Programs & Events

Kids Knitting

September 9th,
4:45pm to 6:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Join us for a beginners knitting class just for kids! Each week will build on different knitting skills to complete a simple project. Registration is for all three days. Class size is limited. This is a Workshop program and waivers must be completed in order to complete registration.

Adult Book Discussion

September 9th,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
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.

Adult Book Discussion

September 10th,
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.

Teen Music Club

September 10th,
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: Love in the Time of Cholera

September 10th,
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 Love in the Time of Cholera after reading the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 2007. Rated R. 2h 19m.

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

Basic Computer Literacy for Beginners

September 11th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn the basics of using a computer in this two-part computer literacy series.

This series covers:
  • What a mouse is and how to use one
  • How the window works on a computer
  • The parts of a computer
  • The buttons on a keyboard
  • Using the "window"
  • Understanding Microsoft Windows
  • The concept of the internet
  • Parts of an internet browser
  • Different types of sites you may encounter on the internet

Board Game Night

September 11th,
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.

Mobile Device Help

September 12th,
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

September 12th,
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

September 12th,
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.

Messy Hands Busy Minds

September 12th,
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: By Cook or By Crook

September 12th,
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 By Cook or By Crook by Maya Corrigan. Haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist, Val Deniston has chosen a quiet life near the Chesapeake Bay, living with her grandfather, running the Cool Down Café, and working on her long-planned cookbook. But after an unusual murder, Val cooks up a scheme to find the killer who framed her best friend.

Anonymous Teen Writers

September 12th,
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.

Scale Model Club

September 12th,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in large-things-made-small? Have you been modeling forever and want to share your expertise? Join this informal group for modelers of all skill levels. For adults and teens 12 and older.

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

Medicare 101

September 13th,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Medicare can be confusing. Medicare certified trainer Joanna Prisiajniouk explains what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and potential out-of-pocket expenses. Learn about supplements, advantage plans, prescription coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead.

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

After Hour Teen Time: The Water Horse and Circuit Anglerfish

September 13th,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft.

This month make a light up anglerfish after watching a lonely boy discover a mysterious egg that hatches into a sea creature.

Registration begins August 5 for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Registration for all begins August 12.

Civil War Discussion

September 14th,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Mo Willems' Pigeon Back to School

September 14th,
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages 12 and under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult. Registration Required.

Celebrate the start of the school year with a new Mo Willems' Pigeon book, The Pigeon HAS to Go to School. There will be songs, snacks, and a craft.

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.

Friends Book Sale

September 14th,
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 14th,
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.

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