Need a book but short on cash?  Try Better World Books – they’re kinda’ like amazon, but they specialize in used books.

Better yet, borrow books for free from the library!  Search our catalog using the handy widget on our website.  If we don’t have the book you need, then we can probably get it for you from another library.  And you won’t have to pay for shipping!

Search our catalog for the book you've gotta have!

Search our catalog for the book you've gotta have!

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Voting for Niles’ 2009 Teen Choice Awards began March 1, and continues through March 31.  Vote for you favorite music, movies, games, and more!  Get a small prize when you vote, and you’ll also be entered in our grab bag raffle.

Vote at either the Reference or A/V desks.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!  If the chat box says that no one is available, then email dblock@nileslibrary.org or call 847-663-6434.

Stay tuned for Teen Tech Week, March 8-14.

Participate in our Teen Tech Night on March 10!

Teen Tech Night
Try tech toys & show off your texting and Internet skills to win prizes!
When: March 10, 5-7 pm
Where: Board Room

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Publisher ABC-CLIO is hosting a new history research competition, History Uncovered.  Teams of 2-6 high school students can compete for cash prizes for them and their school.  From the History Uncovered website:

Select the top 10 people, events, or places that have shaped the course of history.

Choose from the following options:

  1. U.S. History

  2. U.S. Government and Civics

  3. Ancient World History (through late Middle Ages, A.D. 1500)

  4. Modern World History (A.D. 1500 through present)

  5. Geography

    Prizes for the High School Competition will be awarded in each of the five categories.

    Prizes include digital whiteboards, monetary grants, ABC-CLIO online database product subscriptions for schools, and cash awards for student winners. All Team Entries have an opportunity to be included in the History Uncovered Hall of Fame, and are also eligible for monthly drawings for school site prizes!

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Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for pizza and online videos!

All teens are welcome to watch, share, and discuss videos via youtube, vimeo, and more.  Learn how to make your own videos using our equipment, and help us make & post videos to the library’s youtube site.

When: 6:00pm, Tuesday, feb. 3
Where: Board Room

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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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Marvel Comics announced last Thursday that Barack Obama will appear in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583, available  on Jan. 14th.

In the comic, Spider-Man comes to the rescue when Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration is disrupted.

Want to get together with other comic & manga fans?  Come to our discussion on Saturday, Jan. 17!   Eat munchies and you could win a free comic.  This month’s discussion topic is weapons & war

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Dec. 2 6:00-7:30pm
Watch and discuss online videos.  Seen the Twilight movie and have something to say about it?  Now’s your chance!  Create videos for the library’s youtube site.  Shoot our Ben Franklin exhibit, or review Twilight.

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Actor Robert Pattinson appeared recently at Orland Square Mall south of Chicago.  Read about his adventures in this article.

Here’s another story about fans  who were turned away from the event.

Would you have waited overnight for a chance to meet Pattinson?  Would you be upset if you were turned away?

The Twilight movie opens nationwide on November 21. 

If you’re planning to see it anyway, then why not write a review?  From Betsy, at Teen Ink Magazine:

Hey all:

We’re holding a “Twilight” movie review contest, and we want you to participate whether you’re a lover or a hater! The writer of the best review (positive or negative) will receive their choice of a Twilight companion book or a Teen Ink book. You’ll also receive a year’s subscription to Teen Ink Magazine, and your review will be seriously considered for publication!

-Betsy

The contest deadline is December 1st.  Post your review (positive or negative) on Facebook, or email it to betsy (at) teenink.com.

You can also post your movie reviews at the NPLD website.  Local reviewers are entered in a monthly prize drawing!

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