Upcoming programs for next 7 days

Frightful nights writing contest

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM -- All Libraries
With spooky days and frightful nights just around the corner, teens can enter the library?'s Halloween-themed writing contest. To participate, individuals can write a short story (no more than 300 words) beginning with the sentence, "It was a dark and stormy night ?..." Writers can be funny or downright spooky ?- just as long as the story is creative and original. Participants can email entries to TeenSpaceNPL@gmail.com from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Check out the Teen Space website, naperville-lib.org/TeenSpaceHome, to read some of the best entries as the date gets closer to Oct.

Halloween Hijinks (NSL)

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Teens can dress in costume while watching the 1986 version of "Little Shop of Horrors" on Halloween night.They can poke fun at the movie's campiness by texting comments using MuVChat. Attendees also can make a potted plant dessert that looks like the movie's Audrey II.

Getting ready for college - ACT practice test (NSL)

Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 12:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
A practice test is crucial to ward off those test-day jitters. Test takers can find out how they will score on the real thing. Kaplan will provide proctored tests, and individuals should bring No. 2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack. The exams will begin promptly at the scheduled time, and no one will be admitted once the exam has started.

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Lego Mindstorms: Robotic Puppy

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 4:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Teens can use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT 2.0 kits to experiment programming robotic puppies.

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Science Fair Genius Station (NIC)

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 6:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Science fair is just around the corner for some middle school students. Resident science enthusiasts will conduct one-on-one 15-minute appointments to help students develop a strong hypothesis and find informative sources for research.
For more information or to sign up contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services Librarian, at kdoucette@naperville-lib.org or 630.961.4100 ext. 6329.