Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Fantasy RoadTrip Contest

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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.

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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.



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!



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!



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.



Celebrate Teen Tech Week!
February 26, 2008, 1:45 pm
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Teen Tech Week begins March 2 and continues through March 9.

Watch YouTube videos and make your own on March 4, 7:00-8:00pm. Free Pizza included!

Come play Guitar Hero on March 4 and 6, 4:00-5:30 pm.

Vote in our first annual Teen Choice Awards throughout the month of March.  Learn more here!




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