Programs & Events

Mobile Device Help

October 26th,
2:30pm 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 August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Spooky Craft Day

October 26th,
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Ages 12 and under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult. Registration required.

Come celebrate the spookiest time of year with candy, music, and a couple of fun crafts.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Mobile Device Help

October 29th,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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 August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Mobile Device Help

October 29th,
1:00pm to 1:30pm
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 August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Mobile Device Help

October 29th,
1:30pm to 2:00pm
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 August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Three Chords & the Truth

October 29th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
If you've never picked up a guitar before, start here. Learn basic chords, get introduced to barre chords, and learn to play in a group. Bring your own six string acoustic guitar.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Yoga for Adults

October 30th,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join certificated Yoga Teacher Jennifer Hollister for a relaxing and healthful hour of yoga every Friday during October.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Trick-or-Treat at the Library

October 31st,
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages 12 and under. Drop-In.

Start in Kids World to go on a trick-or-treating tour around the library.

Classic Film Series: Unleashed

October 31st,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with Unleashed.

A man raised since childhood to behave like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life. Starring Jet Li and Bob Hoskins. 2005. Rated R. 1h 43m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 31st,
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.

Civil War Discussion

November 2nd,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Kids Concert: Music by The Dreamtree Shakers

November 2nd,
10:00am to 10:45am
Ages 12 & under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult. Registration Required.

Come see a couple of members from the band, Dreamtree Shakers, play their original songs where the audience can clap, stomp, and have some fun!

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

International Games Week

November 4th (All day) to November 8th (All day)
Ages 12 and under. Drop-In

Stop into Kids World to celebrate International Games Week. We will have all sorts of games available for you to play.

Adult Book Discussion

November 4th,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon.

Copies of the book are available in regular and large type. Loans will also be available in audio and eBook formats. Join us for a lively discussion.

Kids Carvey

November 4th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades 4-6 (with an adult) Registration Required. Workshop Waivers are required to complete registration.

Learn about the new Carvey machine. Everyone will have a turn to design, create, and decorate their own sample project! Parents are required to assist their children with the machine.

In-person and phone registration for kids programs begins Monday, August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th. Priority for Kids World programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Bus Trip: Explore Chinatown

November 5th,
9:30am to 3:00pm
$25.00 - Explore the shops, bakeries, and restaurants of Chinatown with a self-guided walking tour. Visit Chinatown landmarks like the Chinese-American Museum, the Nine-Dragon Wall, or the new Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library with its Feng shui-influenced interior design and expansive views of the city. Rendezvous at Joy Yee restaurant to purchase your own lunch off the menu.

Registration starts August 5th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 12th.

Adult Book Discussion

November 5th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be announced soon.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Services Desk one month before the discussion. If you are new to the club, please consider attending the Monday evening session.

3rd-5th Grade Graphic Novel Club

November 6th,
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5. Registration Required.

Do you love graphic novels? Are you in grades 3-5? Join us as we discuss a graphic novel. Pick up a copy of the book from the Kids World Desk to read prior to the date of the discussion.

September 04: Sparks! by Ian Boothby
October 02: The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing
November 06: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Garden Club: Remnants of the Illinois Wilderness?

November 6th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
What was Illinois like 300 years ago when it was home to Native Americans and early European settlers? It was a landscape of prairies, forests, and wetlands, untouched since the last ice age. Today, that wilderness is mostly gone, but some remnants survive as state parks, nature preserves, and wildlife refuges. Naturalist and photographer Jim Rowan explores these natural areas, sharing his discovery of the plants and animals that still remain.

Classic Film Series: His Girl Friday

November 7th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with His Girl Friday.

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. 1940. Unrated. 1h 32m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

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