Naperville Public Library Podcast
Episode # 19 - 2021 Winter Program Guide

Episode # 19 - 2021 Winter Program Guide

November 24, 2020

On today's episode of the Naperville Public Library Podcast, we're previewing our 2021 Winter Program Guide! We have over 125 virtual programs planned this season, and there's something for everyone! 

We also discuss how current Tier 3 Mitigations are impacting library services, our brand new library calendar software and how Consumer Reports can empower your purchasing decisions this Holiday season! 

And breaking late, Curbside Service resumes at the Naperville Public Library this Monday, Nov. 30! Click here for more info. 

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Download our Winter Program Guide here

Episode #18 - International Games Week

Episode #18 - International Games Week

November 12, 2020
This week on the Naperville Public Library Podcast, we're celebrating #InternationalGamesWeek!
 
In case you don't know, International Games Week is an initiative of the American Library Association
to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games!
 
We are joined by Rebecca Strang who is Children's Services Librarian at the 95th St. Library and a very avid gamer! We're talking IGW, the benefits of playing games with family and friends and we find out what Rebecca has been playing during quarantine! 
 
This year, library events look a little different as we follow social distancing guidelines, but games are a great way to overcome social isolation, whether you play at home with family or online with friends! Naperville Public Library's Children's Services team has put together a kit with three print-and-play games that you can craft and play at home! 
 
Episode #17 - Local Author Linda Pacha

Episode #17 - Local Author Linda Pacha

October 15, 2020

On today's episode of the Naperville Public Library Podcast, we have the pleasure of interviewing local author Linda Pacha. 

Linda is the author of Saving Ourselves from Suicide - Before and After: How to Ask for Help, Recognize Warning Signs, and Navigate Grief. She is also the president and founder of Nick’s Network of Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides resources, education, and support about life challenges with an emphasis on mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and grief and loss. 

In 2013, Linda's teenage son Nick died by suicide while away at college. In the years since, she has devoted her life to helping others going through similar experiences. In her debut, self-published book, Linda shares her insights gained through hindsight from Nick's painful life, tragic death, and her family’s grief journey. 

In this hour-long interview, we discuss Nick's story, Linda's "unfaltering" honesty in telling it, and how she decided to create a non-profit to help others. We also talk about Linda's writing process and why she decided to self-publish her book.  

Please be advised. 

Although the content of this interview is not graphic in and of itself, it does include discussion about suicide, a topic that by its very nature can be triggering for some individuals. 

 

Nick's Network of Hope logo to tell others that we provide hope, awareness, and understanding

For more information about Nick's Network of Hope, click here. 

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For more information on Saving Ourselves from Suicide, click here. 

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (24/7)
1-800-273-8255 (calls will be routed to the nearest crisis center in your area)
Website: suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Text Line for Suicide Prevention
Text “TALK” to 741741

Chicagoland Help Numbers
Crisis Line of DuPage County (630)-627-1700 (not 24/7)
Crisis Center of Will & Grundy County (630) 815-722-3344 (not 24/7)
Naperville Text Line for Suicide Prevention: Text “Reach” to 741741

Episode #16 - Be A Voter: 2020 Election Guide

Episode #16 - Be A Voter: 2020 Election Guide

October 1, 2020

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Election season is officially in full-swing and our Adult Services Staff put together an incredible, non-partisan resource to empower voters come Election Day! Today on the podcast, we're joined by Kathy and Eva to discuss our Be A Voter: 2020 Election Guide. If you have questions about voting-by-mail, finding your polling place, or learning about your rights as a voter, Kathy and Eva have answers! 

For more information, visit: https://www.naperville-lib.org/programs/be-voter-2020-election-guide

Episode #15 - Digital Resources 101

Episode #15 - Digital Resources 101

September 17, 2020

In today's episode of the Naperville Public Library Podcast, we're talking about the library's FREE digital resources that cardholders have access to! Collection Development Librarian Rachelle Bell joins us to discuss how library customers can download e-books and audiobooks, stream movies, get homework help, learn a new language, read newspapers and SO much more from the comfort of home, 24/7! 

 

For a complete list of all of the library's digital resources, visit: https://www.naperville-lib.org/research/resources

Episode #14 - 2020 Fall Program Guide

Episode #14 - 2020 Fall Program Guide

September 1, 2020

Happy Labor Day! In this episode of the Naperville Public Library Podcast, we're previewing our 2020 Fall Program Guide! We have tons of free virtual activities planned for all-ages!

 

Download the 2020 Fall Program Guide here:

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Episode #13 - NaperLaunch Academy

Episode #13 - NaperLaunch Academy

August 21, 2020

To meet the needs of busy entrepreneurs and small business owners, NaperLaunch Academy is now offering it's curriculum in two new formats: live-workshops on Zoom and self-guided courses! We're speaking with Kent Palmer and Lindsay Harmon, both members of the Business Services Team, about the NaperLaunch Academy and how participants can develop fundamental business knowledge! 

Episode #12 - Welcome Back: A Conversation with Executive Director Dave Della Terza

Episode #12 - Welcome Back: A Conversation with Executive Director Dave Della Terza

August 6, 2020

Welcome back to the Naperville Public Library Podcast! We're sitting down (in different rooms!) with Executive Director Dave Della Terza. In today's episode, we're talking about how COVID-19 impacted library services in the Spring, the library's current services and what customers can expect in the months to come! 

 

Episode #11 - SCORE NaperLaunch Women’s Business Roundtable

Episode #11 - SCORE NaperLaunch Women’s Business Roundtable

March 12, 2020

On this episode of the Naperville Public Library Podcast, we interview members of the SCORE NaperLaunch Women's Business Roundtable which happens from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. the first, third -- and if there's a fifth -- Wednesday of each month at the 95th St. Library. 

For more information, visit www.naperlaunch.org

Episode #10 - Programs for teens this Spring at the library, listening to a song from ZAZZ

Episode #10 - Programs for teens this Spring at the library, listening to a song from ZAZZ

February 27, 2020

On this week's episode of the Naperville Public Library we speak with Stacey, the teen librarian at the Naper Blvd. Library, about all the events going on this Spring for teens at the library. We also listen to a song from ZAZZ, a jazz quintet that performs in the Western Suburbs that will be performing at the  95th St. Library at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28. 

 

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