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MSI Science Club: Super Humans Unite

MSI Science Club: Super Humans Unite

Join our Humboldt Park Branch Science Club as we partner with the Museum of Science and Industry to bring you a series of fun and super powered activities! Club participants will explore magnetic fields, parallel circuits, the Engineering Design Cycle, and 3D illusions. Participants will have the opportunity to explore who they are by creating an origin story for their very own comic book superhero. Activity journals and materials for each session will be provided for registrants. Participants will also be able to connect virtually with other club members from the Back of the Yards branch.

Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions in the series. For kids ages 7 to 12.

How to Attend

This event takes place in person. Register by 6PM Sunday, November 14th. Due to space limitations, please include the total number of children and adults as attendees when you register.

The safety and health of our patrons and staff is our priority. We’re requiring all visitors over age 2 to wear masks that cover nose and mouth in order to attend this program. If you do not have a mask, we will provide disposable masks.

Stay home if you or someone in your group are experiencing symptoms of any illness per order of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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!


The Humboldt Park Library YOUmedia space is open to teens in grades 6-12. Feel free to bring a project to work on, or just hang out and listen to music with friends. If you’re bored, we can suggest some fun, physically distanced activities! To make sure everyone has plenty of room to practice physical distancing, capacity is limited.

For our Summer Teen Challenge: Sound Off, we have free Grab & Go kits with projects like watercolor pens, jewelry-making, and journals, and we can also connect you to the library’s virtual programming for teens.

Face coverings must be worn in the library, but if you don’t have one, a mask will be provided to you. Visits are limited to one hour when other patrons are waiting to enter the space. Please note that hours are subject to change. Feel free to call 312-744-2244 and ask to speak with Justin or Rachel if you have questions!

Learn new skills and film your own projects! We have lights, cameras, a green screen, and editing software to bring your vision to the screen!

Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

As part of our Teen Summer Challenge, drop in to meet interns from Yollocalli Arts Reach and to mess around while learning more about sound recording and editing, as well as story composition, interviewing and narration.

Teens who develop, record and edit an audio story will learn how to submit it to Yollocalli’s Studio Y youth-led program, Wattz Up! Radio Show broadcast on 105.5 FM Lumpen Radio Chicago.

This program will take place at Humboldt Park Library (1605 N. Troy St.) in YOUmedia.

As part of our Teen Summer Challenge, up to ten teens are invited for this interactive two-hour audio and sound design workshop with Yollocalli Arts Reach. Teens will learn about sound recording and editing, as well as story composition and narration. Each participant should walk away with the skills to develop, record and edit an audio story they can submit to Yollocalli’s Sudio Y youth-led program, Wattz Up! Radio Show broadcast on 105.5 FM Lumpen Radio Chicago.

Be sure to check out the subsequent recording and editing session with Yollocalli interns on July 22 from 12:30-2:30 (no registration is required for this drop-in opportunity).

This workshop will take place at 1605 N. Troy St. in YOUmedia.

What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be “out” on stage talking truthfully about their lives? As they create a play about love, a theater troupe of Queer youth celebrates the fullness of their lives as young artists and activists.

Is your bike safe to ride? Learn how to take care of your bike in this interactive workshop with West Town Bikes. This workshop is open to teens and tweens, ages 12-18.


Play theater games, learn improv skills, and laugh a lot in this fast-paced, funny workshop! We’ll meet every other Thursday, starting April 11th. Open to all teens age 12-18.

For Spaniards — and for the world — nothing has expressed their country’s traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter’s masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Ella Es el Matador reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena: the acclaimed Mari Paz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity. But what emerges as their truest motivation is their sheer passion — for bullfighting and the pursuit of a dream.

Running time: 62 minutes