Programs & Events

Civil War Discussion

March 7th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

LitWorks Teen Bookfest

March 7th,
10:00am to 4:00pm
Join Eisenhower Library and Ridgewood High School for our 10th annual LitWorks Teen Book Fest celebrating authors and reading. For a list of visiting authors and a schedule of the day's events visit litworksbookfest.weebly.com

Project Clean Up: Closets & Drawers with Pam

March 7th,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Declutter and de-stress with professional organizer Pam Colovos. Discover tips and tricks for organizing your closets and drawers just in time for spring cleaning season. For adults and teens in grade 7 and up. 

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Kids Resin Art

March 9th,
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required

Make some unique art with resin. Watch liquid turn into solid plastic right before your eyes.

Registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Marshall Field

March 9th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ingredients: a muddy, scrappy, western town. Add Potter Palmer,Mayor W. Ogden, Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, John G Shedd, Daniel Burnham, Medill of the Tribune. Stir in wheat, corn, cattle, hogs, railroads, immigrants and Paris fashions. Heavily sauce with copious amounts of money. And who was at the center of it all? Marshall Field. RJ Lindsey portrays Field the greatest merchant in the country.

Registration begins February 3 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins Feburary 10.

Battle of the Books

March 11th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Battle of the Books challenges students in grades four through six to become familiar with literature. Comprehension and retention are put to the test in a Jeopardy style battle between the teams.

Area schools create their own teams and gather at the library to compete in a five-week battle on questions derived from selected books. See your school's Battle Coach to sign up.

Train Songs of America

March 11th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hop aboard folk musician Dean Milano's presentation of train-themed tunes from America's past, from the well- known to the obscure. Along the way you'll hear railroad stories and see artwork of trains throughout history.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Classic Film Series: Creature from the Black Lagoon

March 12th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Creature from the Black Lagoon.

A strange beast lurking in the depths of the Amazonian jungle fights back against a group of scientists trying to capture and study it. Directed by Jack Arnold. Starring Richard Carlson. 1954. Rated G. 1h 19m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Deliciously Fictitious Book Club: Meet Your Baker

March 12th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us every other month in Fannie's Cafe to discuss culinary-themed mysteries and sample delicious recipes from the pages of the books. This month's book will be Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander.

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder.

Anonymous Teen Writers

March 12th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a weekly hour and a half of socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Graphic Novel Club: Ms. Marvel: No Normal

March 12th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Whether you're new to comics or a life-long reader, our club for teens in grades 7-12 will help you find something new to read and talk about from the world of comics. 

This month we'll read and discuss Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson. Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well.

Scale Model Club

March 12th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise? Join this informal group for modelers of all skill levels. For adults and teens 12 and older.

Registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

After Hours Teen Time: Joe Versus the Volcano

March 13th,
4:30pm to 7:30pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens in grades 7-12. Bring your friends to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month watch Tom Hanks escape the drudgery of modern life then build your own "bored box."

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Laser Comedy Show

March 14th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages 12 & younger. Children under 7 must be with an adult. Registration Required.

Comedian Chris Fair turns off the lights and creates a comedic improv performance with laser lights with the audience's help!

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Learn to Journal with Julie

March 14th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Trying to organize your thoughts? Want to add a spark of creativity when planning your days throughout the year? Learn how to use a bullet journal as a diary, planner, to-do list, or sketchbook. For adults and teens in grade 7 and up. Must have a library card and a Workshop waiver on file. 

Friends Book Sale

March 14th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale Room on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals.

VHS to DVD Conversion

March 14th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Save your precious wedding, vacations, and other family memories by learning how to convert your VHS home movies to DVD.

In-person and phone registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

March 16th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Pen and Ink Writers Group gathers on the third Monday of each month to read short stories, poems or essays, all inspired by a common theme. Build up your writing skills through practice, presentation and positive critique.

Knitting Circle

March 17th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Family Knitting

March 17th,
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required

Join us for a beginners knitting class just for Families! Each week will build on different knitting skills to complete a simple project. Registration is for all four days. Class size is limited. This is a Workshop program and waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

Registration starts February 3rd for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 10th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

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