Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

Find Summer Reading Titles at the Library
May 30, 2008, 11:51 pm
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Many of you will be required to read at least one book (maybe more) over the summer.  Before you go out and buy those books, you may want to try the library.  We’ve got local public and private schools’ summer reading lists, and can help you locate the books.  Search our catalog now.

If the book you want is checked out, then we can put a hold on it for you.  We stock multiple copies of the popular books, so you won’t have to wait all summer to get them.  Find out how to win prizes by reading.

Personal Radio
May 28, 2008, 2:16 am
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Looking for new (or just new to you) music, or an alternative to your usual iPod mix?  You may want to check out Slacker Radio.  Create a free account to personalize your own station, and even add a station to your myspace page.

Thanks for the Shoes!
May 15, 2008, 3:50 am
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The library collected 16 garbage bags full of worn out athletic shoes.  Thanks go out to everyone who donated shoes, and also to the TAB members for sorting them all!  The shoes have been shipped off to Nike, where they will be recycled into playground and track surfaces.

Twilight Movie Trailer from Trailer Park
May 12, 2008, 10:31 pm
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Update: The Twilight movie’s release date has been moved up to November 21, to take advantage of the space opened up by Harry Potter moving back to Summer 2009.

View the latest trailer at the official move website.

Congratulations to our Poetry Winners!
May 7, 2008, 1:27 am
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First Place: William Wallis for his poem “The Wreck of the Attica
Second Place: Alicia Tatiana Carletto for her poem “Where I’m From”
Third Place: Samuel Fuller for his poem “Voices”
Honorable Mention: Geoffrey Wallis for his poem “The Six Romans”

The winning poems are currently on display on the 3rd floor of the library.  They are also included in copies of a booklet that is availble free to the public.

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems this year!  There were many great poems and they were all enjoyable to read.  Please do not feel discouraged if your poem didn’t win a prize, but continue to write and share your writing with others.

Free Comic Book Day
May 2, 2008, 10:00 pm
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Saturday, May 3 is Free Comic Book Day!  Come to the library and get a free comic book.  Thanks go out to Orbitron for donating the comics, and to the TAB members for handing them out.

Do you dream of majoring in cartooning, or even make a living in the comics industry?  Check out the website of the Center for Cartoon Studies!

To read comic strips and graphic novel excerpts online, check out these links:

Top Shelf Comix – Click on the cover images, and then “Preview” to read excerpts of graphic novels

First Second – Click on the cover images to read excerpts of graphic novels – Dozens of daily comic strips

Free Comic Book Day

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