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DVD Review: Maudie

Every once and a while, a movie comes across that really makes an impact — whether because of the story, the visuals or a performance.  Sally Hawkins’ performance in Maudie is an example of the kind of visceral impact I’ve been searching for all year and have hardly found.  Based on the life of Canadian […]

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Young Artists Workshop Features Embossed Metal

Twenty-six young people recently sat down with instructor Terri Murphy at the Niles-Maine District Library to do some serious art. The children were shown how to emboss designs in pieces of aluminum using styluses, then accentuate each design by rubbing in ink to give it a more vivid, textured look. The final step consisted of […]

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Patron Artwork on Display at Niles Public Library

Located on the third floor of the Niles Public Library (next to the Periodicals area), the Franklin Gallery is where you will find patron-created works from Family Art Day displayed until May 14. The event, hosted by KidSpace, took place on April 15. Children and adults who created artworks had the option of taking them […]

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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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