The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the Digital Library here.

Category: Adults

New Year, New You: Learn Something New at the Library

New Year’s resolutions are like promises we make to ourselves when the clock strikes midnight, signaling the start of a brand-new adventure. They’re our way of saying, “Hey, let’s shake things up and make this year amazing!” It’s all about setting goals that make us feel super excited and motivated for the journey ahead! The […]

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Become a Master with MasterClass on hoopla

Hoopla is now partnering with MasterClass, a popular streaming platform that offers videos, articles, and more taught and written by world class instructors like Neil Gaiman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Mashama Bailey. This incredible partnership comes at a time when a lot of us are hungry for knowledge that can be learned at home. Use […]

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Make the Switch From OverDrive to Libby

The switch is happening. The OverDrive app will be discontinued on May 1 and the Library is here to help you make the jump over to their newer reading app, Libby. Libby was made with you, the reader, in mind and was created by the same team that brought OverDrive to life. Why the Switch? […]

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Your Library, at Home

Niles-Maine library cardholders rejoice! Since the Library is closed Thursday, December 22 through Monday, December 26, 2022 and Friday, December 30, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023, this is the perfect time to whip out your card and enjoy the Library from the comfort of your own home. Fall Into a Book (an eBook, That […]

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Niles-Maine Residents Receive Free Computers

Nearly 100 people received a free computer at the Niles-Maine District Library (or will get one shipped to their home) on Monday, September 26, 2022 thanks to a partnership with PCs for People. The Digital Services Department at the Niles-Maine District Library organized the highly anticipated event to help bridge the digital divide in the […]

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Summer Fun with Niles-Maine Library

Who’s ready for summer fun with the Niles-Maine Library? We are! Get ready for fun in the sun at local parks, fun in-door programming at the Library, and prizes to be won by joining Summer Reading. Programs for Kids For all programs, please visit our online newsletter. Summer Reading Join in the fun and win […]

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Why Is Fantasy Such a Popular Genre?

The past few years have been very good for fans of fantasy, especially in the YA area. There are more books, movies, and TV shows targeting fantasy fans than ever before. Back in the day, fantasy would be bundled as a subset of science fiction and there were way fewer titles to peruse. Now entire […]

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How I Fell Back in Love…with Georgette Heyer

Here at work, we have a Zoom group to discuss varied book genres, and last month the topic was Historical Fiction – my favorite! I was determined to combine the history with romance and to choose a story that held its own in the discussion. And, I read on my tablet so the title had […]

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5 Ways the Library Kept Me Sane During Quarantine

I’m not going to lie, sheltering in place was hard. My fiancé, Artie, and I (along with our boisterous cat Bolan), live in a small apartment in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago and we definitely felt the minuscule square footage of our home. I know, sheltering in place is no one’s first choice, but to […]

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Knowledge is Power: Books, Movies, and Documentaries to Further Education on Antiracism

“… ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin I cannot overstate how significantly books contribute to antiracism. Understanding history beyond basic school textbooks helps us draw lines from the past directly to where we are right now. Educating ourselves adds invaluable depth to our antiracism and equips […]

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