Library Events for the Next 7 Days

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.

Chamber Music At The Library (95th)

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
DuPage Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble
Join a select ensemble of DuPage Symphony Orchestra string instrumentalists for a free fun-filled evening of chamber music. This informal performance includes an engaging question-and-answer session and opportunities to talk with the musicians following the performance.

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Saturday, April 26, 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.

Family Storytime (95th)

Saturday, April 26, 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.

Blooming Bark For Books (NIC)

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Share your spring fever - read with a furry partner at Bark for Books. Our volunteer canines and their owners represent local Therapy Dog organizations, and just love a good story.
Bring a book or choose one of ours. Parents and siblings are invited to greet the dogs at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the program.
For children in grades 1 - 5th.

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Sunday, April 27, 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.

Fourth Annual Teen Poetry Contest (NPL)

Monday, April 28, 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.

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 3 (95th)

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library
Are you proficient with the Level 1 and Level 2 topics? Advance your skills even further by discovering how to create table, column, and section breaks; control page numbering by section. Create and change page layouts; learn how to create and modify custom styles.

Please note that we are offering Microsoft Office 2013 hands-on group classes in a series at the same time and location one week apart. Register for any level in a series if you are proficient with the topics in the lower level(s) of that series. You will receive exercises in the lower level classes to use for practice before taking the next level.

There is a non-refundable, non-transferable attendance fee for each class that must be paid at the time of registration. You can transfer to another class with one weeks' advance notice. If you cannot attend a class for any reason, please let the Computer Lab staff know so that we can offer the spot to someone on the waiting list. Unless noted below, the fees are:
Naperville Public Library card holders: $10
Reciprocal Borrowers: $20

Group Classes are appropriate for adults and students grade 8 and above. Stop by the Computer Lab desk at any of our facilities for more information and to register!