Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


YouTube + Presidential Election = Election Party!
October 31, 2008, 10:48 am
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Tuesday, Nov. 4 6:00-7:30pm
Join us at the Niles Public Library District for a special YouTube Election Party.  Enjoy pizza & drinks while watching and discussing online campaign videos and live election coverage.
Plus, you’ll get the chance to shoot photos and videos for the library’s YouTube page!



Fright Night
October 27, 2008, 8:23 am
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Join us for scary storytelling on Thursday, October 30.  Wear a costume and share a spooky tale of your own,  if you dare!
Where: Large Meeting Room
When: 7:00pm



Mock Presidential Election Results
October 23, 2008, 2:14 pm
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101 teens voted in our recent mock presidential election.  The votes have been tallied, and here are the results:

Barack Obama & Joe Biden, 79 Votes, 78%  WINNER
John McCain & Sarah Palin, 17 Votes, 17%
Cynthia McKinney & Rosa Clemente, 2 Votes, 2%
Ralph Nader & Matt Gonzalez, 2 Votes, 2%

Image from Barack Obama's campaign website www.barackobama.com

Image from Obama's campaign website



Teens Chose the Winners!
October 20, 2008, 11:58 am
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YALSA’s 2008 Teens’ Top Ten

The vote is in.  More than 8,000 teens voted on this year’s winners.  Thanks go out to everyone who voted!  The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten books are:

  1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

  4. Vampire Academy by Rachel Mead

  5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

  6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

  7. The Sweet Far Thing  by Libba Bray

  8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

  9. Before I Die  by Jenny Downham

  10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson



Comics Discussion – Free Comics!
October 15, 2008, 11:16 am
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When: Saturday, 3:00pm
Where: Board Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

Bring a favorite comic, manga, or graphic novel to discuss, and you could win a free comic!  Our topic this month is “monsters.”  What qualifies as a monster?  Vampires, zombies, serial killers … You tell us!

Don’t have a favorite?  Pick one from our list!



Six Word Memoir Workshop
October 13, 2008, 5:49 pm
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When: Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00pm
Where: Board Room 6960 W. Oakton St.

Find out what a six word memoir is and write one yourself!  Tell your life story in just six words and it may be published in a new book.



Vote and Get Free Stuff!
October 11, 2008, 4:46 pm
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We’re giving away free stuff this week!  Stop by the reference desk and vote for the top ten teen books to get glow-in-the-dark vampire fangs.  Pick the next president and get a cool button.  Then, enter a raffle for a chance to win our vampire kite.

When: October 12-18
Where: Reference Desk




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