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Niles Public Library Celebrates Día de los Niños

Since 1925, Día de los Niños (“the Day of the Child”) has been celebrated in Mexico on April 30. This day pays homage to children and tries to raise awareness of what they need to grow, learn, and reach their potential. Aside from love, food, medical care, water, and oxygen, is there anything children need […]

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Patrons meet art as Mary Ann Rohn (center-right in black apron) and a teen volunteer (far right) stand ready to help.

Niles Public Library Hosts Family Art Day

On Sat., April 15, the Niles Public Library hosted Family Art Day from 2:00 to 4:00, inviting visitors of all ages to exercise their talents in pre-planned activities with paint, pencils, artist’s paper, clay, tile, toothpicks, die-cut figures, and more. “It was a chance for everyone to explore the artists in themselves,” says Mary Ann […]

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In Memory of Jonathan Demme: 1944-2017

An Oscar-winning director (for The Silence of the Lambs), Demme first made a name for himself in Hollywood for directing the 1980 feature film Melvin and Howard, followed up by the innovative and acclaimed 1984 documentary Stop Making Sense about the rock group The Talking Heads.  But it was after 1986’s Something Wild that his […]

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Michael Ballhaus and director Martin Scorsese attending the Untitled New York Review of Books Documentary Screening at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival / Berlinale 2014 on February 14, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Foto:xM.xGolejewskix/xFuturexImage

Michael Ballhaus and Director Martin Scorsese attending The Untitled New York REVIEW of Books Documentary Screening AT The 64th Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale 2014 ON February 14 2014 in Berlin Germany Photo XM

In Memory of Michael Ballhaus: 1935-2017

Known mostly for his collaboration with director Martin Scorsese, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Ballhaus also directed movies in his native Germany and unofficially (Ballhaus was billed as cinematographer only) co-directed Under the Cherry Moon with Prince.  Starting with 1985’s After Hours, Ballhaus began a seven-film partnership with Scorsese, which included Goodfellas and the Best Picture of 2007, […]

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