Nichols Library Events for the Next 7 Days

*Secrets of a Yale Grad (NIC)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM -- Nichols Library
A graduate of Yale University will discuss how he got into his dream school.He will touch on the topics of coursework rigor, including GPA, SAT, ACT, recommendations, interviews and college essays. *Program requires advanced registration. For more information or to sign up, contact Kiersten Doucette, Teen Services librarian, at or 630-961-4100, ext. 6329.

Retro Crafts for Kids (NIC)

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Children can enjoy a blast from the past with some groovy cool crafts from the ?'70s and ?'80s. Kids can create a different retro craft at each session and perhaps restart the trend all over again. For children in 3rd through 5th grades. Room limit of 20 participants.

Teen Movie Series (NIC): "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (PG-13)

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM -- Nichols Library
?"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?" (PG-13) and trivia contest with butterbeer and costumes are welcomed. Join us for a movie and snacks, maybe even a craft.

Family Storytime (NIC)

Friday, August 01, 2014 at 10:30 AM -- Nichols Library
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities right in your home! At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany children to these fun filled programs.

Read2gether (NIC)

Friday, August 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM -- Nichols Library
ATTENTION! Students entering 1st through 5th grades, do you want to spend time reading aloud with an older student? This non-tutoring program is intended to provide children with an opportunity to spend time reading aloud with a student volunteer. Come to the library at one of the times listed below. Children will be paired with a volunteer entering 6th through 12th grades and will spend the one-hour session taking turns reading aloud. Depending on attendance, a child may be placed in a group.

Chess Club (NIC)

Friday, August 01, 2014 at 3:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Chess enthusiasts and novices can challenge opponents and learn new moves. All skill levels are welcome, and chess mentors will be available to teach beginners and answer questions. Participants can bring their own chess set or use one of the library?'s sets.

Baby Play Date (NIC)

Monday, August 04, 2014 at 9:30 AM -- Nichols Library
Parents can stroll into the library with their baby for a fun play date. This program will include 20 minutes of stories, songs and bounces and 10 minutes of exploratory play. The program is the perfect opportunity for children to share some interactive time with their caregivers and meet new friends. The program is for infants to 23-month-olds and their caregivers.

Crazy Contraptions: Paper Boomerangs (NIC)

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 1:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Using special paper to make a boomerang, teens can make a flying craft that will really spin right back to them. Individuals will test the boomerangs and learn throwing techniques.