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Enjoy a fun public performance for all ages! Fairy Tales Abridged is an original play written and produced by local teens. Forget eveyrthing you thought you knew about fairy tales…
When: Saturday, July 25th at 11:00am
Where: Large Meeting Room at 6960 W. Oakton St. in Niles
Check out some of these books that have been turned into summer movies. Which is better, the movie or the book? Tell us what you think and you could win a gift card!
My Sister’s Keeper opened June 26.
I Love You, Beth Cooper opens July 10.
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince opens July 15.
Wednesday June 24
Large Meeting Room
Transform your boring, old shirts into unique fashions with tie-dye paint and simple cutting & sewing techniques. Bring a shirt that you’d like to customize or grab one of ours to experiment with. Is your shirt too big, too small, or just too plain? There’s a project to make it work for you!
Cotton shirts will work best with tie-dye.
Summerize sweaters with scissors!
Join Summer Reading and earn prizes!
Read 4 books (or 3 books and 1 magazine, blog, poem, movie – basically whatever you want) to be entered in our monthly prize drawings for passes to Brunswick bowling, Brookfield Zoo and Navy Pier.
Plus, you’ be entered in our grand prize drawing for an Apple ipod.
Register by August 3 and complete at least one reading log by August 29. Turn in mutliple logs for more chances to win a prize!
Get all the details here, at our website.
Like to Read?
Have Some Free Time This Summer?
You Can Be A Book Buddy!
Read to children and listen to them read aloud. Come to the library just once a week for an hour. Book buddies need to be entering Grade 8 or higher. Earn Community Service hours!
Call Clara at (847) 663-6628 for more information. The Niles Public Library District provides all materials and training.
Book Buddies are awesome!
President Obama is asking young people to help our communties this summer through volunteer service! Here’s what one Niles teen, Katherine Piekarczyk, has to say about volunteering:
Although some of us find community service a hassle, or just another unwanted commitment, I think community service is the best way to make yourself and your community better. It’s exactly what people usually associate it with making a difference. By volunteering at the library not only did I help myself, but I also helped my library, and my community. By helping out the library with their projects, I learned how to do new things such as making a website, and I even learned how to be a better leader.
Community service is definitely something better to do than just moseying around, and letting time go wasted. During my hours of community service, I got to work with new people, and find out new information on new projects I was working on.
Overall, I became more informed, and I was helping others get informed at the same time. For example, at the library when I worked as a volunteer, the librarian I worked with needed a new display, and we decided on a “What to Do on a Cold Winter Day?” display. By researching ideas, I, myself, found new things to do when I’m bored or stuck inside. Over the several weeks of my volunteering, I saw books disappearing, proving that people were actually interested in the topic I researched for them. So this just goes to prove that my community service was, in fact, beneficial, and helpful for me and my community.
So next time you’re sitting at home bored and letting time get wasted, why not take a visit to the library, and ask if there’s a way you can help out, even if its only for an hour? Like our thirty-fifth president, John F. Kennedy, had once said, “One person can make a difference and every person should try.
When: June 1 – July 31
Got a band together? Looking for a gig? Compete in our virtual battle of the bands! Make a video of your band playing any song and post it online. Then, send us a link to your video. The deadline for entries is 5pm July 31.
Attend the video screening on August 20 to vote for your favorite and show support for your band. The winning band will get $100 and an exclusive deal to perform at the library.
For more information: contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-663-6434; and Mary at email@example.com or 847-663-6618.
Please include: your band name, band members’ names and ages, address, phone number, and any library card number with your entry. Local teens and librarians will vote for their favorite. Band members must be between the ages 12-21 as of July 31, 2009. Only bands from Illinois are eligible to win.