Library Events for the Next 7 Days

'The X Factor' and 'American Idol' contestant to perform (NSL)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
"The X Factor" and "American Idol" contestant Jillian Jensen, who is most notable for her powerful TV performance about being bullied in school, will visit Naperville Public Library to sing songs from her recently released album. In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month in October, the library welcomes Jensen, who will speak about her personal experience as a victim of bullying. This program is intended for teens in 6th through 12th grades and adults but all ages are welcome. This program is funded by the SECA grant from the City of Naperville, The Exchange Club of Naperville, DuPage Child Abuse and Prevention Coalition, Edward Hospital-Linden Oaks, Naperville Park Dist. and Hilton-Lisle Naperville Hotel.
Free movie passes to first 75 teens in attendance.

Teens enter to win $100 Amazon Gift card.

Free Pizza will be served.


Curious Kids (NSL)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM -- 95th Street Library
Children can come twice a month after school to explore something new at the library, through crafts and other activities relating to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). For children in grades K ?- 2.

Science Fair Genius Station (NIC)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Science fair is just around the corner for some middle school students. Resident science enthusiasts will conduct one-on-one 15-minute appointments to help students develop a strong hypothesis and find informative sources for research.
For more information or to sign up contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian, at kdoucette@naperville-lib.org or 630.961.4100 ext. 6329.

Frightful nights writing contest

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
With spooky days and frightful nights just around the corner, teens can enter the library?'s Halloween-themed writing contest. To participate, individuals can write a short story (no more than 300 words) beginning with the sentence, "It was a dark and stormy night ?..." Writers can be funny or downright spooky ?- just as long as the story is creative and original. Participants can email entries to TeenSpaceNPL@gmail.com from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Check out the Teen Space website, naperville-lib.org/TeenSpaceHome, to read some of the best entries as the date gets closer to Oct.

Lapsit Storytime (NIC)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM -- Nichols Library
An introduction to storytime for children from birth - 23 months. This 20-minute interactive program includes stories, songs and fingerplays. You will have time after the program to share board books and other featured titles with your little one. An adult caregiver must attend with each child. The only exception is in the case of twins.

Tales For 2s & 3s (NIC)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM -- Nichols Library
A 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and fingerplays for 2 and 3-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. No
younger or older siblings allowed.

Tales For 2s & 3s (NSL)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
A 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and fingerplays for 2 and 3-year-olds and an accompanying adult. Strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. No younger or older siblings allowed.

Craft & Stitch (NSL)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library
Knitters can visit with other like-minded crafters to work on needlework or other small projects together. Try a new craft that we supply or bring your own. Swap or share materials and get new ideas for future projects.