Nichols Library Events for the Next 7 Days

NaperLaunch Meetup: Making a Funding Pitch

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Kenn Miller from West Suburban Angels will offer guidance on what an investor wants to hear and see in a funding pitch. Learn what the expectations are of a venture capitalist, angel investor or even a commercial banker. Understand how to pitch your idea and business plan to get the funding needed for business growth.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: Mini Pinatas and Sugar Skulls (NIC)

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 4:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by making mini pi??atas and clay sugar skulls. Participants can also enjoy a nacho bar and compete in games for small prizes.

Constant Readers Evening Book Club(NIC)

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
"A Star for Mrs. Blake" by April Smith
Members can share their love of reading by meeting with other like-minded readaholics to discuss books on various subjects, both fiction and nonfiction.

The Secret of Marie (NIC)

Friday, May 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Former Naperville resident Rebecca Bricker will present her new book, "The Secret of Marie," an art-history mystery set in Giverny, France, where Claude Monet spent the last half of his life. Marie was the favorite model of American Impressionist artist Theodore Robinson (1852-1896), who was mentored by Monet. Marie appeared in a number of Robinson's paintings, but little is known about her, which has perplexed art historians for years. The author will share details of a significant discovery she made in her role as an art-history detective while conducting research for this book. She also will feature vintage and present-day photographs of Giverny and provide tips to those wanting to visit.