Programs & Events

Friends Book Sale

November 24th,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Look for the Friends of the Library in the Book Sale on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month to support the library and find great deals. Hardcovers, DVDs & CDs: $1.00. Paperbacks: 50 cents.

Family Fireplace Photo Day

November 25th,
11:00am to 4:30pm
The beautiful fireplace in our Quiet Room will serve as a backdrop for family photos and a photographer will provide you with a digital photo for your holiday cards. Photos will be limited to a maximum of three poses. Pets are welcome during morning time slots.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

NaNoWriMo Write Your Novel Here

November 25th,
1:00pm to 4:30pm
National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), encourages aspiring authors to take on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

Every Sunday during November we're offering quiet space in our second floor Conference Room for NaNoWriMo participants. For access, ask at the Answers Desk.

Mobile Device Help

November 26th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

Mobile Device Help

November 26th,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th.

Teen Music Club

November 27th,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Musicians 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: Black Panther

November 27th,
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 Black Panther. The new king of a technologically advanced African nation, is challenged by a vengeful outsider and a black-market arms dealer. 2018. PG-13. 2h 14m.

Sewing Machine Features: Feet and Stitches

November 27th,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Find out how different sewing machine feet and stitches can help perfect your projects.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Adult Art and Craft Day

November 28th,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for an adults-only crafting session. All supplies will be provided.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Classic Film Series: The Bad and the Beautiful

November 29th,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Bad and the Beautiful.

The lives of an actress, a director, and a writer are forever changed by their association with a manipulative, ruthless movie producer. Starring Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas. 1952. Unrated. 1h 58m.

Film historian Ralph Amelio leads a discussion following the movie.

Kids Write Away Redux

November 29th,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 4-6. Registration Required.

Want to become the next famous author? Join us for one or all three classes this fall! The themes for each class are, "Let's All Monologue," "It's All About the Conflict," and "Where's the Resolution?"

Registration begins August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Others may register beginning August 13th. Priority for Kids programs goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights residents.

Anonymous Teen Writers

November 29th,
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.

Digitize Your Photos and Negatives

November 29th,
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Digitize your photos, negatives, and slides with the technology in the Workshop. Get a demo of the process and then work on your digitization project during Open Workshop hours.

Registration starts August 6th for Norridge and Harwood Heights residents with valid library cards. Online registration for everyone starts August 13th.

Kids Winter Reading Program

December 1st (All day) to January 31st (All day)
Ages 12 and under.

It is cold outside, so delve under the covers of a good book. Here is your chance to explore different book genres and help us decorate our display board with snowflakes. Sign up at the Kids Desk to get your winter reading log.

Winter Craft Day

December 1st,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 3-12. Drop-In.

Winter craft day is back! No need to register, just show up and make three delightful winter themed crafts.

Make a Sling Crossbody Bag

December 1st,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Making a bag is an easy project for teens and adults new to sewing. Great as a gift, too.

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

Civil War Discussion

December 1st,
10:00am to 11:30am
Join Tom DeFranco for a monthly discussion of Civil War related books, events and historical figures.

Winter Craft Day

December 1st,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 3 -12. Drop-In.

Winter craft day is back! No need to register, just show up and make three delightful winter themed crafts.

Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble

December 2nd,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Spend the afternoon enjoying the Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble's eclectic musical repertoire of classical and jazz standards.

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

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