Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


YouTube for Teens
November 28, 2008, 4:29 pm
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Dec. 2 6:00-7:30pm
Watch and discuss online videos.  Seen the Twilight movie and have something to say about it?  Now’s your chance!  Create videos for the library’s youtube site.  Shoot our Ben Franklin exhibit, or review Twilight.

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C-SPAN StudentCam
November 24, 2008, 1:56 pm
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What is the most urgent issue for president Obama to address after taking office, and why?

WHAT IS “C-SPAN StudentCam”?

C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual documentary competition.  Students are asked to create a short (5 to 8 minutes) video documentary that explores an issue of national significance that they believe is in need of urgent attention from the new president of the United States.

StudentCam is open to all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) in the United States as individuals, or teams of 3 students. The competition is also open to international students and there will be one $500 prize for the best international entry. Videos must be the original work of students, however, teachers may provide guidance and critiques.

Your documentary should include more than one point of view. YOU MUST USE C-SPAN PROGRAMMING TO ENHANCE YOUR DOCUMENTARY. Videos that do not use C-SPAN programming will be disqualified.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE C-SPAN OFFICES by Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.



This Weekend: Discuss Manga & Build a Kite
November 21, 2008, 7:12 pm
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Saturday, Nov. 22 – Comics Discussion at 3:00 pm in the Board Room

Bring a favorite manga, comic, or graphic novel to discuss, or pick one from our list.  This month’s theme is School Daze, so many manga and comics are set at school.  Munchies included, and you could win a free comic!

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky by Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Sunday, Nov. 23 – Science with Ben 1:00-4:00 in the Large Meeting Room

“Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky” by Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Build a kite and test out other electrical experiments pioneered by Ben Franklin.  Got a science fair project to work on?  Pick up some of helpful science fair information we’ve compiled for you.



Teen Ink Movie Review Contest – Twilight

Actor Robert Pattinson appeared recently at Orland Square Mall south of Chicago.  Read about his adventures in this article.

Here’s another story about fans  who were turned away from the event.

Would you have waited overnight for a chance to meet Pattinson?  Would you be upset if you were turned away?

The Twilight movie opens nationwide on November 21. 

If you’re planning to see it anyway, then why not write a review?  From Betsy, at Teen Ink Magazine:

Hey all:

We’re holding a “Twilight” movie review contest, and we want you to participate whether you’re a lover or a hater! The writer of the best review (positive or negative) will receive their choice of a Twilight companion book or a Teen Ink book. You’ll also receive a year’s subscription to Teen Ink Magazine, and your review will be seriously considered for publication!

-Betsy

The contest deadline is December 1st.  Post your review (positive or negative) on Facebook, or email it to betsy (at) teenink.com.

You can also post your movie reviews at the NPLD website.  Local reviewers are entered in a monthly prize drawing!



Veterans Day Gaming!
November 9, 2008, 11:13 pm
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Veterans Day is this Tuesday, November 11.  That means that school’s out, so come and play Guitar Hero and other games on our big screen!
When: 2-5pm
Where: Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton.

PSST! Learn more about local war veterans through our Veterans History Project archives!



Congratulations to Our Art Contest Winners!
November 6, 2008, 4:31 pm
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The Niles Public Library Teen Advisory Board has met and judged all 69 entries in our 2008 Teen Read Week Art Contest.  Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork!  Six finalists have been chosen to serve as blog headers for the Teen Scene blog during the next year.

First place (currently displayed) – Crystal N.
Second place – Kelsey Schwert
Third place – Ronald J.B.
Fourth place – Roymona O.
Fifth place – Jerry M.
Sixth place – Karyn M.

Congratulations to all our winners, and a big thank you to everyone who submitted art, as well as to our fantastic judges!




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