Niles-Maine District Library

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Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!

Fred Rogers would have turned ninety this week. For nearly forty years, Fred Rogers invited children everywhere to join him everyday for thirty minutes of gentle, developmentally appropriate activities. Rogers flouted conventional wisdom that said children’s television needed brash gimmicks and high production values to capture the attention of young audiences. The Neighborhood was a […]

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Take-One

Take One: Wonder

“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.” -Via (Auggie’s sister) This quote pretty much sums up the premise Wonder, a wondrous hit movie based on the novel by R.J. Palacio. The story revolves around Auggie Pullman, who was born with an extreme facial abnormality, as he traverses the halls of middle […]

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Have You Seen a Robot Decorate Easter Eggs?

Meet the EggBot, a compact art robot that can draw detailed illustrations on all kinds of things that are normally impossible to print on. Any spherical or egg-shaped objects, from the size of a ping pong ball to Christmas tree ornament (roughly 1.25 to 4.25 inches in diameter) are perfect.  EggBot doesn’t require special ink […]

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