Teens Event for the Month of April

Young Adult March Madness! (NPL)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at All Day -- All Libraries
It's March Madness time but instead of NCAA basketball, our brackets are full of Young Adult books! We've randomly selected 32 YA titles and placed them in our YA March Madness Brackets. On March 1, you can start casting your ballots for your favorite YA books in the first round. Each week, the field will be narrowed down to the final showdown on March 30 and a YA March Madness Champion will be crowned on April 1! Check back to our website www.naperville-lib.org/teens/yamarchmadness each week to cast your vote!

PRELIMS: March 1 - March 8
SWEET 16: March 9 - March 15
ELITE 8: March 16 - March 22
FINAL 4: March 23 - March 29
FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: March 30 - March 31
YA MARCH MADNESS CHAMPION CROWNED: April 1

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at All Day -- All Libraries
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are sponsoring our 4th Annual Teen Poetry Contest! There will be three divisions: 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades, and high school. The contest begins on April 1 and the deadline for entries is 9:00 p.m. on April 30. Winners will be announced on May 14 and the winning poems will be posted online. Prizes to area bookstores will be awarded. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or enter online at www.naperville-lib.org/teens/teenpoetrycontest2014. For more information, please contact the library at 630-961-4100.

Drop-In Craft & Stitch (95th)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Drop in to work on your own needlework or other small project. Share ideas, swap materials and check out new patterns with others. Bring your materials and share your latest creations. All adults and teens who can work independently are welcome!

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at All Day -- All Libraries
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are sponsoring our 4th Annual Teen Poetry Contest! There will be three divisions: 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades, and high school. The contest begins on April 1 and the deadline for entries is 9:00 p.m. on April 30. Winners will be announced on May 14 and the winning poems will be posted online. Prizes to area bookstores will be awarded. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or enter online at www.naperville-lib.org/teens/teenpoetrycontest2014. For more information, please contact the library at 630-961-4100.

Slaying Dragons with Poetry(NIC)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Naperville Writer?'s Group. Poets, writers and those who to read can enjoy keynote speaker, Sandra Marchetti, author of a collection of poems, ?"Confluence,?" and Elmhurst College writing teacher. Poet Ray Simon, past president of the Naperville Writer?'s Group, will moderate the event. In addition to the featured readers, members of the Naperville Writer?'s Group and local poets will share their poetry. This program is presented in partnership with the Naperville Writer?'s Group.

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Thursday, April 03, 2014 at All Day -- All Libraries
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are sponsoring our 4th Annual Teen Poetry Contest! There will be three divisions: 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades, and high school. The contest begins on April 1 and the deadline for entries is 9:00 p.m. on April 30. Winners will be announced on May 14 and the winning poems will be posted online. Prizes to area bookstores will be awarded. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or enter online at www.naperville-lib.org/teens/teenpoetrycontest2014. For more information, please contact the library at 630-961-4100.

Pay It Forward: Project Linus (NIC)

Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Pay it forward by making a new, handmade washable blanket. All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied fleece blankets and knit or crochet afghans. Blankets will be given to seriously ill and traumatized children. Beginners can learn how, and teens will earn volunteer hours! You can use your own patterns or one of ours. Please come with your own supplies in child friendly colors. A supply list is available upon request. Open to adults and teens in grades 6 - 12.

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Friday, April 04, 2014 at All Day -- All Libraries
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are sponsoring our 4th Annual Teen Poetry Contest! There will be three divisions: 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades, and high school. The contest begins on April 1 and the deadline for entries is 9:00 p.m. on April 30. Winners will be announced on May 14 and the winning poems will be posted online. Prizes to area bookstores will be awarded. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or enter online at www.naperville-lib.org/teens/teenpoetrycontest2014. For more information, please contact the library at 630-961-4100.