Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Head on over to the Buzz Blog
February 4, 2014, 10:23 am
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You may have noticed that this blog has been very quiet lately.

That’s because the blogging activities of the Niles Public Library District have all moved over to our shiny, new official blog: The Buzz. Head on over to blog.nileslibrary.org to get all contest details, program info, news, etc. that you used to get here. Plus, a lot more great stuff like book and movie reviews.

See you there!

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Congrats to our Teen Read Week Art Contest Finalists!

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Congrats to the winner and finalists in this year’s Teen Art Contest! We received over 40 entries this year that included a fantastic mix of drawing, painting, photography and digital art. I’d like to shout out a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Click on the names below to view their artwork on our Flickr page.

1st Place: Bria D.

2nd Place: Megan L.

3rd Place: Adam B.

4th Place: Isabelle de la Cruz

5th Place: Megan B.

Finalist: Jake G.

Finalist: Eric D.

Finalist: Ashley M.

Finalist: Lila S.

Also, stay tuned for an announcement regarding our soon-to-open Teen Underground, where theartwork will go on display in physical form.



Shoot the Moon!
October 10, 2013, 2:54 pm
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International Observe the Moon Night takes place Saturday, October 12. Look up and take notice of earth’s nearest celestial neighbor. There’s a lot to see with binoculars, a telescope or even just your naked eye.

For even more fun and potential prizes, snap a picture of it and post to Instagram with the hashtag #npldteens for week two of our month-long scavenger hunt. We’ll scroll through everyone’s moon shots and select the best one to re-post in our feed. The winner will also earn a small prize!

Moonrise happens in the Chicago-area right around 2:30 pm, so keep an eye out for it during the day! It sets at 7:45, so be sure to get out to see it in the early evening.

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Project Playbill Presents: Musical High School

Poster for Musical High SchoolWelcome to Adequate High School in Adequate, Oregon. The school motto is “Keep it adequate!” and the school cheer is “OKAAAY!” The drama club tries to stage a production of the muscial Mint Green Tap Shoes,  and in the words of Playbill writer and cast member Robbie, they face a lot of challenges. Gabrielle says, “Come for the laughs and good memories. “This play is a lot about accepting people for who they are!” says Rohini.

Click here to register for our premier (and only) performance. Don’t miss out!

When: Saturday, July 20 @ 11 am

Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 Oakton St.



Build with Straws

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Like to build things and solve puzzles? Join us for Drinking Straw Construction and try your hand at designing and building bridges, towers, sculptures and wind turbines from plastic drinking straws. Experiment with different building techniques and test your creations with weights and wind. Submit your favorite to display in our gallery, but all of your structures are yours to keep!

When: Thursday, July 11 @ 3pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.



Summer Reading Listravaganza
May 24, 2013, 3:02 pm
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Summer is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing — vacation? Yes, okay, it means two things — getting a job? Oh, okay. Three th– catching up on sleep … forgot about that one. Okay, so summer means a lot of things, but the thing I was thinking of is:

Summer Reading

You’ve probably gotten a list or letter from your school already, telling you what to read. But maybe you’ve lost it, or maybe you just don’t know where to find the books. We’ve got your back with our:

Summer Reading Listravaganza

Click on your school name to find your summer reading titles in our catalog. Don’t see your school? All the copies checked out? No sweat, just contact us and we’ll help you locate a copy of the title (or titles) you need.

Gemini Junior High

Loyola Academy
Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Seniors

Maine East High School
Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors

Maine South High School
Choice
Required

Niles North High School

Niles West High School
Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors

Notre Dame College Prep

Resurrection High School



Teen Choice Awards 2013

37 teens braved the construction to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards. Their ballots have been counted, and here are the winners in each category.

Best Song:

thriftshop

Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Video Game:

callofduty

Call of Duty

Best Movie (tie):

Hunger Games

Wreck-It Ralph

Best TV Show:

Pretty Little Liars

Best Music Video:

Gangnam Style by Psy

Best Musical Artist:

macklemore

Macklemore

Best Song, Movie, TV Show and Music Video were selected by a straight count of the popular vote. In the case of Video Games, votes for specific editions of a particular game (ie. 1 for Just Dance 3, 1 for Just Dance 4) were combined (2 for Just Dance) . The Musical Artist category was chosen by combining the votes for best song and best music video.




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