Adult events for the next 7 days

NaperLaunch Meetup: The Pitch Session

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library

Want to practice your pitch? This is your opportunity to participate in a pitch session by making a 10 minute pitch or observing others and offering feedback. Pitchers can choose from three optional pitch formats: 

  • Request funding for growth of your business
  • Pitch for a partner to join your business
  • Make a sales pitch for your product or service

The Pitch session is held when there is a 5th Thursday in the month. Next sessions: June 30 and Sept. 29.
No registration needed to observe and give feedback at this meet up.
To APPLY to give a 10 minute pitch, click on the Register Now button and submit your pitch for consideration.

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Rivulets (95th)

Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 1:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Naperville Writers Group members will present the newest edition of the annual literary magazine called Rivulets, which highlights members' poetry and prose. During this group meeting that is open to the public, authors will read their work. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.

Entrepreneurs Week: Effective Facebook Marketing (95th)

Monday, October 03, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
This presentation will evaluate the many tools of Facebook, including accounts, pages, groups, posts, likes, boosts, ads and insights, what all these mean and what combination works best for business growth. Longtime NaperLaunch contributor Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites will review each tool in turn and help small business owners determine the investment as well as the return.

Reader's Night Out

Monday, October 03, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Other
Socialize with other readers at Quigley's Irish Pub in downtown Naperville and share recent reads and favorite titles. Arrive at 6:15 p.m. to purchase dinner, or join the group at 7 p.m. for the discussion only. *Program requires advanced registration.

Quigley's Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St. 

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Stitching in the Stacks: Red Hats for Newborns (95th)

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Stitch with the library's knit, crochet and needlecraft group. This season's Pay it Forward project is knitting or crocheting red hats for newborns and preemies. Hats will go to Edward Hospital on behalf of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Knitters also can bring their own projects to work on with fellow crafters. Participants should bring their own supplies and choice of machine washable red yarn, and the library will supply patterns. All skill levels may attend. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and beginners can learn.

Foreign Films A to Z (95th)

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 6:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
International cinema is presented in a biweekly series for 26 weeks, as the Naperville Public Library highlights its foreign film collection in alphabetical order by title. Drama, thrills, suspense, intrigue, and romance fill the screen with international cinematic styles. The series begins this fall with six films:
Sept. 6 - "Amore Perros" (Mexico)
Sept. 20 - "Baran" (Iran)
Oct. 4 - "Caramel" (Lebanon)
Oct. 18 - "Devdas" (India)
Nov. 1 - "Europa Europa" (Germany)
Nov. 15 - "Festen" (Denmark)
Nov. 29 - "Gloria" (Chile)

Intro To Python

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
This is an introduction to Python, a general-purpose, object oriented computer language used for standalone projects or scripting applications. *Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 12 participants.

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Genealogy: Drop-In Help (NIC)

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available in the adult services department to help any interested individuals who wish to obtain assistance either to get started on a genealogy project or to complete difficult genealogical research challenges.