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It’s time for the Niles Public Library’s annual Teen Read Week Art Contest! Your original header art could decorate the library and our blog. Art may be done in a variety of media – including digital – and must fit the dimensions of the blog header above (700 x 225 pixels).
First place will also win a $50 gift card! To enter you must be between ages 12 and 18 as of October 26, 2012. Entries will be judged by the library’s teen advisory board. Submit your art at the A/V or Reference desks, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact the library at 847-663-6434 or email@example.com.
Hey teens, you have until August 31 to register and read to earn prizes through our summer reading program! After the 31st, the names of everyone who’s completed at least one reading log will be entered in our raffle prize drawing. The grand prize is an Apple iPod Touch, and we have other prizes including Target and Starbucks gift cards to give away, too.
Don’t miss out, Sign up here!
Join us at the Niles Public Library this Saturday (July 21) for a performance of an original play that has been written and produced by local teens! The Dinklebergs: Road Trip to Nowhere is a 30-minute comedy about a family road trip gone awry. Teenage hipster Brent introduces us to his quirky family: Mom’s obsessed with Twilight, his sister Melissa is obsessed with his best friend, Grandma and Grandpa (or Glozelle & Papa G, as they prefer to be called) refuse to act their age, and Dad doesn’t care about anything. Soon they’re stuck in the car on the way to a family reunion in far off Ar-Kan-Sas, and the GPS is acting a little strangely…
When: July 21, at 11:00am
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles.
Congratulations to all the winners of the library’s 15th annual poetry contest!
1st place: Connie Lay-Ngo
2nd place: Najlah Iqbal
3rd place: Anjana Tomay
Honorable Mentions: Mai Lu and Danielle Brunner
1st place: Kevin Shyne
2nd place: Jim Koppersteiner
The poems are all on display on the 3rd floor of the library. They’ve also been printed in booklets that are FREE to the the public.
Thank you, thank you, thank to to everyone who contributed poems to us this year. We had over 70 entries this year and the judging was tough. Thank you also to our wonderful panel of local judges!
Thinking about college? Struggling to decide on a major or save for tuition? These two upcoming programs are designed to help!
College Planning Workshop
When: March 13, 7-8:30pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton, Niles
Get help picking a college that will give the best financial aid package, learn what steps to take to ensure the best prospects for admission and maximum financial aid and pick up key strategies for paying for college even when you don’t qualify for financial aid.
Career Vision Start Early – Start Smart When: March 20, 7-8pm
Where: Meeting Room B, 6960 W. Oakton, Niles
Learn what you need to know about making good academic and career choices before choosing a college. Find out why early career planning is important and four great steps for making college major and career decisions. Career Vision is part of a not-for-profit foundation.
Teen Tech Week:
March 4 – 10
Join us for three great programs!
Geek Olympics Sunday March 4, 2-4pm
Compete for fun and prizes in a search engine battle, make a meme, hack a website, create a digital bulletin board and invent an unbreakable password.
Open Gaming Friday March 9, 4-6pm
Challenge friends to Xbox, Wii and PS2 games on our big screens. Play any of the games available at the library or bring in your own.
Skype with an Artist Saturday March 10, 2-3:30pm
Manga fans will have the opportunity to Skype with the famous graphic artist Svetlana Chmakova.
Also, Vote in Our Fifth Annual Teen Choice Awards now through March 31!
Teens can vote for their favorite movie, video game, song and more!
Visit the reference or fiction desks to pick up a ballot. Everyone who votes gets a small prize and an entry in our grab bag prize raffle.
Results will be posted in early April.