Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Actors and Acting

If you’re interested in the art of acting you’ll find something exciting in these suggestions of books on actors and acting. Elizabeth Streb will make you want to become your own film action hero. Uta Hagen offers a bible for …


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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Five Books Featuring Costumes

Hooray for Cosplay! Dressing up allows us to wear our fandom with pride and to express ourselves however we wish. These books all focus on costuming and feature characters who know how important cosplayers are. 

Don’t Cosplay with My Heart


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Classics Book Discussion: The Pillow Book

Friday, January 22, 4:00 PM.

The Pillow Book is a fascinating account of Japanese court life in the eleventh century. Written by a lady of the court, this book is an intimate look at the experiences of the Heian upper class, featuring reflections on royal ceremonies, nature, conversation, poetry, and of course, gossip.

Join our Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89724219439 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 897 2421 9439.

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Bling up Your Holidays

Need to brighten things up for the holidays? Check out these crafting books to get some ideas for handmade fashions, jewelry, and other gifts for yourself or your loved ones.

Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials


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Post NaNoWriMo

We’re just out of November which is National Novel Writing Month, an annual initiative encouraging budding authors to buckle down and work out a first of a novel in just 30 days. If you participated in NaNoWriMo now’s the time …


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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

In a Tennessee town named after the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Dill, Lydia, and Travis are the high school misfits. All they need to do is graduate to escape, but there are so many things in their way. …


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War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

A war is brewing in the middle of Minneapolis between the light and dark courts of Faerie.

Rock musician Edie McCandry has just been chosen to be the human on the battlefield for the Sidhe and the half-guard-dog-half-man assigned to …


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Virtual Bus Trip: The International Space Station

Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: American Writers Museum

Wednesday, August 05, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: Chicago’s Fine Arts Building

Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: Frida Kahlo’s Blue House

Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: Museum of Broken Relationships

Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: Musee D’Orsay

Wednesday, July 08, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Virtual Bus Trip: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Wednesday, July 01, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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