Celebrate technology with us at the library with Teen Tech Week, running March 6-12.

Teen Tech Week kicks off March 6 with All About Game Design. Meet a game designer from Disney Interactive, and challenge him at Guilty Party.

When: Sunday, March 6 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

The week ends on March 12 with a Digital Storytelling workshop. Use online tools like Xtranormal.com to make animated movies, create pop-up art and shoot your self portrait using a scanner.

When: Saturday, March 12 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Board Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

Look for Teen Tech Week displays in the AV area and on the 3rd floor.  Vote in our Teen Choice Awards and get a small prize + be entered in a grab-bag prize drawing at the end of the month!

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Abe Lincoln’s birthday is celeberated this weekend.  We’re celebrating at the library with open gaming on Monday, February 21.  Rock Band 3 and other popular Xbox games will be available to play.

When: Monday, Feb. 21 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

Learn more about our 16th president here. Or, check out a few books about Lincoln.  Here are just a few:
Lincoln Through the Lens, 
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look,
Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War,
Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel

and Chasing Lincoln’s Killer.

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March Madness & Spring Break are here!

Join us for open sports gaming on Tuesday March 23.  Play NCAA 2010 on the Xbox and Sports Resort on the Wii.  Up to four people can play each console at a time, so bring your friends!

When: 3:00-5:00pm, Tuesday March 23

Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles

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The federal holiday we know as Presidents’ Day is officially intended to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22.

Lincoln’s birthday falls on February 12, and so a dozen states have chosen to celebrate the third Monday of each February as Presidents’ Day, instead.

A few states, including Illinois, also mark Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12.  Unfortunately, for most people it doesn’t mean a day off from school or work.

This February 15, join us for gaming and snacks in the large meeting room from 3-5:00pm.  We’ll have our Xbox and Wii consoles set up, and will be testing out Karaoke Revolution.

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Martin Luther King Delivering "I Have A Dream" in Washington, 1963

Monday January 18  is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  King’s actual birthday is January 15, but the national holiday falls on the third Monday of January each year.

Want to learn more about King? Visit the King Center for photos and videos.

Listen to King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as several of his other speeches at Stanford University’s King Institute.

Visit the Encyclopedia of Chicago to read about how the civil rights movement brought King to Chicago in 1966 to advocate for fair housing.

In this video, comedian Stephen Colbert introduces an unusual way to remember King.  For a more serious remembrance, read this message by Coretta Scott King, his wife.

Why not celebrate King’s legacy by participating in a public service project?

Next Monday, we’ll have open gaming 3-5:00pm and a study hall 5-9:00pm in the board room.  The library has many books about King and the civil rights movement, so check them out!

Cover Art for Vol. 1 of Ho Che Anderson's Graphic Biography of King

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NGD2009-logoEver wanted to create your own board game or card game?  Now’s your chance!  Create your game from a mixture of raw materials and pieces of other games.  You make up the rules and decide how the game can be played and won.

When: Sat. Nov. 14 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Board Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

Register now!

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Monday, Jan. 19 is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday!  To honor King’s legacy, why not join in a national day of service?  Visit: http://www.mlkday.gov/ to learn more.

To serve local students, the Niles Public Library will also provide Open Gaming!

Monday, Jan 19, 2:30-5:00pm
Play Guitar Hero and other games on our big screens, and learn how you can get involved at the library!

We hope to see you there!

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