January Program Highlights from the Naperville Public Library
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise
A 12 month community wide initiative educating Naperville on how to develop and sustain a healthy physical and financial lifestyle! Free speakers, workshops, incentives and prizes will be offered. The program, organized by the Naperville Public Library, will kick off in early 2013. For more details visit www.naperville-lib.org
Families –Meet a Chicago Wolves Hockey Player, Read Together This Winter!
Alex Friesen, a center with the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team, will talk about reading and hockey on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. This exciting visit by a player who was named Top penalty-killer and top faceoff man is part of the Library’s Winter Family Read Aloud Program. During the program which runs through Jan. 31 families are urged to make reading part of their family activities. And reading the sports pages together and discussing goals is just one of the ways families can work on completing their reading logs. Register for this winter program, record their family’s read aloud sessions and return the logs to win prizes. Don’t live in Naperville? Join the fun for $5.00 per child. This program is sponsored by the Chicago Wolves, Classic Cinemas Ogden 6, Colonial Café, Jump Zone, Texas Roadhouse, and Jet’s Pizza.
Anti-Art: Caravaggio, His Followers and Rivals - An Art Talk at the Naperville Public Library
With his hyperrealist style and theatrically staged scenes, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio brushed against the grain of the established understanding of art and painting in 17th century Italy. Terah Walkup, Art Institute of Chicago, will explore Caravaggio’s controversy and influence in Italy and beyond Italian borders, his street brawl escapades and his enormous talents as an artist. The program will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 . Coffee and early seating is at 6:30 p.m., the lecture starts at 7 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. This program is presented in partnership with The Naperville Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Bring in your favorite stuffed animal for a sleepover at the Naperville Public Library. Drop off your stuffed animal, create a special nametag and say goodnight, while leaving it in the care of the Children’s staff. Come back the next morning to reunite with your stuffed animal, find out what happened during the sleepover and enjoy a special storytime. You’ll be surprised to see pictures of the fun they had at the Library! Sleepover drop-off dates and times are Friday, Jan. 4, 4 to 5 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.; Thursday, Jan. 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. and Friday, Jan. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
About the Naperville Public Library
The Naperville Public Library serves a population of more than 142,000 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.; and our website. The Library’s collection of more than 830,000 items includes magazines, newspapers, large-type books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, books on CD, eBooks, downloadable audio books, music and movies; online resources, and, of course, books. The Naperville Public Library supports all residents of Naperville in their lifelong pursuit of learning, enjoyment and inspiration by providing excellence in public library services, resources and programs. For more information visit ourwebsite.