Niles-Maine District Library

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It’s A Virtual Pizza Party!

We host a lot of pizza parties in the Teen Underground. While we can’t get together for pizza right now, there’s nothing stopping us from making it at home and sharing the results online. Here’s the pizza dough recipe that I’ve used for years. The ingredients and equipment it requires are basic kitchen staples that […]

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Recipes Are Keepsakes, Too!

As a fan of all things History, the Library’s April Historic Recipe Road Show program intrigued me. With the pandemic keeping us home, we’re not sure if the program will still happen. But it made me think. I’d never heard of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois and their Cookery Manuscript Project. Nor their the […]

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Building Early Literacy at Home 

Do you have children between the ages of 0-5 staying home with you right now? It can take a lot to keep these little wiggleworms engaged! That’s why I’ve compiled a list of easy, low-cost activities just for you.   I’ll be using the Every Child Ready to Read program as a guide, encouraging you to interact with your children using five practices that build early literacy: singing, […]

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Chat Away Your Virus Blues

Whether you are self-isolating or social-distancing, you can still keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues with video chats.  Host a virtual happy hour, say hello to your loved ones at a nursing home, start a book club or a group workout, catch up with your parents, host a family reunion – the possibilities are limited only […]

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