Puppeteer Mark Nichols mesmerized a crowd of 32 on Wednesday, July 29 with his puppet-making event. Kids turned lunch bags and coloring sheets into “talking” superheroes. Batman and Thor were pretty popular, although so was Sonic the Hedgehog. (He’s a superhero? Who knew?) Mark’s company, The Puppet Place, holds arts and puppetry workshops far and […]
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The Niles Public Library has delivered two healthy, bedazzled Monarch butterflies as of Monday, July 20 – one that day and another the day before. It happened in KidSpace, where a rectangular glass enclosure allowed patrons to observe these little critters evolving from munching caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. It is worth noting that this opportunity […]
The number of children in homeschooling has been steadily increasing nationwide, so it makes sense there would be a strong homeschool presence in Niles. That became all the more clear March 4 when 13 homeschooling mothers and their 22 student-children visited the Niles Public Library to learn about the full range of supportive resources it […]
Everybody wants students to learn in school, but figuring out how to measure learning can be a huge problem − as Illinois is finding out. Come March, students throughout Illinois will encounter a new standardized exam that has already generated a lot of controversy. (more…) 3020