Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Fantasy RoadTrip Contest

roadtrip

Guess what? This summer, you could win an 8GB iPod Touch and signed audiobooks from Listening Library.

Here’s How: First, pick a character (or characters!) from your favorite fantasy book series. Then imagine: If you could go on a road trip with them, where would you go? What would you do along the way? How would you travel? Finally, Create a video and post it on YouTube! 

There’s lots of “fine print” (i.e. rules) associated with this competition, and to get all the details go here: Listening Library Fantasy RoadTrip Contest.



Virtual Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

When: June 1 – July 31

Got a band together? Looking for a gig? Compete in our virtual battle of the bands! Make a video of your band playing any song and post it online. Then, send us a link to your video.  The deadline for entries is 5pm July 31.

Attend the video screening on August 20 to vote for your favorite and show support for your band. The winning band will get $100 and an exclusive deal to perform at the library.

For more information: contact Donna at dblock@nileslibrary.org or 847-663-6434; and Mary at mmiller@nileslibrary.org or 847-663-6618.

Please include: your band name, band members’ names and ages, address, phone number, and any library card number with your entry. Local teens and librarians will vote for their favorite. Band members must be between the ages 12-21 as of July 31, 2009. Only bands from Illinois are eligible to win.



YouTube for Teens
January 30, 2009, 10:48 am
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Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for pizza and online videos!

All teens are welcome to watch, share, and discuss videos via youtube, vimeo, and more.  Learn how to make your own videos using our equipment, and help us make & post videos to the library’s youtube site.

When: 6:00pm, Tuesday, feb. 3
Where: Board Room



YouTube for Teens
November 28, 2008, 4:29 pm
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Dec. 2 6:00-7:30pm
Watch and discuss online videos.  Seen the Twilight movie and have something to say about it?  Now’s your chance!  Create videos for the library’s youtube site.  Shoot our Ben Franklin exhibit, or review Twilight.



C-SPAN StudentCam
November 24, 2008, 1:56 pm
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What is the most urgent issue for president Obama to address after taking office, and why?

WHAT IS “C-SPAN StudentCam”?

C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual documentary competition.  Students are asked to create a short (5 to 8 minutes) video documentary that explores an issue of national significance that they believe is in need of urgent attention from the new president of the United States.

StudentCam is open to all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) in the United States as individuals, or teams of 3 students. The competition is also open to international students and there will be one $500 prize for the best international entry. Videos must be the original work of students, however, teachers may provide guidance and critiques.

Your documentary should include more than one point of view. YOU MUST USE C-SPAN PROGRAMMING TO ENHANCE YOUR DOCUMENTARY. Videos that do not use C-SPAN programming will be disqualified.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE C-SPAN OFFICES by Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.



YouTube for Teens
October 6, 2008, 2:12 pm
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When: 6:00pm Tuesday, October 7
Where: Board Room, Niles Public Library
6960 Oakton, Niles

Share favorvite videos, and make a video to help the library promote Teen Read Week!



Teen YouTube Club
January 4, 2008, 4:01 pm
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Tuesday, January 8
7:00 -8:00 pm
Niles Public Library, Board Room  
Meet face-to-face, eat pizza, watch, & discuss videos.  Learn how to make videos of your own & get help with myspace, etc!



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