Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Picnic on The Riverwalk (NIC)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 11:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Staff will present this popular Riverwalk program, which will include stories, songs and a puppet show. Participants can bring a meal or snack. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the Community Room of Nichols Library. (The Wednesday lunchtime program will be a repeat of the Tuesday evening program.)

Read2gether

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Students entering 1st through 5th grades can spend time reading aloud with an older student. This non-tutoring program is intended to provide students an opportunity to spend enjoyable time reading aloud with a student volunteer. Students will be paired with a volunteer entering 6th through 12th grades and spend the one-hour session taking turns reading aloud. Depending on attendance, participants may be placed in a group.

Write all about it! Characters: Creating Personalities (NIC)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Aspiring writers can attend this writing group to practice honing their skills in a non-judgmental environment. Join an individual class or plan on attending the series.

Read2gether

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 4:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Students entering 1st through 5th grades can spend time reading aloud with an older student. This non-tutoring program is intended to provide students an opportunity to spend enjoyable time reading aloud with a student volunteer. Students will be paired with a volunteer entering 6th through 12th grades and spend the one-hour session taking turns reading aloud. Depending on attendance, participants may be placed in a group.

Genealogy Workshop: Timelines As A Research Tool (NIC)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Laura Kovarik, a member of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, will explain how to use timelines to organize genealogy research.

Book & Cookie club (NBL)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Visit the library for a child-and-parent book discussion group. The child and parent/adult will read the selected book together and then attend the club's meeting to discuss it with others while enjoying a cookie or two. Each book will be chosen at the preceding meeting and listed on the library's website, www.naperville-lib.org. The library will have multiple copies of each title available for checkout.

NaperLaunch Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Yu-Chen, founder of New Heights Partners, a breakthrough specialist for achieving new heights in performance, will present "Empowering Time Management". Contemporary life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands, which may cause people to be overwhelmed. Please join us to discover simple solutions. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Every hero has a story, and teens can write it. Teen writers can submit a written biography or a short story (1,500 words or less) as well as their own drawing of a superhero. Participants can include their superhero's name, where they live, their powers, their slogan and how they accomplish good in the world. The contest will begin June 1, and the deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Friday, July 31. Gift certificates to a local comic book store will be awarded to winners. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or look it up on the teen page of the library?'s website, www.naperville-lib.org.