OK — I LOVED the first one — Silent in the Grave — and this one is good, but somehow, it didn’t captivate me the first novel did. This one also features Lady Julia Gray and her PI cohort Brisbane — who have sort of a Victorian Maddie Hayes/David Addison relationship…meaning they are civil to each other at time, argue at times, claim they can’t stand the other and really just want to sleep together. This time, Julia, Brisbane, members of her family and some friends are snowbound in a castle retreat…and then one of the houseguests turns up murdered. Julia and Brisbane once again provide the right amount of sexual tension…without being too un-Victorian about it.Be the first to comment!
When: 6:00pm Tuesday, October 7
Where: Board Room, Niles Public Library
6960 Oakton, Niles
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When: Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 pm
Where: Niles Public Library in the Large Meeting Room
Join us for live music this Sunday! Local teen band The Green Tangerines won Skokie’s battle of the bands this summer, and now they’re performing FREE at the library. Teen Idol at the Mill winner Kiara Rivera will open!
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Catcher in the Rye, Forever … these are just a few of the books that have been banned in this country over the years. This week, learn more about why books are banned. Celebrate free speech by reading a banned book!1 comment.
Meet the team behind Shred America! Hear how they skateboarded 850 miles, from Chicago to New York, watch a preview for their movie, and pick up skateboarding tips.
When: 2:00pm Sunday, September 28
Where: Niles Public Library, Large Meeting Room
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Sunday, September 21
2:00pm in the large meeting room
Comic book writer Russell Lissau (BATMAN STRIKES) will talk about the craft and business of writing comic books and lead participants through fun writing exercises. A Q&A session will follow, and books will be for sale.Be the first to comment!
Saturday, September 20
3:00pm in the Board Room
Bring your favorite hero comic (or manga, or graphic novel) to discuss! What makes a good hero? Who’s the best superhero? What about Heroes: will the new season be better than last season?
Illinois residents who will turn 18 by (or on) November 4 of this year is eligible to register to vote! Register at the Niles Public Library by October 7.
Don’t know who to vote for? Research the candidates with some help from these websites:
FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org/ - Campaigning politicians make a lot of claims. How do you know what to believe? This website cuts through the B.S. to get to the truth.
MyDebates: www.MyDebates.org - MySpace page compares Obama and McCain’s positions on the issues. Take a survey to see how your own opinions match up, and look at a map that compiles people’s choices.
FiveThirtyEight: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ - Who’s leading in the latest polls? Who would win the presidential election if it were held today? Two guys collect the latest poll data to produce colorful maps that answers these questions. Ads for both major candidates appear on this site.
YouChoose: http://www.youtube.com/youchoose - Where do the candidates stand on the issues? View video clips that provide some insight.Be the first to comment!
Teen Ink is looking for bloggers!
From Teen Ink:
Do you like fashion? Or music or books? Are you in the college application process, or do you have an obsession you would love to write about?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply to be a Primary Blogger for Teen Ink magazine.
If you don’t see a category there that interests you, tell us what you’d LIKE to see on the blogs.
- You can write for an audience of millions!
- It looks GREAT on a college application or resume.
- If you want to be a writer, you’ll have a ton of writing samples and be ahead of the game.
- It’s heck-a fun!