Niles-Maine District Library

Jury Room

The Jury Room

Jury Duty. Those two words probably strike fear in the hearts of many. Admit it, receiving a jury summons isĀ  comparable to going to the dentist’s. You dread it. It’s inconvenient, but it has to be done anyway. It’s part of our civic duty; a privilege as part of citizens of this country and a […]

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In the Wonder Ground: Air Heads

Big Idea: Air takes up space. No matter where you are, or what you are doing, you are surrounded by one of nature’s most mysterious materials. It takes up space, but you can’t see it. You can’t hold it in your hand, but it fills up all empty spaces. And most importantly, you can’t live […]

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Water in the Wonder Ground

Have you ever wondered how ducks stay warm even though they spend most of their time in water? A clue to this question can be found in this well-worn idiom: Fred told Polly to give up and go home. His advice was like water off a duck’s back, and she persisted. Did Fred dampen Polly’s […]

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