Programs & Events

Antique Audience: Viewing Only

October 20th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Watch as antique appraisal expert Mark Moran offers history and value on collectibles.

Want your antique appraised? Register Now.

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

Antique Appraisals with Mark Moran

October 20th,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Antique expert Mark Moran returns to Eisenhower to appraise your antiques. One item per person, please. No weapons, traps, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry, Beanie Babies, or money.

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

Spooky Science

October 21st,
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Registration Required. Grades 3 - 6.

It's science with a Halloween twist. Be prepared to get frightfully messy.

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.

Learn the Carvey: Engraved Bookmark

October 21st,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Carvey is a machine that engraves, carves, or cuts flat materials like wood, plastic, and metal. Learn the basics of the Carvey's design software and create a personalized wooden bookmark. Adults and teens 7th grade and up.

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

Pen and Ink Writers Group

October 21st,
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.

Teen Music Club

October 22nd,
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: Halloween

October 22nd,
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 Halloween.

In this sequel to the 1978 horror classic, Laurie Strode confronts Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree four decades ago. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.

Three Chords & the Truth

October 22nd,
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.

Extended Computer Literacy for Beginners

October 23rd,
10:00am to 11:30am
Extend your basic computer knowledge with this two-part computer literacy series which covers:

  • Search engines
  • Tabs and Favorites/Bookmarks 
  • Internet safety risks
  • Creating and maintaining passwords
  • PC Storage capacities
  • Files types and extensions
  • Portable storage options
  • How to save files
  • Types of computer threats
  • What computer viruses do
  • Best practices for passwords and email
  • Antivirus programs

Yoga for Adults

October 23rd,
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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

October 24th,
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! - Theater Club

October 24th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6. Registration Required.

All the world's a stage...learn how to act in it. Perform quick scenes with your fellow actors and play some theater games. Join us for one or both sessions this fall where we'll focus on the themes: "Becoming a Villain" and "The Magic of Movement."

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.

Learn to Etch-A-Sketch with Princess Etch

October 24th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
$8.00 - Princess Etch, graduate of the American Academy of Art, is an Etch-A-Sketch genius! Learn her techniques to become a genius, too. You'll take home a worksheet on Etch-A-Sketch functions, three Etch-A-Sketch screen drawing guides, and a pocket Etch-A-Sketch! This program is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

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

Writers Critique Group

October 25th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on the fourth Friday of each month this fall for constructive criticism and moral support from fellow writers. Bring up to ten pages of your work in progress for comments, critiques, and encouragement for National Novel Writing Month in November.

Registration starts 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.

Halloween Book Binding

October 26th,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Make your own non-adhesive blank Halloween-themed journal. All supplies will be provided. This program is for adults and teens in 7th grade and up.

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,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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 26th,
1:00pm 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.

Friends Book Sale

October 26th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

October 26th,
2:00pm to 2:30pm
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.

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.

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