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Design Your Own Baseball T-shirt

Have you ever wanted to design your own t-shirt? You can, using the Niles-Maine District Library’s Creative Studio’s Silhouette Cameo cutters and heat transfer vinyl (Vinyl available for purchase at the library). Want a lesson in this craft? Join us on Tuesday, May 8 at 6pm as we celebrate the Chicago rivalry between the White […]

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 3: Detective novelist Sue Grafton poses with her 23rd book "W" at a coffee shop in the Toronto Reference Library, October 3, 2013.        (Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Remembering Sue Grafton

When crime fiction author Sue Grafton recently passed away after a two-year battle with cancer, many other authors were sad and expressed their feelings of the loss to the publishing world.  Grafton created her character Kinsey Millhone thirty-five years ago when she published her first mystery, A is for Alibi. Kinsey was a smart woman who […]

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2017 National Film Registry Additions!

Each year, the Library of Congress honors 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.  This year’s pool of films is as varied as ever, including historical classics, modern blockbusters and riveting documentaries. Here are the titles the Niles-Maine District Library owns.  For the complete list, click here. (in alphabetical order) 4 Little Girls […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Gadget Inspectors

  They say you can’t learn to make an omelette without breaking some eggs. So this month in the Wonder Ground we’re breaking all sorts of stuff in order to learn what makes electronics and gadgets work. We started with a biography of a beloved historical figure from American history: Ticktock Banneker’s Clock by Shana […]

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