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If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?

It isn’t easy being the new kid in the school, or in the house. Sophomore Lucy Norton is left in her new home with her stepmother and her evil twin stepsisters by Lucy’s bi-coastal working father. Feeling ostracized in the house and isolated in her new high school, she takes refuge in her art class. […]

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November is National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo 2010 is almost upon us!  Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? It takes place each November, and is basically a no-holds-barred month-long writing free-for-all.  The goal is to knock out a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. 50,000 words in 30 days.  Seem imposssible?  It’s not!  Thousands of people, including teens, have […]

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Happy Teen Read Week

We’re midway through Teen Read Week (October 17-23).  I hope everyone has had time to do some reading this week — just for fun.  No, you say?  Then why not take a few minutes right now?  Drop whatever you’re doing, and take just 30 minutes, or even 20, or 15 to read something you enjoy! […]

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Teens Top Ten 2010

Happy Teen Read Week, Niles Teens! Last month you joined more than 8,000 teens from around the country to choose your favorite books from the past year. Here are the results. The 2010 Teens’ Top Ten is:Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareHeist Society by Ally CarterShiver by Maggie StiefvaterHush, Hush by […]

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Sing-Along Glee

Help us celebrate Teen Read Week (Oct. 17-24) with song.  Relive your favorite moments from Season 1 on our big screen.  Come dressed as a cheerleader, jock, or your favorite gleek if you dare!  Food and prizes. When: Sunday, October 17 2:00-4:00pm Where: 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

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Could You Survive a Zombie Attack?

Join us on Sunday for a fun introduction to parkour, or the art of overcoming obstacles.  Hungry zombies are used as motivation to get you started on the road to functional fitness.  The guys at www.zombiefit.org have this to say: “What if you woke up tomorrow to find your city overridden with zombies, would you […]

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