Programs & Events

Family Storytime

April 10th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. 

Page to Screen Book Club: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

April 10th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted. This we'll watch The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) after reading the novel by William Brashler. Rated PG. 1h 50m. Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Food and Poetry

April 10th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
For National Poetry Month join poet Marjorie Skelly and food/wine journalist Camille Stagg to enliven your taste for food and poetry! Come for a sample of food and a poetry reading.

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th.

Classic Film Series: The Pawnbroker

April 11th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Pawnbroker.

Memories of Nazi horrors haunt a holocaust survivor leading to an emotional detachment from his customers and coworkers. Starring Rod Steiger and Geraldine Fitzgerald. 1964. Unrated. 1h 56m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Polish Heritage Book Club: The Book of Aron

April 11th,
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us every other month for an English-language book discussion group focused on literature related to Poland and Polish culture. This month's book will be The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard.

After moving from rural Poland to Warsaw, eight-year-old Aron's family's hopes for a better life vanish as the occupying German government imposes harsh restrictions.

Books are available to borrow at the Library Services Desk one month before our meeting.

Be Dramatic! - Theater Club

April 11th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages 8-12. Registration Required.

All the world's a stage. learn how to act out in it. Perform quick scenes with your fellow actors and play some fun theater games!

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

April 11th,
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.

Big Kids Storytime

April 11th,
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Big Kids Storytime
Grades K-2
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper grade range to learn and have fun. Big Kids Storytime is specifically designed for children who are in kindergarten through second grade. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. 

Scale Model Club

April 11th,
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 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th.

Junior Storytime

April 12th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. 

Mobile Device Help

April 12th,
10:00am to 11:00am
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.

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th.

Mobile Device Help

April 12th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
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.

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th.

The Island Within a City for Kids

April 12th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Kids 12 & under and teens in grades 7-12. Drop in.

You live in the Island Within a City. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our local history book, join us for a day filled with drop-in crafts, food, and fun.

After Hours Teen Time: Freaky Friday & Thaumatropes

April 12th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month watch as a mother and daughter magically switch bodies then make flipping and switching optical illusion toys.

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th.

Basic Computer Literacy Series

April 13th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Learn the basics of using a computer in this two-part Computer Literacy Series. A great start for beginners.

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th.

Pen & Paper Tabletop Adventure

April 13th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required

Grab your pencils and dice. We are going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Each week is a new story with new heroes in this bite size Dungeons and Dragons game.

Registration starts February 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Friends Book Sale

April 13th,
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.

Spring Cake Decorating Contest

April 14th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bake, design, and present your best spring-themed cake. Prizes will be awarded based on appearance and taste for adults and teens in grades 7-12. Register to compete or just drop in for a chance to taste some amazing works of cake art! Bring your cake for judging at 2:00 PM. Announcement of winners and tasting at 2:30 PM.

  • All cakes must be prepared before the event.
  • With the exception of cake boards and tier supports, all cakes and decorations must be 100% edible and non-toxic.
  • Cakes must be on site, ready for judging at 2:00 PM.

Baby Storytime

April 15th,
10:30am to 11:15am
Baby Storytime
Ages 6-17 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun. 
Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. 

Kids Knitting

April 15th,
4:45pm to 6:45pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required

Join us for a beginners knitting class just for kids! 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 4th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts February 11th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

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