Programs & Events

Mobile Device Help

December 3rd,
3:30pm to 4:00pm
Have a phone or tablet and need help getting started? Need advanced help with an app? Sign up for personalized individual help! One device per session, though multiple people may attend with the device.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Crochet a Flurry of Snowflakes

December 4th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
$5.00 - Crochet snowflakes that can be used as tree or package decorations or combined together to form a table runner. Yarn, crochet hook, and project guide included. This project is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up with basic crochet skills.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Wine Primer

December 4th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Camille Stagg, food-and-wine journalist, will offer a primer on wines including major classifications (table, aperitif, sparkling and dessert); tasting tips; proper storage and serving; wine as an ingredient, and food pairings. Must be over 21.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Bus Trip: Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera

December 5th,
12:00pm to 7:00pm
$70.00 - The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart's drama of lust and revenge. Filled with thrilling music and drama, including a finale so overpowering that it changed music forever, Don Giovanni is justly celebrated as the perfect opera. Bring money for snacks at the Lyric.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Classic Film Series: Devil's Doorway

December 5th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Devil's Doorway.

A highly decorated Native American veteran of the Civil War plans to raise cattle but farmers attempt to grab fertile tribal lands. Unrated. 1950. 1h 24m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

December 5th,
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.

Crochet a Flurry of Snowflakes

December 5th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00 - Crochet snowflakes that can be used as tree or package decorations or combined together to form a table runner. Yarn, crochet hook, and project guide included. This project is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up with basic crochet skills.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Affordable Care Act Insurance Sign-Up Assistance

December 6th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
There's a short window of time to ensure your health care coverage in 2020. Open Enrollment for Affordable care act coverage runs from November 1st to December 15th, 2019. Every Friday during Open Enrollment, Joanna Prisiajniouk will be here to answer your questions, help you pick a plan, and enroll at healthcare.gov. First come first served.

Kids Winter Craft Day

December 7th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 3-12. Drop-In. 
Children under 7 must bring an adult. 

Winter craft day is back! No need to register, just show up and make three delightful winter themed crafts.

Civil War Discussion

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

Winter Craft Day

December 7th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 3-12. Drop-In. 
Children under 7 must bring an adult. 

Winter craft day is back! No need to register, just show up and make three delightful winter themed crafts.

Ancestry: Military Records

December 9th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Discover your family heroes with the largest online US military records collection. Familiarity with Ancestry Online is recommended.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Music in the Morning

December 10th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Bring your instrument, your voice, or even a CD or LP to share your favorite songs with other music lovers. During the February 11th session, bring your old CDs or LPs for a record swap.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Modern Times Film Series: At Eternity's Gate

December 10th,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be At Eternity's Gate.

During the last and most tumultuous years of his life, Vincent Van Gogh creates some of history's most beloved and stunning works of art. PG-13. 1h 51m.

Page to Screen Book Club: Dune

December 10th,
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted.

This month watch Dune after reading the sci-fi classic by Frank Herbert. 1984. PG-13. 2h 17m.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Adult and Teen Take-Apart Lab

December 10th,
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn about how things work by taking them apart and exploring what's under the surface.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

Medical Marijuana in Illinois

December 11th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Illinois is among the 31 states with cannabis laws allowing people with certain medical conditions to use marijuana for treatment. Kirsten Velasco from state-licensed medical marijuana clinic, FloraMedex, answers your questions about state licensing, what medical marijuana can and cannot do, and how to get a medical marijuana card.

In-person and phone registration starts November 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts November 11th.

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