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Excel 2 (NIC)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Nichols Library
NaperLaunch
Practice using great features that will make it easier to calculate formulas, analyze trends and apply formatting in spreadsheets. *Program requires advance registration with a fee and is limited to 12 participants.
This class has a non-refundable attendance fee for each class that must be paid at the time of registration. Class is appropriate for adults and students age 13 or older unless otherwise noted. Registrations for this class is taken at the computer lab desks.
The fees for these classes are:
Naperville Public Library card holders: $10
Non-Naperville Public Library card holders: $20

Participants can transfer to another class with one week’s notice. If individuals cannot attend a class for any reason, they should inform the computer lab staff so the spot may be available to an individual on the waiting list.
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Genealogy: Polish Research (NIC)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Jason Kruski, author of “A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy,” will be returning to present tools particular to researching Polish-American ancestry in the United States and ancestral villages in Poland. Kruski will discuss a wide variety of records including vital, church and immigration records available on the internet from the USA and Poland.
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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)

11:00 AM - 11:30 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.
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Huntington Learning Center Practice Test - SAT (95th)

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Students can take a free full-length practice test administered by Huntington Learning Center to help prepare for the actual exam. Taking the essay portion of the test is recommended, but optional. Please bring No. 2 pencils, an approved calculator and a healthy snack. This program is presented in partnership with Huntington Learning Center. *Program requires advance registration.
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NaNoWriMo Write-Ins (NIC)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Individuals can bring a laptop to the library to join other like-minded writers and members of the Naperville region of NaNoWriMo to help motivate and encourage each other to write a 50,000+ word novel in 30 days. For more information about this program that is open to the public, visit www.naperwrimo.org. This program is presented in partnership with the Naperville region of NaNoWriMo.
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Elephant & Piggie’s Partypalooza (NBL)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Enjoy the best party ever Elephant & Piggie style. Join the library for games, stories and crafts that will feature this dynamic duo. Be ready to dance as this will be the best party around.
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Plymouth Rocks (95th)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Celebrate friendship with a storytime and puppet show that will tell the tale of the first Thanksgiving. This program will serve up a plateful of fun as kids enjoy stories about this thankful holiday. Come hungry for fun!
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Mini Masterpieces (NIC)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Infants to 23-month-olds can enjoy a baby storytime, and then create a handprint or footprint keepsake. While waiting for their artwork to dry, caregivers can chat, and babies can play with books and toys. Program is limited to 20 participants.
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Plymouth Rocks (NBL)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Celebrate friendship with a storytime and puppet show that will tell the tale of the first Thanksgiving. This program will serve up a plateful of fun as kids enjoy stories about this thankful holiday. Come hungry for fun!
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Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club (NIC)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nichols Library
Program Room
Daytime is a great time to talk about books! Join the Readers Rendezvous Daytime Book Club each month to discuss fiction and nonfiction titles on various topics.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
"Chicago, City on the Make" by Nelson Algren
Tuesday, Nov. 21
“City of Thieves" by David Benioff
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Stitching in the Stacks (95th)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
95th Street Library
Nomura / Meeting Room C
Stitch with the library’s community knit, crochet and needlecraft group. This season’s community project will be to create shawls, scarves, mittens and more to donate to Family Shelter Services. Participants should bring their own materials and tools to participate or bring their own personal projects to work on in the group. Experienced crafters are welcome to share their expertise and work with staff to help beginners.
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Blankets and Toys for Shelter Animals (NIC)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room
It is the perfect season to give back and help a furry friend in need! Make fleece blankets for cats and toys out of t-shirts for dogs that will be donated to the A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter. Fleece will be provided, but please bring 2 old t-shirts. Community service hours will be awarded. *Program requires advance registration and is limited to 15 teen participants.
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Wii U™ Gaming: ‘Super Smash Bros’ (NBL)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Teens can bust out their mad skills at the library for Wii U Gaming after school! Challenge friends to a game of “Super Smash Bros.” There will also be plenty of board games to play as well.
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Great Books Reading and Discussion Group (NBL)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
LL Conf. Room
The readings are from The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Volume 2. The book will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Naper Blvd. and Nichols Library. Books can be purchased by visiting the Great Books Foundation website or try abebooks.com. Readings marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the complete work, the other readings are excerpts.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 - "The Power of the Majority", by Alexis de Tocqueville
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - “Individual Freedom” by Simmel
Tuesday, Nov. 21 - * “Antigone” by Sophocles
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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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Plymouth Rocks (NIC)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Celebrate friendship with a storytime and puppet show that will tell the tale of the first Thanksgiving. This program will serve up a plateful of fun as kids enjoy stories about this thankful holiday. Come hungry for fun!
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Afternoon at the Movies (95th)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Bring the whole family and enjoy the day off school while watching a movie at the library. Movies are rated PG. These programs are open to children, teens and adults.
Monday,      Oct. 9 -    “LEGO Batman”
Wednesday, Nov. 22 - "Sing”
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Library Closes at 5 p.m. (Thanksgiving)

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wimpiest Party Ever (NBL)

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Naper Blvd. Library
Program Room
Celebrate ten years of Wimpy Kid with the wimpiest birthday party ever. Participants can take very wimpy photos, try their talents in a toilet paper race and test their knowledge with wimpy trivia! This drop-in program is for children in 3rd through 5th grades with a limit of 40 participants.
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Free Movie @ the Library (95th)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
95th Street Library
Nomura / Meeting Room C
Saturday, November 25: Atomic Blonde (rated R)
The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

No more waiting in long lines at the theater or on long hold lists at the library to see a new movie. Join fellow movie lovers each month for a screening of a new movie release. Check the library’s website for upcoming titles. No one younger than age 18 will be admitted to an R-rated movie without a parent or guardian.
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