Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Read2gether

Wednesday, July 29, 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.

Understanding Common Core (95th)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
New Common Core guidelines and objectives, as well as changes in standardized testing, has been fully implemented in the 2014-15 academic year for all grade levels. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing will also begin starting in the 2015-16 academic year. Learn how the new Common Core state and national standards along with new PARCC testing may affect the learning outcomes and goals that are expected of students in the classroom.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Thursday, July 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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.

Superhero training academy (NIC)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
This training academy will test a brave teen's super powers in a series of physical and mental challenges. The winning superhero will receive a gift card to a local comic book store. Participants should meet in the Community Room before heading outside to the challenge arena.

Arduino workshops: Arduino 101 (NSL)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
This class will discuss basic electronics components and create some simple circuits using Arduino. No prior electronics or programming experience is required. *Program requires advanced registration.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Friday, July 31, 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.