Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Read2gether (95th)

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:15 AM -- 95th Street Library

Students entering kindergarten through 5th grade can practice reading, listening to and discussing books in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with a teen volunteer this summer. Depending on attendance, readers may be placed in a group. Children may bring a book or choose one from the library. All participants must be independent readers. Those arriving more than 10 minutes late cannot be guaranteed placement with a partner.


The Power Of Play (NBL)

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Adult and child interactive play is critical to language development. Caregivers are invited to the library to play with their child at stations of fun and games, including manipulates, board games and puzzles, as well as items for imaginative play and gross motor activity. For infants through 5th grade with a caregiver. This is a drop-in program with a room limit of 30.

Family Storytime (95th)

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and other activities is for children of all ages. In addition, staff members will present strategies to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun-filled programs.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire' (PG-13) (NBL)

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Potter-Mania is back at the library this summer with a showing of the fourth "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Watch Harry compete in the Triwizard Tournament and get excited for all the new Harry Potter fun to come. For Teens in 6th through 12th grades.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM -- Nichols Library
9:00am Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
11:40am Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets                                        
2:30pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban     
5:00pm  Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire                  
7:45pm Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter Book Release Party

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Muggles of all ages can celebrate the midnight book release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II" at Nichols Library. In conjunction with other Potter-themed celebrations throughout downtown Naperville, Nichols Library will be open from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30 through 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31 in anticipation of the book's release at midnight so fans can pick up their copy. The library will host many magical events throughout the day and night (see schedule of events below). From 6 p.m. to midnight, attendees can win raffle prizes every hour - must be present to win.
9:00 A.M. -10:00 P.M.  Harry Potter Movie Marathon, Gryffindor Common Room (Community Room)
1:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M. * Hedwig Puppet Craft Preschool-5th, Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. * Wizard Training Camp Preschool-5th, Hagrid's Hut (Children's Story Room)
3:00 P.M. -4:30 P.M.  Hidden Harry Potter ages 10+, Hufflepuff Common Room(New Program Room)
3:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. * Fire Breathing Dragon Craft Preschool-5th Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. * Spell Training Preschool-5th Hagrid's Hut (Children's Story Room)
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. * Make your own wand Preschool-5th Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
6:00 P.M. -12:00 P.M. * Hourly Raffle drawings must be present to win
6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. * Potions making 6th grade-adult Slytherin Common Room (Teen Area)
6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. * Create the Deathly Hallows with Doodle pens 6th grade-adult Ravenclaw Common Room (Computer Lab)
7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. * Harry Potter Trivia Contest All Hufflepuff Common Room(New Program Room)
7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. * Scavenger Hunt Preschool-5th Hagrid's Hut ( Children's Story Room)
8:00 P.M. -10:00 P.M. * Get a photo of your first broom flight using the Green Screen  6th grade-adult Ravenclaw Common Room (Computer Lab)
9:00 P.M. -11:00 P.M. * Olivander's wand making 6th grade-adult Slytherin Common Room (Teen Area)
* drop in sessions

Family Storytime (95th)

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and other activities is for children of all ages. In addition, staff members will present strategies to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun-filled programs.

Hidden 'Harry Potter'

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Get ready for the release of the new Harry Potter book with this thrilling insider's peek at one of the most treasured film series of all time. Behind-the-scenes tidbits, hilarious inside jokes and other fascinating facts will delight Potter fans as pivotal scenes are explored from all six films. This presentation will uncover themes of kindness and heroism with inspiring messages for Muggles of all ages. This program is for ages 10 and older.