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.



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



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.



Could You Survive a Zombie Attack?
September 27, 2010, 2:45 pm
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Join us on Sunday for a fun introduction to parkour, or the art of overcoming obstacles.  Hungry zombies are used as motivation to get you started on the road to functional fitness.  The guys at www.zombiefit.org have this to say:

“What if you woke up tomorrow to find your city overridden with zombies, would you survive?  The keys to surviving Z-day are simple: Be able to lift and throw heavy things, run fast and for long distances, and be able to navigate obstacles and urban environments in an efficient manner.”

Watch the ZombieFit team demonstrate workout fundamentals, and then try them out yourself!  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so that you’re ready to jump in.

When: Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2:30pm
Where: Niles Public Library
6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL



Make Waves this summer by reading!

Our Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 7.  Register at the Fiction (lower level) or Reference  (2nd level) desks.

It’s really simple: just for tell us what you read over the summer by filling out a reading log.  You can read whatever you want. Get prizes when you sign up and turn in a log.

Everyone who completes at least one reading log will also be entered in a drawing in August for prizes including an Apple iPod Touch.

Come to our study hall between 5:00-9:00 on Monday to register and get free food!



2010 Teen Choice Awards

The votes have been counted for our 3rd annual Teen Choice Awards!  Thank you to everyone who voted!  We received 101 total ballots.  Here are the top vote-getters in each category.

Favorite Song:

1. “Baby” by Justin Bieber
2. “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas
3. “Bedrock” by Lil Wayne
3. “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz

Favorite Music Video:


1. “Baby” by Justin Bieber
2. “Telephone” by Lady Gaga
2. “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift
4. “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
5. “Fifteen” by Taylor Swift

Favorite TV Show:

1. Family Guy
2. iCarly
2. SpongeBob SquarePants
2. The Simpsons

Favorite Movie:

1. Alice in Wonderland
2. New Moon
3. Avatar
3. 2012
5. Twilight

Favorite Video Game:

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. Mario Kart
3. Kingdom Hearts
3. Mario Party
3. NBA 2K10

Favorite Music Artist:

1. Lady Gaga
2. Taylor Swift
2. Justin Bieber
4. Black Eyed Peas
4. Lil Wayne



Summer Reading Study Hall
June 3, 2009, 12:57 pm
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Sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy food & prizes!  Get together with friends to study at our big table with comfy chairs or use one of our new computers.

When: Monday, June 8th
Where: Board Room
What Time: 5-9pm




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