2018 Spring Program Guide - Naperville Public Library

2018 Spring Program Guide - Naperville Public Library
2018 Spring
                                   Program Guide

Online Registration Info     page 2
Library News & Notes         page 2
Program Index		              page 3
Children’s Programs          pages 4 - 7
Teen Programs                pages 8 - 10
Adult Programs               pages 11 - 17             www.naperville-lib.org
Book Groups		                pages 17 - 18     Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Technology Programs          pages 18 - 19    Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
Show Us Your Library Card!   back cover       95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
                                             Phone: 630-961-4100       TTY: 630-355-1585
2018 Spring Program Guide - Naperville Public Library
Most programs are free and don’t require advanced registration.
                                If a program does require registration, it will be denoted like this:
                                           *Program requires advance registration.
                                     Register at: naperville-lib.evanced.info/signup/Calendar
                                                                     Room Limits and Locations
                                                    (room limits are subject to change depending on the program requirements)

                                 Nichols Library                    Community Room: 140              Children’s Storyroom: 50
                                 200 W. Jefferson Ave.              NaperLaunch: 24 		               Program Room: 60

                                 Naper Blvd. Library                Program Room: 50                 LL Conference Room: 14

                                 2035 S. Naper Blvd.

                                 95th Street Library                Meeting Room A: 100            Meeting Room B: 70 Meeting Room A/B: 170
                                 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.               Nomura Room C: 40              Children’s Program Room: 40
                      Attendance at non-registered programs is on a first-come, first-served basis. Naperville Public Library reserves the right to give
                      preference to Naperville Public Library cardholders in case(s) of limited seating. Attendees may be asked to show their library card to
                      attend a program.

                                                                  Library News & Notes

                      Library Closings:                                                  Library Hours (Sept. – May):
                      Sunday, April 1			                           Closed                Monday – Friday 			                         9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
                      Sunday, May 27			                            Closed                Saturday				                                9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                      Monday, May 28			                            Closed                Sunday – Naper Blvd.			                     1 – 5 p.m.
                                                                                         Sunday – Nichols & 95th Street              1 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                         Summer Hours (June – Aug.)
                                                                                         Sunday – all buildings			                   1 – 5 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 on the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org,
                      or by calling 630-961-4100, ext. 2220.
                      Sale of Used 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. Find available items for sale under the “About Us” tab on the library’s
                      website, www.naperville-lib.org.

                      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
                      Naperville Public Library reserves the right to give preference to Naperville Public Library cardholders in case(s) of limited

                      Promotional Disclaimer
                      Attendance at Naperville Public Library programs or events 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                                                                             www.naperville-lib.org
                      Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash value.

                                                               PROGRAM INDEX
CHILDREN’S WEEKLY PROGRAMS                                               ADULT PROGRAMS CONT.
Family Storytime					                                          page 4    Brown Bag Lecture: Theodore Roosevelt, the Man in the Arena		                    page 14
Lapsit Storytime					                                          page 4    Building a Replica Wright Flyer					                                             page 14
Make It! Take It!					                                         page 4    Chamber Music at the Library 					                                               page 14
Preschool For 3s, 4s & 5s				                                  page 4    Chicago Music Scene of the 1960s & 1970s 			                                     page 15
Tales For 2s & 3s					                                         page 4    Chicago’s Landmarks and the Names Behind Them			                                 page 14
                                                                         Coloring for Adults						                                                        page 12
                                                                         Criminal Flix: ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’			                                  page 15
                                                                         English Conversation Groups for ESL Students			                                  page 11
CHILDREN’S SPECIAL PROGRAMS                                              Exploring Mars & the Moon					                                                   page 13
Artsy Babies					                                              page 6    Free Movie @ the Library 					                                                   page 11
Book & Cookie Club					                                        page 5    From Prairie to Farm to City: Music to Commemorate Illinois’ Bicentennial        page 13
Chess Club					                                                page 5    Games: Not Just for Kids					                                                    page 11
Curious Kids					                                              page 5    Genealogy: Drop-In Help 					                                                    page 11
DuPage Children’s Museum Programs			                           page 6    Genealogy: Introduction to the Library’s Genealogy Resources 		                  page 15
Family Escape Room Challenge				                               page 7    Genealogy: Legacy of Love					                                                   page 11
Fix It Clinic: Stuffed Animal Hospital			                      page 6    Genealogy: Nordic Genealogy Double Feature			                                    page 14
‘I Survived’					                                              page 7    Genealogy: Researching Colonial American Ancestors		                             page 15
Homeschool Happenings				                                      page 5    Get Crafty: Spring Flower Bouquet				                                            page 14

                                                                                                                                                                    PROGRAM INDEX
Language Stars Storytime 				                                  page 7    Her Story: Women of Influence from Illinois 			                                  page 13
Makerspace 					                                               page 5    Hidden Gems of the 21st Century				                                              page 12
Mini Masterpieces 					                                        page 7    In the Belly of The Beast: King in Chicago				                                   page 14
Miss Jamie’s Farm					                                         page 6    Intermediate Accounting using QuickBooks 			                                     page 13
Naperville Plays					                                          page 6    Make A Personalized Organization Board				                                       page 14
Pokémon League					                                            page 5    Money Smart Week						                                                           page 16
The Royal Ball					                                            page 7    Needle Felting 101: Cozy Coasters				                                            page 12
Sensory Storytime					                                         page 5    The Perfect Storm: Exploring the Path To ADHD, SPD & Chronic Illnesses in Kids   page 12
Sign and Play with Baby				                                    page 7    Retirement University					                                                       page 15
Spring Break Challenge Quest 2.0			                            page 6    Rightsizing: Knowing What to Let Go and How to Do It		                           page 11
Storytime at the Museum				                                    page 5    Sewing for Beginners					                                                        page 12
                                                                         Small Business Week						                                                        page 16
                                                                         Stitching in the Stacks					                                                     page 12
                                                                         Volunteer Tax Assistance from The Notre Dame Club of Greater DuPage              page 11
TEEN PROGRAMS (6TH – 12TH GRADE)                                         You Can’t Do It Alone: Next Steps for Beginning Genealogists		                   page 13
8-Bit It! Perler Bead Art				                                  page 8
Anime Club					                                                page 8
C2 Education: ACT and SAT Test-Taking Strategies		             page 10
C2 Education: SAT Practice Test 				                           page 10   BOOK & DISCUSSION GROUPS
DIY: Decorate Mini Flower Pots for Senior Living Communities   page 9    Criminal Spines Book Club					                                                   page 18
DIY: Kindness Rocks					                                       page 9    Great Books Reading and Discussion Group 			                                     page 18
DIY: Personalized “Bullet” Journals			                         page 9    Great Decisions Discussion Group				                                             page 17
Eighth Annual Teen Poetry Contest 			                          page 8    Out of This World Book Club					                                                 page 17
Exam Cram 					                                                page 9    Read Aloud Book Club					                                                        page 17
Finding the Right College and Tips on How to Pay for It        page 10   Readers’ Choice Book Club					                                                   page 18
Mini Melted Crayon Art				                                     page 9    Reader’s Night Out						                                                         page 17
Monthly Teen Book Giveaway				                                 page 8    Readers’ Rendezvous Daytime Book Club				                                        page 18
Pizza and Books: Teen Book Club			                             page 9
Revolution Prep: ACT vs. SAT 			                               page 10
Revolution Prep: Insider’s Guide			                            page 10
Revolution Prep: Practice Tests 			                            page 10   TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
Spark: Teen Tech Fun					                                      page 8    3-D Software & Printing Classes 				                                             page 19
Super Smash Bros. Wii U™ Tournament			                         page 8    Computer Basics for Seniors					                                                 page 18
Volunteer for the Summer Reading Program		                     page 9    Excel 1							                                                                   page 19
Young Adult Book March Madness			                              page 8    Excel 2							                                                                   page 19
                                                                         Excel 3 							                                                                  page 19
                                                                         Headshot Photos						                                                            page 19
                                                                         Intro to Green Screen Room					                                                  page 18
ADULT PROGRAMS                                                           Intro to Embroidery Machine					                                                 page 19
April Showers Bring May Recycled Book Flowers		                page 15   Intro to Sound Recording Studio				                                              page 18
Balancing Hormones Naturally: What Every Woman Should Know     page 14   Technology Club for Seniors					                                                 page 18
Beginner’s Accounting using QuickBooks			                      page 13   Word 1							                                                                    page 19
Brown Bag Lecture: Coco Chanel			                              page 15   Word 2							                                                                    page 19
Brown Bag Lecture: Meet Marie Antoinette		                     page 13

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                                                                                                                           PRESCHOOL FOR 3s, 4s & 5s
                                                                                                                           This 30-minute independent storytime experience is for 3
                                                                                                                           to 5-year-olds only.

                                                                                                                           MAKE IT! TAKE IT!
                                                                                                                           Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy this fun
                                                                                                                           program of stories and crafts. The activities are geared
                                                                                                                           toward 3 and 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are welcome to
                             LAPSIT STORYTIME                                                                              attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child
                             An introduction to storytime for infants to 23-month-olds,                                    as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one

                             this 20-minute interactive program will include stories,                                      adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is
                             songs and fingerplays. Attendees will have time after the                                     limited to 20 children making crafts.
                             program to share board books and other featured titles
                             with their little one.                                                                        FAMILY STORYTIME
                                                                                                                           This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun
                             TALES FOR 2s & 3s                                                                             activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies
                             This 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and                                      will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities
                             fingerplays is for 2 to 3-year-olds and their accompanying                                    at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required
                             adult. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance                                   to accompany their children.
                             early learning opportunities at home.

                                                                           CHILDREN’S STORYTIMES                                                    Feb. 5 – April 28
                                                       Monday                    Tuesday                    Wednesday                        Thursday                          Friday                  Saturday
                                                       Lapsit 9:30 a.m.           Lapsit 9:30 a.m.              Lapsit 9:30 a.m.               Lapsit 9:30 a.m.
                             Nichols Library                                     2s & 3s 9:30 a.m.             2s & 3s 9:30 a.m.
                                                     Preschool 9:30 a.m.                                                                     Preschool 9:30 a.m.         Make It! Take It! 9:30 a.m.
                             200 W. Jefferson Ave.                               Family 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                           Make It! Take It! 10:30 a.m.
                                                      Family 10:30 a.m.       Make It! Take It! 7 p.m.                                       2s & 3s 10:30 a.m.              Family 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                 Family 4 p.m.

                                                       Lapsit 9:30 a.m.      Make It! Take It! 9:30 a.m.       2s & 3s 9:30 a.m.          Make It! Take It! 9:30 a.m.        Family 10:30 a.m.
                             Naper Blvd. Library                                                                                                                                                        Family 11 a.m.
                             2035 S. Naper Blvd.     Preschool 10:30 a.m         Family 10:30 a.m.             Family 10:30 a.m.              Family 10:30 a.m.          Make It! Take It! 1:30 p.m.

                                                                                 Lapsit 9:30 a.m.
                                                      2s & 3s 9:30 a.m.                                        2s & 3s 9:30 a.m.              2s & 3s 9:30 a.m.
                                                                               Preschool 9:30 a.m.                                                                       Make It! Take It! 9:30 a.m.
                             95th Street Library     Preschool 9:30 a.m.                                       Family 10:30 a.m.          Make It! Take It! 10:30 a.m.                                 Family 10:30 a.m.
                                                                             Make it! Take It! 4:15 p.m.
                             3015 Cedar Glade Dr.                                                                                                                            Family 10:30 a.m.
                                                      Family 10:30 a.m.           Family 7 p.m.                 Lapsit 1:30 p.m.          Make It! Take It! 1:30 p.m.

                                                                            FAMILY STORYTIMES                                                April 29 – June 2
                                                       Monday                    Tuesday                    Wednesday                        Thursday                          Friday                  Saturday

                             Nichols Library          Family 10:30 a.m.          Family 10:30 a.m.                                                                           Family 10:30 a.m.
                             200 W. Jefferson Ave.

                                                                                 Family 10:30 a.m.                                            Family 10:30 a.m.                                         Family 11 a.m.
                             Naper Blvd. Library
                             2035 S. Naper Blvd.

                                                      Family 10:30 a.m.                                        Family 10:30 a.m.                                                                       Family 10:30 a.m.
                             95th Street Library
       4                     3015 Cedar Glade Dr.
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MAKERSPACE                                                     CHESS CLUB
Calling all school age kids! Check out the library’s           The library is partnering with the Naperville North High
Makerspace area at each building weekdays after school         School Chess Club and Elite Chess to offer a chess club for
to create, build, experiment and imagine.                      children and teens in kindergarten through 8th grade.
                                                               Attendees should have a basic understanding of chess, as
POKÉMON LEAGUE                                                 this club is geared towards learning and improving strategy
Aspiring trainers can meet to play and talk Pokémon.           in an open play environment.
Trainers may bring their own cards or play with the
library’s. Trainers are welcome to bring DS Pokémon                    Community Room 		  6 – 7:30 p.m.
games as well. For Pokémon lovers age 6 and older.                     Monday, March 12

                                                                                                                               CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
                                                                       Monday, April 9
        Community Room		           6 – 7:30 p.m.                       Monday, May 14
        Thursday, March 1  meet in Program Room
        Thursday, April 5		                                    HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS
        Thursday, May 3                                        Homeschool children approximately kindergarten through
                                                               5th grade will explore concepts ranging from science to
SENSORY STORYTIME                                              literacy. Each program will focus on a different concept and
Sensory storytime incorporates theory and practices from       will encourage curiosity and interaction among participants
sensory integration occupational therapy into a family         while engaging with stories, games, crafts and more.
storytime that is fun for all kids and appropriate for young
children on the autism spectrum. Please inquire at any                 Children’s Program Room            1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Children’s Service Desk for more information.                          Tuesday, March 13
                                                                       Tuesday, April 10
        Children’s Storyroom		            2 – 2:30 p.m.                Tuesday, May 8
        Saturday, March 3
        Saturday, April 7
        Saturday, May 5

It is full STEAM ahead as curious participants join in
activities featuring science, technology, engineering,
art and math. For children in kindergarten through 2nd
                                                               BOOK & COOKIE CLUB
        Children’s Program Room           4:30 – 5 p.m.        During this child-and-parent book discussion group,
        Monday, March 5 & 19                                   the child and parent/adult will read the selected book
        Monday, April 2 & 16                                   together, then attend the club’s meeting to discuss the
                                                               book with others while enjoying a cookie or two. Each
        Children’s Storyroom		            4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
                                                               book will be chosen at the preceding meeting and listed
        Tuesday, March 6 & 20                                  on the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org. The
        Tuesday, April 10 & 24		                               library will have multiple copies of each title available for
                                                               checkout. For children in 3rd through 6th grades and is
        Program Room			                   3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
                                                               limited to 15 child/parent pairs.
        Tuesday, March 13 & 27
        Tuesday, April 3 & 17                                          Children’s Storyroom		             7 – 8 p.m.
                                                                       Thursday, March 15
STORYTIME AT THE MUSEUM                                                Thursday, April 19
Join Naperville Public Library staff on the first and third            Thursday, May 17
Wednesday of the month for a special storytime at the
DuPage Children’s Museum. This 30-minute program of                    Program Room			                    7 – 8 p.m.
stories, songs and fun is for children of all ages. Museum             Wednesday, March 21
admission purchase is needed to attend storytime.                      Wednesday, April 18
                                                                       Wednesday, May 16
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 North Washington Street                                            Children’s Program Room            7 – 8 p.m.
       Wednesday, March 7 & 21            10:30 – 11 a.m.              Wednesday, March 28
       Wednesday, April 4 & 18            10:30 – 11 a.m.              Wednesday, April 25
                                                                       Wednesday, May 30
       Wednesday, May 2 & 16              10:30 – 11 a.m.                                                                               5
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SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE QUEST 2.0                                   ARTSY BABIES
                      Visit any Naperville Public Library children’s desk during         This interactive series for birth to 23-month-olds will include
                      spring break from March 26 to March 30 to challenge the            stories, music and dancing. Babies and caregivers will
                      mind and body. Every day the children’s department will            experience various art forms while bonding with their child.
                      offer different fun and engaging challenges for kids up to         Program is limited to first 25 baby/caregiver pairs each week.
                      6th grade.
                                                                                                 Program Room			                  9:30 – 10 a.m.
                                                                                                 Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15 & 22

                      MISS JAMIE’S FARM                                                          Program Room			              9:30 – 10 a.m.
                      Join Miss Jamie for an imaginative musical adventure to                    Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16 & 23
                      her “farm!” Miss Jamie will use song to teach values like
                      hard work, healthy eating, exercise and being kind to                      Children’s Program Room      1:30 – 2 p.m.
                      animals and each other in this fun filled program. Sing,                   Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

                      dance, laugh and learn with Miss Jamie and her farm
                      puppet friends!
                              Meeting Room A/B
                              Thursday, March 29		                10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

                      NAPERVILLE PLAYS
                      Quadruple the fun with exciting hands-on activities and
                      on-site exhibits provided by Naper Settlement, DuPage
                      Children’s Museum, Knoch Knolls Nature Center and
                      Naperville Public Library. Kids can discover the wonder
                      of play and innovation. This program will take place at
                      Naper Settlement and requires a fee for those who are
                      not Naperville residents or members of Naper Settlement.
                      $12/adult, $10/senior (62+), $8/youth (4-12). This program
                      is presented in partnership with Naper Settlement, DuPage
                      Children’s Museum, Knoch Knolls Nature Center and
                      Naperville Public Library.

                      Naper Settlement
                      523 S. Webster St.
                              Sunday, April 15       		           1 – 4 p.m.

                      PLAY WITH US AT THE LIBRARY!                                       FIX IT CLINIC: STUFFED ANIMAL HOSPITAL
                      DuPage Children’s Museum is taking exhibits on the road!           Teddy Bear have an ouchy? Plush buddy lost his stuffing?
                      The museum’s early learning specialist and community               Sounds like it is time for a check-up at the library’s stuffed
                      access coordinator will provide play facilitation techniques       animal hospital. After a consultation regarding the general
                      utilizing portable versions of full-sized exhibits. In addition,   overall health of the stuffed animal, library “doctors”
                      library staff will demonstrate the power of play through           will recommend treatment options. Sewing supplies and
                      storytimes during this drop-in program, with a room                instruction will be provided to help repair the injured stuffed
                      limit of 30. This program is presented in partnership with         animal. This is a drop-in event for all ages with a caregiver.
                      DuPage Children’s Museum.
                                                                                                 Children’s Program Room
                              Program Room                                                       Tuesday, May 1			                3 – 4:30 p.m.
                              Friday, April 20 			                11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
                                                                                                 Program Room
                              Children’s Program Room                                            Friday, May 11			                10:30 a.m. – noon
                              Monday, April 23		                  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
                                                                                                 Program Room
                              Program Room                                                       Wednesday, May 16		              3 – 4:30 p.m.
                              Monday, May 21		                    9:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Survive shark attacks, hurricanes, and other unimaginable
disasters at this fast-paced program based on the “I
Survived” book series. Survivalists will witness intense
green screen photos, out-of-this-world virtual reality
experiences and create a survival kit for all types of
disasters. This program is for children 3rd through 5th grade
and is limited to 25 participants.
        Program Room
        Tuesday, May 1			                7 – 8 p.m.
                                                                *SIGN AND PLAY WITH BABY
        Meeting Room A/B		                                      Learn to communicate with babies using sign language. This
        Thursday, May 10		               5 – 6 p.m.

                                                                                                                                 CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
                                                                3-week program provides a fun environment for babies and
                                                                their caregivers to learn the basics of sign language. Each
        Program Room
                                                                week, a new theme will be introduced using stimulating
        Thursday, May 31		               4:30 – 5:30 p.m.       activities, books, songs and play. For children ages 8 – 23
                                                                months. *Program requires advance registration for each
                                                                date and is limited to 12 babies per program.
                                                                        Program Room			                    9:30 – 10 a.m.
                                                                        Friday, May 4			                   Mealtime
LANGUAGE STARS STORYTIME: HOLA! BONJOUR!                                Friday, May 11			                  Bathtime
NI HAO!                                                                 Friday, May 18			                  Park Fun
Language Stars returns with their fun and high energy
programs! Be amazed at what can be learned during this
30-minute interactive storytime with books, songs and           *FAMILY ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE
activities conducted entirely in Language Stars’ teachers’      Adults with their children 5 through 11-years-old are
native language. Recommended for ages 1 to 6-years-old,         invited to team up to escape the library! Families will use
but all ages are welcome. This program is presented in          logic and teamwork to uncover a series of puzzles and earn
partnership with Language Stars.                                pieces of a key to “escape” the room. *Program requires
                                                                advance registration and is limited to 10 family groups.
        Community Room		                                        Register for only ONE Escape Room session from the four
        Wednesday, May 2		               11:15 – 11:45 a.m.     listed below as the puzzles will be the same at all four.
        Program Room		                                                  Meeting Room A
        Wednesday, May 9		               11:15 – 11:45 a.m.             Sunday, May 6			                   2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
        Meeting Room A/B		                                              Community Room		                   10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
        Wednesday, May 16		              11:15 – 11:45 a.m.             Saturday, May 12		                 noon – 1 p.m.
                                                                        Program Room
                                                                        Thursday, May 17		                 7 – 8 p.m.

MINI MASTERPIECES                                               THE ROYAL BALL
Infants to 23-month-olds can enjoy a baby storytime,            Aspiring princes and princesses are invited to enjoy all
and then create a handprint or footprint keepsake. While        things royal and grand at this ball of a party. Regal stories,
waiting for their artwork to dry, caregivers can chat, and      songs and a craft will add to the fun. Kids are encouraged
babies can play with books and toys. Program is limited to      to dress up as princes, princesses, kings or queens. For
20 participants.                                                children up to 8-years-old with a caregiver.

        Program Room			                                                 Community Room
        Friday, May 4			                 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.              Wednesday, May 9 		                4:15 – 5 p.m.

        Program Room			                                                 Meeting Room A/B
        Monday, May 7			                 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.              Thursday, May 17		                 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

        Children’s Program Room                                         Program Room
        Wednesday, May 9		               9:30 – 10:15 a.m.              Wednesday, May 23		                4:15 – 5 p.m.
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                YOUNG ADULT BOOK MARCH MADNESS                                      MONTHLY TEEN BOOK GIVEAWAY
                It’s March Madness time, but instead of NCAA basketball,            Bookworms can read and share their thoughts on the books
                the brackets are full of Young Adult books. The library has         they are reading by stopping by the lower level teen services
                selected 32 YA & manga titles from 2017 and placed them             desk for the Teen Book Giveaway. Teens can take home (and
                in the YA Book March Madness Brackets. Voters can go to             keep) one shiny new book or Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC)
                the library’s website to nominate their favorites and on            each month. All that is asked in return is that participants
                Feb. 26, start casting their ballots for their favorite YA titles   write a review (the good, the bad and the ugly) for the book
                in the first round. Each week, the field will be narrowed           taken and bring the review back to the library within the next
                down to the final showdown on March 26th and a YA March             month. Reviews will be posted on the teen section of the
                Madness Champion will be crowned on April 2! Participants           library’s website.
                can check the library’s website each week to cast their vote!               Teen Services Desk		             3 – 4:30 p.m.
                PRELIMS: Feb. 26 – March 4
                                                                                            Monday, March 5
                SWEET 16: March 5 – March 11
                ELITE 8: March 12 – March 18                                                Monday, April 2
                FINAL 4: March 19 – March 25                                                Monday, May 7
                FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: March 26 – April 1

                                                                                    SPARK: TEEN TECH FUN
                                                                                    Tinker with technology during Teen Tech Week! The library
                                                                                    will have all sorts of equipment for teens to experiment with,
                                                                                    including: Ozobots, littleBits electronic kits, Spheros (robotic
                                                                                    balls), Snap Circuits, Lego WeDos, Makey Makey invention kits
                                                                                    (maybe control a video game with Play-Dough or play a piano
                                                                                    made of bananas), Arduino boards and Lego Mindstorms EV3
                                                                                    & NXT 2.0 robots.
                                                                                            Community Room
                                                                                            Tuesday, March 6		               4:30 – 6 p.m.
                April 2018 – All Month
                Celebrate National Poetry Month with the library’s Eighth           *8-BIT IT! PERLER BEAD ART
                Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest’s three divisions           Create pixel art using perler beads! Make a favorite sci-fi
                are: 6th grade, 7th and 8th grades and high school. The             character, video game plumber, geektastic icon, stormtrooper,
                contest will begin April 1, and the deadline for entries is         and more. We’ll have patterns to choose from to help
                midnight on April 30. Winners will be announced at the              create works of pixelized art. *Program requires advance
                end of May, and the winning poems will be posted online.            registration and is limited to 15 teen participants in grades 6
                Prizes from an area bookstore will be awarded. Poems can            through 12.
                be submitted online through the library’s website, www.
                naperville-lib.org.                                                         Program Room
                                                                                            Tuesday, March 6		               4:30 – 6 p.m.

                Teens will use the library’s Wii U to compete to win                ANIME CLUB
                bragging rights and a Target gift card. Participants can also       Come to the library each month to watch anime, draw manga,
                bring their DS to play for fun with other gamers during             and talk about all things anime with other otaku!
                breaks. As time allows, there will be free play after the
                tournament!                                                                 Program Room			                  4:30 – 6 p.m.
                                                                                            Monday, March 12
                        Community Room                                                      Monday, April 16
                        Friday, March 2 			                2 – 4 p.m.                       Monday, May 14
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Bookworms can discuss books they have recently read, are           LIVING COMMUNITIES
currently reading or even old-time favorites. Teens will also      Teens can pay it forward this spring by decorating mini
share book recommendations and talk about books they               flower pots that will be donated to a local senior living
love to hate. Pizza will be provided to fuel the conversation.     community. Participants will use paint and upcycled book
                                                                   pages to create a unique flower pot to brighten someone’s
        Storyroom			             6 – 6:45 p.m.                     day. Community services hours will also be awarded.
        Monday, March 26 meet in Community Room
        Monday, April 9                                                    Program Room
        Monday, May 14                                                     Wednesday, May 2		               4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Pay it forward this spring break by decorating kindness
rocks. The goal of the Kindness Rocks Project℠ is to spread
a message of hope with randomly placed inspirational rocks.
Messages like “you matter” or “you are loved” can make a

                                                                                                                                   TEEN PROGRAMS
difference in someone’s life. All supplies will be provided
to decorate kindness rocks to surprise a friend or keep for
yourself. Participants are also free to bring in their own rocks
to decorate.
        Community Room
        Wednesday, March 28		             3 – 4 p.m.

Bullet journals are the latest way to keep lives organized.
Teens can decorate their own personalized journal, for
either bullet journaling or any type of journaling they’d
like! Supplies will be provided! *Program requires advance         *MINI MELTED CRAYON ART
registration and is limited to 10 teen participants.               Create a mini work of art by attaching crayons onto a
                                                                   blank canvas and then melting them for a cool drip effect.
        Program Room			                                            *Program requires advance registration and is limited to
        Tuesday, April 24		               4:30 – 5:30 p.m.         10 teen participants.
                                                                           Program Room
                                                                           Tuesday, May 8			                4:30 – 6 p.m.

                                                                   EXAM CRAM
                                                                   The library has reserved space for teens to study for finals.
                                                                   Tables for group study, free Wi-Fi access and reference help
                                                                   will be available, as well as some snacks. The program is for
                                                                   teens in 9th through 12th grades.
                                                                           Community Room
                                                                           Monday, May 21		                 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
VOLUNTEER FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM                                   Tuesday, May 22		                2 – 7:30 p.m.
Requirements:                                                              Wednesday, May 23		              2 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Be entering 6th - 12th grades
    • Have a desire to help                                                Meeting Room A/B
    • Volunteer for 2 hours once a week                                    Tuesday, May 29		                2 – 8:30 p.m.
Online sign-up begin May 1. Check the library’s website,                   Wednesday, May 30		              noon – 8:30 p.m.
www.naperville-lib.org, for details.                                       Thursday, May 31		               noon – 8:30 p.m.
2018 Spring Program Guide - Naperville Public Library
                                                                                Students can take a free full-length practice test administered
                                                                                by C2 Education to help prepare for the actual exam. The
                                                                                essay portion of the test is not included. Please bring No.
                                                                                2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack. This
                                                                                program is presented in partnership with C2 Education. For
                                                                                questions regarding scores, please call C2 Education at 630-
                                                                                904-9030. *Program requires advanced registration.
                                                                                        Community Room		                 Min/Max: 5/50
                                                                                        Sunday, March 18                 2 – 5:30 p.m.

                                                                                *REVOLUTION PREP: INSIDER’S GUIDE
                          GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE                             Through this presentation, students will discover how to
                                                                                decide between the ACT and SAT; when they should plan to
                C2 EDUCATION: ACT AND SAT TEST                                  take the PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP and IB exams
                TAKING STRATEGIES                                               to maximize college acceptance and scholarship options;
                This seminar will address testing strategies for students       and what can be done now that can help them get into the

                preparing for the SAT and ACT. Students will learn tips and     college of their dreams. For more information please contact
                best practices to help improve their test taking skills. This   Jeanette Brink at Jeanette.Brink@revolutionprep.com or
                program is presented in partnership with C2 Education. For      708-300-9276. This program is presented in partnership with
                questions regarding scores, please call C2 Education at 630-    Revolution Prep. *Program requires advance registration
                904-9030. *Program requires advance registration.               through Revolution Prep directly by emailing or calling
                                                                                Jeanette Brink at the information listed above.
                        Community Room		                 Min/Max: 5/50
                        Tuesday, March 13		              7 – 8 p.m.                     Meeting Room A
                                                                                        Tuesday, March 20		              7 – 8 p.m.

                                                                                *REVOLUTION PREP: ACT VS. SAT
                                                                                Revolution Prep will present a workshop on the similarities
                                                                                and differences between the SAT and ACT. Attendees will be
                Students can take a free, full-length practice test
                                                                                able to make a better-informed decision on which test is right
                administered by Revolution Prep to help prepare for the
                                                                                for them. For more information please contact Jeanette Brink
                actual exam. Each test also includes an essay portion. For
                                                                                at Jeanette.brink@revolutionprep.com or 708-300-9276. This
                more information please contact Jeanette Brink at Jeanette.
                                                                                program is presented in partnership with Revolution Prep.
                Brink@revolutionprep.com or 708-300-9276. This program
                                                                                *Program requires advance registration through Revolution
                is presented in partnership with Revolution Prep. *Program
                                                                                Prep directly by emailing or calling Jeanette Brink at the
                requires advance registration through Revolution Prep
                                                                                information listed above.
                directly by emailing or calling Jeanette Brink at the
                information listed above.                                               Community Room
                                                                                        Tuesday, April 3			              7 – 8 p.m.
                        Meeting Room A/B		                                      *FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE AND TIPS ON HOW TO
                        Saturday, March 17		             12:30 – 4:30 p.m.      PAY FOR IT
                                                                                This workshop takes attendees through the complex world
                        Community Room		                                        of admissions and financial aid to help better understand
                        Saturday, April 14		             10 a.m. – 2 p.m.       how admissions decisions are made, as well as what the
                                                                                admissions committee really considers in deciding who
                        SAT                                                     gets in and who receives financial awards. The workshop
                                                                                will also unveil important strategies one can use to get
                        Meeting Room A/B                                        into – and afford – the college of their choice. Both parents
                        Saturday, April 7		              12:30 – 4:30 p.m.      are encouraged to attend. This program is presented in
                                                                                partnership with My College Planning Team. *Program
                        PSAT                                                    requires advance registration.
                        Meeting Room A/B                                                Meeting Room A
                        Saturday, May 12		               12:30 – 3:30 p.m.              Thursday, April 12		 7 – 8:30 p.m.
2018 Spring Program Guide - Naperville Public Library
ESL STUDENTS                                                  Tired of going out and not having much fun? Meet
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-        interesting people while enjoying a festive atmosphere.
language students a chance to practice their skills in a      The variety of games are not those that ‘Monopolized’
relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners       childhoods. Attendees will not be ‘Sorry’ at the end of the
can attend these free groups, and one does not have           night. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite game
to attend every session. For more information, contact        to share and play. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Literacy DuPage at 630-416-6699. This program is
presented in partnership with Literacy DuPage.                        Program Room
                                                                      Thursday, March 1		              6 – 8 p.m.
        LL Conference Room
        Every Wednesday		               10 a.m. – noon
                                                              RIGHTSIZING: KNOWING WHAT TO LET GO AND HOW
                                                              TO DO IT
                                                              It is almost spring-cleaning time, but that can be

                                                                                                                               ADULT PROGRAMS
                                                              overwhelming when surrounded by possessions that took
                                                              years, even decades, to accumulate. Learn how to decide
                                                              what to keep, what to do with the items that are let go and
                                                              how to make the tough decisions. Participants will discover
                                                              that the result is not a downsizing, but a rightsizing.
                                                                      Community Room
GENEALOGY: DROP-IN HELP                                               Thursday, March 1		              7 – 8:30 p.m.
A volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will
be available in the adult services department to help
interested individuals who wish to obtain assistance either
                                                              GENEALOGY: LEGACY OF LOVE
to get started on a genealogy project or to complete
                                                              Even for the most diligent, collections of photos, film, video
difficult genealogical research challenges.
                                                              and family stories are not all digitized, neatly organized and
        Adult Services Department		                           accessible for those who come after. Wanda Schlafly, owner
        1st Tuesday each month		   6:30 – 8:30 p.m.           of Sunshine Video Productions, will talk about why leaving
                                                              a legacy of love is important, as well as providing some tips,
        3rd Thursday each month    3 – 5 p.m.
                                                              tricks and practical considerations for using technology to
        Adult Services Department                             help with this. Schlafly will explain digitizing and restoring
        2nd Thursday each month         12:30 – 2:30 p.m.     photos, capturing and editing stories and options for
                                                              keeping and sharing these digital files to prevent them from
                                                              becoming obsolete.
VOLUNTEER TAX ASSISTANCE FROM THE NOTRE                               NaperLaunch
DAME CLUB OF GREATER DUPAGE                                           Saturday, March 3		              9:30 – 11 a.m.
Get free tax return preparation and e-filing for low-income
families and individuals. Household income should be less
than $54,000 a year. Participants must bring the following
paperwork to receive assistance in preparing their 2017       FREE MOVIE @ THE LIBRARY
tax returns: Proof of identification, Social Security cards   No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold
for all members of the household, Wage and Earning            lists at the library to see a new movie. Join fellow movie
Statements (W-2) or retirement income statements (SSA-        lovers each month for a screening of a new movie release.
1099 or 1099-R), interest income from banks (Form 1099),      Check the library’s website for upcoming titles! No one
proof of health insurance coverage (Form 1095) and a          younger than age 18 will be admitted to an R-rated movie
copy of 2016 federal income tax return. Appointments          without a parent or guardian.
will not be accepted, and clients will be assisted on a
first-come, first-served basis. Numbers will be given out             Community Room		                 2 p.m.
at the main entrance prior to when the library opens. Call            Sunday, March 4
Mike Domagola of the Notre Dame Club at 630-717-0439                  Sunday, April 29
with any questions. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of               Saturday, May 26
Greater DuPage and Benedictine University.
                                                                      Nomura Room C		                  2 p.m.
        Community Room		                9 a.m. – noon                 Saturday, March 17
        Saturday, Feb. 24                                             Saturday, April 14
        Saturday, March 3, 17 & 24                                    Saturday, May 12
2018 Spring Program Guide - Naperville Public Library
                                                                                   Color with other adults using printed designs and various
                                                                                   coloring media that will be provided by the library while
                                                                                   enjoying tea, listening to music and chatting. Participants
                                                                                   can also bring their own coloring books and supplies.
                                                                                           Program Room			                  3 – 5 p.m.
                                                                                           Wednesday, March 7 & 21
                                                                                           Wednesday, April 4 & 25
                                                                                           Wednesday, May 9 & 23
                 STITCHING IN THE STACKS
                 Stitch with the library’s community knit, crochet and
                 needlecraft group. This season’s community project will
                 be to create dog and cat beds, blankets, toys and more to
                 donate to the DuPage Animal Shelter. Participants should
                 bring their own materials and tools. Experienced crafters

                 and beginners are all welcome.                                    THE PERFECT STORM: EXPLORING THE PATH TO
                                                                                   ADHD, SPD & CHRONIC ILLNESSES IN KIDS
                         Nomura Room C		                    3 – 5 p.m.             Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Attention Deficit
                         Tuesday, March 6 & 20                                     Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Chronic Illness are
                         Tuesday, April 3 & 17                                     real problems kids face every day and are topics that lead
                         Tuesday, May 1 & 15                                       parents down a chaotic path to nowhere. The goal of this
                                                                                   presentation is to provide hope in an extremely convoluted
                         Program Room			                    7 – 8:30 p.m.          world and gives parents the answers and action steps they
                         Thursday, March 15                                        need to help their children. This workshop is presented
                         Thursday, April 12                                        by Dr. Michelle Dougherty of Lifetime Health & Wellness
                         Thursday, May 10                                          and The National Wellness Foundation in partnership with
                                                                                   Naperville Public Library.
                         LL Conference Room		               1 – 3 p.m.
                                                                                           Meeting Room B
                         Tuesday, March 27
                                                                                           Tuesday, March 13		              7 – 8 p.m.
                         Tuesday, April 24
                         Tuesday, May 22

                 HIDDEN GEMS OF THE 21st CENTURY
                 This biweekly series will highlight the library’s collection of   SEWING FOR BEGINNERS
                 critically acclaimed films that slipped under the radar for       Create a pair of comfy pajama pants from start to finish
                 many people. Some of the most underrated films of the             using Simplicity pattern 2481. The following classes are
                 past 17 years will be revealed. No one younger than age 18        progressive and attendance for all classes is recommended
                 will be admitted to an R-rated movie without a parent or          but not required.
                                                                                            Program Room			                  7 – 8 p.m.
                         Nomura Room C		            6 p.m.
                                                                                           Tuesday, March 13
                         Tuesday, March 6   “Mud”
                                                                                   Picking Patterns: Instructors will teach participants how to
                         Tuesday, March 20  “A Most Wanted Man”                    read the pattern package so the correct fabric and notions
                         Tuesday, April 3		 “Blackhat”                             are purchased. Learn how to take body measurements and
                         Tuesday, April 17  “A Monster Calls”                      purchase the correct size pattern.
                         Tuesday, May 1		   “The Girl with All the Gifts”
                                                                                            Tuesday, March 20
                                                                                   Marking and Cutting: Bring a pajama pants pattern and
                 *NEEDLE FELTING 101: COZY COASTERS                                fabric and learn how to lay out, mark and cut the pattern
                 Needle felting is a bit like painting or sculpting with warm      pieces. Please bring straight pins and scissors for cutting
                 natural fiber. This no-mess art is useful for creating and        fabric.
                 rejuvenating household items and clothing. During this
                 workshop learn about upcycling old sweaters and make                       Tuesday, March 27 & April 3
                 a unique coaster or trivet. *Program requires advance             Get sewing: Instructors will be available to help sew the
                 registration.                                                     pajama pants pattern pieces together. Please bring precut
                                                                                   fabric and matching thread. Participants can use the
                         Program Room                                              library’s sewing machines or bring their own.
                         Tuesday, March 6		                 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                                                     BEGINNER’S ACCOUNTING USING QUICKBOOKS
                                                                     This session covers basic double-entry accounting
                                                                     concepts to include financial statements, the 5 types
                                                                     of accounts and how they work together to form an
                                                                     accounting system. How to record many of the basic
                                                                     transactions in QuickBooks will be demonstrated while
                                                                     reinforcing the basic accounting concepts. Participants
                                                                     may bring a laptop computer and work in personal copies
                                                                     of QuickBooks during the workshop.
                                                                             Community Room
                                                                             Wednesday, March 21		             6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                                                     YOU CAN’T DO IT ALONE: NEXT STEPS FOR
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at

                                                                                                                                     ADULT PROGRAMS
                                                                     Join members of the Naperville Woman’s Club as they
12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1          begin the genealogy journey. This program will show
p.m. The library will provide coffee and dessert. This month,        the beginner genealogist how to take the next steps to
dramatist Martina Mathisen will reveal the truth behind the          get their research organized and moving forward using
misunderstood Queen, from a teen bride enveloped in purse            free resources. Laura Kovarik, the current president of
opulence to the most hated woman in France. Mathisen                 the Illinois State Genealogical Society, as well as the
presents a first-person narrative in costume and in character as     Education Committee Chair, will discuss what to do next
Marie Antoinette, dramatizing the book “Marie Antoinette” by         after starting an Ancestry.com search or getting back DNA
Antonia Fraser.                                                      results. This program is presented in partnership with the
                                                                     Naperville Woman’s Club.
        Meeting Room A/B
        Thursday, March 15		               1 – 2 p.m.                        Meeting Room A/B
                                                                             Wednesday, March 21		             7 – 8 p.m.

Always wanted to be an astronaut? Come explore the surface           HER STORY: WOMEN OF INFLUENCE FROM ILLINOIS
of the Moon and Mars with a fully dimensional trek on library        Since the early history of Chicago and Illinois, women
computers. There will also be a set of virtual reality glasses for   have made important contributions to the city and
participants to have an immersive experience. Each participant       the state, but they have long been overlooked. While
will take home a 3-D printed section of the surface of the           serving as Chicago Park District historian, Julia Bachrach
Moon or Mars. Come check out the extraterrestrial planets            discovered that of all the parks named for individuals,
and the new tech at the library. *Program requires advance           only 22 honored women. Bachrach was then directed
registration and is limited to 12 participants 18 years or older.    to name additional Chicago parks after women. In this
                                                                     presentation, Julia Bachrach, author of “The City in a
        Program Room			                    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.          Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks,” will share her
        Thursday, March 15		                                         research, describe naming and other recent efforts to
        Thursday, April 26                                           commemorate women’s contributions, and illuminate the
                                                                     stories of many significant women who overcame great
                                                                     obstacles to achieve success.
FROM PRAIRIE TO FARM TO CITY: MUSIC TO                                       Community Room
COMMEMORATE ILLINOIS’ BICENTENNIAL                                           Thursday, March 29		              7 – 8 p.m.
Join musician Phil Passen as he reflects the story of Illinois,
which is shaped not only by the land (prairie, Great Lakes,
Mississippi River), but also by the many cultures which have         INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING USING QUICKBOOKS
thrived in it, beginning with Native Americans, and including        In this second session of the basic accounting series, more
French, German, African-American, Mexican, and other                 intermediate level learning topics will be covered such
immigrant groups. Passen will include songs about farmers;           as sub-accounts, memorized transactions and financial
workers and labor struggles; and disasters and tragedies.            reporting. To continue the financial accounting covered
Maybe even a little blues and rock and roll. Enjoy this              in Beginners Accounting Using QuickBooks, this session
informative and entertaining look at Illinois, its history and its   will also address analysis of financial statements as part of
people.                                                              reporting.
        Meeting Room A                                                       Community Room
        Thursday, March 15 		              7 – 8 p.m.                        Wednesday, April 4		              6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                 Two Nordic courses in one day! First, Kathy Meade of Arkiv      MAN IN THE ARENA
                 Digital will present “Discover How and Where to Research        Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at
                 Your Swedish, Danish and Finnish Heritage.” Meade will          12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1
                 outline steps identifying key information about an ancestor,    p.m. The library will provide coffee and dessert. This month,
                 including unique Swedish-American, Danish-American and          Derek Evans portrays Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most
                 Finnish-American sources and research centers. She will         interesting men who ever lived. Learn how Roosevelt fought
                 also explore various record types and where to find them        hard for regular people, held out for high ideals, and never
                 online in free and subscription sites, as well as physical      preached anything he didn’t practice. Roosevelt’s courage,
                 archives and research centers. Next Laura Kovarik, Illinois     honesty, character, energy, and profound vision for America
                 State Genealogical Society president, will present “It’s Hard   are beacons shining through the ages and taught what it
                 to Be Humble: The Joys of Norwegian Research,” explaining       means to be an American.
                 how to trace Norwegian ancestors here and in Norway. An
                 emphasis will be placed on no-cost options. Information                 Meeting Room A/B
                 on Nordic heritage societies and door prizes will also be               Thursday, April 19		              1 – 2 p.m.
                         Community Room                                          *GET CRAFTY: SPRING FLOWER BOUQUET
                                                                                 Create a spring flower bouquet out of different types of

                         Saturday, April 7		              9:30 a.m. – noon
                                                                                 paper, using the library’s Cameo Cutter. *Program requires
                                                                                 advance registration and is limited to 12 participants.
                 From Montgomery to Memphis and to the mountaintop,                     Nomura Room C
                 Martin Luther King’s brief-but-profound life covered millions          Thursday, April 19		             2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
                 of miles and countless cities - including Chicago. His legacy
                 in Chicago is extraordinary, and it resonates still. Join
                 Clarence Goodman for a look at this pivotal point in history. *MAKE A PERSONALIZED ORGANIZATION BOARD
                                                                               Create a personalized organization dry erase board or
                           Community Room                                      calendar using simple yet fun supplies, which the library will
                           Wednesday, April 11 		           7 – 8 p.m.         provide. This unique and personalized craft will add flair to
                                                                               organizers’ homes. Participants are welcome to bring their
                 BALANCING HORMONES NATURALLY: WHAT EVERY                      own themed items as well. *Program requires advance
                 WOMAN SHOULD KNOW                                             registration and is limited to 12 participants.
                 80 million women in the U.S. suffer from PMS, symptoms
                 of menopause and other female hormonal health issues.                  Program Room
                 This workshop will help attendees develop a fundamental                Thursday, April 19		             6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                 understanding of the roles hormones play in affecting
                 everything from energy levels and weight gain to libido
                 and more. They will get an understanding of why their         CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY
                 body feels the way it does and learn what can be done         DuPage Symphony Orchestra’s free chamber music concert
                 naturally to help ease imbalances or life transitions. This   at the library features DuPage Symphony Orchestra’s Double
                 workshop is presented by Dr. Michelle Dougherty of Lifetime String Quartet. This is an educational and engaging program
                 Health & Wellness and the National Wellness Foundation in featuring a variety of music and demonstrations of this
                 partnership.                                                  wonderful instrument. A question and answer session follow
                                                                               the performance. This program is presented in partnership
                           Meeting Room A                                      with DuPage Symphony Orchestra and Naperville Public
                           Tuesday, April 17		              7 – 8 p.m.
                                                                                        Meeting Room A/B
                 BUILDING A REPLICA WRIGHT FLYER                                        Friday, April 20			              7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                 A group of people who barely knew each other answered a
                 challenge by the Ford Motor Company in 1999 to build and
                 fly a replica of the Wright Flyer to commemorate the 100th CHICAGO’S LANDMARKS AND THE NAMES
                 anniversary of powered flight. A group from Clow Airport      BEHIND THEM
                 in Bolingbrook entered the challenge. The replica was         Dan Ryan, Jane Byrne, Bessie Coleman, and Casimir Pulaski—
                 built, flown, crashed and repaired, and now hangs in the      these are all names that we hear about almost every day.
                 Museum of Science and Industry. Learn the story of Orville    Yet, who were these people and why do they hold such
                 and Wilbur Wright successes from their sister, Katherine,     a place of honor on Chicago’s landmarks? Historian Jim
                 portrayed by Bettye Wehrli, and learn the secret to how this Gibbons will explain just that and more about Chicago’s most
                 group created the only authentic replica Wright Flyer.        well-known landmarks and the famous names behind them.

                         Meeting Room A                                                  Meeting Room A
                         Wednesday, April 18		            7 – 8 p.m.                     Wednesday, May 2		                7 – 8 p.m.

FLOWERS                                                           AMERICAN ANCESTORS
Welcome spring with beautiful flowers created with upcycled       This program explores ancestors living in the original
books! Design a May flowers bouquet to brighten a home            thirteen colonies before the Revolutionary War. Each
after the April showers. All materials will be provided.          colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and
*Program requires advance registration and is limited to 15       each colony was different. They came for both religious
participants.                                                     and economic opportunities. Find out what records are
                                                                  available and where they are located to learn about
        Program Room			                                           colonial American ancestors. In addition, information about
        Thursday, May 3 & 24             6:30 – 8:30 p.m.         patriot heritage societies will be shared after the program.
                                                                          Community Room
GENEALOGY RESOURCES                                                       Saturday, May 26		              9:30 – 11 a.m.
This program will introduce beginners to free genealogy
resources available at Naperville Public Library and on the
library’s website. These resources include Ancestry Library
Edition, Heritage Quest, and Fold3. A limited number of
laptops will be available for participants to use or they can

                                                                                                                                 ADULT PROGRAMS
bring their own to follow along with the introduction to each
        Saturday, May 5			               9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

This 2016 movie is the second starring Tom Cruise as Jack
Reacher. Reacher drifts back to his old stomping grounds to
connect with Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), only to
be caught up in a web of espionage and conspiracy. While the                   RETIREMENT UNIVERSITY
movie is based on the 18th book in the series, the Criminal
Spines Book Club will be discussing “Midnight Line,” the 22nd     PART 1: TAXES AND THE IRS
and most recent entry, the following night.                       Learn tax saving strategies and how families can save
                                                                  thousands of dollars in taxes. Explore “Dollar Cost
        Program Room                                              Averaging” vs “Dollar Cost Ravaging” and develop a
        Wednesday, May 9		               6:30 – 8:30 p.m.         comprehensive understanding in “Sequence of Return
                                                                  Risk.” Presented by Ray Kozicki of the Foundation for
BROWN BAG LECTURE: COCO CHANEL                                    Financial Education.
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at
12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1        Community Room
p.m. The library will provide coffee and dessert. This month,      Wednesday, March 7		                   6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Annette Baldwin will portray fashion designer and business
entrepreneur, Coco Chanel. Chanel was not only the most           PART 2: MEDICARE BASICS
influential designer of the 20th century, she was one of the      Discuss “accumulation vs (de)cumulation” and the “income
most influential women of all time, named one of the top 10       stream dilemma.” Learn various aspects of Long Term
business tycoons of the century. Learn the story of her rise to   Care and the many coverage options available through
fame, her fashion theories and innovations, and the creation      Medicare. Presented by Ray Kozicki of the Foundation for
of her most famous fragrance, Chanel No. 5.                       Financial Education.

        Meeting Room A/B                                                  Community Room
        Thursday, May 17		               1 – 2 p.m.                       Wednesday, March 14		           6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

CHICAGO MUSIC SCENE OF THE 1960s & 1970s                          PART 3: ESTATE STRATEGIES
Relive the glory days when jazz, rock and roll, blues and R &     Learn Common Retirement Planning Mistakes and tools to
B flowed through the streets of Chicago. Long-time Chicago        design your own perfect saving strategy. Learn all you need
musician and author of “The Chicago Music Scene: 1960s and        to know about wills, trusts and efficient legacy planning.
1970s,” Dean Milano will bring both the music and pictures of     This is the series summation. Presented by Ray Kozicki of
these two decades to life.                                        the Foundation for Financial Education.

        Meeting Room A                                             Community Room
        Wednesday, May 23		              7 – 8 p.m.                Wednesday, April 18		                  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                                                               KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DREAMING BIG
                                                                               Sam Pitroda is a telecom engineer, inventor, serial
                                                                               entrepreneur and policymaker. He was born in India and
                                                                               studied electrical engineering in Chicago. He returned to India
                                                                               spending a decade with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi leading
                                                                               the effort to build an Indian information industry. He served
                                                                               as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Technology Missions
                                                                               related to water, literacy, immunization, oil seeds, telecom
                                                                               and dairy. He is also the founding Chairman of India’s Telecom
                                                                               Commission. Sam also started several businesses and has
                                                                               written a book, “Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India.”

                                                                                       Community Room
                 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SAVING                                         Monday, April 30		               6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                 FOR RETIREMENT
                 Investors often make several mistakes that could hinder
                 proper retirement planning. This seminar will identify
                 those mistakes and offer suggestions on how to avoid
                 making them. The presentation will also provide ideas
                 on how to make the most of retirement savings.
                                                                               NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS, EXTROVERTS AND
                         Community Room                                        OTHER VERTS
                         Monday, April 23		                6:30 – 8:30 p.m.    Networking is a powerful, personal and professional skill used
                                                                               to leverage relationships. To advance careers, build businesses
                                                                               and achieve success, it’s imperative to get comfortable
                                                                               networking, but the reality is, it can be fun, too! Walk away
                 MAKING THE MOST OF SOCIAL SECURITY                            from this interactive event knowing: how to explain what
                 Social Security is the sole means of support for many         you do so people will remember you, why being specific
                 retirees and offers a high level of flexibility to optimize   when asking for help is important, how to identify the right
                 retirement income needs. This presentation will discuss       networking opportunities, why networking is simply making
                 the different filing options available to married couples,    new friends and how to turn networking magic into long-
                 divorced individuals and widows. These alternate              term relationships. Presented by Absolutely Abby, a.k.a Abby
                 filing options can often provide monthly lifetime social      Kohut.
                 security payments higher than the standard filing                     Community Room
                 options that are typically selected. Attendees will be
                                                                                       Tuesday, May 1			                4 – 5:30 p.m.
                 provided with a client workbook that they will be able to
                 keep for future reference.
                         Wednesday, April 25		             6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                               INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OR EMPLOYEES?
                                                                               There is a lot of confusion and mythology regarding
                                                                               employees vs. independent contractors. There are significant
                 MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER                        risks and penalties to labeling an individual incorrectly. This
                 Fani Koutsovitis of Morningstar will demonstrate how          program will examine why it is important for employers
                 to use the Morningstar Investment Research Center to          and workers to understand the distinctions between and
                 manage investments in bonds, stocks, mutual funds and         limitations on each category and the consequences of
                 ETFs. This is one of the free online resources available      improper characterization. Presented by Fran Zollers, Fox
                 from Naperville Public Library.                               Valley SCORE.
                         NaperLaunch                                                   Community Room
                         Thursday, April 26		              6:30 – 8:30 p.m.            Tuesday, May 1			                6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


                                                                        BOOK & DISCUSSION GROUPS
Participants simulate running a business in a competitive        This discussion group is sponsored by the Foreign Policy
team environment – setting prices, monitoring cash flow,         Association and is a national program that reviews eight
making operational improvements and planning for growth          current foreign policy issues. A book is required to fully
and profit. They also learn to use financial statements as a     participate in the discussion and can be ordered at www.
tool for measuring results. This 4-hour workshop enhances        fpa.org either as an electronic version or a paperback. Each
everyone’s ability to communicate, implement and exercise        topic has background material and discussion questions
initiative. The business finance learning is thorough, and       in the book. Each topic is completed in one night so
participants gain a big-picture understanding of business. All   participants can attend or only one. For more information
while playing a game! They learn because they want to win.       and to register contact Becky Glimco at beckyglimco@aol.
*Program requires advance registration and is limited to 36      com or 630-881-4948.
                                                                         LL Conference Room		             7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

                                                                                                                                 BOOK & DISCUSSION GROUPS
        Community Room
                                                                         Thursdays, Jan. 11 – March 8
        Wednesday, May 2		               4:30 – 8:30 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
                                                                 advance registration.

                                                                 Quigley’s Irish Pub
                                                                 43 E. Jefferson St. 			                  7 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                          Monday, March 5
                                                                          Monday, April 9
                                                                          Monday, May 7

                                                                 OUT OF THIS WORLD BOOK CLUB
                                                                 Celebrate both science fiction and fantasy with the Out
NaperLaunch BUSINESS SHOWCASE                                    of This World Book Club. For any questions, contact Mary
Participating members of NaperLaunch will have the               Costello at 630-961-4100, ext. 6344.
opportunity to showcase their businesses. The community
will have the opportunity to learn about local entrepreneurs             Program Room			                 7 – 8 p.m.
and their products and services. Participants at the Pitch               Wednesday, March 7
Contest will have time to view the showcase businesses on                “The Forgotten Beasts of Eld” by Patricia McKillip
display during the contest finals. To exhibit your business
during the NaperLaunch Showcase, please register from the                Wednesday, April 4
Small Business Week page on the NaperLaunch website,                     “Arkwright” by Allen M. Steele
                                                                         Wednesday, May 2
        Community Room                                                   “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
        Saturday, May 5		        10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
                                                                 READ ALOUD BOOK CLUB
                                                                 Reading aloud is a long-standing social tradition.
                                                                 Historically, families often read together as a form of
BUSINESS PLAN AND PITCH COMPETITION FINALS                       entertainment, and factory workers had books read to
Local entrepreneurs will participate in a business plan and      them as a way to relieve the tedium. Naperville Public
pitch competition. Finalists will pitch their plan publicly to   Library is reaching out in that tradition with its Read Aloud
be judged by a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, venture       Book Club for adults who wish to enjoy and explore the
capitalists and angel investors. Come watch the pitches,         written word in this historical format. The book club is
judging and awarding of cash prizes! To register to compete      open to all adult readers, especially those who are learning
in the business plan competition, please register from the       English. Short stories will be read at a pace determined by
Small Business Week page on the NaperLaunch website,             the group.
                                                                         Lookout Room			                  10 – 11:30 a.m.
 Community Room                                                          Thursday, March 8 & 22
 Saturday, May 5		               11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                    Thursday, April 5 & 19
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