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Posted on: August 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of August 26

Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.


Teen Center Regular School Year hours are Tuesday- Friday 2:45-7:00 pm


Fall Programming- Newsletters and Calendars
The Fall Newsletter and Calendars are NOW AVAILABLE! !!  See the Attachments.

Take a Look at all of our great programs and activities.

 Quarterly Mailing and Membership Renewals
In the next couple of days, everyone should be receiving a letter from Mark in the mail with the newsletter and calendars.  Some of you will also receive membership renewal forms.  If you are expired or expiring soon, please sign and return the forms with proper payment so that you (or your teen) can continue to participate in our programs.


Game Tournament- Wed. Aug. 28- NBA 2K17- 4:00-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., the Teen Center staff will set up tournaments for video games and table games like Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, NBA2K16 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.

Cooking with Maddie- Thurs. Aug. 29- Root Beer Floats- 4:00-5:30 pm

Join Maddie in making our sweet treat with root beer and ice cream. Yummy!!

Friday, August 30- Crissy’s Last Day- Pizza Party- 5:00 pm
Come say good-bye to Crissy on her last day of work and enjoy some pizza and soda.


Friday, August 30- Bring a Friend Friday
On a selected Friday each month, if a current member brings a friend as a guest, both teens will receive a free soda and bag of chips.  If the guest, purchases a membership, the current member and new member will receive a $5 gift certificate for a local store (like Subway or Gloria Jeans Coffee) or $10 to Kappy’s Restaurant

New online store to purchase Niles Teen Center apparel
We recently created a new online store in which teens and parents can purchase apparel and gifts with the Niles Teen center logo, including a wide variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts.  Please check it out at

We also still have our original store open on CaféPress at

Speaker Series- Thursday, Sept 5- 5:00-6:00pm- Internet Safety
Niles Police School Resource Officer, Kevin Regal will offer a presentation about online safety and digital citizenship.  He will specifically be addressing how to deal with unwanted sexual requests, the consequences of sharing too much information online and cyberbullying.

Open early for D63 Early Dismissal-Friday Sept. 6 at 10:45 am

Approximately once a month, D63 has an early dismissal for students for teacher in-service training.  On these days, the Teen Center will be open at 10:45 am.

Back to School Dance is Coming Soon

Grab your friends and dance away your back-to-school blues!!! Come to the Niles Family Fitness Center gym for music and dancing by Pro-Mix Audio and Lighting. There will be no entry after 8:00 p.m. and if you leave the dance, you may not re-enter. Open to 6th through 8th grades ONLY. No hard-soled shoes or hats allowed.

Date: Saturday, September 14

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person (includes 4 tickets for drinks and snacks)

Location: Niles Family Fitness Center- 987 Civic Center Drive, Niles

School Lunch Visits

Mark will be visiting a number of area schools during lunch to promote the Back to School Dance and the general Teen Center programs.  If you see him, please stop by to say hello.

Tuesday Sept. 10- Parkview School

Wednesday Sept. 11- Gemini Middle School

Thursday Sept. 12- Culver School

Friday Sept. 13- Emerson Middle School

Friday, Sept. 13- Bring a Friend Friday
On a selected Friday each month, if a current member brings a friend as a guest, both teens will receive a free soda and bag of chips.  If the guest, purchases a membership, the current member and new member will receive a $5 gift certificate for a local store (like Subway or Gloria Jeans Coffee) or $10 to Kappy’s Restaurant

Candy Bingo- Friday, Sept. 13- 4:30-5:30 pm

Join Maddie in playing games of BINGO using candy as your markers. Yes, you can eat the candy when the game is over.


Niles-Maine District Library- upcoming teen programs




Bullet Journal Club - Grades 7-12-Monday, August 26: 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Stop by the Teen Underground to share ideas and work on your bullet journal with a group of creative people. All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.



Pi Club - Pi as VPN-Saturday, August 31: 10:00am - 11:30am


Join us this month and see how the Raspberry Pi can be used as a Virtual Private Network. Ages 13 & up.





Teen Advisory Board - Grades 7-12-Saturday, August 31: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Get involved at the library, help plan programs and events, create displays, and advocate for teens in the community. Earn service hours while having fun. Lunch included.




Anime Club-Wednesday, September 4, 18, October 2, 16, November 6, 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.-Grades 7-12


Join us in the Teen Underground the first and third Wednesday of the month to watch anime. Hang out afterwards to discuss the viewing and make suggestions for future meetings! Ramen will be provided.




Prior Registration May Be Required at or by calling 847-663-6640.




Teen Center supports Gemini Chromebooks!!!
Did you know that the Teen Center has 5 chargers for the Gemini chromebooks?  Just ask staff to use one.  We believe that by offering these chargers, an open WiFi network and knowledgeable staff will support student academic success.  If you have homework, come work on it at the Teen Center.  We are always here to help!!!




Follow these simple steps to activate your account


Stop by the Teen Center or call 847-588-6900 to verify your Teen Center account email


Go to  Click Online Registration (left side of page)


Click Login (top right of page)


Click forgot password


Type in the email you verified with the Teen Center


You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password.  Type your password, verify your password and click submit.


Click Login to access your account


Click on My Account


You are now able to enter all Family Account Information



With your online account, you will be able to register and pay online for events and activities like movie night and trips.  However, you will not be able to renew your membership.  Memberships must be renewed in person through the Teen Center office.



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ID cards REQUIRED for TC Attendance
Remember, ALL Teens are REQUIRED to have and USE their teen center ID cards to CHECK-IN to the facility.  Any need for a reprinted ID will be $5 each.  If you don’t have your ID, you will create more work for Mark and he will have to manually check you in.  The new MaxGalaxy software does not allow members to bypass the ID scanner, therefore ALL TEENS MUST USE THEIR ID CARDS TO CHECK-IN.  Thanks!




Mark Williams                        
Niles Teen Center Director


Niles Teen Center       
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office


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