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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When you want to read a book, you might as well read one of the best books of the year, right? Well here’s our list of t...
11/22/2021

When you want to read a book, you might as well read one of the best books of the year, right? Well here’s our list of the 50 best teen books of 2021! 🥳

Chipublib.org/bestofthebest (link accessible through bio)

@chicagopubliclibrary #Read #TeenReads #Library #BestOf #BestBook #ReadingIsFundamental

When you want to read a book, you might as well read one of the best books of the year, right? Well here’s our list of the 50 best teen books of 2021! 🥳

Chipublib.org/bestofthebest (link accessible through bio)

@chicagopubliclibrary #Read #TeenReads #Library #BestOf #BestBook #ReadingIsFundamental

Teens, come learn some life-long strategies to successfully resolve conflict, overcome the negative impact of trauma, st...
11/21/2021

Teens, come learn some life-long strategies to successfully resolve conflict, overcome the negative impact of trauma, strengthen relationships and reduce violence.

This program was designed in partnership with Chicago Public Library with guest presenters from Alternatives a nonprofit organization located dedicated to inspiring young people to create a just future through healing, restorative practices and community.

Register by 4 p.m. on November 22nd at: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/617ffefcf67cb7430017d01b

Teens, come learn some life-long strategies to successfully resolve conflict, overcome the negative impact of trauma, strengthen relationships and reduce violence.

This program was designed in partnership with Chicago Public Library with guest presenters from Alternatives a nonprofit organization located dedicated to inspiring young people to create a just future through healing, restorative practices and community.

Register by 4 p.m. on November 22nd at: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/617ffefcf67cb7430017d01b

Looking to celebrate some extra #Halloween? We’ve got 2 different options coming up this Saturday at 12!🎃Woodson Regiona...
10/29/2021

Looking to celebrate some extra #Halloween? We’ve got 2 different options coming up this Saturday at 12!

🎃Woodson Regional (9525 S Halsted) has music from DJ JBone and open mic hosted by @tonimonoflow!

👻Douglass Branch (3353 W 13 St) features DJs @laspacer and @misstwinkusa and costume photo booth by @miraclej.ivy!

#Spooky #Costumes #Pumpkin #October
@soillabnorthlawndale @chicagoarchitecturebiennial @denmarkinny

Join for us a livestream with Whitney Young Robotics - FTC 3216 / FTC 15659 on 10/29 at 4pm! They will be showing us how...
10/28/2021

Join for us a livestream with Whitney Young Robotics - FTC 3216 / FTC 15659 on 10/29 at 4pm! They will be showing us how they build their robots.

https://www.twitch.tv/youmediachicago

Join for us a livestream with Whitney Young Robotics - FTC 3216 / FTC 15659 on 10/29 at 4pm! They will be showing us how they build their robots.

https://www.twitch.tv/youmediachicago

Join us TODAY for a lively rendition of why these books are banned--and why you should read them immediately!The City Li...
09/27/2021

Join us TODAY for a lively rendition of why these books are banned--and why you should read them immediately!

The City Lit Theatre Co. presents a virtual theatrical display of iconic banned books in celebration of banned books week 2021. Learn about some of the most popular banned books and decide for yourself-- should this book be banned from having anyone read them? What would it be like to have a book banned in your school?

For teens AND adults. Register here by 4:30 p.m.!: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/6151e660d68b0a2f003c2c5e

Join us TODAY for a lively rendition of why these books are banned--and why you should read them immediately!

The City Lit Theatre Co. presents a virtual theatrical display of iconic banned books in celebration of banned books week 2021. Learn about some of the most popular banned books and decide for yourself-- should this book be banned from having anyone read them? What would it be like to have a book banned in your school?

For teens AND adults. Register here by 4:30 p.m.!: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/6151e660d68b0a2f003c2c5e

Explore poetry inspired by plants with @plantitapapi and take home your own plantita. 1805 S. Loomis. Register at bit.ly...
09/16/2021

Explore poetry inspired by plants with @plantitapapi and take home your own plantita. 1805 S. Loomis. Register at bit.ly/CPLPlantPoetry. #Lozano #CPLTeens #Latinx

Explore poetry inspired by plants with @plantitapapi and take home your own plantita. 1805 S. Loomis. Register at bit.ly/CPLPlantPoetry. #Lozano #CPLTeens #Latinx

This Saturday is the pop-up clothing boutique at Woodson Regional 👚 👞  High school teens (with their high school ID) can...
09/10/2021

This Saturday is the pop-up clothing boutique at Woodson Regional 👚 👞 High school teens (with their high school ID) can pick up new/gently used free clothes and school supplies!

Saturday the 11th at Woodson Regional (9525 S Halsted St) from 1-3pm. It'll be outside in the garden 🌳 🌺

Registration encouraged but not required - https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=boutique/event/6129151a6a5aa82900ae5656

#Clothing #Fashion #BackToSchool #FreeStuff #SouthSide #SouthSideChicago #CPLTeens

This Saturday is the pop-up clothing boutique at Woodson Regional 👚 👞 High school teens (with their high school ID) can pick up new/gently used free clothes and school supplies!

Saturday the 11th at Woodson Regional (9525 S Halsted St) from 1-3pm. It'll be outside in the garden 🌳 🌺

Registration encouraged but not required - https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=boutique/event/6129151a6a5aa82900ae5656

#Clothing #Fashion #BackToSchool #FreeStuff #SouthSide #SouthSideChicago #CPLTeens

Interested in #architecture and urban planning? 📐 🧐 Join us for a two part design workshop to re-envision a vacant lot o...
09/02/2021

Interested in #architecture and urban planning? 📐 🧐 Join us for a two part design workshop to re-envision a vacant lot on the Chicago River!

For teens ages 14-18. You MUST PRE-REGISTER by 9-16 at bit.ly/ChicagoDesignWorkshop to participate. Stipend💰 and lunch 🥪 will be included.

Program created in partnership with School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The American Institute of Architects for the Chicago Architecture Biennial

#UrbanPlanning #UrbanDevelopment #Chicago #ChicagoRiver #Design #UrbanDesign #CityPlanning

Interested in #architecture and urban planning? 📐 🧐 Join us for a two part design workshop to re-envision a vacant lot on the Chicago River!

For teens ages 14-18. You MUST PRE-REGISTER by 9-16 at bit.ly/ChicagoDesignWorkshop to participate. Stipend💰 and lunch 🥪 will be included.

Program created in partnership with School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The American Institute of Architects for the Chicago Architecture Biennial

#UrbanPlanning #UrbanDevelopment #Chicago #ChicagoRiver #Design #UrbanDesign #CityPlanning

Submit 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood by the end of this weekend! You could win gift cards, a DSLR camera kit...
08/21/2021

Submit 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood by the end of this weekend! You could win gift cards, a DSLR camera kit, and public exhibition opportunities!

Submit at bit.ly/YourLens.

#Photography #PhotoCompetition #CPLTeens #YourLens

Submit 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood by the end of this weekend! You could win gift cards, a DSLR camera kit, and public exhibition opportunities!

Submit at bit.ly/YourLens.

#Photography #PhotoCompetition #CPLTeens #YourLens

Our heart goes out to Squeak's family and friends. We had the chance to work with him the past few years at our Douglas ...
08/20/2021

Our heart goes out to Squeak's family and friends. We had the chance to work with him the past few years at our Douglas Branch and on our Studio in the Library project. Thankful for all of the smiles and beats we shared. Rest In Power.
http://ow.ly/HHfr50FVbjI

Our heart goes out to Squeak's family and friends. We had the chance to work with him the past few years at our Douglas Branch and on our Studio in the Library project. Thankful for all of the smiles and beats we shared. Rest In Power.
http://ow.ly/HHfr50FVbjI

Submit 1-3 photos to our #WhatsYourLens competition by the end of this weekend to win amazing prizes!! 🏆   More info at ...
08/18/2021

Submit 1-3 photos to our #WhatsYourLens competition by the end of this weekend to win amazing prizes!! 🏆

More info at bit.ly/YourLens. Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24.

Submit 1-3 photos to our #WhatsYourLens competition by the end of this weekend to win amazing prizes!! 🏆

More info at bit.ly/YourLens. Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24.

You have an extra week to submit to our "What's Your Lens" photo challenge! 🙌  Send in 1-3 photos that capture your neig...
08/16/2021

You have an extra week to submit to our "What's Your Lens" photo challenge! 🙌 Send in 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood for the chance to win amazing prizes like a DSLR camera kit! 📷

Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24. Submit by Sunday Aug 22 at bit.ly/YourLens

You have an extra week to submit to our "What's Your Lens" photo challenge! 🙌 Send in 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood for the chance to win amazing prizes like a DSLR camera kit! 📷

Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24. Submit by Sunday Aug 22 at bit.ly/YourLens

Making buttons and giving out library cards at #Q***rRadicalFair! 💳📚Goes from 3-7 today in Ping Tom Park, hope to see yo...
08/12/2021

Making buttons and giving out library cards at #Q***rRadicalFair! 💳📚Goes from 3-7 today in Ping Tom Park, hope to see you there!

Cohosted with @rebirthgarments and @chicagoparks #Q***ringTheParks

@chicagopubliclibrary #LibraryCard #Button #ButtonMaking #Q***r #Fashion #CPLTeens

Making buttons and giving out library cards at #Q***rRadicalFair! 💳📚Goes from 3-7 today in Ping Tom Park, hope to see you there!

Cohosted with @rebirthgarments and @chicagoparks #Q***ringTheParks

@chicagopubliclibrary #LibraryCard #Button #ButtonMaking #Q***r #Fashion #CPLTeens

Tomorrow! The #Q***rRadicalFair is in Ping Tom Park from 3-7pm (Thursday 8/12) and it's gonna be awesomeeee! 🌈🎉😄🎵💃🎤 #Mus...
08/11/2021

Tomorrow! The #Q***rRadicalFair is in Ping Tom Park from 3-7pm (Thursday 8/12) and it's gonna be awesomeeee! 🌈🎉😄

🎵💃🎤 #Music, dancing, and #drag performances

🩺➕Free & confidential STI testing, #Covid vaccine, and health consultations (no health insurance required)

🎨🧵Create #art and #fashion to individualize your wardrobe

🚪🏳️‍🌈 Support resources for Q***r, #trans, #BIPOC and homeless youth

LGBTQIA+ youth, adults + allies are all welcome to attend!

Accessibility: Park and stage are wheelchair accessible and there will be wheelchair accessible porta potties for people of all genders. There will be quieter areas for people with noise sensitivities. No alcohol will be served at the event. Masks are highly encouraged. Event is a half mile from wheelchair accessible Cermak-Chinatown red line stop.

Cohosted with @chicagoparks #Q***ringTheParks and Sky Cubacub of @rebirthgarments.

@chicagopubliclibrary #Q***r #CPLTeens #Chicago #Celebration #lgbt #GetTested #KnowYourStatus

Join a virtual, teen-led evening of games via Zoom this Thursday from 4-5:15! Spots are limited! Please register at bit....
08/11/2021

Join a virtual, teen-led evening of games via Zoom this Thursday from 4-5:15! Spots are limited! Please register at bit.ly/douglassgames to make sure you are able to join us.

This program is designed and led by teens from the Douglass branch library.

North Lawndale Community News Al Raby High School for Community & Environment

#Games #Gaming #CPLTeens

Join a virtual, teen-led evening of games via Zoom this Thursday from 4-5:15! Spots are limited! Please register at bit.ly/douglassgames to make sure you are able to join us.

This program is designed and led by teens from the Douglass branch library.

North Lawndale Community News Al Raby High School for Community & Environment

#Games #Gaming #CPLTeens

Got some fierce performers lined up for the #Q***rRadicalFair this Thursday afternoon from 3-7 in Ping Tom Park!🎵Music b...
08/10/2021

Got some fierce performers lined up for the #Q***rRadicalFair this Thursday afternoon from 3-7 in Ping Tom Park!

🎵Music by DJ Ca$h Era, one of Chicago’s Top 3 DJs of 2019 and 2020

💅Drag performances by Chamilla Foxx (This Latin diva needs 2 X’s in her name cause she’s extra AF!)

🕺Vogue dancing workshop by Male Spice, current winner of Roscoe's Digital Drag Race

🎤 MC'd by Najee-Zaid, an interdisciplinary artist with Chicago roots

🎹 Music also by La Spacer, co-founder of TRQPITECA & ICUQTS

Plus there will be food, art/fashion making, free STI testing, Covid vaccine station, and other support resources for #Q***r youth.

Cohosted with Chicago Park District #Q***ringTheParks and Rebirth Garments

Chicago Public Library #LGBTQ #Drag #Pride #Fashion #CPLteens #DJ

Got some fierce performers lined up for the #Q***rRadicalFair this Thursday afternoon from 3-7 in Ping Tom Park!

🎵Music by DJ Ca$h Era, one of Chicago’s Top 3 DJs of 2019 and 2020

💅Drag performances by Chamilla Foxx (This Latin diva needs 2 X’s in her name cause she’s extra AF!)

🕺Vogue dancing workshop by Male Spice, current winner of Roscoe's Digital Drag Race

🎤 MC'd by Najee-Zaid, an interdisciplinary artist with Chicago roots

🎹 Music also by La Spacer, co-founder of TRQPITECA & ICUQTS

Plus there will be food, art/fashion making, free STI testing, Covid vaccine station, and other support resources for #Q***r youth.

Cohosted with Chicago Park District #Q***ringTheParks and Rebirth Garments

Chicago Public Library #LGBTQ #Drag #Pride #Fashion #CPLteens #DJ

As Chicago reopens, the Mayor's Youth Commission invites all Chicago youth to join us for the 2021 Youth Summit on Augus...
08/04/2021

As Chicago reopens, the Mayor's Youth Commission invites all Chicago youth to join us for the 2021 Youth Summit on August 14. This in-person gathering aims to ensure that YOU have a seat at the table and a real say in how the City of Chicago looks towards this new phase. This summit will allow us to REFLECT on the historic events of the past year, REIMAGINE new possibilities for the future, and RESTORE our sense of solidarity and community as Chicago's Youth. The City is committed to listening to, elevating, and co-designing with and not for the next generation of young leaders. The lessons learned from the Summit will be incorporated into the Mayor’s strategic plan.

We are at a pivotal point in Chicago’s history. Big decisions need to be made. The Reflect, Restore, and Reimagine Youth Summit is an opportunity for YOU to have your voices heard, and to lead. The Summit will bring young people together to share their lived experience, foster connections, and design the future Chicago you wish to see.

Register today! www.tinyurl.com/myc2021summit

Chicago Mayor's Office

As Chicago reopens, the Mayor's Youth Commission invites all Chicago youth to join us for the 2021 Youth Summit on August 14. This in-person gathering aims to ensure that YOU have a seat at the table and a real say in how the City of Chicago looks towards this new phase. This summit will allow us to REFLECT on the historic events of the past year, REIMAGINE new possibilities for the future, and RESTORE our sense of solidarity and community as Chicago's Youth. The City is committed to listening to, elevating, and co-designing with and not for the next generation of young leaders. The lessons learned from the Summit will be incorporated into the Mayor’s strategic plan.

We are at a pivotal point in Chicago’s history. Big decisions need to be made. The Reflect, Restore, and Reimagine Youth Summit is an opportunity for YOU to have your voices heard, and to lead. The Summit will bring young people together to share their lived experience, foster connections, and design the future Chicago you wish to see.

Register today! www.tinyurl.com/myc2021summit

Chicago Mayor's Office

@WY_Robophins is hosting another stream on the YOUmedia Twitch channel! Tune in 8/3 at 4pm learn more about #onshape and...
08/03/2021

@WY_Robophins is hosting another stream on the YOUmedia Twitch channel! Tune in 8/3 at 4pm learn more about #onshape and #cad.

twitch.tv/youmediachicago

@WY_Robophins is hosting another stream on the YOUmedia Twitch channel! Tune in 8/3 at 4pm learn more about #onshape and #cad.

twitch.tv/youmediachicago

Submit photos and win prizes! Send in 1-3 original photographs that capture your neighborhood or community by August 8. ...
07/31/2021

Submit photos and win prizes! Send in 1-3 original photographs that capture your neighborhood or community by August 8.

Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24. More details and submission portal at https://www.chipublib.org/news/whats-your-lens-a-summer-photo-challenge-for-ages-14-24/

#Photography #Competition #VisualArts

Submit photos and win prizes! Send in 1-3 original photographs that capture your neighborhood or community by August 8.

Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24. More details and submission portal at https://www.chipublib.org/news/whats-your-lens-a-summer-photo-challenge-for-ages-14-24/

#Photography #Competition #VisualArts

07/31/2021

Time for another gif! Our intern, Kelly, created this one for Ride Your Wave (https://bit.ly/3x3BT6X), manga she described as a "short, fun read with gorgeous artwork that will give you all the feels." #CPLTeens #teensmatter #1SummerChicago

Mark your calendars for our biggest, Q***rest, most RADICAL event yet! 🏳️‍🌈 😍 Celebrate fashion, self expression, and co...
07/28/2021

Mark your calendars for our biggest, Q***rest, most RADICAL event yet! 🏳️‍🌈 😍 Celebrate fashion, self expression, and community at our August 12 party in Chinatown's Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Register at bit.ly/Q***rRadicalFair 🤩

Cohosted with Chicago Park District's "Q***ring the Parks" and Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments

#Q***r #Celebration #Party #Drag #Pride #Chicago #LoveIsLove

Mark your calendars for our biggest, Q***rest, most RADICAL event yet! 🏳️‍🌈 😍 Celebrate fashion, self expression, and community at our August 12 party in Chinatown's Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Register at bit.ly/Q***rRadicalFair 🤩

Cohosted with Chicago Park District's "Q***ring the Parks" and Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments

#Q***r #Celebration #Party #Drag #Pride #Chicago #LoveIsLove

Snack & Draw Bugsnax with Sage Coffey event coming up for tweens! Interested in making art for video games? Learn how to...
07/26/2021

Snack & Draw Bugsnax with Sage Coffey event coming up for tweens! Interested in making art for video games? Learn how to draw the half-bug, half-snack creatures from the game Bugsnax with cartoonist Sage Coffey!

https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/60b7ec78d61a9a30000646b9

Snack & Draw Bugsnax with Sage Coffey event coming up for tweens! Interested in making art for video games? Learn how to draw the half-bug, half-snack creatures from the game Bugsnax with cartoonist Sage Coffey!

https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/60b7ec78d61a9a30000646b9

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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

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Tuesday 1pm - 6pm
Wednesday 1pm - 6pm
Thursday 1pm - 6pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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When you want to read a book, you might as well read one of the best books of the year, right? Well here’s our list of the 50 best teen books of 2021! 🥳 Chipublib.org/bestofthebest (link accessible through bio) @chicagopubliclibrary #Read #TeenReads #Library #BestOf #BestBook #ReadingIsFundamental
Teens, come learn some life-long strategies to successfully resolve conflict, overcome the negative impact of trauma, strengthen relationships and reduce violence. This program was designed in partnership with Chicago Public Library with guest presenters from Alternatives a nonprofit organization located dedicated to inspiring young people to create a just future through healing, restorative practices and community. Register by 4 p.m. on November 22nd at: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/617ffefcf67cb7430017d01b
Looking to celebrate some extra #Halloween? We’ve got 2 different options coming up this Saturday at 12! 🎃Woodson Regional (9525 S Halsted) has music from DJ JBone and open mic hosted by @tonimonoflow! 👻Douglass Branch (3353 W 13 St) features DJs @laspacer and @misstwinkusa and costume photo booth by @miraclej.ivy! #Spooky #Costumes #Pumpkin #October @soillabnorthlawndale @chicagoarchitecturebiennial @denmarkinny
Join for us a livestream with Whitney Young Robotics - FTC 3216 / FTC 15659 on 10/29 at 4pm! They will be showing us how they build their robots. https://www.twitch.tv/youmediachicago
Join us TODAY for a lively rendition of why these books are banned--and why you should read them immediately! The City Lit Theatre Co. presents a virtual theatrical display of iconic banned books in celebration of banned books week 2021. Learn about some of the most popular banned books and decide for yourself-- should this book be banned from having anyone read them? What would it be like to have a book banned in your school? For teens AND adults. Register here by 4:30 p.m.!: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/6151e660d68b0a2f003c2c5e
Explore poetry inspired by plants with @plantitapapi and take home your own plantita. 1805 S. Loomis. Register at bit.ly/CPLPlantPoetry. #Lozano #CPLTeens #Latinx
This Saturday is the pop-up clothing boutique at Woodson Regional 👚 👞 High school teens (with their high school ID) can pick up new/gently used free clothes and school supplies! Saturday the 11th at Woodson Regional (9525 S Halsted St) from 1-3pm. It'll be outside in the garden 🌳 🌺 Registration encouraged but not required - https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=boutique/event/6129151a6a5aa82900ae5656 #Clothing #Fashion #BackToSchool #FreeStuff #SouthSide #SouthSideChicago #CPLTeens
Interested in #architecture and urban planning? 📐 🧐 Join us for a two part design workshop to re-envision a vacant lot on the Chicago River! For teens ages 14-18. You MUST PRE-REGISTER by 9-16 at bit.ly/ChicagoDesignWorkshop to participate. Stipend💰 and lunch 🥪 will be included. Program created in partnership with School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The American Institute of Architects for the Chicago Architecture Biennial #UrbanPlanning #UrbanDevelopment #Chicago #ChicagoRiver #Design #UrbanDesign #CityPlanning
Submit 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood by the end of this weekend! You could win gift cards, a DSLR camera kit, and public exhibition opportunities! Submit at bit.ly/YourLens. #Photography #PhotoCompetition #CPLTeens #YourLens
Our heart goes out to Squeak's family and friends. We had the chance to work with him the past few years at our Douglas Branch and on our Studio in the Library project. Thankful for all of the smiles and beats we shared. Rest In Power. http://ow.ly/HHfr50FVbjI
Submit 1-3 photos to our #WhatsYourLens competition by the end of this weekend to win amazing prizes!! 🏆 More info at bit.ly/YourLens. Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24.
You have an extra week to submit to our "What's Your Lens" photo challenge! 🙌 Send in 1-3 photos that capture your neighborhood for the chance to win amazing prizes like a DSLR camera kit! 📷 Open to Chicagoans between ages 14-24. Submit by Sunday Aug 22 at bit.ly/YourLens