Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Language Stars Storytime! Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! (NIC)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 11:15 AM -- Nichols Library

Language Stars, a Chicago-based provider of early foreign language education, will return with fun and high-energy programs. Teachers will provide a 30-minute interactive storytime, featuring books, songs and activities conducted entirely in their native language.

Recommended for children ages 1 to 6 years old, but all ages are welcome.

Community Room 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Wednesday, Nov. 4

Lapsit Storytime (95th)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
An introduction to storytime for infants to 23-month-olds, this 20-minute interactive program will include stories, songs and fingerplays. Attendees will have time after the program to share board books and other featured titles with their little one. An adult caregiver must attend with each child. The only exception is in the case of twins.

Family Storytime (NIC)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 4:00 PM -- Nichols Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany their children.

Library Explorers (95th)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 4:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Little explorers can create crafts, read books, play with LEGOs, learn about science and have a rollicking good time. For students in 3rd through 5th grades. Program is limited to 15 children.
Program Room 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Children's Program Room 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 LEGO Bingo
Wednesday, Sept. 23 Noodle Robots
Wednesday, Oct. 7 Light Painting with the iPads
Wednesday, Oct. 21 Idea Lab Fun
Wednesday, Nov. 4 Manga Art
Wednesday, Nov. 18 Magic Tricks

Spark: Teen Tech Fun (NBL)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 4:30 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library

Tinker with technology as the library has a variety of new equipment for teens to experiment with, including Ozobot robotic toys, littleBits electronic kits, Sphero robotic balls, Snap Circuits toys, LEGO WeDos, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 & NXT 2.0 robots or Makey Makey invention kits of which gamers can make a video game with Play-Doh or play a piano made of bananas. *Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 30 teen participants.

Naper Blvd. Library, Program Room

Wednesday, Oct.7,4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Small Business Workshop: Creating a Great Brand Experience (NIC)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Conor Cunneen, an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, will demonstrate how to generate a world-class customer and brand experience by implementing his method, Gift of GAB (Goals,Attitude, Behavior). A former marketing vice president with Unilever, Cunneen will show the power of clear and compelling goals, attitude and behavior in creating a company's brand.

3-D Software & Printing For Teens (95th)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library

Teens can learn how to design a Halloween-themed three-dimensional object using the program 123D and understand the process of printing it using the library's 3-D printer. Program requires advanced registration with a fee and is limited to 12 participants.

95th Street Library, Idea Lab
Wednesday, Oct.7,6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Eastland Disaster (95th)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic Eastland Disaster. On July 24, 1915 in Chicago,the SS Eastland, a passenger ship used for tours,rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River killing 844 passengers and crew. Dave Nelson,Eastland historian and grandson of a Chicago welder that assisted in the Eastland rescue efforts, will share a documentary he produced about this tragic
event. In this documentary, attendees will hear special stories of survivors and see unbelievable artifacts that have been found.