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Pumpkin Decorating Event

Saturday, October 29, 2016
All Buildings
No room assigned
Make and decorate a festive pumpkin as a family activity. Pumpkins can be favorite characters, fun designs or anything the creators decide. Designers can drop off their pumpkins at any children's department before 4 p.m. on Oct. 22. Each building will display the pumpkins in the children's department through Oct. 29 for the public to view and admire. Awards will be given to all entries. Entries must be picked up on Oct. 29.
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Lapsit Storytime (NIC)

9:30 AM - 10:00 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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Preschool for 3s, 4s & 5s (NBL)

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 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 - 10:00 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room A
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 - 10:00 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 change to practice their skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All adult learners can attend the free groups, and one does not have to attend every session. No registration is required.
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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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Make it! Take it! (NIC)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nichols Library
New Program Room
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy this fun program of stories and crafts. The activities will be geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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Read Around the World Book Club (95th)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
95th Street Library
LookOut Room
Travel the globe with the Read Around the World Book Club. Titles will represent a variety of countries and cultures. 
Wednesday, Sept. 28 "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr 
Wednesday, Oct. 26 "An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine 
Wednesday, Nov. 16 "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson
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Lapsit Storytime (95th)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Children's 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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DIY Homemade Bath Bombs (NBL)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Enjoy some luxury at home by learning how to create homemade bath bombs, just like the ones at those fancy stores! Drop it in the bath and watch it fizz! *Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 15 teen participants. 
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Teen Ignite: Jammin’ With the Apple Store (95th)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Let's JAM! Learn how to create amazing artistic projects on an iPad or iPhone. Participants will learn how to draw on the iPad, take and edit the best photos and videos, make the perfect soundtrack, and share them. Please bring an iPhone or iPad and creativity! *Program requires advanced registration and is limited to 30 teen participants.
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Book & Cookie Club (95th)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
95th Street Library
Children's Program Room
Come to the library for a child-and-parent book discussion group. The child and parent/adult will read the selected book together and then attend the club's meeting to discuss it with others while enjoying a cookie or two. Each book will be chosen at the preceding meeting and listed on the library's calendar. The library will have multiple copies of each title available for checkout. For children in 3rd through 6th grades. Program is limited to 15 child/parent pairs.
Sept 28 - Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
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NaperLaunch Meetup: The Pitch Session

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nichols Library

Want to practice your pitch? This is your opportunity to participate in a pitch session by making a 10 minute pitch or observing others and offering feedback. Pitchers can choose from three optional pitch formats: 

  • Request funding for growth of your business
  • Pitch for a partner to join your business
  • Make a sales pitch for your product or service

The Pitch session is held when there is a 5th Thursday in the month. Next sessions: June 30 and Sept. 29.
No registration needed to observe and give feedback at this meet up.
To APPLY to give a 10 minute pitch, click on the Register Now button and submit your pitch for consideration.

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Lapsit Storytime (NBL)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program 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 - 10:00 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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Preschool for 3s, 4s & 5s (NIC)

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 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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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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Make it! Take it! (95th)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
95th Street Library
Children's Program Room
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy this fun program of stories and crafts. The activities will be geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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Tales for 2s & 3s (NIC)

10:30 AM - 11:00 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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Make it! Take it! (NBL)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy this fun program of stories and crafts. The activities will be geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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Make it! Take it! (95th)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Children's Program Room
Preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy this fun program of stories and crafts. The activities will be geared toward 3- and 4-year-olds, but 5-year-olds are welcome to attend. Younger siblings may accompany the older child as coloring sheets will be available for them. At least one adult caregiver must attend with the child. This program is limited to 20 children making crafts.
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