Kids Events for the Month of August

Picnic on The Riverwalk (NIC)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 11:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Staff will present this popular Riverwalk program, which will include stories, songs and a puppet show. Participants can bring a meal or snack. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the Community Room of Nichols Library. (The Wednesday lunchtime program will be a repeat of the Tuesday evening program.)

Movies @ the library (NIC)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 1:00 PM -- Nichols Library
"Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

Spend a pleasant afternoon indoors relaxing and watching a new or classic movie while enjoying delicious popcorn. Check the library?'s website and social media channels for movie selections.

Racing with robotics (95th)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 1:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Children can utilize their critical thinking skills to build robots out of LEGOs and program them using WeDo software to move, react and make sounds. Children also will create cars that actually zip through an interactive, robotic finish line. This robotics class will enhance communication, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

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Baby play date (NIC)

Friday, August 07, 2015 at 9:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Parents can stroll into the library with their baby for a play date that allows children to share interactive bonding time with their caregivers and meet new friends. This program will include 20 minutes of stories, songs and bouncing fun as well as 10 minutes of exploratory play. For infants to 23-month-olds and their caregivers.

Come play with us at the library! (NBL)

Friday, August 07, 2015 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Boulevard Library
DuPage Children's Museum is taking exhibits on the road and visiting the library. The museum's early learning specialist and community access coordinator will provide play facilitation techniques using portable versions of full-sized exhibits. In addition, library staff will demonstrate the power of play through storytime. This program is presented in partnership with DuPage Children's Museum.

Sign and play with baby - Meal time (NIC)

Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Learn to communicate with babies using sign language. This three-week program will provide a fun environment for babies and their caregivers to learn the basics of sign language. Each week, a new theme will be introduced using stimulating activities, books, songs and play.

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Book & Cookie club (95th)

Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Visit the library for a child-and-parent book discussion group. The child and parent/adult will read the selected book together and then attend the club's meeting to discuss it with others while enjoying a cookie or two. Each book will be chosen at the preceding meeting and listed on the library's website, The library will have multiple copies of each title available for checkout.

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Drive-in-movie (NIC)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Summer is the perfect time for a drive-in movie. Children will decorate their own cardboard box cars, then park in designated spaces in front of the screen to watch a short movie.

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