Winter Program Guide - Naperville Public Library

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Winter Program Guide - Naperville Public Library
Naperville Public Library
A Place to Be. The Place to Become…
Inside:
Online Registration Info
Program Index
Children’s Programs
Teen Programs
Adult Programs
Book Groups
Computer Classes
Library News & Notes
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back cover
Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
www.naperville-lib.org
Phone: 630-961-4100
TTY: 630-355-1585
Winter
Program
Guide
2014 - 2015
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Renovations at
Naper Blvd. Library
December through
April.
Please check the library’s website
for up-to-date program information
and library closings. Renovations will
include:
• Improved, energy-efficient lighting
• New carpeting and furniture
• More seating and additional power outlets
• An expanded computer lab
• A new teen space
We apologize for any inconvenience!
www.naperville-lib.org
Room Limits and Locations (room limits are subject to change depending on the program requirements)
Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Community Room: 165 Children’s Storyroom: 60
Program Room: 65
Naper Blvd. Library
2035 S. Naper Blvd.
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A: 100 Meeting Room B: 80 Meeting Room A/B: 180
3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Nomura Room C: 50 Children’s Program Room: 60
Attendance at non-registered programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.The Naperville Public Library reserves the right to give preference
to Naperville Public Library card holders in case(s) of limited seating. You may be asked to show your library card to attend a program.
Children’s Weekly Programs
Family
Lapsit Storytime
Make It! Take It!
Preschool for 3s, 4s, & 5s
Tales for 2s & 3s
Children’s Special Programs
A Pirate’s Life for Me
Book & Cookie Club
Curious Kids
DuPage Children’s Museum Programs
Fantastic Fairy Tales
Gingerbread House Display
Heartfelt Handmade Gifts
Juggling Funny Stories
Library Explorers
Lights, Camera, Stop Motion
Music and Movement
Sensory Storytime
Sign and Play with Baby
Storytime at the Museum
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Winter Family Reading Program
Wolves Player Visit
Yoga for Kids
Teen Programs (6th - 12th grade)
ACT, SAT & PSAT Kaplan Practice Tests
An Afternoon with YA Author Joelle Charbonneau
Anime Club
Anime Club: Teru Teru Bozu
Arduino Workshops
Book Page Ornaments
Boy Scout Reading Merit Badge Program
Button Bracelets
Can Cupid Come to the Rescue
Changes to the SAT
College Application & Essay Writing Seminar
Crazy Contraptions: Rubber Band-Powered Helicopters
Cupcake & Cookie Club
Exam Cram
Hot Cocoa Ornaments Craft
Lego Mindstorms Robotics: Maze Runner Challenge
Let It Snow
Magically Delicious Notepads
New SAT Practice Test
Open Mic Night
Pizza and Books: Teen Book Club
TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Teen Movie Series: Movie Matinee
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Teen Programs (6th - 12th grade) cont.
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating
Wii Gaming
Wii Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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Adult Programs
Affordable Care Act
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Arduino Workshops
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Chamber Music at the Library
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College Illinois! 529 Pre-paid Tuition
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Craft & Stitch
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Downloadables Fair page 14
Downloadables Workshop: Downloading Magazines
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Downloadables Workshop: Read e-books
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English Conversation Groups for ESL Students
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Financial Literacy Workshop: Protect Against Identity Theftpage 17
Free Movies @ the Library
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How to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree
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In Our Own Backyard: Masterpieces of the Art Institute of Chicago page 15
Investing Workshop: Using ValueLine
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Job Search Workshop: Bring Your Job Search to the Library page 14
Job Search Workshop: Networking for Job Seekers
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Job Search Workshop: Staying Motivated Through the Holidays page 14
Media 101: Catch the Editor’s Eye!
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Reader’s Night Out
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Stitching in the Stacks
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Small Business Workshop: Keys to Sales Mastery
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Small Business Workshop: Mastering Internet Sales
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Reading & Discussion Groups
Constant Readers Evening Book Club
Criminal Spines Book Club
Great Books Discussion Group
Great Decisions Discussion Group
Read Around the World Book Discussion
Readers Rendezvous, the Daytime Book Club
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3-D Holiday Ornaments 4-Day Senior Computer Camp
Design Your Own Holiday Cards
Excel 1
Excel 2
Holiday Sing-Along
Lynda.com: Building High-Performance Teams
Lynda.com: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
Lynda.com: Intro to Business Performance Analysis
Lynda.com: Making Business Projections
Mac Basics
New Tech Support Drop-In
Valentine’s Day Card Creation
Word 1
Word 2
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Computer Classes
CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES
PROGRAM INDEX
Most programs are free and don’t require advanced registration.
If a program does require registration, it will be denoted like this: *Program requires advanced registration.
You can register at: naperville-lib.org/content/calendar/reginfo
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CHILDREN’S WEEKLY PROGRAMS
FAMILY STORYTIME
DEC. 1 – JAN. 31
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and
more fun activities is for children of all ages.
Strategies also will be presented to enhance
early learning opportunities right at home. At
least one parent or adult caregiver is required
to accompany children.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES
Feb. 2 – April 25
LAPSIT STORYTIME
An introduction to storytime for infants to 23-montholds. This 20-minute interactive program will include
stories, songs and fingerplays. Attendees will have
time after the program to share board books and
other featured titles with their little ones. An adult
caregiver must attend with each child. The only
exception is in the case of twins.
TALES FOR 2s & 3s
This 20-minute interactive program of stories,
songs and fingerplays is for 2 to 3-year-olds and an
accompanying adult. Strategies will be presented to
enhance early learning opportunities at home. No
younger or older siblings will be allowed.
Community Room
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
Mondays and Thursdays
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
PRESCHOOL FOR 3s, 4s & 5s
This 30-minute independent storytime experience is for
3 to 5-year-olds only. No younger or older siblings will
be allowed.
MAKE IT! TAKE IT!
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy this fun
program of stories and crafts. The activities will be
geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are
welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany
the older child as coloring sheets will be available for
them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with
the child. The program is limited to 20 children creating
crafts.
FAMILY STORYTIME
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more
fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition,
strategies also will be presented to enhance early
learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or
adult caregiver is required to accompany children.
CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES (FEB. 2 - APRIL 25)
Monday
Lapsit 9:30 am
Preschool 9:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Family 10:00 am
2s & 3s 9:30 am
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Family 10:30 am
Tuesday
Wednesday
Lapsit 9:30 am
Lapsit 9:30 am
2s & 3s 9:30 am
2s & 3s 9:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Make It! Take It! 10:30 am
Make It! Take It! 7:00 pm Family 4:00 pm
Preschool 11:00 am
2s & 3s 9:30 am
Lapsit 1:30 pm
Family 7:00 pm
Thursday
Lapsit 9:30 am
Make It! Take It! 9:30 am
Preschool 9:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Lapsit 9:30 am
Preschool 10:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Saturday
2s & 3s 10:30 am
2s & 3s 9:30 am
Lapsit 9:30 am
Friday
2s & 3s 9:30 am
Preschool 9:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Make It! Take It! 9:30 am
Family 10:30 am
Family 10:30am
Make It! Take It! 1:30pm Make It! Take It! 1:30 pm
WINTER FAMILY READING PROGRAM
Dec. 1 – Jan. 31
Families with children in 5th grade and even babies
can sign up starting Monday, Dec. 1. Children will earn
prizes and coupons for reading together as a family and
doing other family-fun activities. All participants will be
entered into drawings to win Chicago Wolves Hockey
tickets and a grand prize.
D DeEttas bakery
TM
428 W Fifth Ave • Naperville, IL 60563 • 630-548-4078
Community Room
Saturday, Dec. 6
1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
CHILDREN’S SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Due to upcoming renovations at Naper Blvd. Library, dates or
locations may change. Check the library’s website to confirm time
and room location for Naper Blvd. programs before planning to
attend.
JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES
Celebrate the start of the Winter Family Reading
Program with presenter Chris Fascione as he brings
children’s stories to life. Laughter abounds as Fascione
creates colorful characters through his unique
combination of acting, storytelling, comedy and
juggling. His award-winning, participatory program
is designed to bring out the kid in everyone, while
promoting reading, literacy and the love of books. This
program is partially funded by a grant from the City of
Naperville.
WOLVES HOCKEY PLAYER VISIT
Hockey fans can meet a member of the Chicago Wolves
hockey team who will discuss his love of hockey and
reading. The player will share with fans his journey
to success as well as the determination and hard
work it took to reach his goals. One lucky fan will get
the opportunity to try on the uniform – pads and all.
Attendees will get a chance to earn giveaways from
the Wolves, and everyone will have an opportunity for
autographs. The Chicago Wolves are a sponsor of the
Winter Family Reading Program.
Meeting Room A/B
Thursday, Dec. 11
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
3rd ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY
Make and decorate a gingerbread house as a family
activity. Creators can drop off their gingerbread house
at any children’s department before 4 p.m. Dec. 6.
Each building will display the houses in the children’s
department through Dec. 13 for the public to admire
and choose their favorites. Ribbons will be awarded to
all entries. Entries must be picked up on Dec. 13.
A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME
Ahoy, mateys – it’s time for some pirate fun! Walk the
plank and take a plunge into the pirate world. Little
swashbucklers can enjoy exciting stories, creative
crafts and other pirate-themed activities. Come
be a rogue of the high seas and become a real-life
buccaneer.
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Meeting Room A/B
Tuesday, Dec. 2
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Community Room
Thursday, Dec. 11
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Program Room
Wednesday, Dec. 17
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
*LIGHTS, CAMERA, STOP MOTION
Using the library’s iPads, children will learn how to
make a stop-motion animated movie with items
provided by library staff or objects participants bring
from home. Parents are invited for the last 10 minutes
of the program to see the crazy and creative movies
produced by the budding movie makers. For children
in 3rd through 5th grades. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 15 participants.
Room A/B
Tuesday, Dec. 2
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Community Room
Friday, Feb. 6 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
*YOGA FOR KIDS
Kids can move, bend and stretch while reading fun yoga
stories and acting out animal poses. This interactive
program will feature stories, songs and simple poses to
introduce kids to the world of yoga. Participants should
wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel from
home. For children ages 4 to 7 years old. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 15
participants.
Children’s Storyroom
Tuesday, Dec. 2
4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Program Room
Wednesday, Dec. 10
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Program Room
Monday, Dec. 15
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM
Join Naperville Public Library staff every first and third
Wednesday of the month for a special storytime at
DuPage Children’s Museum. This 30-minute program of
stories, songs and more fun is for children of all ages.
Museum admission purchase is needed to attend the
storytime.
DuPage Children’s Museum 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
301 N. Washington St.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 & 17
Wednesday, Jan. 7 & 21
Wednesday, Feb. 4 & 18
*SIGN AND PLAY WITH BABY
Learn to communicate with babies using sign language.
This three-week program provides a fun environment
for babies and their caregivers to learn the basics
of sign language. Each week, a new theme will be
introduced using stimulating activities, books, songs
and play. For children ages 8 to 23 months. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 12
babies per program.
Children’s Program Room
Thursday, Dec. 4
Thursday, Dec. 11
Thursday, Dec. 18
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Mealtime theme
Bathtime theme
Park Fun theme
HEARTFELT HANDMADE GIFTS
Student crafters can learn how to make two
personalized crafts for holiday gift giving. Library staff
will be available to assist participants in creating a
handcrafted wallet and keychain to take home. For
students in 4th through 5th grades. *Program requires
advanced registration and is limited to 20 students.
Community Room
Friday, Dec. 5
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Dec. 9
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Program Room
Thursday, Dec. 11
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children’s Storyroom
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6
Saturday, Jan. 3
Saturday, Feb. 7
Drop Off: Children’s Reference Desk
Friday, Jan. 2
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pick Up: Community Room
Saturday, Jan. 3
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
FANTASTIC FAIRY TALES
“Once upon a time … library staff shared the
wonderful world of fairy tales at the library.” During
this interactive program, children can play makebelieve while listening to a few well-loved stories from
around the world. Puppets and crafts will make special
appearances … and all will live happily ever after!
SENSORY STORYTIME
The whole family is invited to a 30-minute program of
books, songs and fun for children with special needs.
All abilities are welcome with an adult caregiver.
Inquire at any children’s services desk for more
information. The program will take place on the first
Saturday of each month.
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
Kids can bring in their favorite stuffed animal for a
sleepover at the library. Create a special nametag and
say goodnight while leaving the stuffed animal in the
care of the children’s staff overnight. During the next
morning after the sleepover, kids can reunite with
their stuffed friend, find out what happened during
the sleepover and enjoy a special storytime. Animal
owners will be surprised to see pictures of the fun had
overnight at the library.
Meeting Room A/B
Thursday, Jan. 22
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Community Room
Wednesday, Jan. 28
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Together with an adult, children ages 3 to 5 years
old will be introduced to music through movement,
singing and rhythmic activities in a collaborative way.
Program is limited to 15 child/adult pairs.
Children’s Storyroom
Friday, Jan. 9 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Meeting Room A
Thursday, Jan. 15
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
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LIBRARY EXPLORERS
Child explorers in 3rd through 5th grades can create
crafts, read books, play with Legos, learn about
science and have a rollicking good time. Check the
library’s website for a more detailed schedule. For
students in 3rd through 5th grades. Program is limited
to 15 children.
Children’s Program Room
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Children’s Storyroom Thursday, Feb. 5
Thursday, Feb. 19
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Children’s Program Room
Monday, Feb. 9 & 23
Lower Level Conference Room
Wednesday, Feb. 11
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Storyroom
Thursday, Feb. 26
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Lego Fun
Secret Book
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Lego Fun
Make Your Own Cartoon
CURIOUS KIDS
It’s full STEAM ahead as curious participants can come
twice a month to join in activities featuring science,
technology, engineering, art and math. For children in
kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Children’s Storyroom
Tuesday, Feb. 3 & 17
*BOOK & COOKIE CLUB
Come to the library for a child-and-parent book
discussion group. The child and parent/adult, will read
a book together, then come to the library to discuss it
with others while enjoying a cookie or two. Each book
will be chosen at the preceding meeting and listed on
the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org. The library
will have multiple copies of each title for checkout. For
children in 3rd through 5th grades. Program is limited
to 15 child/parent pairs. *Advanced registration is
required for Naper Blvd. Library only.
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
DUPAGE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM PROGRAMS
Come Play with Us at the Library!
DuPage Children’s Museum is taking exhibits on the
road. The museum’s early learning specialist and
community access coordinator will provide play
facilitation techniques utilizing portable versions of the
museum’s full-sized education exhibits. In addition,
library staff will demonstrate the power of play
through storytimes during the program. This program
is presented in partnership with DuPage Children’s
Museum.
Children’s Program Room
Thursday, Jan. 8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community Room
Friday, Feb. 27
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
TEEN PROGRAMS
(6th through 12th grades)
TAG (TEEN ADVISORY GROUP): REDEFINING YOUR
LIBRARY!
TAGTeam is an advisory group of teens in 6th through
12th grades who work together with the teen services
librarians to make Naperville Public Library a better
place for teens.
Members will:
• Help the library find ways to make resources for
teens even better
• Help decide what activities, programs and
events are important to offer
• Help the library decorate and plan its teen
spaces
• Tell the library what books, music and
magazines are missing from the shelves
• Develop leadership skills and make new friends
Not only will this look great on college applications, but
teens will also earn volunteer hours for participating.
Snacks will be provided. TAGTeam members must have
a current Naperville Public Library card. Applications
can be found online or at the adult services desks. For
more information about joining TAGTeam, contact:
Kiersten Doucette, teen services librarian
630-961-4100, ext. 6329
[email protected]
Stacey Costabile, teen services librarian
630-961-4100, ext. 2203
[email protected]
Alison Colman, teen services librarian
630-961-4100, ext. 4959
[email protected]
Nomura Room C
Wednesday, Dec. 10
3:00 – 5:15 p.m.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (PG-13)
Wednesday, Jan. 21 “Godzilla” (PG-13)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (PG-13)
Program Room
Thursday, Dec. 18
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (PG-13)
Community Room
Thursday, Feb. 19
4:00 – 6:15 p.m.
“The Maze Runner” (PG-13)
TEEN PROGRAMS
Due to upcoming renovations at Naper Blvd. Library, dates or
locations may change. Check the library’s website to confirm date,
time and location for Naper Blvd. programs before planning to
attend.
TEEN MOVIE SERIES: MOVIE MATINEE
Movie lovers can watch films that were recently
released on DVD or ones they may have missed in
theaters. During Movie Matinee, the library also will
screen classic movies that are favorites with teens.
Snacks will be provided.
TEEN INTEREST CLUBS
*CUPCAKE & COOKIE CLUB
Teens can explore their design talents while decorating
cupcakes and cookies at the library. There will be a
different theme each month. Decorators can eat, take
home or give their treats as gifts. *Program requires
advanced registration and is limited to 20 teen
participants.
Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Tuesday, Jan. 6 Tuesday, Feb. 3
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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TEEN: DO-IT-YOURSELF (CRAFT SERIES)
ANIME CLUB
Come to the library each month to watch anime, draw
manga, talk about different aspects of Japanese pop
culture and meet other otaku.
Program Room
Friday, Dec. 5
Friday, Jan. 9
Friday, Feb. 6
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
TEEN PROGRAMS
BOOK PAGE ORNAMENTS
Learn how to make a variety of holiday ornaments from
recycled book pages. Repurpose an old book to make a
unique decoration or to give as a gift to a book lover.
Community Room
Wednesday, Dec. 3 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
ANIME CLUB: TERU TERU BOZU
Already dreaming of warmer weather? Teens can make
Teru Teru Bozu or traditional Japanese weather dolls
that were believed to bring good weather. During this
program, participants also can watch anime with other
fans.
Community Room
Wednesday, Jan. 7
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
PIZZA AND BOOKS: TEEN BOOK CLUB
Teens can discuss books they have recently read, are
currently reading or even old-time favorites. Pizza will
be provided to fuel the conversation.
Community Room
Monday, Dec. 8 Monday, Jan. 26 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Children’s Storyroom
Monday, Feb. 23 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
*LET IT SNOW!
Crafters can use their imagination and the library’s
materials to create a wintry snow globe scene.
*Program requires advanced registration and is limited
to 20 teen participants.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
*HOT COCOA ORNAMENTS CRAFT
The weather outside is frightful, but keep warm by
creating homemade ornaments filled with hot cocoa
mix. Teens can customize ornaments filled with tasty
creations to give as gifts or hang around the house.
*Program requires advanced registration and is limited
to 20 teen participants.
Program Room
Wednesday, Dec. 10
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
*MAGICALLY DELICIOUS NOTEPADS
Beat the winter blahs by creating a colorful and sweet
notepad out of saved cereal and snack boxes. As an
added treat, a cereal bar will be served. This program
has been “kid tested, mother approved.” *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 20 teen
participants.
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Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Jan. 13
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Wii™ TOURNAMENT: SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL™
Students can enjoy their day off school and show
off their mad gaming skills at the library’s Wii™
Tournament. Teens can compete to win bragging
rights and a Target gift card. Those that don’t want to
participate in the tournament, but love Nintendo can
bring their DS to play for fun with other gamers.
*BUTTON BRACELETS
Make a unique bracelet out of colorful buttons.
*Program requires advanced registration and is
limited to 20 teen participants.
Community Room
Wednesday, Jan. 28
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
TEEN SPECIAL EVENTS
Meeting Room A/B & C
Monday, Dec. 15
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Community Room
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 18
3:30 – 10:00 p.m.
12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
3:30 – 8:30 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
*ARDUINO WORKSHOPS
Interested in coding and electronics but don’t know
where to start? Arduino microcontroller boards
can be easily programmed using a variant of the C
programming language. They receive inputs from a
variety of switches or sensors to control lights, motors
or other outputs. Arduino projects can be as simple
as a light blinking on and off or as complex as a robot or
smart thermostat. During these workshops, individuals
can write and compile code to bring a variety
of projects to life using the Arduino Uno and various
electronic components.
Afternoon workshops are open to teens in 6th through
12th grades, while evening workshops are open to both
teens and adults. No prior electronics or programming
experience is required. Attendance is limited to 10
participants to allow everyone hands-on participation.
TEEN PROGRAMS
EXAM CRAM
The library has reserved space for teens to study for
finals. Tables for group study, reference help and
snacks will be provided. Therapy dogs also will be
available for students to pet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec.
16 at 95th St. Library. A school ID or library card is
required if teens plan to stay at 95th St. after 9 p.m.
Dec. 15.
Community Room
Friday, Jan. 2
*Motor Projects
Use code to control both hobby and servo motors.
*Program requires advanced registration.
*LEGO MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS: MAZE RUNNER
CHALLENGE
Teens will compete in teams to build and program
a Lego Mindstorms robot to navigate a series of
maze challenges. Participants will also have a chance
to complete the maze with Sphero, a robotic ball.
*Program requires advanced registration and is
limited to 12 teen participants.
Community Room
Tuesday, Dec. 30
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Community Room
Tuesday, Jan. 13
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Nomura Room C
Thursday, Jan. 29 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
*Sensor Projects
Create projects using light and temperature sensors.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Community Room
Monday, Feb. 16
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Community Room
Wednesday, Feb. 25
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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Wii GAMING
Gamers can bust out their mad Wii gaming skills at the
library as many video games will be available to play.
Players can bring their friends and challenge them to a
game of Guitar Hero. Snacks will be provided.
TEEN PROGRAMS
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Teens should bring their own props and equipment to
showcase their talents of poetry reading, storytelling,
comedic performance, dancing, singing and playing
an instrument. Or attendees can come for an evening
of entertainment and just watch the program. A
microphone and refreshments will be provided.
Community Room
Friday, Jan. 16 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS: RUBBER BAND-POWERED
HELICOPTERS
Students can celebrate the day off from school by
making a rubber band-powered helicopter. Attendees
can build them and then test them for hang time,
flight height and distance traveled. *Program requires
advanced registration and is limited to 20 teen
participants.
Community Room
Monday, Jan. 19
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Meeting Room A
Thursday, Jan. 22 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
*VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKE DECORATING
The program will teach basic cake decorating
techniques like how to hold a decorating bag and how
to use decorating tips to make pretty boarders, simple
flowers and a written message. Teens will be able
to practice their new skills on a cupcake. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 15
teen participants.
Community Room
Monday, Feb. 9 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
*CAN CUPID COME TO THE RESCUE?
Teens can make like cupid and design their own
valentines while watching the fate of more than a
dozen couples in “Valentine’s Day” (PG-13). They
can poke fun at the movie’s cheesiness by texting
comments using MuVChat. *Program requires
advanced registration and is limited to 20 teen
participants.
Nomura Room C
Tuesday, Feb. 10
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
*BOY SCOUT READING MERIT BADGE PROGRAM
Boy Scouts of America can earn their merit badge for
reading and learn more about the services the library
offers. They can get a jump on their requirements by
learning to use the online catalog, then locating and
selecting books from a variety of genres. A merit badge
counselor from the participant’s troop is welcome
to sign off on the individual’s badge, or the library
will have a staff member available who can sign off,
too. *Program requires advanced registration and
is limited to 20 Boy Scouts. Participants must be
registered Boy Scouts.
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Wednesday, Feb. 25
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
AN AFTERNOON WITH YA AUTHOR JOELLE
CHARBONNEAU
Readers and aspiring writers can meet the author
of “The Testing Trilogy,” Joelle Charbonneau, as she
discusses her writing journey. Charbonneau will discuss
how every writer is unique, writer’s block and why
adding conflict makes for a better story. She will also
speak of rejection and how to keep writing dreams
alive through it all. This program is partially funded by
a grant from the City of Naperville.
Community Room
Friday, Feb. 27
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Thursday, Jan. 15
*ACT, SAT & PSAT® KAPLAN™ PRACTICE TESTS
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. Each exam will begin
promptly at the scheduled time, and no one will be
admitted once the exam has started. For teens in 9th
through 12th grades. *Program requires advanced
registration. This program is presented in partnership
with Kaplan.
ACT
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Dec. 6
Min/Max: 10/50
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Community Room
Sunday, Jan. 4 Min/Max: 15/50
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Jan. 31
Min/Max: 10/50
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
SAT
Community Room
Sunday, Dec. 7 Min/Max: 15/50
2:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Jan. 3
Min/Max: 10/50
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
*CHANGES TO THE SAT
Early this year, the College Board announced the
details of a massive redesign of the SAT. The updated
SAT will feature significant changes designed to
focus on a deeper understanding of the skills
and knowledge necessary for college and career
readiness. Students graduating in 2017 and after will
benefit from this seminar as the new test rolls out
in the spring of 2016. This program is presented in
partnership with C2 Education. *Program requires
advanced registration.
Community Room
Thursday, Jan. 22 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Thursday, Feb. 26
Min/Max: 5/50
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
TEEN PROGRAMS
GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE
*COLLEGE APPLICATION AND ESSAY WRITING
SEMINAR
Applying for college can be a daunting task, but help
is available at the library. C2 Education will discuss
the ins and outs of college applications, including
tips on writing the essay. Learn how to best show off
academic achievements and activities. The seminar
is geared for high school students in 10th through 12th
grades and their parents. This program is presented
in partnership with C2 Education. *Program requires
advanced registration.
*NEW SAT PRACTICE TEST Take a free, new SAT Practice Test through C2
Education and strengthen core skills in reading,
writing and math. The new SAT will be effective
for the graduating class of 2017 and beyond.
This program is presented in partnership with
C2 Education. *Program requires advanced
registration.
Community Room
Sunday, Feb. 1
Min/Max: 5/50
2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Score Giveback Session
Tuesday, Feb. 3
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Saturday, Feb. 28
Min/Max: 5/50
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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ADULT PROGRAMS
Due to upcoming renovations at Naper Blvd. Library, dates or
locations may change. Check the library’s website to confirm
date, time and location for Naper Blvd. programs before
planning to attend..
ADULT PROGRAMS
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS FOR ESL
STUDENTS
These groups are designed to give English-as-asecond-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. For more
information, contact Literacy DuPage at 630-4166699. This is a partnership between Naperville Public
Library and Literacy DuPage.
Nomura Room C
Every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*READER’S NIGHT OUT
Socialize with other readers at Quigley’s Irish Pub in
downtown Naperville and share recent reads and
favorite titles. Arrive at 6:15 p.m. to purchase dinner,
or join the group at 7 p.m. for the discussion only.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Quigley’s Irish Pub
43 E. Jefferson St.
Monday, Dec. 1
Monday, Feb. 2
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*CRAFT & STITCH
Adults and teens can try a new craft or bring current
needlework or other small projects to this program.
They can share ideas, swap materials and check out
new patterns with one another. Crafters should bring
their own materials. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Wednesday, Jan. 7
Wednesday, Jan. 21
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Wednesday, Feb. 18
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: BRING YOUR JOB SEARCH TO
THE LIBRARY
Job seekers can learn how to use the library’s powerful
and unique online resources while searching for a
job. Databases will be demonstrated and specific
usage goals will be explained, such as expert resume
assistance, preparing for interviews, creating lists of
potential local employers and researching industries
and companies.
Community Room
Tuesday, Jan. 6
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: STAYING MOTIVATED
THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS
Job seekers can learn how to look for the positive
aspects of searching for a job during the holidays.
Career coach Sally Morrison will provide guidance on
the best initiatives to take while job hunting during
the holidays.
Community Room
Tuesday, Dec. 2
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6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*DOWNLOADABLES FAIR
Attendees can bring their device to learn how to
download e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines and
music from the collection of 20,000 (and growing)
titles. The library’s collection is compatible with Apple
(iOS), Android- and Windows-based products, as well
as versions of the Nook and Kindle. *Program requires
advanced registration.
Meeting Room A/B
Wednesday, Jan. 7
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Thursday, Jan. 8
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: KEYS TO SALES
MASTERY
Bob Lambert, master coach and trainer, will present
the six keys to sustained business development
success. He will cover building trust relationships, the
greatest influences on prospect and customer buying,
how networks and connections create unlimited
prospect opportunities and leveraging the buying
decision model.
Community Room
Wednesday, Jan. 14
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
IN OUR OWN BACKYARD: MASTERPIECES OF THE ART
INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Visitors from around the world travel to the Art Institute
of Chicago to see works of art, whereas others may
pass by these same art pieces without appreciating
the significance. Senior lecturer and museum educator
Annie Morse will revisit or introduce for the first time,
iconic masterpieces such as El Greco’s “The Assumption
of the Virgin” and George Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon
on the Island of the Grand Jatte.” Morse also will explore
the pieces alongside these familiar works, including the
museum’s Chinese bronzes, American furniture and
European decorative arts. Coffee and early seating will
be at 6:30 p.m. This program is presented in partnership
with The Naperville Community Associates of the Art
Institute of Chicago.
Lower Level Board Room
Thursday, Jan. 8 Thursday, Feb. 12 STITCHING IN THE STACKS
The library is introducing a new community knit and
crochet club. Crafters can share tips and ideas as well
as showcase their latest project or ask for help on a
project they may be struggling to complete. Along
with good company, conversation and refreshments,
attendees also will learn about charity knit and
crochet projects. Books on knitting, crocheting and
other handicrafts also will be available. The club meets
on the second Thursday of each month. Those who
are experienced or would like to learn can attend. For
more information, contact Sandy Peto at 630-9614100, ext. 6314.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Members of the Enroll DuPage Navigators, who work
with the DuPage County Health Department, will
present an overview of obtaining health coverage under
the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program will cover
changes to insurance plan requirements under ACA, the
10 minimum essential benefits, important dates, useful
websites and how to apply. A question-and-answer
session will follow.
Community Room
Thursday, Jan. 8
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Saturday, Jan. 10
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
HOW TO BEGIN TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE
A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society
will explain family sources, vital records and how to
make use of online resources. Participants also will
learn about the genealogical resources available in
their community, including cemeteries, courthouses
and churches. Volunteers from the Fox Valley
Genealogical Society also will be available for drop-in
help on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of the
month.
Community Room
Tuesday, Jan. 20
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Drop-In Help
1st Tuesday
3rd Thursday
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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ADULT PROGRAMS
*DOWNLOADABLES WORKSHOP: READ E-BOOKS
Participants can bring in their devices and learn how
to download free library books from the library’s
virtual collection. The library has more than 9,000
e-books in its growing digital collection that can be
checked out. Compatible devices include Apple (iOS),
Android- and Windows-based products, as well as
versions of the Nook and Kindle. *Program requires
advanced registration and limited to 30 participants.
Community Room
Wednesday, Jan. 21
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY
Movie lovers can visit the library each month for a
screening of a newly released DVD. Skip the long lines
at the theater as well as the long hold lists at the
library and see a movie with other like-minded film
buffs. Check the website for upcoming titles. No one
younger than age 18 will be admitted to an R-rated
movie without a parent or guardian.
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Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Jan. 27 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Community Room
Wednesday, Feb. 18
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
INVESTING WORKSHOP: USING VALUELINE
Investors will learn how to use the online version of
ValueLine, an investment research online resource.
Participants will access ValueLine data, newsletters,
rankings surveys and individual stock company and
mutual fund reports.
Community Room
Wednesday, Jan. 21
COLLEGE ILLINOIS! 529 PREPAID TUITION INFORMATION
The College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program allows
parents and guardians to set up a plan to pay for college
tuition and mandatory fees at current contract rates to
avoid tuition inflation. The program was created to help
make college a reality for Illinois residents by providing
a plan of action to prepare for college. A representative
from ISAC will visit the library to explain the program
and answer any questions. This program is presented in
partnership with ISAC.
Program Room
Thursday, Jan. 22
Thursday, Feb. 26
6:30 p.m.
Nomura Room C
Saturday, Jan. 31
Saturday, Feb. 28
2:00 p.m.
Community Room
Sunday, Jan. 18
Sunday, Feb. 15
2:00 p.m.
*ARDUINO WORKSHOPS
Interested in coding and electronics but don’t know
where to start? Arduino microcontroller boards can be
easily programmed using a variant of the C programming
language. They receive inputs from a variety of switches or
sensors to control lights, motors or other outputs. Arduino
projects can be as simple as a light blinking on and off or
as complex as a robot or smart thermostat. Participants
can write and compile code to bring a variety of projects
to life using the Arduino Uno and various electronic
components.
Workshops are open to adults and teens in 6th through 12th
grades. No prior electronics or programming experience is
required. Attendance is limited to 10 participants to allow
everyone hands-on participation.
*Motor Projects
Use code to control both hobby and servo motors.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Nomura Room C
Thursday, Jan. 29 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
*Sensor Projects
Create projects using light and temperature sensors.
*Program requires advanced registration.
Community Room
Wednesday, Feb. 25
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Friday, Jan. 30
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
MEDIA 101: CATCH THE EDITOR’S EYE
Learn how to get press releases, upcoming community
events or photos noticed by the media. Former Chicago
Tribune reporter Mary Rogers will teach business
owners how to increase attention on their email
blasts, newsletters and media releases. Nonprofit and
other area organizations also can find out how to gain
awareness for their events and upload their content to
local media websites to get their story in print.
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Feb. 10
7:00 p.m.
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: NETWORKING FOR JOB
SEEKERS
Not getting any interviews? Job hunters can learn
the basic skills of job search networking to advance
to the next level. They also will find out how to make
new contacts and build a network using the basic skills
in three environments – face-to-face, telephone and
online contact.
Community Room
Tuesday, Feb. 10
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Community Room
Wednesday, Feb. 11
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP: PROTECT
AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America.
In 2013, about 12 million Americans were victims of
identity theft with an estimated loss of nearly $21
billion. Members of the Naperville Police Department
will discuss the different types of identity theft, how
to recognize it, what can be done to reduce the
risk and what steps to take when one’s identity is
compromised.
Community Room
Tuesday, Feb. 17
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY
DuPage Symphony Orchestra will present a free,
fun-filled evening of chamber music. The informal
performance will include an engaging questionand-answer session with the musicians after the
performance. This program is for music lovers of all
ages. This program is presented in partnership with
DuPage Symphony Orchestra.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: MASTERING
INTERNET SALES
Internet sales consultant Norbert Barszczewski will
teach business owners how to convert website
visitors into customers and how to move a business’
website to the top of the Google, Yahoo and Bing
search engine results. He also will discuss how to
effectively use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter,
as well as how to create and execute an effective
professional HTML-based email marketing campaign.
*DOWNLOADABLES WORKSHOP: DOWNLOADING
MAGAZINES
Cardholders can download more than 100 magazine
titles with the library’s Zinio app, including “Us
Weekly,” “Economist,” “OK! Magazine” and
“Star Magazine.” Some magazines like “National
Geographic” are enhanced with digital content
such as video and sound files. The Zinio app is
compatible with Apple (iOS), Android- and Windowsbased products, as well as some Kindle and Nook
versions. Participants should bring a device upon
which to download magazines from this exciting new
collection. *Program requires advanced registration
and is limited to 30 participants.
Nomura Room C
Wednesday, Feb. 18
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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BOOK & DISCUSSION GROUPS
Due to upcoming renovations at Naper Blvd. Library, dates or
locations may change. Check the library’s website to confirm
date, time and location for Naper Blvd. programs before
planning to attend.
ADULT PROGRAMS / BOOK GROUPS
CONSTANT READERS EVENING BOOK CLUB
Lower Level Board Room
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11
“Empty Mansions” by Bill Dedman
Thursday, Jan. 15
“The Other Typist” by Suzanne Rindell
Lower Level Conference Room
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8
“Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter”
by Tom Franklin
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Lower Level Conference Room
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
“The Unknown Masterpiece”
by Honore de Balzac
Tuesday, Jan. 20
Second epilogue to “War and Peace”
by Leo Tolstoy
Tuesday, Feb. 17
“The Man Who Would Be King”
By Rudyard Kipling
Thursday, Feb. 19
“The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson
CRIMINAL SPINES BOOK CLUB
Peer into humanity’s darker nature via the world of
criminals and detectives. This book club will read
and discuss mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels and
true crime. Plot twists and red herrings are the order
of the day, while the level of violence will vary from
author to author.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP
Selected readings are from “Great Conversations 3”
by The Great Books Foundation that are available for
purchase on The Great Books Foundation’s website
or at abebooks.com. The selected books will also be
available on a first-come, first-served basis at both
Naper Blvd. and Nichols Library.
Thursday, Feb. 12
“The Alienist” by Caleb Carr
GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION GROUP
This discussion group, which is open to the public, will
study and discuss foreign policy issues. One topic is
covered each week. Participants can attend just one
discussion or attend all groups. For more information,
contact Becky Glimco 630-922-9448. This group is
sponsored by the Naperville branch of the American
Association of University Women and Naperville Public
Library.
Lower Level Conference Room
Thursdays, Jan. 22 – March 19
7:15 p.m.
Lookout Room
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 20
“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith
Tuesday, Feb. 17
“The White Woman on the Green Bicycle”
by Monique Roffey
COMPUTER CLASSES
There is a non-refundable, non-transferable attendance
fee for each class that must be paid at the time of
registration unless otherwise specified. Participants can
transfer to another class with one week’s advanced notice.
If individuals cannot attend a class for any reason, they
should let the Computer Lab staff know so they can offer
the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Group Classes are appropriate for adults and students
grade 8 and above. Classes are limited to 12 participants.
Stop by the Computer Lab desk at any of our facilities for
more information and to register.
The fee for group classes is:
Naperville Public Library card holders: $10
Non-Naperville card holders:
$20
One-on-One Computer Assistance Sessions are held at
the 95th Street and Nichols Library. Sessions cover a wide
range of subjects.
The fee for one-on-one sessions is:
Naperville Public Library card holders: $20
Non-Naperville card holders:
$40
READERS RENDEZVOUS, THE DAYTIME BOOK CLUB
Lower Level Board Room
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
“A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson
Tuesday, Jan. 20
“The Signature of All Things”
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Tuesday, Feb. 24
“The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” by Mark Seal
*3-D HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS
Holiday enthusiasts can learn how to design a threedimensional snowflake or snowman using 123-D, 3-D
software and Tinkercad. Creations can be printed with
the library’s 3-D printer. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab
Adults
Tuesday, Dec. 2
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Teens
Wednesday, Dec. 3
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Kids
Saturday, Dec. 6
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
BOOK GROUPS/COMPUTER CLASSES
READ AROUND THE WORLD BOOK DISCUSSION
Travel the globe with the Read Around the World Book
Club. Titles will represent a variety of countries and
cultures.
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*DESIGN YOUR OWN HOLIDAY CARDS
Create a unique and personal holiday card using
Photoshop Elements. Learn the basics of the software
and how to combine different images to make a
customized holiday card. Participants can bring
digital photos on flash drive or print photos to scan.
Appropriate for all ages. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab
Tuesday, Dec. 9
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
COMPUTER CLASSES
HOLIDAY SING-ALONG
Stop in and sing along to classic holiday songs.
Carolers will be recorded along with other singers,
and the song will be posted online. Appropriate for all
ages, but limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab
Saturday, Dec. 20
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
NEW TECH SUPPORT DROP-IN
Computer lab associates will answer questions
regarding technology and equipment that library
customers have received during the holiday season.
Program is limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab
Saturday, Jan. 3
Community Room
Thursday, Jan. 8
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUNDAMENTALS
Budding business owners can find out the basics of
starting a business as the library will present a lynda.
com video course.
Community Room
Sunday, Jan. 11
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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*4-DAY SENIOR COMPUTER CAMP
Senior adults can attend this four-day camp to learn the
basics of computers, including learning the terminology
and practicing the skills. The camp will consist of
four, two-hour classes. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab
10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Day 1 - MEET YOUR COMPUTER - Tuesday, Jan. 20
Participants will be introduced to different parts of the
computer, including mouse and keyboard operation,
desktop navigation, basic computer operation and file
management.
Day 2 - ACCESS THE WORLD - Thursday, Jan. 22
Senior participants will learn how to open an Internet
browser, navigate websites, look up information on
search engines and use shopping sites safely.
Day 3 - ALL ABOUT EMAIL - Tuesday, Jan. 27
Using Gmail, attendees can set up their own email
in class, learn to send and receive messages, attach
and retrieve pictures and documents, keep email files
organized and control unwanted emails.
Day 4 - LET US ENTERTAIN YOU - Thursday, Jan. 29
Individuals can upload photos from their digital
cameras, play online games, use Skype and learn many
other fun applications.
MAKING BUSINESS PROJECTIONS
Estimating financial performance plays an enormous
role in a company’s future – regardless of the size of the
business. This lynda.com tutorial will focus on planning
ahead and making proper predictions that allows
companies to proactively manage changes.
Community Room
Sunday, Jan. 25
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Community Room
Sunday, Feb. 8
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Community Room
Sunday, Feb. 22
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
*MAC BASICS
Learn about Apple-specific programs, quick shortcuts
and file organization. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Feb. 3
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
*EXCEL 1
Microsoft Excel 2013 is the industry standard for
data organization and analysis. Participants can keep
up-to-date with the most widely used spreadsheet
application and learn how to auto-fill, format data
and adjust cells. They also can learn the different
ways to insert and move data cells. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 12
participants.
Community Room
Saturday, Feb. 7
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Idea Lab Saturday, Feb. 14
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
*EXCEL 2
Those who have taken the library’s Excel 1 course or
are confident in the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013
can learn efficient features that will make it easier
to calculate formulas, analyze trends and apply
formatting. *Program requires advanced registration
and is limited to 12 participants.
COMPUTER CLASSES
INTRO TO BUSINESS PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
This lynda.com class will discuss the goal of business
performance analysis as it helps to identify areas for
improvement, understand their root causes and take
action.
BUILDING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS
To maintain an organization’s competitive advantage,
it is imperative to have high-performing teams.
This lynda.com class will teach how teams can outperform their peers when they show high levels of
collaboration and innovation.
Community Room
Saturday, Feb. 21
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Idea Lab Saturday, Feb. 28
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
*WORD 1
Microsoft Word can be used to create different types
of documents. Attendees can learn how to change font
type, size and color as well as save files, copy and paste
and print documents. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
*VALENTINE’S DAY CARD CREATION
Create a personal Valentine’s Day card for that
someone special using Photoshop Elements. Learn the
basics of the program and how to composite different
images to make a personalized Valentine’s Day card.
Bring digital photos on a flash drive or print photos to
scan. Scanning is limited to two photos per person,
and the program is appropriate for all ages. *Program
requires advanced registration and is limited to 12
participants.
Idea Lab
Thursday, Feb. 5 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Feb. 10 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*WORD 2
In this advanced Microsoft Word class, participants
can learn how to add borders, photos, clip art and
fun effects to text. They also can create bulleted and
numbered lists as well as insert page numbers and
headers and footers. *Program requires advanced
registration and is limited to 12 participants.
Idea Lab Tuesday, Feb. 24 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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THANK YOU!
Naperville Public Library would like to thank all the businesses that partnered with us on Show Us Your
Library Card, Naperville!
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Your support of this community-wide campaign is greatly appreciated and
would not have been possible without you!!
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LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES
Library Closings:
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Close at 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Closed
Closed
Close at 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Library Building Hours:
Monday through Friday
Saturday
Sunday (Naper Blvd. & 95th St.)
Nichols Sunday Hours
95th St. Sunday hours (after Jan. 4)
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Rooms
Individuals can use Naperville Public Library’s meeting rooms for their next meeting, seminar or piano recital. The library rents meeting spaces for 12 to 150 people. More information is available at www.naperville-lib.org org by calling 630-961-4100, ext. 2220.
Sale of Used Library Equipment
Naperville Public Library’s website includes a page of items that are available for immediate sale. These items may include
computers, furnishings and other pieces of equipment. The library also periodically holds a Used Equipment Sale. Click on “Sale
Page” on the bottom of our library website.
ADA Compliance
Naperville Public Library is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Wheelchairs are available upon
request at all buildings. All buildings have automatic doors. If a signer is needed for a program, make arrangements seven
business days in advance by calling 630-961-4100, ext. 4931.
Priority Service
The Naperville Public Library reserves the right to give preference to Naperville Public Library card holders in case(s) of limited
seating.
Promotional Disclaimer
Attendance at a Naperville Public Library program or event constitutes a willingness to appear in any and all promotional
materials for the library and releases the library, its licensees and performance use groups from any and all liability related to the
usage of promotional materials. Names are never used in library promotional materials. If you or your children do not wish to
appear in possible future library promotions, consult with the photographer or a library staff member.
Prizes
All prizes have been donated to the Naperville Public Library. Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash value.
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