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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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First-Ever Niles Block Party a Big Success

The morning of September 10 was wet and windy, but resolute teen volunteers and staff members gathered nevertheless in the Library’s east-facing parking lot off Oakton. Why? In the belief that the weather would clear and that a splendid, first-ever Niles Block Party would take place. It did! And by the time the 11:00-to-3:00 event […]

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Kindle Book Club Flying High at Niles Public Library

They come from six different area schools and a mix of grades: 1 seventh, 1 fourth, and 5 fifth graders. And what do they have in common? All together, they are the Niles Public Library’s Kindle Book Club (KBC): kids who have each checked out a library Kindle preloaded with the four books being discussed at summer […]

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