Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Slate – Encyclopedia Baracktannica
January 20, 2009, 11:16 am
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Want to Obamify your vocabulary? Check out the Encyclopedia Baracktannica, from Slate.com!

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Prez Obama to Star with Spidey
January 12, 2009, 11:19 am
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Marvel Comics announced last Thursday that Barack Obama will appear in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, available  on Jan. 14th.

In the comic, Spider-Man comes to the rescue when Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration is disrupted.

Want to get together with other comic & manga fans?  Come to our discussion on Saturday, Jan. 17!   Eat munchies and you could win a free comic.  This month’s discussion topic is weapons & war



YouTube + Presidential Election = Election Party!
October 31, 2008, 10:48 am
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Tuesday, Nov. 4 6:00-7:30pm
Join us at the Niles Public Library District for a special YouTube Election Party.  Enjoy pizza & drinks while watching and discussing online campaign videos and live election coverage.
Plus, you’ll get the chance to shoot photos and videos for the library’s YouTube page!



Mock Presidential Election Results
October 23, 2008, 2:14 pm
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101 teens voted in our recent mock presidential election.  The votes have been tallied, and here are the results:

Barack Obama & Joe Biden, 79 Votes, 78%  WINNER
John McCain & Sarah Palin, 17 Votes, 17%
Cynthia McKinney & Rosa Clemente, 2 Votes, 2%
Ralph Nader & Matt Gonzalez, 2 Votes, 2%

Image from Barack Obama's campaign website www.barackobama.com

Image from Obama's campaign website



Election 2008

Illinois residents who will turn 18 by (or on) November 4 of this year is eligible to register to vote!  Register at the Niles Public Library by October 7.

Don’t know who to vote for?  Research the candidates with some help from these websites:

FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org/ – Campaigning politicians make a lot of claims.  How do you know what to believe?  This website cuts through the B.S. to get to the truth.

MyDebates: www.MyDebates.org – MySpace page compares Obama and McCain’s positions on the issues.  Take a survey to see how your own opinions match up, and look at a map that compiles people’s choices.

FiveThirtyEight: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ – Who’s leading in the latest polls? Who would win the presidential election if it were held today?  Two guys collect the latest poll data to produce colorful maps that answers these questions.  Ads for both major candidates appear on this site.

YouChoose: http://www.youtube.com/youchoose – Where do the candidates stand on the issues?  View video clips that provide some insight.




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