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October is Polish-American Heritage Month

Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jameston, Virginia, Polish people have been an important part of America’s history and culture. In 2017, Polish Americans will mark the 36th anniversary of the founding of Polish American Heritage Month, an event which began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became a national celebration of Polish history, […]

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Niles Block Party Rocks the Village

Well, Niles did it again: for the second time in as many years, the village threw a heavily attended end-of-summer “Block Party.” The date, August 26, was a bright, clear Saturday, and the parking lot and athletic fields (Culver School’s) behind the Seniors and Fitness Centers quickly filled with families having fun. The Library partnered […]

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More Than 700 Fandom Fest Attendees

The Niles-Maine District Library held their first-ever Fandom Fest on Saturday, August 19, 2017. By all measures, it was a spectacular success. Over 700 people attended the event which featured local media personality Svengoolie who signed autographs and took pictures with children and adults for over two hours. The event also featured the 501st Midwest […]

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Storm Trooper Invasion!

10 Reasons to Attend Fandom Fest

1. Cosplay Transform yourself for a day and come in as a powerful superhero (or villain), a beautiful sailor scout, or a silly cartoon character! People like wearing costumes; people like people wearing costumes from their favorite shows or movies. You’ll probably be asked to take a picture with a gawker. Think you have what […]

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