Programs & Events

Mobile Device Help

August 17th,
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 May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Movie Makers Workshop

August 17th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this two-part hands-on workshop, learn the art of filmmaking from script to screen. You'll write, shoot, and edit your own incredible mini-movie. We'll provide cameras but you can bring your own if you choose. 

Registration begins May 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins May 13.

The Real Mae West

August 19th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Early Hollywood actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol Mae West was known for her indecent double entendres and breezy, baudy independence. Historical interpreter Martina Mathisen brings Mae West to life with stories and secrets from her seven decades-long entertainment career.

Registration starts May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Pen and Ink Writers Group

August 19th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

August 20th,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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 May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Knitting Circle

August 20th,
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join the Knitting Circle every month in Fannie's Cafe for an afternoon of crafting, coffee, and friends.

Mobile Device Help

August 20th,
3:00pm 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.

Registration starts May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Coffee with the Director

August 20th,
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stop in at Fannie's Cafe, grab a free cup of coffee, and share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions with library director Stacy Wittmann.

Classic Film Series: Scarface

August 22nd,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Scarface.

During the Prohibition era, an ambitious and insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success to gain control over the Chicago mob. Starring Paul Muni. 1932. Unrated. 1h 33m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

August 22nd,
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.

Movie Makers Workshop

August 24th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this two-part hands-on workshop, learn the art of filmmaking from script to screen. You'll write, shoot, and edit your own incredible mini-movie. We'll provide cameras but you can bring your own if you choose. 

Registration begins May 6 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins May 13.

Friends Book Sale

August 24th,
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.

Teen Music Club

August 27th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Music fans of all levels in grades 7-12 are invited to hang out with friends and geek out about music. During each session, we'll talk about music, write songs, learn some instruments, and make recordings in the Workshop studio. Bring your ideas, instruments, and friends.

Modern Times Film Series: First Man

August 27th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be First Man.

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 2018. 2h 21m. PG-13.

Learn Tunisian Crochet

August 28th,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
$5.00 - Learn Tunisian Crochet stitches and create a cotton dish cloth or hot pad using the stitches you have learned. No previous experience necessary.The registration fee covers the cost of yarn, crochet hook, and project guide. This class is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

Registration starts May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Mobile Device Help

August 28th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Mobile Device Help

August 28th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 May 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts May 13th.

Kids Write Away Redux

August 29th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to become the next famous author? Join us for one or all three classes this summer! The themes for each class are, "Unforgettable Book Titles," "To Prologue or Not to Prologue," and "Memorable First Lines."

Registration starts May 28th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts June 3rd. Priority for Kids programs is given to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

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