Thurs., June 21 10-11:30am or 6:30-8pm

Want to get ahead at work or make a job change?  Grow your skills and boost your confidence with courses and ebooks from our LearningExpress and Adult Career Center online resources.
Library staff will introduce you to the resource that best answers your request. In minutes, you will see how easily you can find courses and tutorials that will jump-start your career.
These are drop-in, hands-on sessions. Come in anytime during one of these sessions. No appointment or registration is necessary.
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Oprah has chosen Wild: From Lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed as her first pick in the Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a memoir of a young woman in her twenties who loses the mother she adores. The death sends her into a downward spiral of divorce, drug use and loss of identity. An 1,100 mile hike of the Pacific Coast Trail from California to Washington becomes her salvation.

Her decision to solo hike is impulsive and she is unprepared for its effect on her physically and mentally. While she encounters bears, snakes and even other hikers, most of her time is spent alone. There is a pivotal point in the tale where one boot falls from a ledge into the forest and she must improvise a ‘shoe’. And she does. Charging forward every day, with an enormous backpack and much fortitude, she never gives up on her pilgrimage to reinvent herself. At the same time sad and funny, the writing is emotional and stimulating.  A book of survival of the soul as well as the body.
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Cold War POWs
Sun., May 20, 2-3:30pm
Former Niles resident, Richard Rogala, and Werner Juretzko discuss their respective experiences in North Korea and East Germany as prisoners of war. Mr. Rogala served on the ill-fated USS Pueblo, and Mr. Juretzko worked as a US Army political operative until his capture in 1955 by the STASI.  Register here.
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ReferenceUSA®is a powerful online source of business and residential information for reference and research. Register for free webcast training sessions at www.referenceusa-resourcecenter.com.  Topics include Search Essentials: the 4 things you need to know, Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies , and Start, Manage, Grow!  How Businesses can use ReferenceUSA.

Or, go to www.referenceusa-resourcecenter.comto find YouTube shorts. Search for companies by size, location, and industry. Track down addresses and phone numbers and more. Includes detailed information on 14 million U.S. businesses.  

Access is easy—all you need is your Niles Library card!   At www.nileslibrary.org, choose Virtual library, then select Business and People Directories. No card is needed to access the database in person at  the Library.

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Terror in Tuscany: World War II Atrocities will be shown at the Niles Public Library on Wednesday evening, May 2, at 7 p.m. when the award-winning producer Gia Marie Amella presents her latest film.

The 2011 documentary recounts one of the forgotten chapters of World War II. On June 29th, 1944 German SS troops stormed the remote Tuscan village of San Pancrazio brutally murdering 73 people. By the war’s end an estimated 15,000 Italian civilians would become the unwitting targets of the Nazi campaign of violence. Register here.

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