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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!


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!

Welcome to the Craft Guild! We will become craftier by the week as we experiment with mosaic, scrapbooking, journaling, knitting, crochet, sewing, loom beading, embroidery, jewelry making and more! Work on your own project or learn a new skill. We have plenty of free materials to get you started!

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Create your own short play to tackle the theme of gun violence. Teens will be encouraged to submit to the #ENOUGH short play contest, open through April 20, 2020. Winning plays will be featured in nationwide readings this December.


#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a new campaign of theatre activism on a mission to provide middle and high school students with the platform to spark critical conversations about gun violence across the country. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.

Open to teens in grades 6-12.