Adult events for the next 7 days

The Secret of Marie (NIC)

Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Former Naperville resident Rebecca Bricker will present her new book, "The Secret of Marie," an art-history mystery set in Giverny, France, where Claude Monet spent the last half of his life. Marie was the favorite model of American Impressionist artist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896), who was mentored by Monet. Marie appeared in a number of Robinson's paintings, but little is known about her, which has perplexed art historians for years. The author will share details of a significant discovery she made in her role as an art-history detective while conducting research for this book. She also will feature vintage and present-day photographs of Giverny and provide tips to those wanting to visit.

Genealogy Drop-in Help (NBL)

Monday, May 09, 2016 at 9:30 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library
A volunteer from 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.

Small Business Week: Choosing an Organization Structure (95th)

Monday, May 09, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library

NOTE: location changed to: NSL     Meeting Room C

Allison Cychosz of AMC Legal will discuss the different ways in which a business can be organized as well as the pros and cons of doing business as a sole proprietorship, partnership and the various forms of incorporation. Additionally, the reporting requirements of each will be compared - most importantly, the limits of liability each form provides and how a business owner might lose the corporate veil by not taking the proper actions.

Stitching in the Stacks (NBL)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM -- Naper Blvd. Library

This season's pay-it-forward community project is knit, crocheted or fleece-tied mats for shelter dogs and cats. Mats will go to Naperville Area Humane Society and ADOPT Pet Shelter and may accompany pets to their adoptive homes.

Participants should bring their choice of machine washable supplies, and the library will supply patterns. Participants may also bring their own projects to work on with fellow crafters. All skill levels may attend and experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and work with staff to help beginners.
For more information, contact Sandy Peto at 630-961-4100, ext.

Coloring for Relaxation (95th)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Relax and refresh by coloring while enjoying a cup of tea, listening to music and chatting with other adults trying to decompress. Use printed designs and various coloring media that will be provided by the library. Adults can bring their own coloring book and supplies.

Small Business Week: Writing a Business Plan at the Library(95th)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
NOTE: location changed to: NSL     Meeting Room A
Mark Quigley, CEO of Deziner Software, and business librarian Kent Palmer will present the various steps to write a business plan, including the resources available at the library as they relate to each section of a business plan. Participants will learn how to use available software to prepare an excellent plan to manage a business that can also be presented to venture capitalists or bankers for funding requests.

English conversation groups for ESL students (NBL)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Blvd. 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.

Small Business Week: Goof proof Your Start-up(95th)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Bruce Jones, CEO of Design & Promote, will present the 25 most common Internet marketing mistakes that end up making a start-up business look unprofessional. When customers are trying to connect with a business online, the process should be easy and enjoyable - otherwise, they'll take their business elsewhere. Attendees will learn key Internet marketing strategies that can help grow and sustain a business.