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Young Adult Book March Madness

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
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It’s March Madness time, but instead of NCAA basketball, the brackets are full of young adult books. Thirty-two YA and manga titles from 2016 have been selected and placed in the YA Book March Madness Brackets. On Feb. 28, teens can start casting their ballots for their favorite YA titles in the first round through the library’s website, www.naperville-lib.org.. Each week, the field will be narrowed down to the final showdown on March 27, and a YA March Madness champion will be crowned on April 4! Check the library website each week to cast a vote!

PRELIMS:      Feb. 28– March 6
SWEET 16:    March 7 – March 13
ELITE 8:         March 14 – March 20
FINAL 4:         March 21 – March 27
FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: March 28 – April 3
YA MARCH MADNESS CHAMPION CROWNED:            April 4

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Lapsit Storytime (95th)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
An introduction to storytime for infants to 23-month-olds. This 20-minute interactive program will include stories, songs and fingerplays. Attendees will have time after the program to share board books and other featured titles with their little one.
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Lapsit Storytime (NIC)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Nichols Library
New Program Room
An introduction to storytime for infants to 23-month olds. This 20-minute interactive program will include stories, songs and fingerplays. Attendees will have time after the program to share board books and other featured titles with their little one.
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Make It! Take It! (NBL)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
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 attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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Preschool for 3s, 4s & 5s (95th)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room B
This 30-minute independent storytime experience is for 3- to 5-year-olds only.
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Tales for 2s & 3s (NIC)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Nichols Library
Storyroom
This 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and fingerplays is for 2- to 3-year-olds and their accompanying adult. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home.
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Family Storytime (95th)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany their children.
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Family Storytime (NBL)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany their children.
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Family Storytime (NIC)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany their children.
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Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club (NIC)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Nichols Library
New Program Room
Tuesday, Feb. 21 “Vinegar Girl” by Anne Tyler
Daytime is a great time to talk about books. Join the Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club each month to discuss fiction and non-fiction titles on various topics.
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Stitching in the Stacks: Project Linus (95th)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
95th Street Library
Nomura Room
Stitch with the library’s knit, crochet and needlecraft groups. This season’s Pay It Forward project is to create fleece-tied, crocheted, knit or quilted blankets for children. Blankets will be donated to Project Linus for seriously ill and traumatized children. Participants should bring their own supplies to create their blanket, and the library will have a supply of patterns available. All skill levels may attend. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise to beginners. For more information, contact Sandy Peto at 630-961-4100, ext. 6314.
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Library Explorers (NBL)

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Junior explorers can create crafts, read books, play with Legos, learn about science and have a hands-on good time. For children in 3rd through 5th grade. Program is limited to 15 children.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 Science of World Records 
Tuesday, Feb. 21 Trick Photography
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Curious Kids (NIC)

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Nichols Library
Storyroom
It is full STEAM ahead as curious participants can come twice a month to join in activities featuring science, technology, engineering, art and math. For children in kindergarten through 2nd grade.
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Make It! Take It! (95th)

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
95th Street Library
Children's Program Room
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 attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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Foreign Films A to Z (95th)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
95th Street Library
Nomura Room
“Mongol” (Russia) Rated R
International cinema will be presented in a biweekly series for 26 weeks as Naperville Public Library highlights its foreign film collection in alphabetical order by title. Drama, thrills, suspense, intrigue and romance fill the screen with international cinematic styles. 

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Google Drive (95th)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
95th Street Library
Idea Lab
In this hands-on class, participants can learn to access Google Drive from their Gmail account, create new files, collaborate on files with friends and coworkers and share files.*Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 12 participants.
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Family Storytime (95th)

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
95th Street Library
Children's Program Room
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany their children.
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Great Books Discussion Group (NBL)

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
LL Conf. Room
Join members of the Great Books Discussion Group on the third Tuesday of the month to discuss excerpts and complete works from “The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Volume 1 and Volume 2.” These books are available on a first come, first served basis at both Naper Blvd. Library and Nichols Library. Participants looking to purchase this book, can go to The Great Books Foundation website, greatbooks.org, or try abebooks.com.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 - “Genesis” Bible
Tuesday, Jan. 17 - “Civilization and Its Discontents” by Sigmund Freud
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - “The Social Contact” by Jean Jacque Rousseau
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Make It! Take It! (NIC)

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Nichols Library
Children’s Storyroom
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 attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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Lapsit Storytime (NIC)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
An introduction to storytime for infants to 23-month olds. This 20-minute interactive program will include stories, songs and fingerplays. Attendees will have time after the program to share board books and other featured titles with their little one.
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Tales for 2s & 3s (95th)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
95th Street Library
Children's Program Room
This 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and fingerplays is for 2- to 3-year-olds and their accompanying adult. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home.
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Tales for 2s & 3s (NBL)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
This 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and fingerplays is for 2- to 3-year-olds and their accompanying adult. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home.
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Tales for 2s & 3s (NIC)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Nichols Library
Storyroom
This 20-minute interactive program of stories, songs and fingerplays is for 2- to 3-year-olds and their accompanying adult. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home.
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English conversation groups for ESL students (NBL)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
LL Conf. Room
These groups are designed to give English-as-a-second-language students a chance to practice their skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners can attend the free groups, and one does not have to attend every session. No registration is required. For more information, contact Literacy DuPage at 630-416-6699. This program is presented in partnership with Literacy DuPage.
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Family Storytime (95th)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
This 30-minute program of stories, songs and more fun activities is for children of all ages. In addition, strategies will be presented to enhance early learning opportunities at home. At least one parent or adult caregiver is required to accompany their children.
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