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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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YAY FOR YA! An Online Goodreads Book Club

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Other
Online
Lovers of YA literature can sign up for the library's online Goodreads book club. Each month, a new book will be selected, and readers can discuss it online through the participant's Goodreads account. Request to join the group "Yay for YA!: An Online Book Club" on Goodreads or email teen librarian Alison Colman at acolman@naperville-lib.org.
A new book is posted on the first day of every month, and participants will have the entire month to read it and discuss.
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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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Rivulets (95th)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Naperville Writers Group members will present the newest edition of the annual literary magazine called Rivulets, which highlights members' poetry and prose. During this group meeting that is open to the public, authors will read their work. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.
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Sensory Storytime

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Nichols Library
Storyroom
The whole family is invited to a 30-minute program of books, songs and fun for children with special needs. All abilities are welcome with an adult caregiver. Inquire at any children's services desk for more information. The program will take place on the first Saturday of each month. For children 3 years old and older.
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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)

10:00 AM - 10:30 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. Due to renovations, there will be no Family Storytime in September at Nichols Library.
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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. Due to renovations, there will be no Family Storytime in September at Nichols Library.

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Preschool for 3s, 4s & 5s (95th)

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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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Monthly Teen Book Giveaway (95th)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
95th Street Library
Teen Space
Bookworms can read and share their thoughts on the books they are reading. Stop by the lower level teen services desk for the Teen Book Giveaway. Teens can take home (and keep!) one shiny new book or Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC) each month. All that is asked in return is that participants write a review (the good, the bad and the ugly) for the book taken and bring it back to the library within the next month. Reviews will be posted on the teen section of our website.
Lower Level Teen Services Desk
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Entrepreneurs Week: Effective Facebook Marketing (95th)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
This presentation will evaluate the many tools of Facebook, including accounts, pages, groups, posts, likes, boosts, ads and insights, what all these mean and what combination works best for business growth. Longtime NaperLaunch contributor Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites will review each tool in turn and help small business owners determine the investment as well as the return.

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Registration is open

Reader’s Night Out

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Other
Quigley's Irish Pub
Socialize with other readers at Quigley's Irish Pub in downtown Naperville and share recent reads and favorite titles. Arrive at 6:15 p.m. to purchase dinner, or join the group at 7 p.m. for the discussion only. *Program requires advanced registration.

Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson St. 

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Lapsit Storytime (95th)

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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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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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 (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. Due to renovations, there will be no Family Storytime in September at Nichols Library.

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Preschool for 3s, 4s & 5s (NBL)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
This 30-minute independent storytime experience is for 3- to 5-year-olds only. 
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Stitching in the Stacks: Red Hats for Newborns (95th)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
95th Street Library
Nomura Room
Stitch with the library's knit, crochet and needlecraft group. This season's Pay it Forward project is knitting or crocheting red hats for newborns and preemies. Hats will go to Edward Hospital on behalf of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Knitters also can bring their own projects to work on with fellow crafters. Participants should bring their own supplies and choice of machine washable red yarn, and the library will supply patterns. All skill levels may attend. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and beginners can learn.
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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 grades. Program is limited to 15 children. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Liquids
 Tuesday, Sept. 20 Bots 
 Tuesday, Oct. 4 Magnets 
 Tuesday, Oct. 18 Lego Challenge 
 Tuesday, Nov. 1 Food Science 
 Tuesday, Nov. 15 Masterpieces
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