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Patrons meet art as Mary Ann Rohn (center-right in black apron) and a teen volunteer (far right) stand ready to help.

Niles Public Library Hosts Family Art Day

On Sat., April 15, the Niles Public Library hosted Family Art Day from 2:00 to 4:00, inviting visitors of all ages to exercise their talents in pre-planned activities with paint, pencils, artist’s paper, clay, tile, toothpicks, die-cut figures, and more. “It was a chance for everyone to explore the artists in themselves,” says Mary Ann […]

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“Yoga Joan” Rolls Out Her Mat at Niles Public Library

In fact, she does this every 3rd Monday of the month from 4:30 to 5:15. It is called “Yoga for Kids: Stretch, Bend, Breathe.” (KidSpace’s Miss Clara is usually on hand, too, to encourage the kids and help them shake their sillies out.) The kids love it! Joan makes it as user-friendly as possible. None […]

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Lego Day 2017 a Big Hit at Niles Public Library

Lego Day a Big Hit at Niles Public Library On Jan. 21 the Chicago Lego Users Group (ChiLUG) paid the library an all-day (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) visit, armed with dozens of demonstration Lego-building projects to dazzle visitors. Quite an eclectic mix, these Lego maestros: adults, kids, and in-between. One grown-up was especially fond […]

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Sixth Grader Runs Out of Reading Club Patches to Earn!

In 2011, halfway through kindergarten, Alex Henricksen signed up for KidSpace’s Reading Patch Club. Today, he has 29 patches and has run out of new ones to earn. This represents more than 500 books read. Way to go, Alex! “It took me so long because it was only during the school year, and I read […]

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