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In Memory of Maureen O’Hara: 1920-2015

The fiery redhead actress got her start in films in the late 1930s, though the 40s is when she really broke into Hollywood with films like 1947’s iconic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street and 1941’s How Green Was My Valley, directed with John Ford.  O’Hara’s relationship with Ford extended into the 1950s with films […]

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What’s all this new stuff in the library?

If you are a little bit old-school like me, you may wonder why public libraries are beginning to offer all kinds of equipment and services that seem to have nothing to do with traditional libraries. I still love books–I mean books made out of paper and ink. That’s mostly what I still read. The storytime […]

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17,000 More Titles Now Available

Niles Public Library cardholders have gained access to 17,000 more digital titles through eRead Illinois, a collaborative initiative expanding ebook and audiobook services throughout the state. Downloaded titles can be read on smartphones, tablets, ereaders, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, and computers. Click here to check out eRead Illinois. Every year, the Niles Library continues […]

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Eat Cheats: Nutella Mug Cake

Thanks to this wonderful thing called the Internet, people can look up all kinds of quick and easy recipes for that last minute meal or late night snack. So I bring you the first installment of Eat Cheats, a selection of cool, fun, easy-to-make meals for one that you can eat right out of your […]

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