Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Evening on The Riverwalk (NIC)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Staff will present this popular Riverwalk program, which will include stories, songs and a puppet show. Participants can bring a meal or snack. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the Community Room of Nichols Library.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Wednesday, July 29, 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

Wednesday, July 29, 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.

English conversation groups for ESL students (NBL)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Boulevard Library
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a change to practice their skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners can attend the free groups, and one does not have to attend every session. No registration is required.

Picnic on The Riverwalk (NIC)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Staff will present this popular Riverwalk program, which will include stories, songs and a puppet show. Participants can bring a meal or snack. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the Community Room of Nichols Library. (The Wednesday lunchtime program will be a repeat of the Tuesday evening program.)

Teen movie: 'Dick Tracy'(PG) (NBL)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library
Dick Tracey

Not all heroes wear a cape ?- sometimes they wear a yellow trench coat, fedora, radio wristwatch, and their statue can be found guarding over the Naperville Riverwalk. Teens can visit the library for a screening of the 1990 film that's full of colorful mobsters, molls and of course, the famous gumshoe hero.

Read2gether

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- 95th Street 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.

Introduction To The Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine (95th)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
This class will demonstrate how to use the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. This may look like a normal at home printer but instead of using ink to print an image, it uses a marker to draw or small blade to cut designs into paper, cardstock or vinyl. Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 6 participants.