Johannes Gutenberg, considered the inventor of the printing press, developed the first printing ink—a mixture of lampblack, resin, and linseed oil. (Marshall Cavendish Online)
April 2013 – All Month! 3rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest
The Naperville Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with our 3rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest! The contest begins April 1 and the deadline for entries is 9 p.m., April 30. There will be three divisions: 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades, and high school. Winners will be announced on May 14 with the winning poems posted online. Prizes to area bookstores will be awarded. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library building or enter online. For more information, please contact the Library at 630-961-4100.
Adult Computer Camp
Are you confused when it comes to computers? Come to our four-day camp and get all the basics: learn the terminology (you can finally speak the language!) and practice the skills. We will meet for two hours, four days in a row. Topics covered include: parts of the computer, using the mouse and keyboard, tour of your desktop, basic computer operation and file management, getting on the Internet, navigate web sites (and some popular ones to try), search for information (do you Google?) and use shopping sites safely, setting up your own email, and uploading digital photos. The class meets Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nichols Library. Registration is required and the fee is $20 Register at the Computer Lab in any building.
Romancing the White House: Three Love Stories
Enjoy Amazing Women History Theatre’s portrayals of Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the “other woman” in FDR’s life, Lucy Mercery Rutherford. Was she just a friend or confidante…or something more? This program is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville and will be held on Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Stay Young Through Technology & Pop Culture
Seniors, learn everything from pop culture, social media, technology devices, latest movies and music and the technology that drives it. Michael McCann and Jeffrey Rose will help seniors understand and use technology and culture that will help to maintain their independence on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. This Healthy, Wealthy & Wise program is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.
Health and Stress
Stress is an underlying cause of most illnesses. Lifetime Health and Wellness will help educate you on the symptoms of stress and how stress affects the body’s overall health. Learn how to relieve stress both at work and at home so that you can feel better and enjoy life more. This Healthy, Wealthy & Wise program will be presented on Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
Retro Saturday Morning Cartoons
Teens, we’re having a Saturday Morning Cartoon marathon where we will be showing the best of Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Inspector Gadget and more! There will be a cereal bar with your favorite sugary breakfasts, cartoon Shrinky Dinks to be made and a prize for the wackiest pajama ensemble, Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to noon, 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
Learn More about Managing Your Money During Money Smart Week
Get a better handle on your personal finances April 22 to 25 when the Naperville Public Library celebrates Money Smart Week. Five free programs that focus on managing and saving money will be presented. Topics include Don’t Pay The College Sticker Price!, learning more about the Library’s investment and financial analysis software, retirement planning and information about the banking world. Visit the Library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org, for more information.
Songs of the Civil War with Dean Milano
Period songs as well as more recent works, sung by Dean Milano with guitar accompaniment and a short history of each song, as well as a slide show of period Civil War musicians. This program to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.
El Día De Los Niños/ El Día De Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Come to the 95th Street Library for a special day of celebration. Join us for dance performances, storytimes, crafts and activities from many cultures as we celebrate children, families and reading. Check our website for more information. These programs. to be held on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., are partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.
About the Naperville Public Library
The Naperville Public Library serves a population of more than 142,000 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.; and our website, www.naperville-lib.org. The Library’s collection of more than 830,000 items includes magazines, newspapers, large-type books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, books on CD, eBooks, downloadable audio books, music and movies; online resources, and, of course, books. The Naperville Public Library supports all residents of Naperville in their lifelong pursuit of learning, enjoyment and inspiration by providing excellence in public library services, resources and programs. For more information visit www.naperville-lib.org.