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December Program Highlights from the Naperville Public Library
Families – Read Together This Winter!
The Library’s Winter Family Read Aloud Program starts Dec. 1 and Naperville families are urged to make reading part of their family activities. Make cookies together? That’s just one example of a family reading activity! From Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, families are urged to register for this winter program, record their family’s read aloud sessions and return the logs to win prizes. Don’t live in Naperville? Join the fun for $5.00 per child.
Family Gingerbread House Contest
Make and decorate a gingerbread house as a family activity. Drop your creation off at your favorite library building between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 and it will be on public display from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Certificates for various categories will be awarded. Photos of the gingerbread houses will be posted to the Library’s Facebook page. This activity is part of the Winter Family Read Aloud Program.
Rock On! -- the Chicago Music Scene Of the 1960’s and 1970’s
Dean Milano, author and musician, began making music in Chicago in 1966. He was there when it all happened and has written a book telling all. Join him on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the 95th Street Library. He’ll relive the glory days when jazz, rock and roll, country and western, folk, blues and R & B flowed through the streets of Chicago. Milano will bring both the music and pictures of these two decades to life. This program is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.
Teens, It’s the Indoor Mini Golf Challenge!
Teens, who doesn’t love mini golf? Winter is a great time to have some fun indoors and get your game on! On Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., the Dziedzic Community Room will be transformed into an exciting mini golf course. Take the challenge alone or grab a couple of friends to play as a group! A special thank you to Wilderness Falls for donating the equipment for this event!
Study Help and Snacks are all Part of Finals Week at the Library
It’s time for finals week and the library knows it is important to have a good place to study so we’ve reserved space in the library just for you. To kick off finals week, the 95th Street Library will be open on Monday, Dec. 17 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. just for high school students! Then, for three nights in a row, the Dziedzic Community Room at the Nichols Library will also be available for cram sessions from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. We will have tables for group study, free Wi-Fi and reference help. We’ll also have board games and snacks for brains that need a break.
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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, http://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 http://www.naperville-lib.org.