Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

Play Dungeons & Dragons!
July 31, 2008, 5:57 pm
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Play an updated version of the classic role-playing adventure game. 
When: Monday August 4 and Monday August 11, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: large meeting room @ the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Everyone who plays will take home a kit that includes character cards, dice, and figurines!

Trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
July 30, 2008, 9:52 am
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What do you think of the official teaser trailer?

Interesting fact: You probably know Ralph Fiennes plays Voldemort.  11-year old Tom Riddle is played by Fiennes’ nephew, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.

Update: Unfortunately, we will now have to wait until next summer for the next installment in the Harry Potter series.  Warner Brothers recently pushed the premier back to July 17, 2009.  Here’s the story:

This Memoir’s Just Six Words Long
July 25, 2008, 11:35 am
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Hey, ever thought of writing about your life, but didn’t know where to start?  Come to our Six-Word Memoir Workshop and begin crafting stories about yourself in just one sentence!  Check out the SMITH Magazine website  to read life stories submitted by other people.

When: 7:00pm, Wednesday July 30
Where: Large Meeting Room, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles

Project Playbill: Danny and the Fableworld
July 17, 2008, 1:20 pm
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00 pm on Saturday, July 19Everyone is invited to a free performance at the library this Saturday, July 19!  Local teens will be performing “Danny and the Fableworld” an original play that they’ve written and rehearsed over the past five weeks.  The show begins at 2:00 pm in the large meeting room, and will last approximately 30 minutes.

We hope to see you there!

Win Dinner with Simone Elkeles

Download an entry form for a chance to win dinner with teen author Simone Elkeles on July 22.  Elkeles is the author of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, How to Ruin My Teenage Life, and Leaving Paradise.  Entry forms are due July 20.

Entertainment Weekly – Twilight Cover
July 11, 2008, 10:02 am
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Cover Image for the July 15 issue of Entertainment Weekly

Cover Image for the July 15 issue of Entertainment Weekly

Twilight is featured on Entertainment Weekly’s cover this week.  There has already been some backlash over the image.  What do you think?

Wanted: Black Male Teachers

 Black Male TeacherDo you know any African American males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE?  Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to school for 4 years.

The ‘Call Me MISTER’  program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolina ‘s lowest performing public schools.  Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The program is a collaboration between Clemson University and four historically black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and South Carolina State University.

The project provides:

-Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges.

-An academic support system to help assure their success.

-A cohort system for social and cultural support.

Visit: for more details.

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