Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


November is National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo 2010 is almost upon us!  Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? It takes place each November, and is basically a no-holds-barred month-long writing free-for-all.  The goal is to knock out a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month.

50,000 words in 30 days.  Seem imposssible?  It’s not!  Thousands of people, including teens, have reached the 50,000 goal each of the past 10 years.  The key is to keep at it, just a few thousand words a day, no matter what.

Don’t think that your writing is any good?  Think of this novel as your first draft.  If your novel is rough and ugly at the end of the month, then just remember that you have 11 more months to polish it into a gem. Also remember that just writing something, anything, is an accomplishment.

For NaNoWriMo events near you (including events coming up at the Niles Public Library) visit the official Chicago region website.

NaNoWriMo Events at Niles Public Library

Nov. 1 Kick-Off  Event 6:30-8:30pm
Nov. 15 Midway Write-In 6:30-8:30pm
Nov. 30 Wrap-Up Party 7-8:30pm

All events take place in the Board Room at 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL



Happy Teen Read Week
October 20, 2010, 2:44 pm
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We’re midway through Teen Read Week (October 17-23).  I hope everyone has had time to do some reading this week — just for fun.  No, you say?  Then why not take a few minutes right now?  Drop whatever you’re doing, and take just 30 minutes, or even 20, or 15 to read something you enjoy!

It doesn’t have to be a book.  Books are great, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also fun to read magazines and the Onion.

If you do have time to read a book, please consider sharing a brief review here.  Reviewers are entered in a drawing for a book store gift card!



Sing-Along Glee
October 13, 2010, 2:25 pm
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Help us celebrate Teen Read Week (Oct. 17-24) with song.  Relive your favorite moments from Season 1 on our big screen.  Come dressed as a cheerleader, jock, or your favorite gleek if you dare!  Food and prizes.

When: Sunday, October 17
2:00-4:00pm

Where: 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL



Guitar Hero Tournament
October 6, 2010, 10:37 am
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Compete in our Columbus Day Guitar Hero Tournament

Challenge your friends for a chance to win prizes! Food and fun for all.

When: Monday, October 11 from 2:30-5:00pm

Where: 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

There are 93 songs available in the brand new edition of Guitar Hero, Warriors of Rock.  Here is just a sampling:

Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
Fury of the Storm by DragonForce
Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper
Paranoid by Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne
Self Esteem by Offspring
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
Uprising by Muse
What Do I Get by The Buzzcocks

Check out the full list here.




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