Adult Events for the Month of May

Invasive Plants and Pests

Monday, May 02, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
May is "Invasive Species Awareness Month" and Tricia Bethke from the Morton Arboretum will explain how to identify invasive plant and insect species that are spreading through landscapes in DuPage County. This program will also provide instruction on the best methods for removal of these invaders.

Stitching in the Stacks (95th)

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 3:00 PM -- 95th Street Library

This season's pay-it-forward community project is knit, crocheted or fleece-tied mats for shelter dogs and cats. Mats will go to Naperville Area Humane Society and ADOPT Pet Shelter and may accompany pets to their adoptive homes.

Participants should bring their choice of machine washable supplies, and the library will supply patterns. Participants may also bring their own projects to work on with fellow crafters. All skill levels may attend and experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and work with staff to help beginners.
For more information, contact Sandy Peto at 630-961-4100, ext.

Genealogy Drop-in Help (NIC)

Tuesday, May 03, 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.

Do-It-Yourself Spa Products (NIC)

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Make body products like sugar scrub and milk bath with supplies straight from the kitchen cupboard. Spa day enthusiasts can learn about the properties of essential oils that personalize spa creations. Participants should bring a four-ounce jar to contain their homemade spa product, which would make a great Mother's Day gift.

English conversation groups for ESL students (NBL)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 10:00 AM -- Naper Blvd. Library
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a change 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. Every Wednesday. This program is presented in partnership with Literacy DuPage.

Genealogy Workshop: Genealogy Road Trip Tips (NIC)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Doreen Marvin of Fox Valley Genealogical Society will provide guidance for anyone thinking about heading off to ancestral lands or investigating regional archives as part of their genealogy research. After the discussion, genealogy hobbyists can share research stories and questions with like-minded enthusiasts. Participants can bring laptops and use the library genealogy databases.

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.

Basics of BBQ: How to Grill, How to Smoke (95th)

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
It's grilling season! This presentation will teach the basics of grilling, the pros and cons of charcoal and gas grills as well as the first steps to cooking. Grillers also will learn recipes as well as tips and tricks for a great grilling season.