Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day this Friday, April 22!  This year’s theme is A Billion Acts of Green, an international campaign to register one billion actions in advance of the global Earth Summit in Rio in 2012.  Learn more at the official website.

You can make a difference by reusing shopping bags and eating locally grown and organic foods.  Get involved at the Niles Public Library.  Learn how to transform plastic grocery bags into reusable fabric, and make tasty snacks using eco-friendly ingredients.

When: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

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What’s on Your Plate?

Yesterday, the library and Chipotle hosted a screening of the documentary film What’s On Your Plate?.  In the film, two friends investigate where the food they eat comes from. The answers aren’t always appetizing.  There are still places where you can find good, fresh food, such as local farmers markets.

Local Area Farmers’ Markets:

Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market
Saturdays May 8 – November 6
7:30am-1:00pm

Glenview Farmers’ Market
Saturdays June 26 – October 9
8:00am-noon

Park Ridge Farmers Market
Saturdays mid-May through October
7:00am-1:00pm

Ridgeville Farmers Market
Wednesdays June 3-September 30
3:00pm-dusk

Skokie Farmers Market
Sundays end of June to the end of October
7:30 am-12:45 pm

For more information about food & health, check out the resources below

Books

Chew On This and Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Don’t Eat This Book by Morgan Spurlock

Food Rules and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

What the World Eats by Peter Menzel

Websites

Naturally Grown www.naturallygrown.org

Fast Food Facts www.fastfoodfacts.info

Food & Water Watch www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Let’s Move www.letsmove.gov

Sustainable Table http://www.sustainabletable.org



Shushless Study Hall
April 29, 2009, 11:22 am
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Homework & Tests Getting You Down?  Get a Leg Up at the Library!  Stretch out with your books & friends at our conference table, or jump on one of our brand new computers. Talk all you want, even play music – you won’t have to be quiet here.

Free WiFi!
Free Printing!
New Computers!
Tasty Refreshments!
Fresh advice from Friendly Librarians!
Helpful Databases!
Books, books, books!
NO Shushing!

Monday May 4
4:00pm-9:00pm in the Board Room



Study with Us!
June 4, 2008, 9:12 pm
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Got finals to study for or papers to write?
Come to the library to study with friends!
Food & drinks will be provided.
Wednesday June 4, 3:00-6:00 pm




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