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It Gets Better…

In September 2010, wanting to help LGBT teens who can’t picture happy adult lives for themselves, syndicated columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry created a YouTube video. Within a few months, the It Gets Better Project had inspired over 10,000 people to share their own videos, which have been viewed over 35 million times. […]

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Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day this Friday, April 22!  This year’s theme is A Billion Acts of Green, an international campaign to register one billion actions in advance of the global Earth Summit in Rio in 2012.  Learn more at the official website. You can make a difference by reusing shopping bags and eating locally grown and […]

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Teen Choice Award Voting Results!

The votes are in!  119 teens voted in our annual Teen Choice Awards.  Thank you to everyone who voted.  Now, here are the results: Favorite Song:  It’s a Four-Way Tie! All The Lights by Kanye West Born This Way by Lady Gaga Like A G6 by Far East Movement Speak Now by Taylor Swift Favorite […]

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Enter Our 14th Annual Poetry Contest

Enter our poetry contest by April 17, 2011! Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed at the library. First Prize: $75 certificate   Second Prize: $50 certificate   Third Prize: $25 certificate Contest is open to residents of Chicago and suburbs. To enter you must be between 10 and 18 years old as of […]

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Vote in Our Annual Teen Choice Awards

Now through March 31, teens can vote in our annual choice awards. Visit the Reference or A/V desks to pick up a ballot.  Write in your favorite movie, song, music video, TV show and video game and drop it in the box. Get a small prize when you vote and you’ll also be entered in […]

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Mix & Mash @ Niles Public Library

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 […]

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