Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


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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15th Annual Poetry Contest Winners
May 14, 2012, 5:53 pm
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Congratulations to all the winners of the library’s 15th annual poetry contest!

Teen Winners:

1st place: Connie Lay-Ngo
2nd place: Najlah Iqbal
3rd place: Anjana Tomay
Honorable Mentions:  Mai Lu and Danielle Brunner

Adult Winners:

1st place: Kevin Shyne
2nd place: Jim Koppersteiner

The poems are all on display on the 3rd floor of the library.  They’ve also been printed in booklets that are FREE to the the public.

  Thank you, thank you, thank to to everyone who contributed poems to us this year.  We had over 70 entries this year and the judging was tough. Thank you also to our wonderful panel of local judges!



14th Annual Poetry Contest Winners
May 11, 2011, 9:49 am
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Congratulations to our winning poets!  The winning poems will be displayed on the 3rd floor throughout the month.  They are also published in free booklet.

1st Place: “This Place” by Surdeep Chauhan

2nd Place: “Lonely Girl” by Grace Park

3rd Place: “If my Words were Golden” by Michael Welch

Pick up a copy of our free poetry booklet today!



Enter Our 14th Annual Poetry Contest
March 21, 2011, 5:11 pm
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Enter our poetry contest by April 17, 2011!

Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed at the library.

First Prize: $75 certificate   Second Prize: $50 certificate   Third Prize: $25 certificate

Contest is open to residents of Chicago and suburbs.

  • To enter you must be between 10 and 18 years old as of April 17, 2011.

  • Limit 6 poems per poet.

  • Include your name, age, address and phone number.

Click Here for the Full Contest Rules.

Email entries: to dblock@nileslibrary.org

Learn more about National Poetry Month.

Looking for inspiration or need some writing tips? Check out some of the great poetry books in our collection.



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.



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.




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