Upcoming programs for next 7 days

YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Lovers of young adult literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participants' Goodreads account. Request to join the group "Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club" online at www.goodreads.com, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org. Sign up early to take a poll on what book selection the club should read first. The first book will be posted on June 1, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Every hero has a story, and teens can write it. Teen writers can submit a written biography or a short story (1,500 words or less) as well as their own drawing of a superhero. Participants can include their superhero's name, where they live, their powers, their slogan and how they accomplish good in the world. The contest will begin June 1, and the deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Friday, July 31. Gift certificates to a local comic book store will be awarded to winners. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or look it up on the teen page of the library's website, www.naperville-lib.org.

Superhero training academy (NIC)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
This training academy will test a brave teen's super powers in a series of physical and mental challenges. The winning superhero will receive a gift card to a local comic book store. Participants should meet in the Community Room before heading outside to the challenge arena.

Arduino workshops: Arduino 101 (NSL)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
This class will discuss basic electronics components and create some simple circuits using Arduino. No prior electronics or programming experience is required. *Program requires advanced registration.

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YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Lovers of young adult literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participants' Goodreads account. Request to join the group "Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club" online at www.goodreads.com, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org. Sign up early to take a poll on what book selection the club should read first. The first book will be posted on June 1, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.

Superhero writing and drawing contest

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Every hero has a story, and teens can write it. Teen writers can submit a written biography or a short story (1,500 words or less) as well as their own drawing of a superhero. Participants can include their superhero's name, where they live, their powers, their slogan and how they accomplish good in the world. The contest will begin June 1, and the deadline for entries is 9 p.m. Friday, July 31. Gift certificates to a local comic book store will be awarded to winners. Pick up an entry form at any Naperville Public Library location or look it up on the teen page of the library's website, www.naperville-lib.org.

Lego Mindstorms Battle Bots (95th)

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Teens will compete in teams to build and program Mindstorms EV3 and NXT 2.0 robots that are prepared for battle. The bots will then duke it out in the arena and attempt to push their opponent out of the ring. The last robot standing will be declared the winner.

Click here to register

YAY for YA!-An online goodreaads book club

Saturday, August 01, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
Lovers of young adult literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participants' Goodreads account. Request to join the group "Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club" online at www.goodreads.com, or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org. Sign up early to take a poll on what book selection the club should read first. The first book will be posted on June 1, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.