Illinois residents who will turn 18 by (or on) November 4 of this year is eligible to register to vote! Register at the Niles Public Library by October 7.
Don’t know who to vote for? Research the candidates with some help from these websites:
FactCheck: http://www.factcheck.org/ - Campaigning politicians make a lot of claims. How do you know what to believe? This website cuts through the B.S. to get to the truth.
MyDebates: www.MyDebates.org - MySpace page compares Obama and McCain’s positions on the issues. Take a survey to see how your own opinions match up, and look at a map that compiles people’s choices.
FiveThirtyEight: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ - Who’s leading in the latest polls? Who would win the presidential election if it were held today? Two guys collect the latest poll data to produce colorful maps that answers these questions. Ads for both major candidates appear on this site.
YouChoose: http://www.youtube.com/youchoose - Where do the candidates stand on the issues? View video clips that provide some insight.
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Teen Ink is looking for bloggers!
From Teen Ink:
Do you like fashion? Or music or books? Are you in the college application process, or do you have an obsession you would love to write about?
Email email@example.com to apply to be a Primary Blogger for Teen Ink magazine.
If you don’t see a category there that interests you, tell us what you’d LIKE to see on the blogs.
- You can write for an audience of millions!
- It looks GREAT on a college application or resume.
- If you want to be a writer, you’ll have a ton of writing samples and be ahead of the game.
- It’s heck-a fun!
Fans of writers Rachel Cohn and David Levithan may want to mark October 3 in their calendars. That’s when the movie-version of their popular book Nick & Norah’s Infinte Playlist opens nationwide. The movie stars Michael Cera (Superbad, Arrested Development) and Kat Dennings (ER, House Bunny).
Check out Nick & Norah‘s website to make and send a playlist of your own to your friends!
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Actor Josh Hutcherson has been chosen as the official spokesperson for Teen Read Week 2008. 15-year old Josh has appeared in many movies, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Bridge to Terabithia. He recently finished filming Cirque du Freak, based on the series by Darren Shan. Here’s a brief excerpt from a recent interview:How has reading helped you become a movie star?
Well, I have to read a lot of scripts first of all. Also, reading helps you learn about the type of character that you are going to play. For example, if you are going to play a role of someone who lived in the 18th century, you have to read about life back then in order to understand your character.
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Now that Breaking Dawn has finally debuted, what do you think? Have you finished reading it yet? How long did it take? Is it predictable? Shocking? What do you think of the ending? Did you love it? Hate it?
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Play an updated version of the classic role-playing adventure game.
When: Monday August 4 and Monday August 11, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: large meeting room @ the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Everyone who plays will take home a kit that includes character cards, dice, and figurines!