Virtual Programs @ the Library for Teens & Adults

Teens

Book Covers

DIY Book Covers

Back to school means back to textbooks! Teen Services Librarian Stacey is here to show you how to create unique textbook book covers with a pocket.

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Granulated candles on a table

Teen DIY: Granulated Wax Candles

In this craft program for teens, Stacey from Naper Blvd. Library is here to show us how to make granulated wax candle jars! This is a really simply way to make candles without needing heat to melt the wax.

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Colorful Sharpie Markers

Sharpie Tile Coasters

In tonight's craft program for teens, Stacey from the Naper Blvd. Library is here to show you how to make marbleized tile coasters using Sharpies and rubbing alcohol! The best part? Every coaster you make will turn out totally unique!

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CD Scratch Art

DIY CD Scratch Art

In tonight's craft program, Teen Services Librarian Kiersten shows you how to make a duct tape flower pen! Enjoy this simple craft and always know what pen is yours!

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Duct Tape Flower Pen

DIY Duct Tape Flower Pen

In tonight's craft program, Teen Services Librarian Kiersten shows you how to make a duct tape flower pen! Enjoy this simple craft and always know what pen is yours!

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Fancy Coffee Drinks

DIY Whipped Coffee

Whether you're missing fancy coffee fancy drinks or just need a quick boost, Teen Services Librarian Stacey is here with a recipe for DIY Whipped Coffee!

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Assorted Beads

Beaded Lizard Craft

In this craft program for teens, Jennie is here to show you how to make a Beaded Lizard! Watch-a-long as she makes a cute and colorful reptile -- in only 15 minutes -- and then try for yourself!

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Darth Vader Cosplay

Sound Like Darth Vader

Have you ever wanted to say, "No, I am your father," like Darth Vader? Here's your chance! Danielle from our Digital Services team is here to show you how to record and edit a track to make your voice sound like Darth Vader using Audacity!

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Adults

Shelf full of books

Book Buffet - General Nonfiction

Hungry for a new book? Join Sarah and Lisa from the 95th St. Library for a virtual book buffet as they discuss Young Adult Books!

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Close-up shot of books

WHAT'S NEXT - Les Miserables

If you liked Les Miserables, you'll love What's Next! Shannon from Nichols Library is here with recommendations on similar titles she think you'll enjoy!

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Close-up shot of books

#GOALS Vision Boards

In this craft program, Shoshana is here to teach you how to create a vision board! Whether you want to focus on career or family goals, health and wellness, or just a hobby, a vision board will help you get inspired and define your goals, ambitions and desires!

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Close-up shot of books

WHAT'S NEXT - To Kill a Mockingbird

If you liked To Kill a Mockingbird, you'll love What's Next! Shannon from Nichols Library is here with recommendations on similar titles she think you'll enjoy! There's more books about racial justice, novels with a child narrator and Shannon even discusses Harper's Lee "found manuscript," Go Set A Watchman.

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Close-up shot of books

Book Buffet - Young Adult: Not Only For Teens!

Hungry for a new book? Join Sarah and Lisa from the 95th St. Library for a virtual book buffet as they discuss Young Adult Books!

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Smartphone with Zoom App Store Page

Using Zoom on a Mobile Device

Many of us are using Zoom for the first time! Did you know you could download Zoom on mobile devices like an iPhone, Android or tablet?

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Job Applicant Passing Her Documents

Cover Letter Workshop

Never pass up an opportunity to share more about yourself with the hiring manager! Cover letters are often the key for job seekers to gain the attention of hiring managers and secure an interview!

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Frankenstein Book

WHAT'S NEXT - Frankenstein

If you liked Frankenstein, you'll love What's Next! If you're a fan of the Mary Shelley classic, check out Shannon's recommendations on similar titles you might enjoy!

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Magazine Rack

Upcycled Magazine Wall Art

Want to turn old magazines into colorful wall art? Julia from the 95th St. Library is here to show you how! In tonight's craft program, learn how to upcycle magazines to create either a 3D, or flat and framable, piece of art!

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Fresh Bread

Super Easy Quick Bread

No yeast? No problem! Jennifer from Nichols Library is here with a super easy recipe for how to make your very own loaf of bread at home!

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No Passport

Book Buffet - Passport Not Required

Hungry for a new book? Join Sarah and Lisa from the 95th St. Library for a virtual book buffet! Tonight, we're discussing books that take place outside of the United States in Passport Not Required! This globetrotting collection of titles contains books set in Korea, Japan, Spain, Nigeria and more!

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Pride and Prejudice

WHAT'S NEXT - Pride & Prejudice

If you liked Pride & Prejudice, you'll love What's Next! In this new video series, Shannon from Nichols Library takes a classic from our collection and discusses other titles she thinks you'd enjoy, too!

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Apps

Make Summer Solstice Stickers

Celebrate June 20, the longest day of the year, by creating unique and vibrant stickers from the comfort of home. In tonight's craft program, Shoshana explains what the Summer Solstice is before giving us some great ideas for stickers!

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Apps

Using the NPL App to Check Out Your Books

In this digital tutorial, Christy explains how to download the NPL app, how to enter your library card information and how to scan your barcode at our self-checkout stations. Find the Naperville Public Library app in the App Store on iPhones and on the Play Store for Androids!

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Zoom

Getting Started with Zoom

Many of us are using Zoom for the first time! Whether you're using it for work, or to connect with family, Christy has some helpful tips for a much smoother Zoom experience!

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Dad and his graduate daughter

Dads and Grads Cards

Summer is almost here! We're nearing the end of graduation season and heading into Father's Day on Sunday, June 21. In tonight's craft program, we're making cards to celebrate all of the dads and grads in our life!

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