Nichols Library Events for the Next 7 Days

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM -- Nichols Library
9:00am Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
11:40am Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets                                        
2:30pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban     
5:00pm  Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire                  
7:45pm Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter Book Release Party

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Muggles of all ages can celebrate the midnight book release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II" at Nichols Library. In conjunction with other Potter-themed celebrations throughout downtown Naperville, Nichols Library will be open from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 30 through 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31 in anticipation of the book's release at midnight so fans can pick up their copy. The library will host many magical events throughout the day and night (see schedule of events below). From 6 p.m. to midnight, attendees can win raffle prizes every hour - must be present to win.
9:00 A.M. -10:00 P.M.  Harry Potter Movie Marathon, Gryffindor Common Room (Community Room)
1:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M. * Hedwig Puppet Craft Preschool-5th, Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. * Wizard Training Camp Preschool-5th, Hagrid's Hut (Children's Story Room)
3:00 P.M. -4:30 P.M.  Hidden Harry Potter ages 10+, Hufflepuff Common Room(New Program Room)
3:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. * Fire Breathing Dragon Craft Preschool-5th Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. * Spell Training Preschool-5th Hagrid's Hut (Children's Story Room)
5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. * Make your own wand Preschool-5th Great Hall (Lower Level Lobby)
6:00 P.M. -12:00 P.M. * Hourly Raffle drawings must be present to win
6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. * Potions making 6th grade-adult Slytherin Common Room (Teen Area)
6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. * Create the Deathly Hallows with Doodle pens 6th grade-adult Ravenclaw Common Room (Computer Lab)
7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. * Harry Potter Trivia Contest All Hufflepuff Common Room(New Program Room)
7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M. * Scavenger Hunt Preschool-5th Hagrid's Hut ( Children's Story Room)
8:00 P.M. -10:00 P.M. * Get a photo of your first broom flight using the Green Screen  6th grade-adult Ravenclaw Common Room (Computer Lab)
9:00 P.M. -11:00 P.M. * Olivander's wand making 6th grade-adult Slytherin Common Room (Teen Area)
* drop in sessions

Hidden 'Harry Potter'

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Get ready for the release of the new Harry Potter book with this thrilling insider's peek at one of the most treasured film series of all time. Behind-the-scenes tidbits, hilarious inside jokes and other fascinating facts will delight Potter fans as pivotal scenes are explored from all six films. This presentation will uncover themes of kindness and heroism with inspiring messages for Muggles of all ages. This program is for ages 10 and older.

Quidditch Tournament

Monday, August 01, 2016 at 2:00 PM -- Nichols Library
For Teens in 6th through 12th grades. Witches, wizards and muggles alike are invited to grab a broom and play a few magical rounds of Quidditch! The tournament will take place at Wil-O-Way Park (with the baseball and soccer fields) located at 1408 W. Jefferson Ave. Teen participants should bring their own broom! Signed permission slips are required and will be available at the library. This event is limited to 28 teen participants. *Program requires advanced registration and a signed permission slip. For more information or to sign up, contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian at 630-961-4100, ext. 6329 or

Genealogy: Drop-In Help (NIC)

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
A volunteer from the 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.

Baby Play Date (NIC)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 at 9:30 AM -- Nichols Library

Babies learn through play! Adults and infants can enjoy stories, songs and bounces, followed by 10 minutes of exploratory play with their new friends. For infants through 23-month-olds and their caregivers.

NaperLaunch Meetup - Prepare Your Pitch Deck for a VC

Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library

Now that your strategies are set and the business plan is written, what goes into the pitch deck for the VC? Mark Quigley, CEO of Deziner Software, will help you figure that out as he gives instruction and a demonstration for creating a pitch deck and preparing to make the VC funding request.

Book & Cookie Club (NIC)

Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
August title: The Wild Robot  by Peter Brown
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. For children in 3rd through 5th grades. Program is limited to 15 child/parent pairs.