Join us on Sunday for a fun introduction to parkour, or the art of overcoming obstacles.  Hungry zombies are used as motivation to get you started on the road to functional fitness.  The guys at www.zombiefit.org have this to say:

“What if you woke up tomorrow to find your city overridden with zombies, would you survive?  The keys to surviving Z-day are simple: Be able to lift and throw heavy things, run fast and for long distances, and be able to navigate obstacles and urban environments in an efficient manner.”

Watch the ZombieFit team demonstrate workout fundamentals, and then try them out yourself!  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes so that you’re ready to jump in.

When: Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2:30pm
Where: Niles Public Library
6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

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Our summer reading club is almost over.  There’s just one week left to turn in your reading logs.  Friday, August 27 will be the last day.  Register and turn in your completed logs by 5:00pm that day to be eligible for prizes!

Our grand prize this year is an iPod Touch.  We’re also giving away two Sansa Clip+ mp3 players.  All of these devices are compatible with our downloadable audiobooks.

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Are you ready for our Hunger Games Challenge on August 11?  Why not train yourself for the trivia portion of the contest by visiting the official Hunger Games Facebook page?  You can also sign up to win free books there!

Anxiously awaiting the release of Mockingjay on August 24?  View the trailer here, and the countdown clock here.

Join us Wednesday, Aug 11 for The Hunger Games Challenge!

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Join us Saturday for Project Playbill, an original play written for all ages & performed by local teens!  A magical coloring book is stolen from the museum, causing all  colors to disappear.  Detective Scarlett Redd & her assistant Pinky Periwinkle are on the case.  Can you spot the culprit before they do?


When: 11:00 am Saturday, July 31
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 Oakton St.

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Planning to watch Niles’ 4th of July parade this Sunday?  Keep an eye out for the Niles Public Library.

Be on the look out for our book van, decorated book carts, and maybe even a librarian or two on rollerblades .  Want to march or bike in the parade with us? Give us a call at 847-663-1234 and get a free t-shirt!

The parade kicks off at 9:00am at Notre Dame College Prep, and proceeds south along Harlem to Grennan Heights Park.

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Each summer, talented local teens put on a play at the library.  There’s a role for everyone whether it’s writing, acting, directing, creating sets and costumes, or running the lights and sound.  We work hard, but also have fun!

2010 Playbill Schedule
June 28 – July 31

Rehearsals take place 1:00-3:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Our first meeting will be Monday, June 28.  Our public performance and cast and crew party will take place on Saturday, July 31.

Register for the first meeting here.  Contact librarian Donna Block for more information at 847-663-6434.

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We’ve got three local teen bands lined up to play live at the library on June 18.  Blame the Dog, winner of last year’s virtual battle of the bands is back!  Joining them are Illusion and Southern Fear.

Help us kick off our “Make Waves” summer programming lineup!  Register by calling at 847-663-1234 or visiting our website: http://www.nileslibrary.org.

When: Friday June 18 6-8pm
Where: 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

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Our Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 7.  Register at the Fiction (lower level) or Reference  (2nd level) desks.

It’s really simple: just for tell us what you read over the summer by filling out a reading log.  You can read whatever you want. Get prizes when you sign up and turn in a log.

Everyone who completes at least one reading log will also be entered in a drawing in August for prizes including an Apple iPod Touch.

Come to our study hall between 5:00-9:00 on Monday to register and get free food!

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