Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Celebrate Teen Reading With Art
September 27, 2013, 3:43 pm
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Teen Read Week Art Contest

Celebrate reading with art! Your original 2D art could decorate the Library’s new teen space and website. Art may be done in any media, such as paint, pencil, ink, photography and digital. Finalists will be displayed in the library and online.First place will win a $50 gift card.

Deadline for submissions is Thurs., Oct. 31, @9pm

Grades 7-12 are eligible

Entries may be submitted in person, on a flash drive or CD, or as email attachments. For digital art, please send us your highest resolution. Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to display your name and art should your entry win.

Submit your art in person at the adult service desks, snail mail to Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714; or by email to teen@nileslibrary.org.

Submit this information with your art:
Name
Address:
School
Grade
Phone
Email

Questions? Contact librarian Donna Block at 847-663-6434.

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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



We Have A WInner!
November 20, 2012, 2:37 pm
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ImageCongratulations to our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest winner, Nicolette Grabiec! Congrats also to our 9 other finalists. Thank you to everyone who interest this year. We had more than 50 fantastic entries. Our winner and finalists were chosen by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

Check out all ten finalists here, at our Flickr site.



Looking for Required Summer Reading?
June 15, 2011, 6:10 pm
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Even though it’s summer, we realize that you’re often required to read books for school.  That’s why we’ve put together lists of the area schools’ summer reading requirements (with some help from our great volunteers Jan and Tim – thanks guys!).

Wondering what to read and whether it’s available at the library?  Take a look at the list for your school before visiting, and put the books you need on hold. Got questions? Call the reference desk at 847-663-6603, librarians are standing by.

Gemini Junior High
7th & 8th grade in one list

Loyola Academy
9th-12th grades in one list

Maine East High School:
A-M and
N-Z

Maine South High School:
Choice and
Required

Niles North High School
9th-12th grades in one list

Niles West High School:
Freshmen
Sophomores
Juniors (A-L) and (M-Z)
Seniors

Notre Dame College Prep
9th-12th grades in one list

Resurrection High School
9th-12th grades in one list



You Are Here: Summer Reading 2011
June 2, 2011, 7:14 pm
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The sun has finally come out, school is almost done with for the year, and Summer Reading is almost upon us.

Our Summer Reading program kicks off June 6.  Sign up, read 4 books and you could win an iPod Touch and other prizes (like free food, free books, movies and maybe even a cool t-shirt).

Save trees this year and check out one of our brand new Sony Readers.  They come loaded with 22 titles, including The Hunger Games trilogy and some fascinating nonfiction like The Glass Castle.

Come to our kick-off event for free food, prizes, and fun!

When: Monday, June 6 4:00-8:00pm
Where: Board Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL



Bollywood Dancing
January 24, 2011, 12:15 pm
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Register here for Bollywood Dancing on Jan. 30. Ajanta Chakraborty, founder of the dance company Bollywood Groove, will lead this fun cardioclass for ages 12 and up. Ajanta has a Senior Diploma in Indian classical dance from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, and her passion lies in making the Indian dance styles accessible to all ages. Learn to dance like a Bollywood star!

When: Sun, Jan. 30 2-3pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

“Bollywood” is a slang term for popular Hindi-language musical films made in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) India.  India produces more films each year than any other country in the world, and Mumbai is the center of the Indian film industry. Read more about Bollywood.



Rock Band 3
December 21, 2010, 11:56 am
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Test your music & gaming skills with the new Rock Band 3 game on our Xbox console. Compete with friends as a group, solo, or both!  Play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or sing.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 29
Where: 6960 W. Oakton in Niles

Click Here to Register.

The Setlist includes 83 songs.  Here are just a few:

The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”
Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
The White Stripes – “The Hardest Button to Button”
Phoenix – “Lasso”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush”
Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
Def Leppard – “Foolin”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train”
Blondie – “Heart of Glass”
The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster”
John Lennon – “Imagine”
David Bowie – “Space Oddity”

Check out the full setlist, here.




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