubacub describes their rebirth process into the artis...
12/28/2020

In anticipation of the #NewYear, our #CPLRadicalFit headliner Sky Cubacub describes their rebirth process into the artist and human they are today! https://youtu.be/IvvrTjhGnUU

See all our Radical Fit fashion videos at bit.ly/RadicalFitPlaylist

Rebirth Garments #Rebirth #2021

All Library locations will be closed Friday, December 25th. While we're closed for the day, our website and online resou...
12/24/2020
Online Resources

All Library locations will be closed Friday, December 25th. While we're closed for the day, our website and online resources are available for 24/7 exploration and discovery. 🔎 From language learning to newspaper archives, explore all that your CPL card can do for you—at home and beyond.
http://ow.ly/3keP50CPlVv

Available anywhere: the Chicago Tribune archives, Mango Languages, Morningstar, eBooks, magazines and much more for all ages.

Bored with your wardrobe? Stylist Sal Yvat will show you how to thrift like a pro! https://youtu.be/EipxM_fua00View all ...
12/21/2020

Bored with your wardrobe? Stylist Sal Yvat will show you how to thrift like a pro! https://youtu.be/EipxM_fua00

View all #CPLRadicalFit videos at bit.ly/RadicalFitPlaylist

#ThriftShop #LevelUp

We've finished Speak On It for the rest of the year, but our old prior #authorchats are all available at bit.ly/SpeakOnI...
12/18/2020

We've finished Speak On It for the rest of the year, but our old prior #authorchats are all available at bit.ly/SpeakOnItCPL

#SpeakOnIt #AuthorChat #TeenLit #Chicago

Oh darn! Don't you hate it when you rip your favorite clothing? Don't throw it away because Emma Percy will show you how...
12/17/2020

Oh darn! Don't you hate it when you rip your favorite clothing?

Don't throw it away because Emma Percy will show you how to darn that hole AND make it fashionable!

https://youtu.be/yWSC0haq2LU

#CPLRadicalFit #Reuse #Sustainability #Fashion

We want to help YOU with all your school and personal project needs! We have staff skilled in sewing, music, podcasting,...
12/16/2020

We want to help YOU with all your school and personal project needs! We have staff skilled in sewing, music, podcasting, research and more! Fill out the form at chipublib.org/AskYOUmedia. #homeworkhelp #askyoumedia

Join us December 21st for the BMA's/BMA Ceremony from 4 to 6 pm for an evening of virtual networking, performances, and ...
12/15/2020

Join us December 21st for the BMA's/BMA Ceremony from 4 to 6 pm for an evening of virtual networking, performances, and an award celebration of an impeccable mentor.

The Brother Mike Award ceremony will be an evening to remember! Brother Mike Hawkins left a tremendous legacy of love and support; and this night we hope to honor his memory by awarding those who continue his baton of mentorship. Join us to celebrate all the nominees as well as recognize one outstanding out-of-school time mentor with the 2020 Brother Mike Award. Link Here: https://chicagolx.org/events/2020-brother-mike-awards

There’s still time to sign up for the last session of Wellness Check w/NAMI Chicago on Wednesday! Come learn how to prac...
12/14/2020

There’s still time to sign up for the last session of Wellness Check w/NAMI Chicago on Wednesday! Come learn how to practice #selfcare and #wellness. Register at chipublib.org/wellnesscheck

Join us December 21st from 4 to 6 pm for an evening of virtual networking, performances, and an award celebration of an ...
12/11/2020

Join us December 21st from 4 to 6 pm for an evening of virtual networking, performances, and an award celebration of an impeccable mentor.

The Brother Mike Award ceremony will be an evening to remember! Brother Mike Hawkins left a tremendous legacy of love and support; and this night we hope to honor his memory by awarding those who continue his baton of mentorship. Join us to celebrate all the nominees as well as recognize one outstanding out-of-school time mentor with the 2020 Brother Mike Award. Link Here: https://chicagolx.org/events/2020-brother-mike-awards

We've got two new #CPLRadicalFit fashion tutorials ready for you!Never lose your chapstick after sewing Sew Crafty Studi...
12/10/2020

We've got two new #CPLRadicalFit fashion tutorials ready for you!

Never lose your chapstick after sewing Sew Crafty Studio's keychain chapstick holder - https://youtu.be/wePhN74PB-w

Design innovative weaves on a homemade cardboard loom with Bryana Bibbs - https://youtu.be/erQjcFknU28

To access all our video tutorials, visit bit.ly/RadicalFitPlaylist.

Last year, Schantelle won the Teen Winter Challenge young artist award for "Cat Train." Submit your work at chipublib.or...
12/09/2020

Last year, Schantelle won the Teen Winter Challenge young artist award for "Cat Train." Submit your work at chipublib.org/winter by Feb 28 to win 1 of 12 monetary prizes!

#TeenWinterChallenge #Art

Knit someone a homemade scarf this #holiday season! The Chicago Stitchering Shop taught us how at https://youtu.be/kjFOz...
12/08/2020

Knit someone a homemade scarf this #holiday season! The Chicago Stitchering Shop taught us how at https://youtu.be/kjFOzwcY3WM and it's not too difficult!

Check out our other #CPLRadicalFit videos at bit.ly/RadicalFitPlaylist

#Knitting #Fashion #WinterIsComing

Join us and NAMI Chicago to get wellness and self-care strategies! We’ve got 3 times to choose from with all the same in...
12/07/2020

Join us and NAMI Chicago to get wellness and self-care strategies! We’ve got 3 times to choose from with all the same info, so pick the one that fits your schedule and register at chipublib.org/wellnesscheck #selfcare #wellness #NAMIChicago

Do you like creating art? 🎨  How about winning $150 to purchase art materials?  😃 💰Well, we  just launched our 6th Annua...
12/03/2020

Do you like creating art? 🎨 How about winning $150 to purchase art materials? 😃 💰

Well, we just launched our 6th Annual Teen Winter Challenge! This competition is an opportunity for Chicago teens to submit 1-3 original artworks and win one of 12 monetary prizes!

For more information and how to submit, visit chipublib.org/winter

[These amazing artworks are from last year's runner ups]

#TeenWinterChallenge #TeenArt Chicago Public Library

Robin Ha  is an incredible author and illustrator of graphic novels. Not only will we #SpeakOnIt with her this Wednesday...
12/02/2020

Robin Ha is an incredible author and illustrator of graphic novels. Not only will we #SpeakOnIt with her this Wednesday afternoon at 4pm, we'll get to see her illustration process in action!

Tune in at bit.ly/SpeakOnItHa

#TeenLit #AuthorChat Chicago Public Library

@CrossingBordersMusic presents a unique, online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti,...
12/01/2020

@CrossingBordersMusic presents a unique, online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan, Colombia, and the US! After the livestream, Tues., Dec. 1 at 5pm, enjoy a live Q & A with the composers and performers! Register at https://bit.ly/3nFVWUI

We want to help you with all your school and personal project needs! We have staff skilled in sewing, music, podcasting,...
11/30/2020

We want to help you with all your school and personal project needs! We have staff skilled in sewing, music, podcasting, research and more! Fill out the form at chipublib.org/AskYOUmedia. #homeworkhelp #askyoumedia

@CrossingBordersMusic presents an online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan,...
11/29/2020

@CrossingBordersMusic presents an online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan, Colombia, and the US! After the livestream, Tues., Dec. 1 at 5pm, enjoy a Q & A with the composers and performers! Register at https://bit.ly/3nFVWUI

We hope you had a good #Thanksgiving! We're thankful to #SpeakOnIt with author/illustrator Robin Ha (@robinhaart) next W...
11/27/2020

We hope you had a good #Thanksgiving! We're thankful to #SpeakOnIt with author/illustrator Robin Ha (@robinhaart) next Wednesday.

She'll talk about her graphic novels "Almost American Girl" and "Cook Korean!" and do a live sketch session!

Tune in Wednesday 12/2 at 4pm - bit.ly/SpeakOnItHa

#TeenLit #AuthorChat Chicago Public Library

11/26/2020
Don't Rush Challenge: Pass the Library Card

2020 has been rough. But we're thankful for all the good books that were published this wild year!

Our librarians made a fun video cosplaying their favorite 2020 teen books at https://youtu.be/DzLMlTq-HR4

Many of those choices ended up on our #BestOfTheBest list! chipublib.org/BestOfTheBest

#Thanksgiving #Gratitude #TurkeyDay #TeenLit

We love teen books so much, we made a video cosplaying as them! Don’t have a library card (or just lost it)? Get a new one today! bit.ly/CPLTeenCard

Looking to catch up on reading over the #Thanksgiving break? We just announced our favorite #BestoftheBest picks for 202...
11/24/2020

Looking to catch up on reading over the #Thanksgiving break? We just announced our favorite #BestoftheBest picks for 2020!

No matter your interests, this list will have a book that's absolutely perfect for you. chipublib.org/BestOfTheBest

#TeenLit #TeenReads #BestOf

Your Health, Your Questions: Self-Care for teens. Learn about what you can do to manage stress and improve mental wellne...
11/24/2020

Your Health, Your Questions: Self-Care for teens. Learn about what you can do to manage stress and improve mental wellness, today at 4pm.

@CrossingBordersMusic presents an online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan,...
11/24/2020

@CrossingBordersMusic presents an online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan, Colombia, and the US! After the livestream, Tues., Dec. 1 at 5pm, enjoy a Q & A with the composers and performers! Register at https://bit.ly/3nFVWUI

11/23/2020
Teen Virtual Gaming

Getting bored staying at home? 🥱🥱Join our weekly party game hangout on Tuesdays at 3:30! 🤩🤩Join the zoom at bit.ly/youmediagames . Password is “jackbox”

This program is for teens only 😎

Address

400 S State St
Chicago, IL
60605

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YOUmedia [yoo me•de•a] noun 1. A social learning space for teens filled with the latest digital media technology at the Chicago Public Library

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(312) 747-5260

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