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New English speakers are invited to join this conversation club to practice speaking English. Meet people from all over the world to share personal stories and discuss current events and other topics chosen by the group. For more information contact Darlene at 847-663-6433.
Hey teens, you have until August 31 to register and read to earn prizes through our summer reading program! After the 31st, the names of everyone who’s completed at least one reading log will be entered in our raffle prize drawing. The grand prize is an Apple iPod Touch, and we have other prizes including Target and Starbucks gift cards to give away, too.
Don’t miss out, Sign up here!
Join us at the Niles Public Library this Saturday (July 21) for a performance of an original play that has been written and produced by local teens! The Dinklebergs: Road Trip to Nowhere is a 30-minute comedy about a family road trip gone awry. Teenage hipster Brent introduces us to his quirky family: Mom’s obsessed with Twilight, his sister Melissa is obsessed with his best friend, Grandma and Grandpa (or Glozelle & Papa G, as they prefer to be called) refuse to act their age, and Dad doesn’t care about anything. Soon they’re stuck in the car on the way to a family reunion in far off Ar-Kan-Sas, and the GPS is acting a little strangely…
When: July 21, at 11:00am
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles.
Job Seekers: Looking for postings? Check out ReferenceUSA—an internet–based service with information about U.S. businesses that includes jobs openings. Find one or more companies by location, keyword, industry, etc. and open the detailed profile to find open positions for that business. These postings link to indeed.com for fast application. Use also to find information prior to an interview or create and download custom lists of potential employers.
Online access is easy—all you need is your Niles Library card! At http://www.nileslibrary.org/, choose Virtual library, then select Business and People Directories. No card is needed to access this resource in person at the Library.
A new study, Libraries, Patrons, and e-books done by the Pew Research Center found that many Americans do not know that libraries have eBooks. They found that 62% of the people asked didn’t know that eBooks may be borrowed from libraries and only 12% of readers borrowed an eBook from the library in the last year.
You can check out eBooks from home with your Niles Public Library card through My Media Mall. The eBooks are compatible with the Sony Reader, Nook, Kindle, iPad, and many other eReaders and tablets available.
If you need individual help with checking out eBooks from the library, submit the eBook Help Form and we will contact you to make an appointment.
Rock out with Purple Apple at the Niles Public Library on June 29 at 7:30. Watch Purple Apple live in concert before they perform at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in August.
The Supreme Court doesn’t allow proceedings to be televised or devices in the courtroom, but according to the Washington Post, it has an active web site. WP reported the site, “will now detect the mobile device being used and will automatically adjust the display based on the screen size and orientation.” “This website enhancement will make the court’s site easier to read on a mobile device and improve user navigation on the site.” Could a SCOTUS App be in our future?