Adult events for the next 7 days
Free Movie @ the Library (NIC)Sunday, December 04, 2016 at 2:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Dec 4 - "Hell or High Water"
No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold lists at the library to see a new movie. Join fellow movie lovers each month for a screening of a new movie release. Check the library's website for upcoming titles. No one younger than 18 will be admitted to an R-rated movie without a parent or guardian.
Pearl Harbor: a Day That Will Live in Infamy (95th)Sunday, December 04, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
On Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was suddenly and deliberately surprise attacked by Japanese Naval and Air Forces and then thrust from isolationism into World War II. Historian, Jim Gibbons will discuss the beginnings of the storms of war that led to the predawn attack. He also will talk about how the government in Washington and the people of the United States were wooed to vulnerability and then struck hard by the Empire of Japan. Suffering a devastating naval loss in a little over one hour and 50 minutes, Gibbons will show how the people of the United States, as former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated, "In their righteous might [did] succeed to absolute victory!"
Get Crafty for Adults: Ornaments (95th)Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library
Enhance holiday decorations by making a beautiful and easy-to-make, ornament. To get a sneak peek of the ornament to be made in this workshop, stop by the adult services desk 95th Street Library starting on Nov. 9. All supplies will be provided. *Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 15 participants.
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Stitching in the Stacks: Project Linus (95th)Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Stitch with the library's knit, crochet and needlecraft groups. This season's Pay It Forward project is to create fleece-tied, crocheted, knit or quilted blankets for children. Blankets will be donated to Project Linus for seriously ill and traumatized children. Participants should bring their own supplies to create their blanket, and the library will have a supply of patterns available. All skill levels may attend. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise to beginners. For more information, contact Sandy Peto at 630-961-4100, ext. 6314.
Genealogy: Drop-In Help (NIC)Tuesday, December 06, 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.
English Conversation Groups for ESL students (NBL)Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a chance 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. For more information, contact Literacy DuPage at 630-416-6699. This program is presented in partnership with Literacy DuPage.
SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch (NIC)Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
This roundtable will focus on service businesses. A 90 minute discussion on relevant business issues every entrepreneur faces. Get feedback and guidance from experienced fellow entrepreneurs on how to solve every-day business challenges. No business owner should walk alone. Use this group for advice and counsel that will lead to simply elegant solutions.
Criminal Spines Book Club (NBL)Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library
Peer into humanity's darker nature via the world of criminals and detectives. This book club discusses mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels and true crime. Red herrings swim and plot twists are the order of the day. Since the level of violence will vary from author to author, readers may contact Karen Toonen at 630-961-4100, ext. 2201 to discuss particulars.
Thursday, Nov. 10 - "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith
Nov 9: 'Child 44' Movie Viewing - Join the Criminal Spines Book Club for a viewing of the film "Child 44," loosely based upon the case of serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, also depicted in "Citizen X."
Thursday, Dec. 8 "I Hunt Killers" by Barry Lyga
Thursday, Jan. 12 "The Other Woman" by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Thursday, Feb. 9 "Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal" by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill