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In Memory of Maureen O’Hara: 1920-2015

The fiery redhead actress got her start in films in the late 1930s, though the 40s is when she really broke into Hollywood with films like 1947’s iconic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street and 1941’s How Green Was My Valley, directed with John Ford.  O’Hara’s relationship with Ford extended into the 1950s with films […]

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Make A Difference with Battery Recycling

Thanks to local teen Maleeha F., patrons can now drop off old batteries at the Niles Public Library for recycling. She implemented the battery recycling project as part of the Center for Conservation Leadership Program. Her goal is to help our community gain awareness about the environment while making a real difference. So, how does […]

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Why is Fantasy Such a Popular Genre?

The past few years have been very good for fans of fantasy, especially in the YA area. There are more books, movies, and TV shows targeting fantasy fans than ever before. Back in the day, fantasy would be bundled as a subset of science fiction and there were way fewer titles to peruse. Now entire […]

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Banned Books Week September 27- October 3

Banned Books Week 2015 (September 27 to October 3) is highlighting books written for teens. The national book community will highlight books that have faced restrictions in public schools and libraries. Teen literature because it realistically confronts serious issues dominates the most challenged lists of literature. During the last weeks of September Niles teens are […]

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