Programs & Events

Friends Book Sale

November 9th,
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.

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 10th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
German historian Anette Isaacs, M.A. presents a historical overview of the period from 1961 to 1989 when the Berlin Wall stood as a physical and ideological divide between East and West Germany and a tangible metaphor for the Cold War.

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

Veterans' Breakfast

November 11th,
9:00am to 11:00am
We're saying thank you to the courageous men and women who have served our country by offering current service men, women, and veterans a free pastry and a hot beverage followed by a photo slideshow, music, and reminiscing. Please register using the group option if you're planning to bring your spouse or a guest.

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

Baby Storytime

November 11th,
10:30am to 11:15am
Baby Storytime
Ages 6-17 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
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Kids Carvey

November 11th,
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.

Toddler Storytime

November 12th,
9:30am to 10:15am
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18-35 months with caregiver (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Junior Storytime

November 12th,
10:30am to 11:15am
Junior Storytime
Ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome)
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids in the proper age range to learn and have fun. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Mobile Device Help

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

Mobile Device Help

November 12th,
12:00pm to 12:30pm
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

November 12th,
12:30pm 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.

Modern Times Film Series: They Shall Not Grow Old

November 12th,
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 They Shall Not Grow Old.

Never-before-seen, and newly restored footage commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I in this groundbreaking documentary. 2018. Rated R. 1h 39m.

Teen Music Club

November 12th,
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.

Page to Screen Book Club: High Fidelity

November 12th,
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Every month The Page to Screen Club watches a movie and discusses the book from which it was adapted. This month we'll watch High Fidelity after reading the novel by Nick Hornby. 2000. Rated R. 1h 53m.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library Services Desk approximately one month before the screening.

Family Storytime

November 13th,
11:00am to 11:45am
Family Storytime
All Ages
Drop-In (Sign in at Kids World starting 30 minutes prior to class start)

Storytimes offer great opportunities for kids and families to learn and have fun. Family Storytime is designed for children of all ages and interests. 

Priority for Kids World Programs goes to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Needle Punch Embroidery

November 13th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
$5.00 - Needle punching is an art technique of looping yarn, floss, or ribbon through fabric to create an image. Learn how to needle punch and make your own fabric art.

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

Board Game Night

November 13th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Unplug, laugh, and play while competing at classic board games like Monopoly or new favorites like Ticket To Ride, Smallworld, and Nefarious. Kid specific games for those five and older will be available to keep your young ones entertained, too.

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

Messy Hands Busy Minds

November 14th,
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages 2 - 5 with an adult. Registration Required.

Roll up your sleeves! Let's get dirty, have fun, and explore new concepts! Be sure to wear clothes to get messy in. All participants should bring an adult partner.

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.

Deliciously Fictitious Book Club: Catering to Nobody

November 14th,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us every other month in Fannie's Cafe to discuss culinary-themed mysteries and sample delicious recipes from the pages of the books.

This month we'll read Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson. Catering a wake is not Goldy's idea of fun. Yet the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a savory feast designed to soothe forty mourners. And her culinary efforts seem to be exactly what the doctor ordered until her ex-father-in-law drops dead and Goldy is accused of putting poison on the menu.

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