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Five Nonfiction Finalists Announced

YALSA has just announced the five finalists for their brand new award for young adult nonfiction.  Here they are. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone “Angering and inspiring. 13 women proved in the early 1960s that they were just as suited to space exploration as men  and yet they […]

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Financial Aid for College

Thinking about college but aren’t sure how to pay for it? Learn about Financial Aid options at our workshop on December 10!  A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will explain the financial aid application process and tell you about available government grants. When: Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 7:00pm Where: Meeting Room A, 6960 […]

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National Gaming Day: Junkyard Gaming

Ever 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. […]

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Open Gaming

School’s out on November 11 for Veteran’s Day! Celebrate with open gaming. When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 2:00-4:00pm Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 Oakton Challenge your friends to Guitar Hero 5, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, and other games on our wii and xbox systems. 0000

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National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month!  Last year, more than people 119,000 people registered at www.nanowrimo.org/  and attempted to write a 50,000 word novel between Nov. 1-30.  More than 21,000 people completed their novel!  NaNoWriMo is all about writing as much as you can, for fun.  No editing (you can edit in December)! Celebrate at the library […]

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