Money Smart 4-Week Series
Registration required.
The Niles Public Library presents a 4-week series about enhancing skills and creating positive banking relationships called Money Smart. Sessions are every Thursday in May from 10:30am to Noon. Presenter:  Dedra Thomas, Extension Unit Educator, Consumer and Family Economics, University of Illinois Extension
Thurs., May 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30-Noon    
Attendance at all sessions is recommended.
May 9 – Financial Recovery:This workshop will help you assess your situation and guide you in planning your financial recovery, while also identifying ways to increase income and decrease and prioritize expenses.
May 23 – To Your Credit:Do you know your credit score? This workshop offers a better understanding of credit and its importance.
May 30 – Bank on It:Learn the various types of financial institutions and their functions. Your bank customer service representative will become your new friend.
June 6 – Pay Yourself First:This workshop will help you understand why you should save. Learn to include YOU under the other bill tabs!
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Celebrate Earth Day with Food!


Earth Day Dinner

5:30-7pm Monday, April 22

Make and eat personal pizzas using fresh local and organic ingredients.

Test out a new app that tells you about what’s in your food, and learn how to judge what foods at the grocery store are better for you and the environment.

The menu will be vegetarian-friendly.

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Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are recognizing April 20-27 as Money Smart Week @your library. During this time over 500 FREE educational programs will be held to stress the importance of financial literacy.

Niles Library is participating in Money Smart Week with these programs:

Apr. 23     Wills & Trusts 
Apr. 24     100 Small Ways to Save Big
To register for a Niles Library program, go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar.  Choose Calendar of all Library Programs for the Current Monthand select specific program and date.
To see a calendar of events for the Chicagoland area, go to http://www.moneysmartweek.org.  Choose the Consumer tab, then Attend an Event.
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SAVVY SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING: WHAT BABY BOOMERS NEED TO KNOW FOR RETIREMENT
At the Niles Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Wed., Apr. 24, 3-4:30pm
Registration required.  Go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar for calendar of events.
ADULTS AND MONEY: IDENTITY THEFT
At the Niles Library, 6960 Oakton St.
Thurs., Apr. 25, 10:30-Noon
Registration required. Go to http://www.nileslibrary.org/calendar for calendar of events.
PREVENTING PREDATORY LOANS
At Maine Township, 1700 Ballard Rd, Park Ridge.
Mon., Apr. 29, 10-11:30am
Registration required. To register, call 847-297-2510 and ask for the MaineStreamers Dept.
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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.  

Spring dates:

Thurs., April 11, 3-4:30pm
Tues., April 16, 7-8:30pm
Thurs., May 9, 3-4:30pm
Tues., May 21, 7-8:30pm
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37 teens braved the construction to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards. Their ballots have been counted, and here are the winners in each category.

Best Song:

thriftshop

Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Video Game:

callofduty

Call of Duty

Best Movie (tie):

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Hunger Games

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87E6N7ToCxs]

Wreck-It Ralph

Best TV Show:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mr1BRB7CLI]

Pretty Little Liars

Best Music Video:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0]

Gangnam Style by Psy

Best Musical Artist:

macklemore

Macklemore

Best Song, Movie, TV Show and Music Video were selected by a straight count of the popular vote. In the case of Video Games, votes for specific editions of a particular game (ie. 1 for Just Dance 3, 1 for Just Dance 4) were combined (2 for Just Dance) . The Musical Artist category was chosen by combining the votes for best song and best music video.

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