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Brain Food: A Media Discussion Group for Teens

Brain Food: A Media Discussion Group for Teens

What’s feeding your brain?

What media are you consuming?

Is it yummy?

Are you satisfied?

Visit this YOUmedia discussion group on Zoom to discuss your latest reads, listens, plays, and views. Movies, TV, books, video games, news, your favorite web manga: it’s all on the menu. Make recommendations and hear what others are devouring right now!

This event is hosted by Rachel and Justin at Humboldt Park, but you can join us no matter where you live!

For teens 13 to 18. Register in advance here, or if you decide to join us last minute, email mwilson12@chipublib.org and we’ll send you the Zoom invitation!


Take part in the Summer Learning Challenge at the North Pulaski Branch!

July 6 – August 15, 2020

  • Register at the North Pulaski Branch or online at chipublib.org/summer
  • Grab your Explorer’s Guide, a free book, and a create kit to take home (while supplies last).
  • Read, Discover, and Create all summer long:
    • Read 500 minutes or more over the summer – books, ebooks, comics, or anything you want for at least 20 minutes a day.
    • Discover at least one hands-on activity – try a library activity or explore something new.
    • Create – make at least one creation of art, writing a story, or designing something new.
  • Keep track of your activities on your challenge log.  Report your minutes and activities as often as you like by:
    • Dropping reporting forms in the reporting box at the library OR writing a letter to Miss Pam and sending it via US mail to the address below.  You may even get a letter in return!
  • Children who complete the challenge by August 15 will earn a book bag and be entered into a drawing to win an e-Reader.
  • Please stop by or call the branch if you have any questions about the Summer Learning Challenge.

*Please note that we will not have in-person reporting this summer so that we can practice social distancing.*

North Pulaski Branch, 4300 W. North Ave., Chicago, Il 60639 , (312)744-9573

Join Read/Write Library this January for a free 3-week after school course geared to local youth in the community. Created and taught by Kayla McClain (Masters of Arts in Arts Education candidate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Black Narratives Matter investigates the untold history of racial justice topics such as racial justice in the courts, police brutality and what is missing from how students are taught in schools. While examining the history of violence against people of color and connecting the dots to events of today, participants will create their own narratives along with illustrations from day to day activities to create books.

Black Narratives Matters is a collaborative dialogically community-based workshop grounded on the foundation of providing students with a safe space to express themselves throughout art while participating in an educative experience. The purpose of creating the book is to highlight each student’s experience, what they have learned from this course and to enhance their sense of empowerment and self-esteem once they leave the course.

Books will be exhibited in a concluding opening celebration on January 25th, open to the public, family & friends.

Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible with gender neutral restrooms. For specific accommodations and additional questions, please email us at info@readwritelibrary.org

Dates: Mon January 7th – Thurs 24th
Time: 5:30-6pm every day Mon-Thurs
Cost: FREE

Details: https://readwritelibrary.org/events/black-narratives-matter-racial-justice-bookmaking
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Ring in the New Year at the library! Join us for fun activities and a countdown at noon.

¡Celebramos el Nuevo Año en la biblioteca con actividades divertidas! Vamos a contar al mediodía.


Drop in for fun, relaxing activities, games, and crafts during the following dates and times:

Wednesday, December 26, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Thursday, December 27, 3-5pm
Friday, December 28, 2-4pm
Saturday, December 29, 2-4pm
Wednesday, January 2, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Thursday, January 3, 3-5pm
Friday, January 4, 2-4pm

Visita la biblioteca para activitades, juegos, y arte.

Miércoles, Diciembre 26, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Jueves, Diciembre 27, 3-5pm
Viernes, Diciembre 28, 2-4pm
Sábado, Diciembre 29, 2-4pm
Miércoles, Enero 2, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Jueves, Enero 3, 3-5pm
Viernes, Enero 4, 2-4pm
Sábado, Enero 5, 2-4pm

Drop in and make holiday card. All ages.

Haz unas tarjetas de las festividades. Para niños de cualquier edad.

Join us for books, songs, rhymes, music and an afternoon of fun. Families with kids of all ages.

Una tarde divertida con libros, canciones, rimas, y música. Para familias con niños de cualquier edad.

A guided workshop using mixed media art materials to collect your dreams, wishes, and hopes for yourself. Materials provided but feel free to bring any charms, pictures, paper notables, etc., to include in your Dream Box. All ages welcome.

Utiliza materiales variadas para hacer una caja en que puede collectar sus sueños y deseos. Tenemos materiales pero también puede traer fotos o cosas especiales para añadir a su caja.  Para personas y niños de caulquier edad.


Children will be able to observe and participate in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) programs led by the Chicago Public Library STEAM Team. All ages are welcome

Niños pueden observar y participar en una variedad de programas de STEAM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Arte, y Matemática). Para niños de cualquier edad. Gratis.

Enjoy a concert by Mariachi Tradicion Juvenil, a family music group. They will perform a variety of Mariachi folk music to cultivate, maintain and share the tradition of this lively music genre. The group’s repertoire includes De Colores, La Feria de las Flores, Arboles de la Barranca, Si nos dejan, Amor Eterno, El Rey, and many more.

Disfrute un concierto del Mariachi Tradicion Juvenil, grupo de música familiar. Interpretarán una variedad de música folclórica de mariachi para cultivar, mantener y compartir la tradición de este género musical. El repertorio del grupo incluye De Colores, La Feria de las Flores, Arboles de la Barranca, Si nos dejan, Amor Eterno, El Rey y muchos más.