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Coming Together: The Language of Art

Recently one of our Coming Together events transformed a gloomy, ordinary afternoon into an angelic Sunday at Niles-Maine District Library. We hosted a Polish Folk Art Painting workshop presented by painter Dorota Tomczyk, the owner of Art Painting & Decorating Inc. Dorota runs wonderful painting workshops for adults and children. Their instructions are easy to […]

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Coming Together Celebrates Polish Culture

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Coming Together brings life to the cultural diversity of Niles Township by celebrating a different culture every year. Supported by institutions throughout Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove and Lincolnwood, which are among the most diverse communities in the country, the local group Coming Together has celebrated the multitude of cultures that call […]

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2018 National Film Registry Additions

Each year, the Library of Congress honors 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.  This year’s pool of films is as varied as ever, including historical classics, modern blockbusters and riveting documentaries. Here are the titles the Niles-Maine District Library owns.  For the complete list, click here. (in alphabetical order) Films Selected for the […]

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Academy Awards Changes – Why Should We Care?

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) voted to change the following: A three-hour Oscars telecast An earlier airdate for 92nd Oscars in February 2020. A new award category Let’s take these one-by-one. A three-hour Oscars telecast?  Fine by me.  This caused minor uproar since how this will be achieved is, according […]

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