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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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This Week in the Wonder Ground-Scribble Art

Big Idea: The act of creating art is sometimes more important than the art object itself. We started each session with a book this week: ¬†Shapes by Philip Yenawine This beautiful nonfiction picture book isolates the artistic element of shape, discusses what visual ideas and effects can be conveyed by different shapes, and examines how […]

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Our Librarians Recommend These Fantasy Books

Review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose This book is fantasy fiction with elements of historical fiction and romance. It is the story of Sandrine Solomon who leaves her abusive husband in New York and goes to Paris to stay with her grandmother. Her grandmother is a courtesan, something Sandrine had […]

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