Adult Events for the Month of November
Stitching in the Stacks: Red Hats for Newborns (95th)Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
Stitch with the library's knit, crochet and needlecraft group. This season's Pay it Forward project is knitting or crocheting red hats for newborns and preemies. Hats will go to Edward Hospital on behalf of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Knitters also can bring their own projects to work on with fellow crafters. Participants should bring their own supplies and choice of machine washable red yarn, and the library will supply patterns. All skill levels may attend. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and beginners can learn.
Foreign Films A to Z (95th)Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at 6:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
International cinema is presented in a biweekly series for 26 weeks, as the Naperville Public Library highlights its foreign film collection in alphabetical order by title. Drama, thrills, suspense, intrigue, and romance fill the screen with international cinematic styles. The series begins this fall with six films:
Sept. 6 - "Amore Perros" (Mexico)
Sept. 20 - "Baran" (Iran)
Oct. 4 - "Caramel" (Lebanon)
Oct. 18 - "Devdas" (India)
Nov. 1 - "Europa Europa" (Germany)
Nov. 15 - "Festen" (Denmark)
Nov. 29 - "Gloria" (Chile)
Genealogy: Drop-In Help (NIC)Tuesday, November 01, 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.
English Conversation Groups for ESL students (NBL)Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a chance to practice their skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners can attend the free groups, and one does not have to attend every session. No registration is required. For more information, contact Literacy DuPage at 630-416-6699. This program is presented in partnership with Literacy DuPage.
Small Business: Intellectual Property Part 2, Copyrights and Trademarks (95th)Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Intellectual property as a business asset has become increasingly important in the information age. This workshop focuses on two forms of intellectual property: trademarks and copyrights. Although somewhat similar, each covers different forms of expression for different purposes, and each offers different kinds of protection. The workshop will examine the creation and maintenance of each and how to enforce one's rights against would-be infringers. The workshop is useful for entrepreneurs who have existing businesses and those considering beginning a business.
Read Aloud Book Club (95th)Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- 95th Street Library
Reading aloud is a long-standing social tradition. Historically, families often read together as a form of entertainment and factory workers had books read to them as a way to relieve the tedium. The library is reaching out in that tradition to create an adult read aloud book club for those who wish to enjoy and explore the written word in this historical tradition. The book club is open to all adult readers, those who are native speakers and those who are learning. The books will be read at a pace determined by the group. Books include: "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, "Animal Farm" by George Orwell and other titles.
Out of this World Book Club (NIC)Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Celebrate both science fiction and fantasy with the Out of This World Book Club. Check with Mary Vacula at 630-961-4100, ext. 6301 to discuss particulars.
Thursday, Nov. 3 "The Martian" by Andy Weir
Thursday, Dec. 1 "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman
Thursday, Jan. 5 "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday, Feb. 2 "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss
Crochet & Knit-A-Thon (NIC)Saturday, November 05, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Bring a sack lunch to the library's Crochet and Knit-a-Thon. Participants are welcome to come for all or part of the day. Our community project is knitting and crocheting red hats for newborns and preemies on behalf of the American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Finished hats will go to Edward Hospital for babies born during the month of February. Participants should bring their own supplies and choice of machine washable red yarn, and the library will supply patterns. Fiber crafters can start stitching a hat the same day or bring one already in progress. For ages 16 and above. For more information, contact Sandy Peto at 630-961-4100, ext. 6314.