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LEAN ON ME, director John Avildsen, on-set, 1989, ©Warner Bros. /

In Memory of John G. Avildsen: 1935-2017

Winning a Best Director Oscar for 1976’s Rocky, Avildsen was one of the top directors of the day.  He followed his success of Rocky with directing the movies of the Karate Kid franchise in the 1980s. The Formula Joe The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Lean On Me Rocky (also on […]

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Welcome to Niche Academy!

Ever since the dawn of mankind, people have not stopped learning. In prehistoric times, people learned to control fire to keep warm and cook food. Galileo learned about Copernicus’ heliocentric theory and advocated the theory under the scrutiny of the Roman Catholic Church. And now you can learn about all the online resources and tutorials […]

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3D Printing in the Creative Studio

Ever wanted to see the magical process of 3D printing up close without waiting for hours? Well now you can! Check out our Lulzbot printer in action in this time-lapse video: Hmm, now if only it REALLY printed that fast. Come see what you can create with the Creative Studio! To submit a 3D print […]

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Young Artists Workshop Features Embossed Metal

Twenty-six young people recently sat down with instructor Terri Murphy at the Niles-Maine District Library to do some serious art. The children were shown how to emboss designs in pieces of aluminum using styluses, then accentuate each design by rubbing in ink to give it a more vivid, textured look. The final step consisted of […]

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