Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


YouTube for Teens
January 30, 2009, 10:48 am
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Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for pizza and online videos!

All teens are welcome to watch, share, and discuss videos via youtube, vimeo, and more.  Learn how to make your own videos using our equipment, and help us make & post videos to the library’s youtube site.

When: 6:00pm, Tuesday, feb. 3
Where: Board Room



American Library Association Awards
January 26, 2009, 1:12 pm
Filed under: Booklists, Check this out, Contests

The American Library Association (ALA) just announced the 2009 winners of its media awards for young people.  How many of the winners do you recognize?  See any favorites?  See something new that looks interesting?  What’s missing from the list?

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball  written & illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book, and Coretta Scot King Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books)

Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (Belpre Author Award for work that best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written and narrated by Sherman Alexie (Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production)

Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marchetta (Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults). 

 

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson; Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart; Nation by Terry Pratchett; and Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Newbury Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature)

Four Newbery Honor Books were named:  Underneath by Kathi Appelt, Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle, Savvy by Ingrid Law, and  After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson.

Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Chains, Fever 1793, Speak, Twisted, Prom, and Catalyst)  won the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

 

 



Hair 101
January 24, 2009, 3:21 pm
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Join teachers and students from the Niles School of Cosmetology for a free hairstyling workshop.   Learn how to keep your hair healthy and looking great, and go home with a braid, twist, or up-do.

When: 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, Jan. 31
Where: in the library’s large meeting room



Slate – Encyclopedia Baracktannica
January 20, 2009, 11:16 am
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Want to Obamify your vocabulary? Check out the Encyclopedia Baracktannica, from Slate.com!

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MLK Day Gaming
January 16, 2009, 1:23 pm
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Monday, Jan. 19 is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday!  To honor King’s legacy, why not join in a national day of service?  Visit: http://www.mlkday.gov/ to learn more.

To serve local students, the Niles Public Library will also provide Open Gaming!

Monday, Jan 19, 2:30-5:00pm
Play Guitar Hero and other games on our big screens, and learn how you can get involved at the library!

We hope to see you there!



Prez Obama to Star with Spidey
January 12, 2009, 11:19 am
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Marvel Comics announced last Thursday that Barack Obama will appear in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, available  on Jan. 14th.

In the comic, Spider-Man comes to the rescue when Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration is disrupted.

Want to get together with other comic & manga fans?  Come to our discussion on Saturday, Jan. 17!   Eat munchies and you could win a free comic.  This month’s discussion topic is weapons & war



Bye, Bye Blago?
January 9, 2009, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Check this out, Say What?!?

The Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Blagojevich!  His case will now go to the Illinois Senate.

There appears to be evidence that the governor has abused his power.  He maintains his innocence.  What do you think?

Check out this article: CBS News

And this video: SNL Really!?! Segment




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