Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Banned Books Week
September 29, 2008, 9:57 am
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Catcher in the Rye, Forever … these are just a few of the books that have been banned in this country over the years.  This week, learn more about why books are banned.  Celebrate free speech by reading a banned book!

Visit Banned Books Week on MySpace and Facebook.



Shred America
September 24, 2008, 4:58 pm
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Meet the team behind Shred America!  Hear how they skateboarded 850 miles, from Chicago to New York, watch a preview for their movie, and pick up skateboarding tips.

When: 2:00pm Sunday, September 28
Where: Niles Public Library, Large Meeting Room

Register at our website!

Visit them on MySpace.



Learn to Write Comics
September 19, 2008, 4:57 pm
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Sunday, September 21
2:00pm in the large meeting room

Comic book writer Russell Lissau (BATMAN STRIKES) will talk about the craft and business of writing comic books and lead participants through fun writing exercises. A Q&A session will follow, and books will be for sale.



Comics Discussion: Heroes
September 18, 2008, 1:16 pm
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Saturday, September 20
3:00pm in the Board Room

Bring your favorite hero comic (or manga, or graphic novel) to discuss!  What makes a good hero?  Who’s the best superhero?  What about Heroes: will the new season be better than last season?



Election 2008

Illinois residents who will turn 18 by (or on) November 4 of this year is eligible to register to vote!  Register at the Niles Public Library by October 7.

Don’t know who to vote for?  Research the candidates with some help from these websites:

FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org/ – Campaigning politicians make a lot of claims.  How do you know what to believe?  This website cuts through the B.S. to get to the truth.

MyDebates: www.MyDebates.org – MySpace page compares Obama and McCain’s positions on the issues.  Take a survey to see how your own opinions match up, and look at a map that compiles people’s choices.

FiveThirtyEight: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ – Who’s leading in the latest polls? Who would win the presidential election if it were held today?  Two guys collect the latest poll data to produce colorful maps that answers these questions.  Ads for both major candidates appear on this site.

YouChoose: http://www.youtube.com/youchoose – Where do the candidates stand on the issues?  View video clips that provide some insight.



Blog, Blog, Blog
September 12, 2008, 10:31 am
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Teen Ink is looking for bloggers!

From Teen Ink:

Do you like fashion? Or music or books? Are you in the college application process, or do you have an obsession you would love to write about?

Email blog@teenink.com to apply to be a Primary Blogger for Teen Ink magazine.

If you don’t see a category there that interests you, tell us what you’d LIKE to see on the blogs.

WHY APPLY:

– You can write for an audience of millions!
– It looks GREAT on a college application or resume.
– If you want to be a writer, you’ll have a ton of writing samples and be ahead of the game.
– It’s heck-a fun!



Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Fans of writers Rachel Cohn and David Levithan may want to mark October 3 in their calendars.  That’s when the movie-version  of their popular book Nick & Norah’s Infinte Playlist opens nationwide.  The movie stars Michael Cera (Superbad, Arrested Development) and Kat Dennings (ER, House Bunny).

Check out Nick & Norah‘s website to make and send a playlist of your own to your friends!




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