Programs & Events

Women of WWII: the Front Lines & the Home Front

September 25th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
During WWII, American women took on many new roles in the military and as civilians. One of the civilian avenues was through the Red Cross Clubmobile program serving up doughnuts, coffee, and girl-next-door friendliness on the front lines in Europe, Asia, India, and Australia. Barb Deane showcases her extensive research in her novel, On The Homefront which will be available for purchase.

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

Learn the Carvey: Engraved Bookmark

September 26th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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.

Be Dramatic! - Theater Club

September 26th,
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.

Anonymous Teen Writers

September 26th,
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.

Pride and Prejudice Film Series

September 27th,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Leading up to our October 13th conversation with Sonali Dev, author of Pride and Prejudice & Other Flavors, we're presenting a series of film adaptations of Jane Austen's classic romance novel.

September 20: Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley. 2005. Rated PG. 2h 7m.
September 27: Bride and Prejudice. A Bollywood-style update. 2004. PG-13. 2h 2m.
October 11: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. A tongue in cheek horror update. 2016. PG-13. 1h 48m.

Writers Critique Group

September 27th,
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.

Friends Book Sale

September 28th,
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.

Pen & Paper Tabletop Adventure

September 28th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Grab your pencils and dice. We're going on an adventure without even leaving the library! Each week is a new story with new heroes in this bite size Dungeons and Dragons game.

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.

Veteran Photo Submissions

October 1st (All day) to November 30th (All day)
Honor the Veteran or Active Soldier you know by submitting their service information for our Local History Veteran Display. Our annual Veteran wall is on display during the month of November in Kids World.

Look for submission forms at any library service desk. Please bring in an original photograph of the veteran/soldier. We will immediately scan the image while you wait, and return the original back to you.

Three Chords & the Truth

October 1st,
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.

Mobile Device Help

October 2nd,
2:00pm 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.

Mobile Device Help

October 2nd,
3:00pm to 3:30pm
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 2nd,
3:30pm to 4:00pm
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.

3rd-5th Grade Graphic Novel Club

October 2nd,
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

Yoga for Adults

October 2nd,
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 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.

PACE and Public Transportation

October 3rd,
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in to get up to date on all your public transportation information. Learn about the new Pulse line, get trips on bus and train travel, find out how to apply for and use your Ventra card.

Fall Family Fun Fest

October 5th,
10:00am to 4:00pm
It's time to celebrate the Fall season! Bring the whole family to the library for games, hula hoops, chalk drawing, crafts, a book sale, and more. A little something fun for everyone.

Civil War Discussion

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

Bus Trip: Bernhardt/Hamlet at the Goodman Theatre

October 6th,
12:30pm to 6:00pm
$60.00 - In 1899, legendary leading lady Sarah Bernhardt's decision to assume the title role of Shakespeare's Hamlet left critics and patriarchs aghast and indignant. Laced with forbidden romance and backstage gossip, this behind-the-scenes look at Bernhardt's most ambitious role combines high humor and human drama in a rollicking comedy so clever it uplifts, so timely it hurts.

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

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