Chewing gum originated with the Mayans and the Aztecs. They used chicle, the resin from sapodilla trees, plus lake asphalt and oily yellow grease from crushed axin insects. (1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die)
Coupons 101 with Rachel Singer Gordon, The Mashup Mom: Want to save REAL money with coupons? Coupons 101 takes the guesswork out of the process, showing you strategies to maximize your savings at grocery and drug stores across Chicagoland. With just a little planning and information, you can stretch your money in tough economic times. Seating is limited for this free program that will be presented on Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
Downtown Naperville Historical Walking Tour: Downtown Naperville has changed a lot since Joseph Naper opened his general store! Join us as we visit some people and businesses from the past. Meet at the Jefferson Avenue upper level entrance of Nichols Library on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. For more information, please call the Adult Services Desk at 630-961-4100, ext. 6311.
Firefighters are Fabulous!: “Stop, Drop and Roll” into the library for a storytime about our fabulous firefighters and how they keep us safe. There will be stories, songs and a craft for all to enjoy! Days and times are: Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.; Friday, May 17, 10:30 a.m., Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.; and Monday, May 20, 10:30 a.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Small Business Week, May 12 to 18: Learn how to start, operate and market a business during this series of free workshops designed to help entrepreneurs, business owners and managers operate more productive and effective businesses. Workshops include: Business Startup @ Your Library with the Naperville Public Library’s Business Team, Business Planning -- You Can’t Afford Not To with Jim Screeden, and Creating A Marketing Video with Jared Silver. For more information visit the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org or call the Adult Services Desk at 630-961-4100, ext. 6311.
Exam Cram: Teens, we know it’s important to have a good place to study and so we’ve reserved space in the Library just for you! There’s lots of tables for group study, free Wi-Fi and reference help. Need a break during the cram session? We’ll have board games to give your brain a break. Energizing snacks will be provided on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21 from 4 to 8:30 p.m., Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Cult Movies at the Library -- Clue (PG): Come watch movies that you love, love to hate and hate to love! We will have snacks, slushies and MuVChat which lets you text what you think of the movie up on the big screen on Thursday, May 23, 4 p.m., 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
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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, www.naperville-lib.org. 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 www.naperville-lib.org.