Programs & Events

Modern Times Film Series: Baby Driver

May 1st,
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 Baby Driver. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a music-obsessed getaway driver takes part in one last heist. 2017. Rated R. 1h 52m.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

May 1st,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of making presentations with the latest version of PowerPoint.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Garden Club Program: DIY Bath Salts with Essential Oils

May 2nd,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Essential oils can make you and your home smell great while promoting, maintaining, and supporting good health. We will be making essential oil bath salts so you can soothe your soul after a long day in the garden.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Learn the Sewing Machine

May 3rd,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Get training on one of our Workshop tools, the sewing machine.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Anonymous Teen Writers

May 3rd,
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.

Advanced Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

May 3rd,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn advanced skills to push your PowerPoint 2016 usage even further.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Star Wars Day: Elstree 1976 Film Screening

May 4th,
12:00pm to 1:45pm
May the Fourth be with you!

Go behind the scenes of Star Wars as actors and extras reminisce about how making the film affected their lives.

Star Wars Day: Cosplay and Selfies

May 4th,
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Take a picture and raise money for charity with the costumed heroes from Costumers with a Cause. Wear your Star Wars themed costume and get a free cookie at Fannie's Cafe.

Star Wars Day: Battlefront 2

May 4th,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Join forces with other split-screen gamers to fight the Empire in the newest Star Wars console game, Battlefront 2.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Civil War Discussion

May 5th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Law at the Library

May 6th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join family lawyer Christopher Johnsen for a discussion of parenting time, adoption, divorce, and child custody and support. Come ready to ask questions.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Adult Book Discussion: Driving Miss Norma

May 7th,
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt.

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road."

Adult Book Discussion: Driving Miss Norma

May 8th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt.

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road."

Teen Music Club

May 8th,
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.

Convert VHS to DVD

May 9th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Learn how to bring your home movies into the modern age with our VHS to DVD conversion tools.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Page to Screen Book Club: All the President's Men

May 9th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Every month we'll watch a movie and discuss the book from which it was adapted. This month we'll watch All the President's Men after reading the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Excel 2016 Series

May 9th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In this three-part class, learn the basics, intermediate skills, and advanced skills of making spreadsheets with the latest version of Excel.

Registration starts February 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning February 12th.

Classic Film Series: The Twelve Chairs

May 10th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Twelve Chairs.

In 1920s Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest, and a conman search for a treasure lost during the revolution. Starring Mel Brooks and Frank Langella. 1970. Rated G. 1h 34m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

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