Programs & Events

Astronomy & Crime Trivia

October 8th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
How well do you know the night sky? What about mystery history? Test your knowledge of astronomy and crime fiction against other trivia buffs with a fun contest inspired by Lori Rader-Day's new thriller Under a Dark Sky.

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

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

October 9th,
9:30am to 10:15am
Ages: 18 - 35 Months

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Drop-in Junior Storytime

October 9th,
10:30am to 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 5 Years

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Modern Times Film Series: Hostiles

October 9th,
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 Hostiles, starring Christian Bale as a legendary Army captain reluctantly escorting a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 2017. Rated R. 2h 14m.

Teen Music Club

October 9th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Musicians 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.

Spooky Lantern Jars

October 9th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required.

Have a ghoulishly good time as we paint jars for you to bring home in time for Halloween! A battery-powered tea light candle will be provided.

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

Retirement Income Planning

October 9th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tom Schreiber from Foresters Financial will help you find the best way to save for your retirement.

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

Drop-in Toddler Storytime

October 10th,
10:00am to 10:45am
Ages: 18 - 35 Months

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Digitize Your Photos and Negatives

October 10th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Digitize your photos, negatives, and slides with the technology in the Workshop. Get a demo of the process and then work on your digitization project during Open Workshop hours.

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

Drop-in Family Storytime

October 10th,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages are welcome. Those under 3 should be accompanied by an adult.

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Page to Screen Book Club: The Last Man on Earth

October 10th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month the Page to Screen Club watches a movie and discusses the book from which it was adapted.

This month we'll watch The Last Man on Earth after reading the novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Autumn Bounty

October 10th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Camille Stagg offers tips on selecting, storing, and preparing seasonal fruits and vegetables. Try some delicious recipes, including Acorn Squash with Honeyed Apples, and Colcannon, a tasty Irish dish of kale and potatoes, traditionally eaten on Halloween.

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

Beginning Knitting

October 10th,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of knitting in this four-part class in a small-group setting.  Supplies will be provided. Must be 18 years old or older.

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

Classic Film Series: Windtalkers

October 11th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Windtalkers.

Two Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable code. Starring Nicolas Cage and Adam Beach. 2002. Rated R. 2 h 14m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Leo's Little Explorers

October 11th,
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages 5-6. Registration Required.

In true Da Vinci fashion, we'll explore the worlds of math, science, art, literacy, and imagination. This program is ideal for those attending half day kindergarten.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Polish Heritage Book Club: The Painted Bird

October 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 we're discussing The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski.

A young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, wanders from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through sparse prose and vivid imagery, Kosinski's novel is a story of mythic proportion, even more relevant to today's society than it was upon its original publication.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 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.

Be Dramatic!

October 11th,
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages 8-12. Registration Required.

All the world's a stage. learn how to act out in it. Did you like Improv Night? Give this a try! Perform quick scenes with your fellow actors and play some theater games.

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Drop-in Big Kids Storytime

October 11th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: K - 2nd Grade

Let's "Sing, talk, read, write, and play" together. No need to register, just check-in at the Kids World Desk 30 minutes before class begins.

Priority for storytime goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders.

Learn the Embroidery Machine

October 11th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn to thread the embroidery machine, and use its software to complete your project.

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

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