Fall Program Guide 2014 Inside:

Naperville Public Library
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Fall Program
Guide 2014
Inside:
Online Registration Info
Program Index
Children’s Programs
Teen Programs
Adult Programs
Book Groups
Computer Classes
Library News & Notes
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back cover
Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
www.naperville-lib.org
Phone: 630-961-4100
TTY: 630-355-1585
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Mayor Pradel
Commemorative Issue
After 49 years of service to the City of Naperville,
Mayor A. George Pradel will fulfill his last day as mayor
on April 30, 2015. To honor him, Naperville Public
Library dedicates this fall issue of the program guide to
the mayor. Thank you, Mayor Pradel, for being a great
leader for our community as well as cheerleader for the
Naperville Public Library.
PROGRAM INDEX
Most programs are free and don’t require advanced registration.
If a program does require registration, it will be denoted like this: *Program requires advanced registration.
You can register at: naperville-lib.org/content/calendar/reginfo
Room Limits and Locations (room limits are subject to change depending on the program requirements)
Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Community Room: 165 Children’s Storyroom: 60
Program Room: 65
Naper Blvd. Library
2035 S. Naper Blvd.
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A: 100 Meeting Room B: 80 Meeting Room A/B: 180
3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Nomura Room C: 50 Children’s Program Room: 60
Attendance at non-registered programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.The Naperville Public Library reserves the right to give preference
to Naperville Public Library card holders in case(s) of limited seating. You may be asked to show your library card to attend a program.
Children’s Weekly Programs
PROGRAM INDEX
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Family
Lapsit Storytime
Make It! Take It!
Preschool for 3s, 4s, & 5s
Tales for 2s & 3s
Children’s Special Programs
Book & Cookie Club Curious Kids
Dinovember
DuPage Children’s Museum Programs
Halloween on the Riverwalk
Language Stars Storytime! Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Lego WeDo Robotics
Library Explorers
Meet and Greet Family Storytime
Plymouth Rocks
Preschool Fair
Sensory Storytime
Story Along the Riverwalk
Storytime at the Museum
Winter Family Reading Program
Teen Programs (6th - 12th grade)
ACT and SAT Kaplan™ Essay Writing Workshop ACT Practice Test ACT, SAT & PSAT® Kaplan™ Practice Tests
Anime Club
Anime Club: Cubeecraft
Arm Knitting: Infinity Scarf
Arduino Workshops Banned Books Week Trivia
Blacklight Halloween Bash
Book Hedgies
Book-O-Lanterns
Chalkboard Notebooks
Changes to the SAT Collage Notebooks
College Application and Essay Writing Seminar
Don’t Pay the College Sticker Price
Fantasy Football League Draft Night
Frightful Nights Writing Contest
Halloween Hijinks
Halloween Movie Night: “The Ring” (Pg-13)
High School Survival Guide
Lego Mindstorms: Robotic Puppy
Minecraft Club
Pizza and Books: Teen Book Club Put it in a Box
Science Fair Genius Station
Spark: Teen Tech Fun
TAG
Teen Movie Series: Movie Matinee
Teen New Release Movies
Teen Trivia Night
Wii Gaming
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Adult Programs
Arduino Workshops Caregiver Stress: Relief, Acceptance and Empowerment Chamber Music at the Library: Woodwind Quintet
Chicago Sinfonietta Concert
Conservation @ Home and @ Work
Craft & Stitch
E-book Workshop: Download Magazines with Zinio E-book Workshop: Read Digital Books English Conversation Groups
Fall Foods
Free Movie @ the Library
Introduction to Essential Oils
Investing Workshop: Using Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investing Workshop: Using the Value Line Online Resource
Job Search Workshop: Bring Your Job Search to the Library
Job Search Workshop: Using Social Media in Your Job Search Pay It Forward: Afghan Squares
Mrs. Lincoln: The First ‘First’ Lady Mind & Meditation
NaNoWriMo Preparatory Workshops
NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
Reader’s Night Out Rivulets
Scientists Speak! Megatons to Megawatts
Scientists Speak! Particle Accelerators
Small Business Workshop: Write Your Business Plan Using Library Resources
The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
The Airborne on D-Day
The People & Events That Ended the American Civil War
NaperLaunch Entrepreneurs Week
Choosing an Organizational Structure
E-Commerce – Leveraging the Internet
Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Succession Planning
Reading & Discussion Groups
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Readers Rendezvous, the Daytime Book Club
Constant Readers Evening Book Club
Great Books Reading & Discussion Group
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3-D Software & Printing
Audio / Video Conversion
Business Promo Equipment Made Easy
Commercial Video and Audio Editing
Create a Business Promo Video
Excel 1
Excel 2
iWork – Numbers
iWork – Pages
Photo Conversion
Photoshop Elements
Video Production for Teens
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Computer Classes
SEPT. 2 – NOV. 22
LAPSIT STORYTIME
An introduction to storytime for infants –
23-month-olds. This 20-minute interactive program
includes stories, songs and fingerplays. Attendees
will have time after the program to share board
books and other featured titles with their little ones.
An adult caregiver must attend with each child. The
only exception is in the case of twins.
TALES FOR 2s & 3s
A 20-minute interactive program of stories,
songs and fingerplays for 2 – 3-year-olds and an
accompanying adult. Strategies will be presented to
enhance early learning opportunities at home. No
younger or older siblings allowed.
PRESCHOOL FOR 3s, 4s, & 5s
A 30-minute independent storytime experience for 3 –
5-year-olds only. No younger or older siblings allowed.
MAKE IT! TAKE IT!
A fun program of stories and crafts for preschoolers and
their caregivers. Activities will be geared toward
3 & 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend.
Younger siblings may accompany the older child –
coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one
adult caregiver must attend with the child. The program
is limited to 20 children doing crafts.
FAMILY
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more
fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition,
strategies will be presented to enhance early learning
opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult
caregiver is required to accompany children.
CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES (SEPT. 2 – NOV. 22)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Lapsit 9:30am
Lapsit 9:30am
Lapsit 9:30am
2s & 3s 9:30am
Preschool 9:30am
Family 10:30am
2s & 3s 9:30am
Family 10:30am
Make It! Take It! 7:00pm
Family 10:00am
Make It! Take It! 10:00am 2s & 3s 9:30am
Make It! Take It! 10:30am
Family 4:00pm
Thursday
Lapsit 9:30am
Friday
Preschool 9:30am
2s & 3s 10:30am
Family 10:30am
Lapsit 9:30am
Family 10:30am
Family 10:30am
Preschool 10:30am
Make It! Take It! 11:30am
2s & 3s 9:30am
Lapsit 9:30am
2s & 3s 9:30am
Make It! Take It! 9:30am
Preschool 9:30am
Family 10:30am
Lapsit 1:30pm
Family 10:30am
Family 7:00pm
Family 10:30am
Saturday
Make It! Take It! 9:30am
Make It! Take It! 11:00am Preschool 11:00am
2s & 3s 9:30am
CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES
CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES
Family 10:30am
Make It! Take It! 1:30pm Make It! Take It! 1:30pm
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LIBRARY EXPLORERS
Explorers in 3rd through 5th grades can attend this
program to create crafts, read books, play with Legos,
learn about science and have a rollicking good time. For
children in 3rd through 5th grades. Program is limited to
15 children.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
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CHILDREN’S SPECIAL PROGRAMS
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM
Naperville Public Library staff members offer a
storytime every first and third Wednesday of the
month at the DuPage Children’s Museum. This
30-minute program of stories, songs and early literacy
tips is for children of all ages. Museum admission
purchase needed to attend a storytime.
Children’s Storyroom
Thursdays
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 4 Make Your Own Cartoon
Sept. 18 Robot Day
Oct. 2 Laugh Yourself Silly
Oct. 16 Gross Science
Nov. 6 Light Painting
Nov. 20
Duct Tape Fun
Children’s Program Room
Wednesdays
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 10 Lego Fun
Sept. 24 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off
Oct. 8 Light Painting, part 1
Oct. 22 Light Painting, part 2
Nov. 5 Day of a Detective
Nov. 19 Knock your Socks Off
(Bring old white socks)
301 North Washington Street
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
CURIOUS KIDS
Children can come twice a month after school to
explore something new at the library, through crafts
and other activities relating to science, technology,
engineering, art and math (STEAM). For children in
grades K – 2.
Children’s Storyroom
Tuesday, Sept. 2 & 16
Tuesday, Oct. 7 & 21
Tuesday, Nov. 4 & 18
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Children’s Program Room
Monday, Sept. 8 & 22
Monday, Oct. 6 & 20
Monday, Nov. 3 & 17
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Program Room
Tuesday, Sept. 9 & 23
Tuesday, Oct. 7 & 21
Tuesday, Nov. 4 & 18
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
MEET AND GREET FAMILY STORYTIME
Meet a friendly officer from the Naperville Police
Department for a storytime to learn about safety and
get a tour of the police squad car. The police officer also
will answer questions from the audience.
Meeting Room A/B
Friday, Sept. 5
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Community Room
Friday, Sept. 19
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
Friday, Sept. 26
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
SENSORY STORYTIME
The whole family is invited to a 30-minute program of
books, songs and fun for children with special needs. All
abilities are welcome with an adult caregiver. Inquire at
any Children’s Desk for more information. The program
will take place the first Saturday of each month.
Children’s Storyroom
Saturday, Sept. 6
Saturday, Oct. 4
Saturday, Nov. 1
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Riverwalk,
Studio-One Skate Park, Jackson St. Saturday, Sept. 13 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM PROGRAMS
Come Play With Us at the Library!
DuPage Children’s Museum is taking exhibits on the
road. The museum’s early learning specialist and
community access coordinator will provide play
facilitation techniques utilizing portable versions of fullsized exhibits. In addition, library staff will demonstrate
the power of play through storytimes. This program
is presented in partnership with DuPage Children’s
Museum.
Children’s Program Room
Friday, Sept. 12
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Community Room
Monday, Oct. 6
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Thursday, Nov. 13
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
LANGUAGE STARS STORYTIME!
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao!
Language Stars, a Chicago-based provider of early
foreign language education, will return with fun
and high-energy programs. Teachers will provide a
30-minute interactive storytime, featuring books,
songs and activities conducted entirely in their native
language. Check the library’s website, naperville-lib.org,
for the language that will be presented on each date.
Recommended for children ages 1 – 6 years old, but all
ages are welcome.
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Community Room
Monday, Sept. 15
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Program Room
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Friday, Oct. 10
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Monday, Nov. 3
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
STORY ALONG THE RIVERWALK
Come join this free StoryWalk® along Naperville’s
Riverwalk. Library staff will hand you a map at the
beginning of your reading adventure. You will read
from enlarged storybook pages while traveling
along a designated path. At the end of the walk (at
the Warming Center, near the Playground), DuPage
Children’s Museum staff will have portable versions
of the museum’s educational exhibits to play with
and will serve refreshments. Participants can start the
walk anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. and stroll
at their own pace. This program is in partnership with
Naperville Public Library, DuPage Children’s Museum
and Naperville Park District.
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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
*BOOK & COOKIE CLUB
Come to the library for a child-and-parent book
discussion group. The child and parent, or other adult,
will read a book together, then come to the library to
discuss it with others while enjoying a cookie or two.
Each book will be chosen at the preceding meeting
and listed on the library’s website, naperville-lib.org.
Check the website for the September book selection
(to be chosen at the Aug. 6 meeting) for Naper Blvd.
Library’s book club. The library will have multiple
copies of each title for checkout. For children in 3rd
through 5th grades. Program is limited to 15 child/
parent pairs. *Advanced registration is required for
Naper Blvd. Library only.
Program Room Wednesday, Sept. 17
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Storyroom
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25
“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
Thursday, Oct. 23
Thursday, Nov. 20
PRESCHOOL FAIR
Choosing the right preschool can be a daunting
experience, and the library’s fair may help parents
during this selection process. Parents can meet with
representatives from area preschools and receive
information to help them choose a school that’s right
for them. This drop-in program is intended for parents
and caregivers. Children attending this program must
be supervised by an adult.
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Meeting Room A/B/C
Tuesday, Oct. 21
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
HALLOWEEN ON THE RIVERWALK
Witches, pumpkins and puppets … oh my! Children of all
ages and their caregivers can dress in costume and enjoy
fun Halloween stories, songs and a puppet show at the
Riverwalk Amphitheater. In the event of severe weather,
the program will take place in the Community Room of
Nichols Library.
Riverwalk Amphitheater
Thursday, Oct. 30
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
DINOVEMBER
November will be a month-long celebration of dinosaurs.
Plastic toy dinosaurs will be hidden in the department
throughout the month. When children spot them,
they can visit the Children’s Desk and get a dinosaur
stamp. Check the library’s Facebook page, facebook.
com/NapervillePublicLibrary, for weekly photos of the
mischief the dinosaurs create at night in the library.
Visit the library’s Children’s Desk for dates and times of
dinosaur-themed storytimes and crafts.
*LEGO WEDO ROBOTICS
During the LEGO WeDo Robotics program, children
will work in small groups to build simple robots using
motors, sensors, gears and pulleys. Participants will
then program their robots to move using a laptop
computer. For children in 3rd through 5th grades.
*Program requires advanced registration, limited to
15 participants.
Program Room
Wednesday, Nov. 5
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Children’s Program Room
Tuesday, Nov. 11
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Children’s Storyroom
Thursday, Nov. 13
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Families can enjoy reading and other activities
together during the Winter Family Reading Program
throughout December and January. Beginning Dec. 1,
each family can register to receive one log per month
to record their family’s reading sessions and shared
fun activities like the library’s Family Gingerbread
House Display. Each log can be returned for prizes
and a chance to win Chicago Wolves hockey tickets.
Residents who don’t live in Naperville can participate
in the program for $5 per child. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
WINTER FAMILY READING PROGRAM
Dec. 1, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015
PLYMOUTH ROCKS!
Celebrate friendship with a storytime and puppet show
that will tell the tale of the first Thanksgiving. This
program will serve up a plateful of fun as kids will enjoy
stories about this thankful holiday. Come hungry for
fun!
Meeting Room A/B
Tuesday, Nov. 18
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Program Room
Thursday, Nov. 20
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Community Room
Wednesday, Nov. 26
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
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HIGH SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
Freaked out about starting high school? Nervous about
that first major research paper? Upperclassman from
local high schools will share tips, best practices and talk
about their own experiences surviving high school. Get a
chance to learn how the library can make life easier with
the library’s online resources and homework help.
Community Room
Monday, Sept. 8 TEEN PROGRAMS
TEEN PROGRAMS
Tuesday, Sept. 2
6:30 p.m.
*COLLAGE NOTEBOOKS
Start the school year off right by making a snazzy
collage notebook. Use Mod Podge to create a
personalized notebook with colorful paper and
photos from magazines. Feel free to bring any
pictures or magazine clippings to use. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 20
teen participants.
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*CHALKBOARD NOTEBOOKS
Teens can show off their favorite quotes, fandom or
musician by creating their own chalkboard notebooks to
draw on. *Program requires advanced registration and
is limited to 20 teen participants.
Program Room
Thursday, Sept. 11 For teens in 6th through 12th grades
*FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE DRAFT NIGHT
Get ready for some football! Join the library’s teen
Fantasy Football League. A live online draft that may
last one and a half hours will take place Tuesday,
Sept. 2. Participants can make their draft picks from
their home computer. The league is private so only
teens from Naperville Public Library will be able to
participate. To participate, teens can send an email
to Alison Colman, Teen Services librarian at 95th
Street Library, [email protected] with the
participant’s first and last name, and email address
by Friday, Aug. 29th at 5:00 p.m. The winner of the
league will receive a 3-D printed trophy, a gift card
and bragging rights until next year. *Program requires
advanced registration and does not take place at the
library.
Community Room
Thursday, Sept. 4 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
*SPARK: TEEN TECH FUN
Tech heads can tinker with technology as the library will
supply equipment to experiment with, including Spheros
(robotic balls), Snap Circuits, LEGO WeDos, Makey Makey
invention kits and Lego Mindstorms EV3 & NXT 2.0
robots. Individuals may even be able to control a video
game with Play-Doh or play a piano made of bananas.
*Program requires advanced registration and is limited
to 20 teen participants.
Community Room Wednesday, Sept. 17 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Program Room Wednesday, Oct. 8 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
TEEN MOVIE SERIES: MOVIE MATINEE
The library will screen newly released movies that teens
may have missed in theaters or movies they just can’t
get enough of. Snacks and a surprise will be provided
each month.
Nomura Room C
Wednesday, Sept. 17
“Draft Day” (PG-13)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
“Vampire Academy” (PG-13)
Wednesday, Nov. 19
“The Fault in Our Stars” (PG-13)
TEEN NEW RELEASE MOVIES
Come to the library to watch popular new movies on
the big screen while munching on popcorn and snacks.
Check the Teen Space Facebook page, facebook.com/
TeenSpaceNPL, for the movie to be shown as the date
gets closer.
Program Room Tuesday, Sept. 30 Tuesday, Nov. 25
Community Room
Thursday, Oct. 23
Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Oct. 14
WIITM GAMING
Bust out some mad skills at the library for after school
Wii gaming. Games and snacks will be provided, so
bring a friend and challenge them to a game of Guitar
Hero.
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
*SCIENCE FAIR GENIUS STATION
Science fair is just around the corner for some
middle school students. Resident science enthusiasts
will conduct one-on-one 15-minute appointments
to help students develop a strong hypothesis and
find informative sources for research. *For more
information or to sign up at Nichols Library, contact
Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services librarian, at:
[email protected] or 630-941-4100, ext.
6329.
TEEN PROGRAMS
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
*BOOK-O-LANTERNS
Celebrate Teen Read Week by making a literary
pumpkin. Use decorative book, magazine and graphic
novel pages to decoupage a pumpkin. Make a jacko-lantern with a face or personalize it. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 20
teen participants.
Teen Area Monday, Oct. 20
Thursday, Nov. 6
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Wednesday, Nov. 26
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
*BOOK HEDGIES
Ever wonder what can be made out of an old book?
Teens will put discarded books from the library’s
collection to good use by creating their own paper
pet to display on bookshelves. Participants can even
decorate their pet like a favorite book character.
*Program requires advanced registration and is
limited to 20 teen participants.
Community Room
Tuesday, Sept. 30
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
BANNED BOOKS WEEK TRIVIA
Individuals can visit the teen areas of all three library
buildings during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27,
and complete the banned books trivia for a chance to
win a Half Price Books gift card!
Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Sept. 23
TEEN TRIVIA NIGHT
Teens will compete in teams or individually to answer
questions from a variety of subjects. Snacks will be
provided and prizes will be awarded.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
*ARM KNITTING: INFINITY SCARF
Learn how to knit an infinity scarf using nothing but
your arms and take home your own knitting creation.
When registering online, individuals should write their
favorite color in the notes field. *Program requires
advanced registration and is limited to 15 teen
participants.
Program Room
Wednesday, Oct. 22 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
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BLACKLIGHT HALLOWEEN BASH
Celebrate all things that light the night this Halloween
season with glow-in-the-dark snacks, crafts and games.
Teens can wear a costume or light-colored clothing that
will show up under black light.
Community Room
Wednesday, Oct. 29 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
TEEN PROGRAMS
HALLOWEEN HIJINKS
Teens can dress in costume while watching the 1986
version of “Little Shop of Horrors” on Halloween night.
They can poke fun at the movie’s campiness by texting
comments using MuVChat. Attendees also can make a
potted plant dessert that looks like the movie’s Audrey
II.
Meeting Room A
Friday, Oct. 31
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
*PUT IT IN A BOX
This imaginative program will let teens design an
abstract interpretation of themselves by decorating
and dedicating a box to someone special. By adding a
steampunk element or quotes from favorite books like
“The Fault in Our Stars,” every project will be unique.
*Program requires advanced registration and is
limited to 20 teen participants.
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Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Nov. 18
PIZZA AND BOOKS: TEEN BOOK CLUB
Teens can discuss books they have recently read, are
currently reading or even old-time favorites. Pizza will
be provided to fuel the conversation.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT: ‘THE RING’ (PG-13)
Prep for Halloween by watching one of the scariest
horror movies. Movie watchers can dress in costume
and possibly win a prize.
Program Room
Thursday, Oct. 30 TEEN INTEREST CLUBS
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Community Room
Monday, Sept. 22 Monday, Oct. 27
Monday, Nov. 24 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
*MINECRAFT CLUB
Gamers can build a unique world with other fans.
Participants must use their own Minecraft account
information. *Program requires advanced registration
and is limited to 10 teen participants.
Community Room
Friday, Oct. 10 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Program Room
Friday, Nov. 7 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
ANIME CLUB
Watch anime with fellow fans, enjoy Japanese snacks
and wear cosplay.
Program Room
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Tuesday, Nov. 11
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
ANIME CLUB: CUBEECRAFT
With paper, scissors and tape, teens can make a
Cubeecraft character while watching anime.
Community Room
Tuesday, Nov. 25
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
*LEGO MINDSTORMS: ROBOTIC PUPPY
Teens can use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT 2.0 kits
to experiment programming robotic puppies. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 10 teen
participants.
Meeting Room B
Tuesday, Nov. 4 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
*Arduino 101
This class will discuss basic electronics components
and create some simple circuits. *Program requires
advanced registration.
Community Room
Wednesday, Sept. 24
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Community Room
Thursday, Sept. 25
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
*Light Projects
This workshop will teach participants to create projects
that light up using Arduino. *Program requires
advanced registration.
Meeting Room B
Tuesday, Oct. 28
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Nomura Room C Thursday, Oct. 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*Sound Projects
Learn to make musical instruments and play music with
Arduino. *Program requires advanced registration.
Community Room
Wednesday, Nov. 12
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Community Room Tuesday, Nov. 18
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
TAG (TEEN ADVISORY GROUP):
REDEFINING YOUR LIBRARY!
TAG Team is an advisory group of students in 6th
through 12th grades who work together with the Teen
Services librarians to make Naperville Public Library a
better place for teens.
Members will:
• Help the library find ways to make resources for
teens even better
• Help decide what activities and programs and
events are important
• Help the library decorate and plan its teen
spaces
• Tell the library what books, music and
magazines are needed
• Develop leadership skills and make new friends
Not only will this look great on college applications, but
teens will also earn volunteer hours for participating.
Snacks also will be provided. TAGTeam members must
have a current and valid Naperville Public Library
card. Applications can be found online or at the Adult
Services desks. For more information about joining
TAGTeam, contact:
Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services librarian
630-961-4100, ext. 6329
[email protected]
Stacey Costabile, Teen Services librarian
630-961-4100, ext. 2203
[email protected]
Alison Colman, Teen Services librarian
630-961-4100, ext. 4959
[email protected]
TEEN PROGRAMS
ARDUINO WORKSHOPS
Those interested in coding and electronics can work
with Arduino boards, which are microcontrollers that
can be easily programmed using a variant of the C
programming language. Participants can write and
compile code to bring a variety of projects to life using
the Arduino Uno and various electronic components.
Arduino projects can be as simple as blinking a light on
and off or as complex as a robot or smart thermostat.
They can take inputs from a variety of switches or
sensors to control lights, motors or other outputs.
No prior electronics or programming experience is
required. All Arduino workshops are limited to 10
participants.
FRIGHTFUL NIGHTS WRITING CONTEST
With spooky days and frightful nights just around the
corner, teens can enter the library’s Halloween-themed
writing contest. To participate, individuals can write
a short story (no more than 300 words) beginning
with the sentence, “It was a dark and stormy night …”
Writers can be funny or downright spooky – just as
long as the story is creative and original. Participants
can email entries to [email protected] from
Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Check out the Teen Space
website, naperville-lib.org/TeenSpaceHome, to read
some of the best entries as the date gets closer to Oct.
31.
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GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE
TEEN PROGRAMS
*ACT, SAT & PSAT® KAPLAN™ PRACTICE TESTS
A practice test is crucial to ward off those test-day
jitters. Test takers can find out how they will score on
the real thing. Kaplan will provide proctored tests, and
individuals should bring No. 2 pencils, an approved
calculator and a healthy snack. The exams will begin
promptly at the scheduled time, and no one will be
admitted once the exam has started. For teens in 9th
through 12th grades. *Program requires advanced
registration. This program is presented in partnership
with Kaplan.
ACT
Community Room
Saturday, Sept. 13
Min/Max: 15/50
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
Saturday, Oct. 11
Min/Max: 15/50
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Nov. 1
Min/Max: 10/50
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
PSAT
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Sept. 6
Min/Max: 10/50
12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
SAT
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Oct. 25
Min/Max: 10/50
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
*ACT AND SAT KAPLAN™ ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP
Students will learn score-raising strategies for both the
SAT and ACT essays from an expert Kaplan instructor.
Students will gain a better understanding of the rubric
used to grade the essays. They also will work on
crafting a solid thesis and outline for their argument.
*Program requires advanced registration. For more
information or to sign up, contact Kiersten Doucette,
Teen Services librarian, [email protected] or
630-961-4100, ext. 6329. This program is presented in
partnership with Kaplan.
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Community Room
Thursday, Sept. 11
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*COLLEGE APPLICATION AND ESSAY WRITING
SEMINAR
The tutoring service C2 Education will discuss the
ins and outs of college applications, including tips on
writing an essay. Students will learn the best ways to
showcase their academic achievements and activities.
The seminar is geared for high school students in
10th through 12th grades and their parents. *Program
requires advanced registration. For more information
or to sign up, contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services
librarian, [email protected] or 630961-4100, ext. 6329. This program is presented in
partnership with C2 Education.
Community Room
Thursday, Oct. 2
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DON’T PAY THE COLLEGE STICKER PRICE!
Joe Orsolinin, Certified Financial Planner, will discuss
the college financial aid system, which includes
scholarships, grants, student loans and tax-saving
opportunities, was designed to help relieve the
expensive burden of rising college tuition costs. This
beneficial system provides relief for parents of all
income levels. The presentation will focus on strategies
to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target
the right colleges for merit-based financial aid and
exploit tax-saving opportunities.
Community Room
Tuesday, Oct. 14
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*CHANGES TO THE SAT
Early this year, the College Board announced the
details of a massive redesign of the SAT. The updated
SAT will feature significant changes designed to
focus on a deeper understanding of the skills and
knowledge necessary for college and career readiness.
Students graduating in 2017 and after will benefit
from this seminar as the new test rolls out in spring
2016. *Program requires advanced registration. This
program is presented in partnership with C2 Education.
Meeting Room A/B
Thursday, Oct. 23
Min/Max: 5/50
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
*ACT PRACTICE TEST
Students can take a free ACT practice test conducted
by C2 Education and strengthen their reading, writing
and math skills. They also can attend a Giveback
Session from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 to obtain test results
and assess their skills. *Program requires advanced
registration. This program is presented in partnership
with C2 Education.
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Nov. 29
Min/Max 5/50
10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS FOR ESL STUDENTS
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-secondlanguage students a chance to practice their skills
in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult
learners can attend the free groups, and one does not
have to attend every session. For more information,
contact Literacy DuPage at 630-416-6699.This is a
partnership between Naperville Public Library and
Literacy DuPage.
Lower Level Conference Room
Every Wednesday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
Christopher Peters of Argonne National Laboratory
will discuss how computers at the laboratory are
used to control particle accelerators, which are
devices that use electromagnetic fields to propel
charged particles to high speeds.
Community Room
Tuesday, Sept. 2
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
MEGATONS TO MEGAWATTS
Dave LePoire of Argonne National Laboratory will
discuss his work and the conversion of nuclear
weapons material into electricity.
*CRAFT & STITCH
Knitters can visit with other like-minded crafters to
work on needlework or other small projects together.
Try a new craft that we supply or bring your own.
Swap or share materials and get new ideas for future
projects. *Program requires advanced registration,
limited to 12 participants.
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Sept. 2
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Tuesday, Nov. 18
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community Room
Tuesday, Oct. 28
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY
Movie lovers can visit the library each month for
a screening of a newly released DVD. Check the
website, naperville-lib.org, for upcoming titles. No
one younger than 18 years old will be admitted to
R-rated movies without a parent or guardian.
ADULT PROGRAMS
SCIENTISTS SPEAK!
Nomura Room C
2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Saturday, Oct. 11
Saturday, Nov. 8
Program Room
Thursday, Sept. 25
Thursday, Oct. 23
Thursday, Nov. 20
6:30 p.m.
Community Room
Sunday, Sept. 28
Sunday, Oct. 26
Sunday, Nov. 23
2:00 p.m.
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CHICAGO SINFONIETTA CONCERT:
PROJECT INCLUSION ENSEMBLE
Chicago Sinfonietta will present a group of musicians
participating in the orchestra’s training program
called Project Inclusion. The ensemble is comprised
of early-career, diverse professional musicians
that perform with the orchestra throughout the
area. The musicians will perform a mix of classical,
contemporary, pop and jazz. This performance is
made possible thanks to support from the City of
Naperville’s SECA Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation.
ADULT PROGRAMS
Meeting Room A/B
Tuesday, Sept. 9
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
INVESTING WORKSHOP: USING THE VALUE LINE
ONLINE RESOURCE
Investors can learn how to use the online version of
Value Line, an investment research online resource.
Participants can gain access to Value Line data,
newsletters as well as company and mutual fund
reports. Value Line’s Investment Survey, Small
and Mid-Cap Survey, Commentaries and Selection
Screens are all available for free remote access for
Naperville Public Library card holders using the
library’s online subscription.
Community Room
Tuesday, Sept. 16
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Meeting Room C
Wednesday, Sept. 17
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
THE AIRBORNE ON D-DAY
This year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the
largest amphibious invasion in history that liberated
France from four years of Nazi occupation. Veteran
battlefield historian Robert Mueller will discuss the
men of the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions
who performed the most hazardous of military
operation, the dropping of paratroopers, into enemy
territory at night. This program is partially funded by
a grant from the City of Naperville.
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Sept. 10 MIND & MEDITATION
The program is an introduction to meditation
techniques that increase relaxation, energy, clarity,
creativity and deep inner peace. This program is
presented in partnership with The Art of Living.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*E-BOOK WORKSHOP: READ DIGITAL BOOKS
Individuals can learn how to download free library
books to compatible devices. The library has more than
9,000 e-books in its digital collection available for check
out. Compatible devices include Kindle, Kindle Fire,
iPad, iPhone, Nook Color, Nook Tablet and all Androidand Windows-based tablets and phones. Participants
should bring in their device to learn how to download
from the virtual library. *Program requires advanced
registration, limited to 30 participants.
Community Room
Saturday, Sept. 20
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Community Room
Thursday, Nov. 6
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: BRING YOUR JOB SEARCH TO
THE LIBRARY
Job seekers can learn how to use the library’s online
resources during their job search. The program will
cover databases that help identify industry and job
demand, salary ranges, resume development and
interview preparation. Individuals can learn how
to create lists of potential employers by industry
classification and research news, executive names and
financial information for specific companies.
Community Room
Tuesday, Sept. 23
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
CONSERVATION @ HOME and @ WORK
The Conservation Foundation, which is a Napervillebased private, nonprofit land and watershed
conservation organization, will cover a variety of
techniques for transforming landscapes. Attendees will
learn about the use of rain barrels, rain gardens as well
as the selection and use of native plants.
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Sept. 23
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Sept. 24
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*FALL FOODS
Angela Dennison, healthy eating specialist at Whole
Foods Market Naperville, will teach individuals
how to prep and cook favorite fall foods during a
cooking demonstration and tasting. This program is
presented in partnership with Whole Foods Market
Naperville.*Program requires advanced registration.
To register, attendees should email their valid Naperville
Public Library card number, name, phone number and
email address to [email protected]
Admission is based on one reservation per one card.
Registrants will receive either an email confirming
the registration or will be placed on a waiting list with
a confirmation number. Walk-ins are prohibited and
seating is limited for this adults-only program.
Whole Foods Market Naperville
2607 W. 75th Street
Lifestyle Center (located in the café)
Wednesday, Sept. 24 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ARDUINO WORKSHOPS
Adults interested in coding and electronics can work
with Arduino boards, which are microcontrollers that
can be easily programmed using a variant of the C
programming language. Participants can write and
compile code to bring a variety of projects to life using
the Arduino Uno and various electronic components.
Arduino projects can be as simple as blinking a light on
and off or as complex as a robot or smart thermostat.
They can take inputs from a variety of switches or
sensors to control lights, motors or other outputs.
No prior electronics or programming experience is
required. All Arduino workshops are limited to 10
participants.
*ARDUINO 101
This class will discuss basic electronics components
and create some simple circuits using Arduino.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Community Room
Wednesday, Sept. 24
ADULT PROGRAMS
CAREGIVER STRESS: RELIEF, ACCEPTANCE AND
EMPOWERMENT
Providing care for someone with memory loss can
be a labor of love, but it can also be exhausting and
stressful. This program will introduce participants to the
causes, signs and symptoms of stress as well as provide
participants with stress-reduction strategies. This
program is presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s
Association.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*LIGHT PROJECTS
This workshop will teach participants to create
projects that light up using Arduino. *Program
requires advanced registration.
Nomura Room C
Thursday, Oct. 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*SOUND PROJECTS
Learn to make musical instruments and play
music with Arduino.*Program requires advanced
registration.
Community Room
Tuesday, Nov. 18
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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RIVULETS
Naperville Writers Group members will present the
newest edition of the annual literary magazine called
Rivulets, which highlights members’ poetry and prose.
During this group meeting that is open to the public,
authors will read their work and beverages and light
refreshments will be served.
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Oct. 4 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
NANOWRIMO PREPARATORY WORKSHOPS
National Novel Writing Month is an annual event
in November designed to encourage and support
people to write their own 50,000+ word novel in 30
days. Writers can attend the preparatory workshops,
which are open to the public, to help ensure success
throughout NaNoWriMo. Visit naperwrimo.org for
more information on these workshops and a listing of
free NaNoWriMo events.
Community Room
Saturday, Oct. 4 & 18
Meeting Room A
Saturday, Oct. 11
MRS. LINCOLN: THE FIRST ‘FIRST’ LADY Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and
tragedies but few people know her story. Actress Laura
Keyes will share her story during an entertaining and
educational program focusing on the life and losses of
the former First Lady, who lost her husband and former
president Abraham Lincoln in 1865. This program depicts
an extraordinarily important time in our nation’s history
from a point of view that is not often explored. This
program is partially funded by a grant from the City of
Naperville.
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Oct. 8
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
PAY IT FORWARD: AFGHAN SQUARES
Knitters and crocheters who are ages 15 and older can
pay it forward by knitting and crocheting squares for
patchwork Afghans that will be donated within the
Naperville community to nursing homes, hospices and
shelters. Experienced knitters and crocheters can share
*READER’S NIGHT OUT
their expertise, and novice knitters and crocheters are
Readers can socialize with like-minded individuals for welcome too. Attendees can learn a new stitch each
a night at Quigley’s Irish Pub to discuss a recently read night to create a 7-by-9 square. Participants should bring
novel or favorite book. Participants can make it an
machine washable worsted weight acrylic yarn and U.S.
evening and come at 6:15 p.m. to purchase dinner or size 8, 9 or 10 knitting needles or H or I crochet hook. For
just join the book discussion that will begin at 7 p.m. more information, contact Sandy Peto, Adult Services
*Program requires advanced registration.
associate, at 630-961-4100, ext. 6314.
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Quigley’s Irish Pub
43 E. Jefferson St.
Monday, Oct. 6
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Board Room
Thursday, Oct. 9 & 23
Thursday, Nov. 6 & 20 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Program Room
Saturday, Oct. 11
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS
Presenter Dawn Duffy will discuss how essential oils
help restore, rejuvenate and refresh the body, mind
and spirit. Participants can learn how to use essential
oils, which are natural aromatic compounds found in
seeds, bark, stems and flowers, as an alternative to
pharmaceutical products. This program is partially
funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.
Meeting Room A
Thursday, Oct. 16
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
INVESTING WORKSHOP: USING MORNINGSTAR
INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER
This comprehensive review of the Morningstar
Investment Research Center, an online resource at the
library, will teach investors how to access dozens of
professional-level online courses to enhance investing
knowledge. Attendees can learn how to use investing
tools such as stock or fund screeners to make selections
and professional analysts’ reports to learn about
companies and funds.
Community Room
Tuesday, Oct. 21
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Friday, Oct. 24
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
NANOWRIMO WRITE-INS
As November is National Novel Writing Month,
individuals can bring a laptop to the library to join
other like-minded writers and members of the
Naperville region of NaNoWriMo to help motivate
and encourage each other to write a 50,000+ word
novel in 30 days. For more information about
this program that is open to the public, go to
naperwrimo.org.
Community Room
Sunday, Nov. 2, 16 & 30
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Sunday, Nov. 9 & 23
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
*E-BOOK WORKSHOP:
DOWNLOAD MAGAZINES WITH ZINIO
Individuals who use an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet,
Mac or PC can download magazines with the library’s
new Zinio app. Available magazines to download include
Newsweek, Us Weekly, Economist and PCWorld. Some
magazines like National Geographic are enhanced with
digital content like sound and video. Attendees should
bring in their own device. *Program requires advanced
registration, limited to 30 participants.
CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY:
WOODWIND QUINTET
DuPage Symphony Orchestra will present a
free, fun-filled evening of chamber music. The
informal performance will include an engaging
question-and-answer session with musicians after
the performance. This program is presented in
partnership with DuPage Symphony Orchestra.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: WRITE YOUR
BUSINESS PLAN USING LIBRARY RESOURCES
Jack Curley, SCORE Mentor and Kent Palmer, Business
Librarian, will review the basic approach to writing
a business plan from Fox Valley SCORE, a nonprofit
dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping
small businesses succeed. Participants will learn
how to use library resources to develop the content
of their business plan. While intended for start-up
business owners, this workshop will guide any small
business owner or manager, new or experienced,
in the process of creating a business plan. This
program is co-sponsored by Fox Valley SCORE. This is
a NaperLaunch program.
Community Room
Tuesday, Nov. 5
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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THE PEOPLE & EVENTS THAT
ENDED THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
This powerful presentation will take attendees
through the last months of the American Civil War.
The war’s two greatest generals, Ulysses S. Grant and
Robert E. Lee, faced each other for the first time in
a titanic struggle – ending in a desperate chase to
Appomattox and surrender. In this informative and
profusely illustrated presentation, artist and presenter
Jim Weren will highlight the important battles and the
men who fought during this ferocious period.
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Nov. 5
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN
YOUR JOB SEARCH
Learn best practices for using LinkedIn and other
social media sites during the job search process. This
seminar will focus on integrating a social network
into an overall job search strategy. Tips will be shared
on how to use unique tactics that will make a social
media a more powerful and productive part of any
job search.
Community Room
Tuesday, Nov. 11
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FUNDAMENTALS
Steven M. Evans, Patent and Trial Attorney, of
Chicago IP Law, will present information on patents,
trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Learn about
the process of making these registrations to find
out what they actually protect. This program is cosponsored by Fox Valley SCORE.
Community Room
Monday, Oct. 6
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F.
KENNEDY
On November 22, 1963 CBS News reporter
Walter Cronkite broke the news to the nation
that the former President John F. Kennedy had
been assassinated. “From Dallas, Texas, the flash
apparently official, President Kennedy died at 1 p.m.
Central Standard Time, 2 o’clock Eastern Standard
Time, some 38 minutes ago,” Cronkite said. After
that announcement, the nation plunged into total
mourning. Historian and presenter Jim Gibbons will
revisit the most tragic time in the nation’s history
during this presentation.
Meeting Room A
Monday, Nov. 24
ENTREPRENEURS WEEK
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CHOOSING AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
James L. Poznak, of Poznak Law Firm Ltd., will cover
the tax and legal advantages and disadvantages of sole
proprietorships, corporations, general partnerships,
limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
He will also discuss the necessary steps to start each of
these businesses. This program is co-sponsored by Fox
Valley SCORE.
Community Room
Tuesday, Oct. 7
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
BOOK & DISCUSSION GROUPS
READERS RENDEZVOUS, THE DAYTIME BOOK CLUB
Community Room
Wednesday, Oct. 8
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
“The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore
Two men have the same name but very different destinies.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
“Before I Go To Sleep” by S.J. Watson
A woman with amnesia can’t trust anyone when her journal entries become warnings.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver
When they move to a new rural home, a family focuses on eating locally.
CONSTANT READERS EVENING BOOK CLUB
Lower Level Board Room
7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25
“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
Revisit this classic coming-of-age novel during Banned Books Week.
Thursday, Oct. 16
“Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson
Ursula is reborn again and again. Will this power help her save the world?
Thursday, Nov. 13
“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty
When Cecilia opens a secret envelope, her
discovery will have more repercussions than she realizes.
GREAT BOOKS READING & DISCUSSION GROUP
Selected readings are from “Great Conversations 3” by
The Great Books Foundation. If you wish to purchase
this book, go to The Great Books Foundation website
or try abebooks.com.
SUCCESSION PLANNING
Harry McCabe, succession planning consultant at Peck
Bloom, LLC, will focus on the various ways a business
owner can end ownership of a business. Preparing
for ownership transitions should be a part of sound
business planning. This program is co-sponsored by Fox
Valley SCORE.
Community Room
Thursday, Oct. 9
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Lower Level Conference Room
ADULT PROGRAMS / BOOK GROUPS
E-COMMERCE – LEVERAGING THE INTERNET FOR YOUR
BUSINESS IDEA
Bob Koch, e-commerce entrepreneur, of QuiverGlobal.
com, will explore topics like advertising using social
media and search engines, key metrics to monitor,
evolving store fronts, shipping overseas, currency
conversion as well as language challenges. Entrepreneur
Bob Koch will discuss the critical elements involved
with an e-commerce store, including new product idea,
manufacturer selection and building an Internet store
front site.
Lower Level Board Room
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
“The Pardoner’s Tale” from “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
Tuesday, Oct. 21
“An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” (selection) by David Hume
Tuesday, Nov. 18
“A Defence of Poetry” (selection) by Percy Shelley
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*AUDIO / VIDEO CONVERSION
This presentation will show participants how to convert
old mediums to the most current viewing methods.
Learn how to convert old VHS tapes to DVDs or movie
files and how to convert LPs or cassettes to MP3s.
Instructors will demonstrate how easy it is to edit video
or audio files with a few clicks of a button. *Program
requires advanced registration.
BOOK GROUPS & COMPUTER CLASSES
COMPUTER CLASSES
There is a non-refundable, non-transferable attendance
fee for each class that must be paid at the time of
registration. You can transfer to another class with one
week’s advance notice. If you cannot attend a class for any
reason, please let the Computer Lab staff know so that we
can offer the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Group Classes are appropriate for adults and students
grade 8 and above. Classes are limited to 12 participants.
Stop by the Computer Lab desk at any of our facilities for
more information and to register!
The fee for group classes are:
Naperville Public Library card holders: $10
Reciprocal Borrowers:
$20
One-to-One Computer Assistance Sessions are held at
the 95th Street and Nichols Library. Sessions cover a wide
range of subjects – tell us what you’d like to learn!
The fee for one-to-one sessions are:
Naperville Public Library card holders: $20
Reciprocal Borrowers:
$40
*PHOTO CONVERSION
Find out how easy it is to take old photographs,
negatives and slides and convert them to digital
formats with different scanners. Using photo
restoration software, learn how to crop and resize an
image as well as quickly adjust brightness and color.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Idea Lab
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Thursday, Oct. 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*EXCEL 1
Microsoft Excel 2013 is the industry standard for data
organization and analysis. It can be used for work or
home. Keep up-to-date with the most widely used
spreadsheet application and learn how to auto-fill,
format data and adjust cells. Learn the different ways
to insert and move data cells. *Program requires
advanced registration.
Community Room Thursday, Sept. 18
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Oct. 21
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
*EXCEL 2
This class is for participants who have gone through
Excel 1 or know the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013
and are interested in improving and enhancing their
Excel experience. Learn great features that will make it
easier to calculate formulas, analyze trends and apply
formatting. *Program requires advanced registration.
Community Room Thursday, Sept. 25
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Oct. 28
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
*3-D SOFTWARE & PRINTING
Learn how to design a three dimensional object
using 123-D and the process of printing it using the
library’s 3-D printer. *Program requires advanced
registration.
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Idea Lab
Thursday, Sept. 4
Idea Lab Tuesday, Sept. 16
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
*iWORK – PAGES
Apple uses can learn the basics of Pages, Apple’s version
of Word Processing. Pages works seamlessly between
Mac and iOS devices, such as an iPad or iPhone. In this
hands-on class learn how to add and change font styles
as well as add pictures. Make anything from posters,
brochures and fun newsletters using the templates
provided. *Program requires advanced registration.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Sept. 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Idea Lab Thursday, Oct. 2
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
Get familiar with the photo organizing, editing and
sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 that
is ideal for casual photographers who want to achieve
professional results. *Program requires advanced
registration.
Idea Lab Thursday, Oct. 23
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*WORD 2
Make Word documents shine! This presentation will
demonstrate how to add borders, pictures, clip art and
neat effects to text. Create bulleted and numbered
lists, insert page numbers and other headers and
footers. *Program requires advanced registration.
Idea Lab Thursday, Nov. 13
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
COMPUTER CLASSES
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*CREATE A BUSINESS PROMO VIDEO
Creating a video for a business can be simple with
the right tools. This presentation will demonstrate
how easy it is to record with the HD Canon digital
camera, lavaliere microphone and tripod and how to
incorporate a green screen. Next, create background
music to add to your video using GarageBand and then
import that into iMovie to put the finishing touches
on it. Finally get some quick advice on how to save
the final video to the correct format and resolution to
post to a website or blog. This class is an introduction
that will lead into other classes for a more precise
understanding of the software and equipment.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Oct. 14
Idea Lab Thursday, Nov. 6
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR TEENS
Record, edit, save. It’s that easy to make a school
project or presentation more exciting with the
software and equipment offered here at Naperville
Public Library’s Idea Lab. Start with the HD camera and
microphone and record in front of the green screen.
Then using GarageBand and iMovie add music or
sound effects, and titles and transitions. *Program
requires advanced registration and is for teens in 6th
through 12th grades.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Oct. 7
*WORD 1
Microsoft Word can be used to create different types
of documents. Start here and learn what can be
done with the software. Follow along to learn how to
save files, copy and paste, change font type, size and
color, and set-up and print your document correctly.
*Program requires advanced registration.
*iWORK – NUMBERS
Starting with Numbers is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Numbers
for Mac starts with a blank canvas, ready to be
created, not an endless grid that can be overwhelming.
This presentation will show how to choose fonts,
style cell borders and introduce formulas. As well as
show over 30 templates that work great between
Macs and iOS devices. *Program requires advanced
registration.
*BUSINESS PROMO EQUIPMENT MADE EASY
Don’t be afraid of new technology. Learn how it
can greatly enhance a video and make a product or
business look more professional. This program will
teach participants how to effectively use the green
screen, HD video camera, tripod and microphone in a
more hands on approach. Learn what video techniques
and styles work best for different businesses and how
to use it for target marketing. *Program requires
advanced registration.
Idea Lab
Tuesday, Nov. 4
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*COMMERCIAL VIDEO AND AUDIO EDITING
Learn how to make a recorded video look and sound
more professional. This presentation will demonstrate
how to add some neat effects to titles and transitions
and make jingles sound great using iMovie and
GarageBand. Get advice on distributing the final video
on social media such as Facebook, YouTube, and
WordPress. *Program requires advanced registration.
Idea Lab
Tuesday, Nov. 11
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
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“Before 3” program for 2-1/2 year olds
Kindergarten—9am-2pm
Enrichment ** Musikgarten (for newborns to age 5)
Summer Camp—June and July
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7:30am—5:30pm
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NAPERVILLE REGIONAL
CENTER RENOVATION
CLOSURE
The Naperville Regional Center
will be closed for renovation
Saturday, May 17 through
December 2014. Naperville
classes for the fall 2014 term will
be held at our temporary location
in the Fry Properties Building,
2244 West 95th St. in Naperville.
Assistance with admissions, testing,
registration and tuition payments
will be available at the Fry location
beginning in June 2014. Counseling
will also be available on an
appointment basis.
Classes will resume at the Rickert
Drive location in spring 2015 in a
new and revitalized, state-of-the-art
environment with more classrooms
and more course options.
COD NAPERVILLE
CENTER
For more information:
Phone: (630) 942-4700
Email: [email protected]
Testing: (630) 942-4750
We’re building a better future.
Come experience our unique and challenging environment, where
our teachers and parents help build 21st century learners through
core curriculum and classes that develop the whole child, including:
Foreign Language
Music Program
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(both Choir and Band)
Visual Arts
FREE CHIPS & QUESO
Sports
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Technology
Preschool Twos Through Eighth Grade
For more information or to schedule a tour of the school,
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Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel
cuts the ribbon to the library’s
Idea Lab as library Board President
Sandy Benson, left, and Executive
Director Julie Rothenfluh cheer
him on.
LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES
Library Closings:
Friday, Aug. 29
Sunday, Aug. 31 Monday, Sept. 1
Wednesday, Nov. 26 Thursday, Nov. 27
A young reader poses with Mayor
A. George Pradel for a Naperville
Reads community-wide initiative at
Anderson’s Bookshop.
close 5:00 p.m. Nichols only
Labor Day
Labor Day
close 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving
Library Building Hours:
Monday through Friday
Saturday
Sunday (Naper Blvd. & 95th St.)
Nichols Sunday Hours
Mayor A. George Pradel, former
library Executive Director Donna
Dziedzic and Secretary of State
Jessie White celebrate the opening
of 95th St. Library during a groundbreaking ceremony.
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Rooms
Think about the Naperville Public Library for your next meeting, seminar
or piano recital. The library rents meeting space for 12 to 150 people.
More information is available at naperville-lib.org or
by calling 630-961-4100, ext. 2220.
Sale of Used Library Equipment
The Naperville Public Library’s website includes a page of items that
are available for immediate sale. These items may include computers,
furnishings and other pieces of equipment. The library also periodically
holds a Used Equipment Sale. Click on “Sale Page” on the bottom of our
library website, naperville-lib.org.
Mayor A. George Pradel learns
about the library’s digital catalog
system
ADA Compliance
The Naperville Public Library is in compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). Wheelchairs are available upon request at all
buildings. All buildings have automatic doors. If a signer is needed for a
program, please make arrangements 7 business days in advance by calling
630-961-4100, ext. 4931.
Priority Service
The Naperville Public Library reserves the right to give preference to
Naperville Public Library card holders in case(s) of limited seating.
Mayor Pradel accepts a $100,000
check from the library when the
construction of 95th St. Library
came in under budget.
Mayor Pradel unveils the
children’s library card design with
the contest winner.
Promotional Disclaimer
Attendance at a Naperville Public Library program or event constitutes
a willingness to appear in any and all promotional materials for the
Naperville Public Library and releases the library, its licensees and
performance use groups from any and all liability related to the usage
of promotional materials. Names are never used in library promotional
materials. If you or your children do not wish to appear in possible future
library promotions, please consult with the photographer or a library staff
member.
Prizes
All prizes have been donated to the Naperville Public Library. Prizes
cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash value.
www.naperville-lib.org