Adult Events for the Month of June

Genealogy: Drop-In Help (NIC)

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available in the adult services department to help any interested individuals who wish to obtain assistance either to get started on a genealogy project or to complete difficult genealogical research challenges.

Downloadable Drop-In Session (95th)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 1:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Library staff will be on hand to assist in setting up attendees' Apple- or Android-based device, Kindle or Nook to download e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines and music. Stop in at any time during one of the sessions for one-on-one assistance and learn about everything the library offers for these devices.

'Devil In A Blue Dress' Movie Viewing (NBL)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Join the Criminal Spines Book Club for a viewing of the film "Devil in a Blue Dress" starring Denzel Washington in this adaptation of Walter Mosley's classic novel. This 1999 movie was praised for its "glowing visual qualities" as well as Washington's exceptional performance. Kenneth Turan called it "the most exotic crime entertainment of the season." The Criminal Spines Book Club is discussing the novel from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9.

Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)

Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library

Peer into humanity's darker nature via the world of criminals and detectives. This book club will read and discuss mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels and true crime. Plot twists and red herrings are the order of the day, while the level of violence will vary from author to author.
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
In 1948, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is having a drink in a small bar when Mr. DeWitt Albright, who specializes in doing jobs for people with money and power, approaches him. Currently, Albright needs to find a girl, Daphne Monet, who "has a predilection for the company of Negroes."  Easy is interested in the money Albright offers, but he is not interested in messing with the law or the business of powerful white men.

Excel 1

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library

Learn how to auto-fill, format data, adjust cells and the different ways to insert and move data cells using Microsoft Excel. *Program requires advanced registration with a fee and is limited to 12 participants. 

The computer and technology classes have a non-refundable, non-transferable attendance fee for each class that must be paid at the time of registration. Classes are appropriate for adults and students in 8th grade or older and are limited to 12 participants. Registrations for these classes are taken at the computer lab desks.

The fee for these classes is:

Naperville Public Library card holders: $10

Non-Naperville Public Library card holders: $20

Participants can transfer to another class with one week's advance notice. If individuals cannot attend a class for any reason, they should inform the computer lab staff so the spot may be available to an individual on the waiting list.

Click here to register

Genealogy: Accessing German Records (NIC)

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Finding an ancestor's town of origin can be exciting. Once this piece of information is found, one might be left wondering how to get records from the other side of the ocean. Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, a board-certified genealogist who specializes in German genealogy, will explain how to get records for German towns.

Genealogy: Drop-In Help (NBL)

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library

A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available in the adult services department to help any interested individuals who wish to obtain assistance either to get started on a genealogy project or to complete difficult genealogical research challenges.


Stitching In The Stacks: Chemo Caps (NBL)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Stitch with the library's community knit, crochet and needlecraft group. The summer season's Pay It Forward community project will be knitting or crocheting chemo caps to donate to Edward Cancer Center. Participants should bring their own materials and tools and either make chemo caps or bring their own personal projects to work on in the group. All skill levels may attend. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and work with staff to help beginners.