Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Career Readiness Before College: Linking Majors To Promising Careers (NIC)

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Career Vision
College is too important and too expensive to have your child "meander" through it! Entering college with an exciting career direction and choosing the right major contributes to students' happiness, success and graduating on time. Learn why early career exploration is not only crucial but fun, as well as the steps to take even BEFORE you begin looking at colleges.

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at All Day -- All Libraries
In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are sponsoring our 4th Annual Teen Poetry Contest! There will be three divisions: 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades, and high school. The contest begins on April 1 and the deadline for entries is 9:00 p.m. on April 30. Winners will be announced on May 14 and the winning poems will be posted online. Prizes to area bookstores will be awarded. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or enter online at www.naperville-lib.org/teens/teenpoetrycontest2014. For more information, please contact the library at 630-961-4100.

Make It! Take It! (95th)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
Join us for a fun program of stories and crafts for you and your preschooler. Activities will be geared toward children 3 - 4-years, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child - there will be coloring sheets for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with their children. Limit of 20 children doing crafts.

Make It! Take It! (NIC)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Join us for a fun program of stories and crafts for you and your preschooler. Activities will be geared toward children 3 - 4-years, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child - there will be coloring sheets for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with their children. Limit of 20 children doing crafts.

Family Storytime (95th)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM -- 95th Street Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities right in your home! At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun filled programs.

Family Storytime (NIC)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities right in your home! At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun filled programs.

Family Storytime (NBL)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM -- Naper Boulevard Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities right in your home! At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun filled programs.

The tragedy at the Loomis street crossing (NIC)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
It has been 68 years since the Naperville tragic train accident that took the lives of 45 people. It was the worst disaster in the history of the Burlington Railroad. Chuck Spinner, author of ?"The Tragedy a the Loomis Street Crossing,?" spent five years researching the stories of 45 passengers who lost their lives on that day, interviewing eye witnesses and talking with rescue works and injured passengers. His book prompted the forming of a committee that worked with the Century Walk organization toward the creating of a memorial called ?"Tragedy to Triumph,?" created by Paul Kuhn. The statue will be dedicated at 1:00 p.m. at the Naperville Train Station on Saturday, April 26.