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Author: Marissa De La Cerda

11.22.22

Meet the Maker: Esther Ajayi

Fall Maker-in-Residence Esther Ayaji makes crocheting cool agan, brining the beloved crafts to Chicagoans one Maker Lab class at a time.

11.10.22

Ask a Maker: Christopher Swenson

Self-described professional tinkerer, Christopher Swenson has been making his own keyboards from scratch. Read on to see how he used the tools at the Maker Lab to bring his project to life! 

09.15.22

Meet the Library Foundation Team: Harriett Davis

On her fifth birthday, Harriett rushed to her local library branch to get her first library card. Today, she helps raise critical funds for resources and programs at Chicago Public Library for Chicagoans of all ages.

07.07.22

Pride at the Library: Queer Radical Fair

YOUmedia, along with the Chicago Park Districts Queering the Parks, Chicago Freedom School, Social Works, and Rebirth Garments host second annual fair for teens to access resources and explore gender identity.

06.21.22

Meet the Maker: Carolyn Kassnoff

Carolyn brings the art of neon-bending and illustrations to the Maker Lab, helping Library users make our city glow with custom lanterns!