Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Harry Potter Book Release Party

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Muggles of all ages can celebrate the midnight book release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II" at Nichols Library. In conjunction with other Potter-themed celebrations throughout downtown Naperville, Nichols Library will be open from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30 through 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31 in anticipation of the book's release at midnight so fans can pick up their copy. The library will host many magical events throughout the day and night (see schedule of events below). From 6 p.m. to midnight, attendees can win raffle prizes every hour - must be present to win.
9:00 A.M. -10:00 P.M.  Harry Potter Movie Marathon, Gryffindor Common Room (Community Room)
1:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M. * Hedwig Puppet Craft Preschool-5th, Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. * Wizard Training Camp Preschool-5th, Hagrid's Hut (Children's Story Room)
3:00 P.M. -4:30 P.M.  Hidden Harry Potter ages 10+, Hufflepuff Common Room(New Program Room)
3:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. * Fire Breathing Dragon Craft Preschool-5th Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. * Spell Training Preschool-5th Hagrid's Hut (Children's Story Room)
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. * Make your own wand Preschool-5th Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
6:00 P.M. -12:00 P.M. * Hourly Raffle drawings must be present to win
6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. * Potions making 6th grade-adult Slytherin Common Room (Teen Area)
6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. * Create the Deathly Hallows with Doodle pens 6th grade-adult Ravenclaw Common Room (Computer Lab)
7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. * Harry Potter Trivia Contest All Hufflepuff Common Room(New Program Room)
7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. * Scavenger Hunt Preschool-5th Hagrid's Hut ( Children's Story Room)
8:00 P.M. -10:00 P.M. * Get a photo of your first broom flight using the Green Screen  6th grade-adult Ravenclaw Common Room (Computer Lab)
9:00 P.M. -11:00 P.M. * Olivander's wand making 6th grade-adult Slytherin Common Room (Teen Area)
* drop in sessions

Family Storytime (95th)

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and other activities is for children of all ages. In addition, staff members will present strategies to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun-filled programs.

Hidden 'Harry Potter'

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Get ready for the release of the new Harry Potter book with this thrilling insider's peek at one of the most treasured film series of all time. Behind-the-scenes tidbits, hilarious inside jokes and other fascinating facts will delight Potter fans as pivotal scenes are explored from all six films. This presentation will uncover themes of kindness and heroism with inspiring messages for Muggles of all ages. This program is for ages 10 and older.

YAY FOR YA! An Online Goodreads Book Club

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 9:00 AM -- Other
Lovers of YA literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participant's Goodreads account. Request to join the group "Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club" on Goodreads or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org.
A new book is posted on the first day of every month, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.

Baby Play Date (NBL)

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 9:30 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Babies learn through play! Adults and infants can enjoy stories, songs and bounces, followed by 10 minutes of exploratory play with their new friends. For infants through 23-month-olds and their caregivers.

Family Storytime (95th)

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and other activities is for children of all ages. In addition, staff members will present strategies to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun-filled programs.

Olympic Movie Triathlon (NBL)

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 1:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Prepare for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro with three days of Olympic-themed movies! Snacks will be provided.
Monday, Aug. 1 - "Without Limits"
Tuesday, Aug. 2 - "Swimming Upstream"
Wednesday, Aug. 3 - "Chariots of Fire"

Quidditch Tournament

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 2:00 PM -- Nichols Library
For Teens in 6th through 12th grades. Witches, wizards and muggles alike are invited to grab a broom and play a few magical rounds of Quidditch! The tournament will take place at Wil-O-Way Park (with the baseball and soccer fields) located at 1408 W. Jefferson Ave. Teen participants should bring their own broom! Signed permission slips are required and will be available at the library. This event is limited to 28 teen participants. *Program requires advanced registration and a signed permission slip. For more information or to sign up, contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian at 630-961-4100, ext. 6329 or kdoucette@naperville-lib.org.