Adult events for the next 7 days

How-to for the Holidays (Gifts in a jar) (NIC)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library

Those looking to add a personalized touch to holiday gifts can learn as each of the three programs will discuss a different way to create memorable presents.

Community Room 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 Great Gift Baskets

Tuesday, Oct. 6 Gifts in a Jar
Tuesday, Nov. 10 Wrap It Up

English conversation groups for ESL students (NBL)

Wednesday, October 07, 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.

Small Business Workshop: Creating a Great Brand Experience (NIC)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Conor Cunneen, an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, will demonstrate how to generate a world-class customer and brand experience by implementing his method, Gift of GAB (Goals,Attitude, Behavior). A former marketing vice president with Unilever, Cunneen will show the power of clear and compelling goals, attitude and behavior in creating a company's brand.

The Eastland Disaster (95th)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic Eastland Disaster. On July 24, 1915 in Chicago,the SS Eastland, a passenger ship used for tours,rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River killing 844 passengers and crew. Dave Nelson,Eastland historian and grandson of a Chicago welder that assisted in the Eastland rescue efforts, will share a documentary he produced about this tragic
event. In this documentary, attendees will hear special stories of survivors and see unbelievable artifacts that have been found.

NaperLaunch Meet-up: The ABCs of Business Structure Planning (NIC)

Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Are you wondering if there is any advantage to having a formal structure for your business? Are you confused about the difference between an LLC and a corporation? Wonder no more. Patricia Tauchert of Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd., will explain the ABCs of Business Structure Planning. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Small Business Workshop: Maintaining Competitive Advantage (NIC)

Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Small businesses must consistently meet the competition, maintain customer satisfaction and know when to change their model. A panel of three local business owners will discuss the challenges faced in keeping a business alive. Business professionals will learn how to handle the competition by showing strong advantages, as well as how to keep loyal customers coming back and new customers coming in by providing excellent service ?- all the while keeping a close eye on trends.

Scrapbooking Craft & Book Discussion (NBL)

Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Naper Boulevard Library

Criminal Spines Book Club will discuss the "Scrapbooking Mystery" series by Laura Childs starting at 7 p.m. A scrapbooking craft will also be created as the club discusses the cozy mystery series, which includes titles set around Halloween such as "Photo Finished", "Frill Kill", "Fiber & Brimstone" and "Gossamer Ghost." Participants can arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for a demonstration of the new Cameo Cutter, which is sure to be useful to scrapbookers.

Stitching in the stacks(NIC)

Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Stitch with the library's community knit, crochet and needle craft group. Crafters can bring their own project or pay it forward by knitting or crocheting red scarves using any pattern for collegiate foster students. Scarves will be donated to the Red Scarf Project of Foster Care to Success to be included in their student care packages.
Bring machine washable worsted weight acrylic soft red yarn and US size 8, 9 or 10 knitting needles or H, I or J crochet hook. All skill levels may attend. Experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome to share their expertise, and beginners can learn.