Library Events for the Next 7 Days

English conversation groups for ESL students (NBL)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Boulevard Library
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a change to practice their skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners can attend the free groups, and one does not have to attend every session. No registration is required.

Picnic on The Riverwalk (NIC)

Wednesday, August 05, 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.)

Movies @ the library (NIC)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 1:00 PM -- Nichols Library
"Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

Spend a pleasant afternoon indoors relaxing and watching a new or classic movie while enjoying delicious popcorn. Check the library?'s website and social media channels for movie selections.

Ultimate superhero crafting afternoon (NBL)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
This ultimate superhero crafter-noon will allow creative teens to make various superhero-inspired pieces using Perler beads, Mod Podge and other materials.

Racing with robotics (95th)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Children can utilize their critical thinking skills to build robots out of LEGOs and program them using WeDo software to move, react and make sounds. Children also will create cars that actually zip through an interactive, robotic finish line. This robotics class will enhance communication, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

Secrets of a Yale Grad (NIC) )Cancelled

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
A C2 Education Yale graduate will discuss how they got into their dream school. They will touch on the topics of coursework rigor, including GPA, SAT, ACT, recommendations, interviews and college essays.

Social Media:Blogging and Tweeting(NIC)

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
At this NaperLaunch Meet-up, Mary Rogers, an experienced blogger and social media marketer, will be continuing the training on Social Media Marketing. This presentation will cover the art of writing interesting blog posts and tweets that will get readers to click over to a website or landing page for more information.

Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Lovers of young adult 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 participants' Goodreads account. Request to join the group "Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club" online at, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at Sign up early to take a poll on what book selection the club should read first. The first book will be posted on June 1, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.