Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Could You Survive a Zombie Attack?
September 27, 2010, 2:45 pm
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Join us on Sunday for a fun introduction to parkour, or the art of overcoming obstacles.  Hungry zombies are used as motivation to get you started on the road to functional fitness.  The guys at www.zombiefit.org have this to say:

“What if you woke up tomorrow to find your city overridden with zombies, would you survive?  The keys to surviving Z-day are simple: Be able to lift and throw heavy things, run fast and for long distances, and be able to navigate obstacles and urban environments in an efficient manner.”

Watch the ZombieFit team demonstrate workout fundamentals, and then try them out yourself!  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so that you’re ready to jump in.

When: Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2:30pm
Where: Niles Public Library
6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

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Short Story Contest: Second Place Winner
September 20, 2010, 2:30 pm
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I hope everyone has had a chance to read and enjoy the first place winner of our recent short story contest!

photo by Kyle May

Our second place winner is Caroline Moy with “When Diamonds Become Ice Cubes.”  Her story is published here.  Although all the two winning stories began with the same first two sentences, they go in completely different directions.

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When Diamonds Become Ice Cubes by Caroline Moy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.



Short Story Contest Winners
September 8, 2010, 9:11 am
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Teen Advisory Board members have chosen the winners of the library’s first summer short story contest.  Competitors all began their stories with the following passage:

As I planted my tan, scorched feet towards the front of the glass-like ocean, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I stood under the starry night as thunder rolled above and lightning danced in the skies.

Our first place winner is Anetta Siemianowicz with her story “Just an Ordinary Guy.”  Her story is published here

Our second place winner is Caroline Moy with “When Diamonds Become Ice Cubes.”  Her story will be published later this week – stay tuned!

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“Just an Ordinary Guy” by Anetta Siemianowicz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.



Kay Cassidy Book Hunt
September 7, 2010, 11:44 am
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Answer trivia questions about popular YA books for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Visit author Kay Cassidy’s website to browse a list of books to choose from.  Fill out the trivia questionnaire and turn it in at the Reference or Youth Services desks in the library. 

Librarians will check your answers and enter them in the drawing.  They can also print out the questionnaires for you if you ask.



Teen Advisory Board
September 2, 2010, 1:43 pm
Filed under: Events, Get Involved!

Come join a friendly group of teens that meet the first Saturday of each month to discuss books and movies, plan programs and work on special projects. All middle, junior high and high school students are welcome.

When: Saturday, September 4 @ 12:00pm
Where: Board Room, 6960 W. Oakton Niles, IL




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