code Our March-long Scavenger Hunt has begun! Five codes, just like the one pictured here, have been posted around the library. Pick up a scorecard from the Reference or AV desk, and use the codes to answer the five questions it asks you. Don’t have a phone or other device that can scan the codes? Follow the bit.ly link (in bright orange text) instead.

Turn in your completed scorecard for a small prize and an entry in our prize drawing. Fresh codes will be posted each Friday, so you can play four times.

While you’re at the library, be sure to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards, as well. Get all the details and a ballot from one of the desks.

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Get ready for a month-long scavenger hunt throughout the library! Pick up a scorecard at one of the public service desks and  then look for codes like this one placed around the building. Follow the links and record what you see to earn library swag and a chance at other prizes.

While you’re here, be sure to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards for your favorite movies, video games and more. The fun begins March 1.

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Teen Tech Week:
March 4 – 10

Join us for three great programs!

Geek Olympics Sunday March 4, 2-4pm
Compete for fun and prizes in a search engine battle, make a meme, hack a website, create a digital bulletin board and invent an unbreakable password.

Open Gaming Friday March 9, 4-6pm
Challenge friends to Xbox, Wii and PS2 games on our big screens. Play any of the games available at the library or bring in your own.

Skype with an Artist Saturday March 10, 2-3:30pm
Manga fans will have the opportunity to Skype with the famous graphic artist Svetlana Chmakova.

 

Also, Vote in Our Fifth Annual Teen Choice Awards now through March 31!

Teens can vote for their favorite movie, video game, song and more!

Visit the reference or fiction desks to pick up a ballot.  Everyone who votes gets a small prize and an entry in our grab bag prize raffle.

Results will be posted in early April.

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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 ends on March 12 with a Digital Storytelling workshop. Use online tools like Xtranormal.com to make animated movies, create pop-up art and shoot your self portrait using a scanner.

When: Saturday, March 12 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Board Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

Look for Teen Tech Week displays in the AV area and on the 3rd floor.  Vote in our Teen Choice Awards and get a small prize + be entered in a grab-bag prize drawing at the end of the month!

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Teen Tech Week Runs from March 7 – March 13 this year.

This past Sunday, we held a workshop on making music videos using free software including audacity, scratch, and animoto.

Here is one of the finished videos. Thanks to Christian and Kunal for sharing their music video with us!

Join us on Saturday, March 13, for a digital photo lab.  Create posters, calendars, cubes, and more from your own digital photos or images found on the web.

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Press Play & Get Connected!

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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