Library Events for the Next 7 Days

NaperLaunch Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Continuing our discussion of Social Media Marketing, Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites returns to the Thursday morning lineup to demonstrate how to create and share marketing pieces on additional social media not covered previously. Join us for networking and learning in this Meet-up. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Everyday Heroes Contest!

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Children can nominate someone who has been a hero in their life, giving them the recognition they deserve. In a short, one-page essay, children can share the reasons why their hero deserves to win and how they have made a difference in their life. Include at least one photo to accompany the nomination. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, and they will be highlighted on the library?'s website and social media channels. Participants can drop their submissions off at any children?'s desk by July 15.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Thursday, July 02, 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.

YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Thursday, July 02, 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 www.goodreads.com, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org. 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.

Family Storytime (NBL)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 10:30 AM -- Naper Boulevard Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies also will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children.

Twirling and tweeting robotics (NIC)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- Nichols Library
This program will spark creativity as children can design and program robotic birds that sing and dance. Learners can utilize their critical thinking skills to build robots out of LEGOs and program them using WeDo software. Each group will be challenged to put their STEM skills to the test, redesigning their robots to react and move differently. This program is presented in partnership with Sylvan Learning of Naperville/Woodridge.

Three cheers for the red white and blue (NBL)

Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 2:00 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Celebrate Fourth of July with a star-spangled party where kids can listen to a patriotic story, create a celebratory craft, participate in a library parade and finish the fun with explosive science experiments in the name of America!

Everyday Heroes Contest!

Friday, July 03, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Children can nominate someone who has been a hero in their life, giving them the recognition they deserve. In a short, one-page essay, children can share the reasons why their hero deserves to win and how they have made a difference in their life. Include at least one photo to accompany the nomination. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, and they will be highlighted on the library?'s website and social media channels. Participants can drop their submissions off at any children?'s desk by July 15.